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Bobby Arnold, the grandson of Fritzie Baer is working on a book about his grandfather. What follows is excerpted from the first chapter of this work that is still in progress. Bob has fond memories of growing up around Fritzie and he is still searching for others who have had association with him between 195059. Bobby welcomes any information by email at barnold51@aol.com or by phone at 603-997-2931. Looking back, it was serendipity that brought Fritzie Baer and Laconia together, beginning a relationship that would last for over 25 years. In 1938, Fritzie Baer was the president of the New England Motorcycle Dealers Association and also ran the dealership at the Indian Motocycle Factory, affectionately known as ‘The Wigwam’, in Springfield MA. The 1930’s also saw the start of Class C motorcycle racing. Class C motorcycle racing became one of the primary advertising tools used in the selling of motorcycles and attracted crowds in the thousands to both local and national events. Technically, the motorcycles used in these races had to be models that the public could also purchase. “Win on Sunday. Buy on Monday” was an oft used phrase among these dealers. In the 1930’s, this was a battle for market share

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Fritzie Baer in 1929. primarily between two American made motorcycles; Harley-Davidson of Milwaukee and Indian of Springfield. Fritzie was active in all aspects of motorcycling.

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He started a motorcycle club, ‘Fritzie’s Roamers’, which boasted some very prominent racers as members. They held races throughout New England and provided sponsorship in various ways, such as this medal given to the racers entered at Keene in 1936. Fritzie was very active with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). In 1931, at age 30, he was appointed District Referee for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In 1932, he was appointed New England District Referee. Fritzie was well liked and respected by the motorcycle racing fraternity. The Motorcycle Digest of June 1933 said: “Fritzie Baer of Worcester was referee for the day and that meant that races were pulled off in quick succession and that the crowd was kept well-informed with what was going on via the megaphone and Fritzie’s leather-like lungs.” The November 1937 issue of ‘The Motorcyclist’, which was the official publication of the AMA, has an

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Fritzie and Louise Baer taken in 1939 just a year after the first race at the Belknap Mountain Recreation Area in 1938. article on the New England Night Speedway Championship. Here’s what they had to say about Fritzie: “Fritzie Baer, a New England land-mark for lo these many years, handled the starting flags and did the best job of his career…..” Fritzie was “A New England land-mark” at 36 years old and his 25 year love affair with Laconia and The Area was ready to begin. The Beginning of Laconia 1938 was the first year for the National Championship to be held at the Belknap Mountains Rec-

reation Area in Gilford, NH. The New England Motorcycle Dealers Association (NEMDA) had been sponsoring a 200 Mile TT race, held in Keene NH in 1935-1936 and Old Orchard Beach ME in 1937. Although popular races, both locations had drawbacks and general disapproval by the local citizens with the influx of cycles The races known simply as ‘Laconia’ will become one of the most prominent and exciting motorcycle races in the United States for the next 25 years. The United States GovSee baer on 3


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ernment had created the Works Progress Administration in 1935 to provide jobs during the Depression and one of their projects was the building of the Belknap Mountains Recreation Area (locally known as “The Area”) in 1936. While the Federal Government provided the funds to build The Area, the facility was now owned by the Belknap County. In order to maintain the facility, there needed to be sources of revenue. One source was to be skiing but this revenue only happened during the 3-4 winter months in New Hampshire. John Zimmerman, an Indian motorcycle dealer who lived in Keene and the current president of the NEMDA, was traveling through the Lakes Region in 1937 and visited the newly opened, $500,000 Belknap Mountains Recreation Area. He could easily envision a TT race through the dirt roads that criss-crossed throughout the camp grounds and just below the new winter ski jumps. Straight-aways and hair-

pin corners on a course of dirt roads throughout the woods would make for a very exciting race. The Lake Winnipesaukee region would also be a very attractive venue to draw the crowds that would pay to see the riders challenge each other for a purse equal to a month’s wages by the average worker Incoming NEMDA president, Fritzie Baer, accompanied John to check out The Area as a competition venue. With the help of Edward Lydiard, a Laconia city commissioner, they convinced the Belknap County Commissioners of the economic benefits to both The Area and the entire Lakes Region in allowing them to use the facilities for a 200 Mile National T.T. Championship race the following September.   The 1938 Laconia Races The NEMDA was the organizer of the National Championship for one major reason. Races helped them to sell motorcycles. Fritzie Baer was very active in motorcycle rac-

ing. Early in his career, he was a motorcycle hill climber and then became both an announcer and race official, working races throughout the United States. Fritzie loved motorcycles and the men and women that rode them. He founded a motorcycle club, Fritzie’s Roamers, which sponsored regular races and had many very prominent racers as their members, among them the Castonguay brothers, Woodsie and Frenchy, and later Fritzie’s racing sons, Bobby and Butch. Fritzie was a great friend of the racers and they knew that any race that he was associated with would be a well run and fair competition. In fact, for the next 25 years, Laconia became known among the racing fraternity as very safe race, with only one rider becoming a fatality during those years. Fritzie also knew the power of the press and regularly wrote and submitted press releases to the local media. Harley-Davidson’s BenSee baer on 4

Benny Campanale who, along with Ed Kretz, were the only two to complete all 181 laps of the initial 200 mile championship.

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ny Campanale was phenomenal racer who would be the only other racer along with the winner, Ed Kretz, to complete all 181 laps (4 hours and 41 minutes) of the initial 200 Mile National Championship, at the new Laconia TT track. After 1938, Laconia will became a 100 mile race. The early Class C racers were very tough men and Benny was one of the toughest. There is a story of Benny competing at his first Daytona 200 in 1938 and being driven off of the track by another rider, Lester Hillbish, who also raced in that inaugural 1938 race at Laconia. Benny immediately remounts and upon coming along side Hillbish, begins kicking his front wheel to return the favor. “I was going to let him

The pennant for the inaugural 200 mile race in 1938. know he’d better not mess with me again,” recalled Campanale. Perhaps thinking Campanale was a crazy man, Hillbish kept his distance. Benny won the race with Hillbish coming in second. The next year Campanale returned, but he was no longer the underdog. This time he was given a factory Harley-Davidson as his motor. Benny’s last race at Laconia was in 1950. Twenty-One racers would start the 200 Mile National Championship race that September day in 1938. The numbers were determined by how they quali-

fied for the race and were attached over their regular numbers. Only two men would complete the 181 laps in the inaugural Laconia race that day. The winner Ed Kretz IND #2 and Benny Campanale H-D #4, though Benny was over a lap behind. They would wrestle their motors around the dirt course for 4 hours and 41 minutes. All other riders were then flagged in and did not have to complete all 200 miles. Newspaper accounts of this race always speak about having to pry Ed’s hands off of the See baer on 5

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jUNE 8 TH - jUNE 16 TH es of the average man. Snow fences had been installed for this race as it was not unusual for spectators to cross the track, often within seconds of riders racing past at 60-70 mph. In this first race, Ed Kretz raced for over four hours and 41 minutes and covered the 200 miles at an average speed of 43 mph. Newspaper reports said that he hit speeds of 85 mph at times! The course became deep

(L) Man Kretz after inaugural 20045mile in 4 hours minutes Ed Ed ‘Iron“Iron Man’ Kretz after winning the winning the DJ Knapton on a 1938 cubicrace inch flathead Indian41 Scout built th ininaugeral 1938 on Scout. (R) in DJ Knapton on a 1938 45 cubic inchonflathead 200his mileIndian race in 4’41” at Laconia by Duffy Batchelder in homage to Ed Kretz the 75 Indian Scout built by Duffy restorer in Laconia Canterbury, NH. on the 75th 1938 on his Indian Scout. Batchelder, an Indian anniversary of that first race. Anniversary of that race. baer from 4

handle bars, so great was the exertion of fighting his Indian Scout around the race track. After he won the race, Kretz was given the nickname “Iron Man.” His prominence as the best

motorcycle racer in the country gave Laconia instant credibility. In fact, there is a movie being made about him now, www.kretzmovies.com. The first race at Laconia attracted over 5,000 spectators. This was a time

where the thrills and spills that you would experience came not from a television or video games but rather standing perilously close to men risking their life and limb to race, and hopefully win, what would be the entire month’s wag-

ruts of soft dirt, clogging carburetors and burning the muscles of racers trying to wrestle their machines through the turns at high speed. In fact, Ed Kretz had his carb so clogged that they completely took it off and cleaned it during a pit stop, yet he was still able to win the race. It was serendipity that brought Fritzie to Laconia. In 12 years he will be See baer on 6

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asked to become the GM of a floundering Belknap Mountains Recreation Area. He would take his promotional expertise in motorcycling to the infant sport of downhill skiing. He would also develop the infrastructure and the roads making up the race track, attracting over 25,000 fans at a race by 1963. Gunstock Mountain Resort, formerly Belknap, would not be one of NH’s premier ski areas today if not for the revenue brought in through the 25 years of motorcycle racing.

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jUNE 8 TH - jUNE 16 TH Babe Tancrede This is a publicity photo of Babe taken on the start/finish line at Laconia in 1938. This would be the first of Babe’s 10 races at Laconia where he would finish with 1 first, 2 seconds, a third and a fifth. In six of those 10 races, he would also finish all 100 laps! In the 1938 race, only 1 rider was injured and that was Babe, who was treated at Laconia Hospital for a head injury following a crash through a temporary fence. His fender had fallen off and locked up his front wheel. While dead serious on the race course, there was a strong off the track camaraderie among the Harley-Davidson and Indian camps. My Mom, nicknamed ‘Sis’ often told me that Babe was one of her favorite riders while a young girl traveling to races with her father Fritzie and racer brothers, Bobby and Butch. She loved getting their autographs.

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LACONIA BIKE WEEK 2013 Events Happening All Week Rally Headquarters Open:  Weirs Beach Boardwalk, 8am - 9pm Funspot Family Entertainment Center. Rte 3, Weirs. Opens at 9am with many vendors, food and Yamaha demo rides. The world’s largest arcade is also open inside with three floors with over 500 games, bowling, mini-golf, Classic Arcade Museum, D.A Long Tavern and the Braggin’ Dragon restaurant. 603-3664377. www.funspotnh.com Weirs Shuttle Train:  Shuttle service from Meredith, Weirs & Lakeport for first

weekend and then Thursday thru Sunday.  For rates and schedule see ad in Rally News and on hoborr.com. Harley-Davidson Road Tour Demos & Pin Stop  at NHMS Tuesday-Saturday 9-4pm. Victory Free Demo Rides!  Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm at the Gilford Airport Plaza across from the Laconia Airport. Laconia Harley-Davidson:  Bands Daily at 11am. Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue performing 3 times daily. More info on schedule: www. laconiaharley.com Laconia Roadhouse:  Entertainment Tent, 10am till close

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Live Music at the NazBar & Grill: Naswa Resort, 11am – till close Music at the Marketplace:  Stage One 12:30 4:30pm & 6:30 -11:30pm at Patio Garden Restaurant; Stage Two 12 - 4pm & 6-11:30pm at Stageview Grill M/S Mount Washington:  Dockside Weirs Beach with Live music. Shuttle boats available between Weirs Beach and Meredith. Biker Build-Off:  Lobster Pound Bud Light Platinum Build-Off Tent, 9am -1pm, 2pm - 8pm to see progress. People’s Choice Award on Sat., June 15th at 4pm Free Coffee House:  White Church, Tower St., Weirs Beach. 9am - 10pm. AA Meetings at Noon & 8PM.  

Saturday, June 8 7th Annual Peter Makris Memorial Ride: Naswa Resort, 11am - 1:30pm. www.naswa. com Harley-Davidson Pin Stop at Laconia Harley-Davidson. Saturday & Sunday 9-4pm. Funspot Family Entertainment Center. Rte 3, Weirs.

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Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center:  The Avett Brothers- Old Crow Medicine Show.  7:30pm.  Three Day Threshold, 5:30pm. Meadowbrook.net.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  US  Vintage Motorcycle  Grand Prix: Racing 10am - 5pm, track opens at 8:30am. U.S. Classic Racing Association: Road Course - 9 AM - 5 PM. Gifford’s Ice Cream Bandolero Series: 5 PM.  Granite State.  Legends Cars Oval Series: 5 PM

Bike Show: American Police Motorcycle Museum 12-3pm.

Laconia Harley-Davidson: Phil & The Blanks, 11-1pm. The Royal Pains, 2-4pm.  Tribute to Journey: Odyssey Road from 5-7pm.  Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue: Noon, 3pm & 6pm. More info on schedule:www.laconiaharley. com Laconia Roadhouse:  www. laconiamcweek.com/Bandschedule. Southern Breeze: 12-3PM. Last Laugh: 3:30-6:30PM. Mama Kicks: 6:45-9:40PM. Mugsy: 10PM-Close. Lobster Pound Bud Light Platinum Tent:  Axis: 3-6PM, no cover charge

2nd Annual Open House at the Laconia Airport:  “Wings, Water & Wheels”, 10am-2pm

Kickoff Breakfast:  Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant, 8am Heritage Harley-Davidson: T-6-D Stunnas performing, Wicked Paint Works Pinstriping, self detailing, Bikini Bike Wash, massages, Spray Tans by Tans to go, Damsel in Defense, music, food and beer available and more!  www. heritageh-d.com Blessing of the Bikes. Hosted by Knights of Columbus Council 10,943.  10AM, St. Joseph’s Parish in Belmont town center. All are welcome!   

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Charity Bike Ride! Benefits Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock.  Begin at Village Trestle in Goffstown, NH for a breakfast buffet at 9am. Kickstands up at 11am.  Ends at The Looney Bin in Weirs Beach for a pig roast lunch and live music.  All included for $25 per person. Contact Village Trestle or Looney Bin for more info.

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Laconia Harley-Davidson: Nobody’s Fault, 11-1pm, Truffle 2-4pm, Evan Goodrow Band 5-7pm.Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue daily, 12, 3 & 6PM. More info on schedule: www.laconiaharley.com

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vendors, food and Yamaha demo rides. The world’s largest arcade is also open inside with three floors with over 500 games, bowling, mini-golf, Classic Arcade Museum, D.A Long Tavern and the Braggin’ Dragon restaurant. 603-3664377. www.funspotnh.com New Hampshire Motor Speedway:  www.nhms.com. Boston Moto: Road Course, 9AM - 5PM Laconia Harley-Davidson: Without Paris 11-1, Bob Pratte Band 2-4, Josh Logan Band 5-7pm..Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue performing 3 times daily. More info on schedule: www.laconiaharley. com

Laconia Roadhouse:  www. laconiamcweek.com/Bandschedule. Sum X 4: 12-3PM. The Living Deads: 3:30-6:30PM. Last Kid Picked: 6:459:40PM. Mugsy: 10PM-close Lobster Pound Bud Light Platinum Tent:Pat Foley Band: 3-6PM

Best of the Bikers Pool Tournament: Shooter’s Tavern, RT. 3, Belmont - 7pm Bike Show Sponsored by Haymond Law Firm: Location TBA, 10am - 4pm. 603-4550458 Cruise on M/S Mt. Washington:  Celebrate the 90th  around the Big Lake! Leaves at 4:30pm - 7pm. Call 603-366-2000 for early ticket discount.

Tuesday, June 11th Gypsy Tour - Scenic Ride: Weirs Beach to Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel, ME. 10:30 am. Rain Date: Thursday. Harley-Davidson Road Tour Demos & Pin Stop  at NHMS Tuesday-Saturday 9-4pm. Funspot Family Entertainment Center. Rte 3, Weirs. Opens at 9am with many vendors, food and Yamaha demo rides. The world’s largest arcade is also open inside

with three floors with over 500 games, bowling, mini-golf, Classic Arcade Museum, D.A Long Tavern and the Braggin’ Dragon restaurant. 603-3664377. www.funspotnh.com Laconia Harley-Davidson: Sum X 4, 11-1, Michael Vincent Band 2-4, Soundtrack to Monday, 5-7pm. Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue performing 3 times daily. More info on schedule: www. laconiaharley.com Lobster Pound Bud Light Platinum Tent:  Phil in the Blanks: 3-6PM Bike Show Sponsored by Haymond Law Firm: Funspot, 10am - 4pm. 603-455-0458 Military Appreciation Day:  American Police Museum. With military ID, 1/2 price admissions.www.americanpolicemotorcycle  museum.com Heritage Harley-Davidson: Free Oil Changes, self-detailing, massages, music, food and beer available. Spray Tans by Tans to go ,Come visit our Tent at NHMS. www. heritageh-d.com  

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Funspot Family Entertainment Center. Rte 3, Weirs. Opens at 9am with many vendors, food and Yamaha demo rides. The world’s largest arcade is also open inside with three floors with over 500 games, bowling, mini-golf, Classic Arcade Museum, D.A Long Tavern and the Braggin’ Dragon restaurant. 603-3664377. www.funspotnh.com Ride New Hampshire Run to benefit NHMRO - departs at 9:00 a.m. from Makris Lobster & Steak House in Concord.

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NH Motorcycle Farm Tour. Self-guided tour showcasing some of the best farms in NH. Start at 10AM and ride 60 scenic miles to complete the tour by 2PM. $25 per rider and $5 per passenger.  Rain date Thursday. Harley-Davidson Road Tour Demos & Pin Stop  at NHMS Tuesday-Saturday 9-4pm. AMA Sanctioned Shawn P. Farnsworth Memorial PRO Hill Climb: Canaan, NH, 12pm. Hosted by RidgeRunners Promotions.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway:  www.nhms. com  Penguin School: Road Course, 9AM - 5PM Laconia Harley-Davidson:  Take 4 from 11-1, The Hot Tamales 2-4, Bruce Marshall Band 5-7pm. Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue performing 3 times daily. More info on schedule: www.laconiaharley. com Laconia Roadhouse:  www. laconiamcweek.com/Bandschedule. The Dan Lawson Band: 12-3PM. The Living Deads: 3:30-6:30PM. The Josh Logan Band: 6:45-9:40PM. Never in Vegas: 10PMclose. Lobster Pound Bud Light Platinum Tent: Pat Foley Band: 3-6PM Ride-In Bike Show Sponsored by Haymond Law Firm:  Laconia Roadhouse Tent, 10am - 4pm. 603-4550458 Swap Meet: American Police Museum in Meredith.  www. Americanpolicemotorcycle museum.com Laconia 90th Birthday Celebration at the Naswa Resort. 3pm - 6pm. Heritage Harley-Davidson:  Free Oil Changes, selfdetailing, massages, music, food and beer available. NA Meetings.  Methodist Church on Tower Street. 1-011:30 & 6-7:30pm.  www. GSANA.org for info. Fireworks Show:  Weirs Beach, 10pm. Rain date: Thursday.  

Thursday, June 13th Guided Tour to “Ride to the Sky�:  Laconia Harley-Davidson to Mt. Washington Auto Road, 9am “Ride to the Sky� at Mt. Washington Auto Road:  Motorcycles only!  Arrive before 10am and passenger rides free! Weather permitting. Ride to the Rock: Freedom Ride 25th Anniversary:  Winnipesaukee Crossing, Kickstands up at 6pm sharp. Lineups at 5pm. In honor of POW/ MIAs and their families.

demo rides. The world’s largest arcade is also open inside with three floors with over 500 games, bowling, mini-golf, Classic Arcade Museum, D.A Long Tavern and the Braggin’ Dragon restaurant. 603-3664377. www.funspotnh.com New Hampshire Motor Speedway:  www.nhms.com. Penguin School: Road Course, 9AM - 5PM. NH Cycling Club: Road Course, 6 PM Laconia Harley-Davidson: Tore Down House 11-1, Pat Foley Band 2-4, Eric Grant Band 5-7pm.Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue performing 3 times daily. More info on schedule: www.laconiaharley. com Laconia Roadhouse:  www. laconiamcweek.com/Bandschedule. The Herland Brothers Band: 12-3PM. Almost Famous: 3:30-6:30PM. The Chad LeMarsh Band: 6:45-9:40PM. The Roomful of Blues: 10PM-close Motorcycle Rodeo:  Kitchen Cravings, 3pm. Test riding skills and have BBQ Railroad Station Merchants’ Favorite Bike in the Show: Historic Train Station, 2pm. Bikini Contest at the Naswa Resort: 3pm - 6pm. Swap Meet: American Police Motorcycle Museum, 9am 4pm. Old fashion motorcycles. www.Americanpolicemotorcyclemuseum.com Heritage Harley-Davidson:  Last day for Free Oil Change, Guided ride to Mt Washington, Letterfly Pinstriping, Bikini Bike Wash, self-detailing, Massages and more. NA Meetings.  Methodist Church on Tower Street. 1011:30 & 6-7:30pm.  www. GSANA.org for info. Rally in the Valley: Meet the Valley Riders for breakfast.  ‘Yesterdays’ in Jackson Village. 8am.  

Friday, June 14th Gypsy Tour: 80-mile tour of White Mountains. Leaves Rally Headquarters at 10:30AM.

Harley-Davidson Road Tour Demos & Pin Stop  at NHMS Tuesday-Saturday 9-4pm.

Harley-Davidson Road Tour Demos & Pin Stop  at NHMS Tuesday-Saturday 9-4pm.

Funspot Family Entertainment Center. Rte 3, Weirs. Opens at 9am with many vendors, food and Yamaha

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Dedication of the Female Motor Exhibit:  All women honored with 1/2 price admission at the American Police Motorcycle Museum in Meredith.

Laconia Harley-Davidson:  Blue Matter 11-1, Joe Mack Band 2-4, The Connoption Fits 5-7pm. . Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue performing 3 times daily. More info on schedule: www.laconiaharley. com

“Bladesmithing� Demonstration  with Knife maker, Zack Jonas, at the  League of NH Craftsmen’s  Meredith gallery on Route 3 from 11am to 4pm.    

Laconia Roadhouse:  www. laconiamcweek.com/Bandschedule. Michael Vincent & Doubleshot: 12-3PM. The Herland Brothers Band: 3:306:30PM. Hypercane: 6:459:40PM. Nimbus 9: 10PMclose

The Laconia Motorcycle Week Ž Community Appreciation Parade:  Police escorted, non-stop ride around the NHMS track then to the rally, 9:30AM.

9th Annual City of Laconia Bike Show:  Opechee Park, 11am -1pm. Benefits City of Laconia. 603-455-0458 Biker Build-Off:  Lobster Pound Bud Light Platinum Build-Off Tent, 9am -1pm, 2pm - 8pm to see progress. People’s Choice Award on Sat., June 15th at 4pm Karaoke Contest:  Lobster Pound Bud Light Platinum Build-off Tent. All Day, Wednesday - Friday. Winner opens for top band on Saturday. Ride-In Bike Show. Rally in the Valley. 4-6PM at Hillbilly’s in N. Conway. Championship Best of the Bikers Pool Tournament:  Shooter’s Tavern, RT. 3, Belmont - 6pm Swap Meet: City of Laconia Bike Show. Opechee Park, 8am - 1pm. 603-455-0458 NA Meetings.  Methodist Church on Tower Street. 1011:30 & 6-7:30pm.  www. GSANA.org for info. Win a Custom Painted Helmet!  Visit J&P Cycles at the Lobster Pound Wed-Sat 11-8 & Sunday 11-2.

3rd Annual “The Jesus Ride�:  Lowe’s parking lot in Gilford, 11am. Pastor Russ 978-815-7486 Bike Run to Sculptured Rocks  for food & swimming on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH.  Ride with other members of Narcotics Anonymous.  Leaves Methodist Church on Tower Street at Noon.

Concert! Trace Adkins with Aaron Lewis & Blackberry Smoke:  Meadowbrook, 7:30PM. Bike Show:  American Police Motorcycle Museum, 12 - 3pm. Heritage Harley-Davidson:  LetterFly Pinstriping, T-6-D Stunnas performing, Bikini Bike Wash, self-detailing, massages, Spray Tans by Tans to go, Damsel in Defense products, Food and Beer available. Visit our Tent at NHMS NA Meetings.  Methodist Church on Tower Street. 1011:30 & 6-7:30pm.  www. GSANA.org for info. Win a Custom Painted Helmet!  Visit J&P Cycles at the Lobster Pound Wed-Sat 11-8 & Sunday 11-2 to sign-up and win custom painted helmet by Sickboy Motorcycles. One helmet will be given away daily and no purchase necessary!

New Hampshire Motor Speedway:  www.nhms.com. US Legends: International Racing. 90th Annual Loudon Classic: 8am. Moat Mountain

Legends Road Course Series: 11AM All events are subject to change. Be sure to check with event holder for updates

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Harley-Davidson Road Tour Demos & Pin Stop  at NHMS Tuesday-Saturday 9-4pm. Funspot Family Entertainment Center. Rte 3, Weirs. Opens at 9am with many vendors, food and Yamaha demo rides. The world’s largest arcade is also open inside with three floors with over 500 games, bowling, mini-golf, Classic Arcade Museum, D.A Long Tavern and the Braggin’ Dragon restaurant. 603-3664377. www.funspotnh.com New Hampshire Motor Speedway:  www.nhms.com: 90th Annual Loudon Classic: 8am. Modified Motard Double Points Race: Moat Mountain Legends Road Course Series: 11 AM. Gifford’s Ice Cream Bandolero Series: 5 PM. Granite State Legends Cars Oval Series: 5 PM Laconia Harley-Davidson:  Jimmy’s Down 11-1, Choda Heads 2-4, Tribute to Garth Brooks 5-7pm. Hellzapoppin’ Sideshow Revue performing 3 times daily.

LACONIA MOTORCYCLE WEEK

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION SATURDAY, JUNE 15 PARADE HELP US BREAK A WORLD RECORD & RAISE MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway When: On-Site Registration— 7am-9:30am. Kick-Stands Up & Police Escort Begins - 9:30am How Much: $35 per rider, $15 per passenger Why: In Support of Speedway Children’s Charities, to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of New Hampshire. Get all the details & register online at

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Concert:  Willie Nelson with the Charlie Daniels Band Meadowbrook, 7:30PM.

Saturday, June 15th

Laconia Roadhouse:www. laconiamcweek.com/Bandschedule. Southern Breeze: 12-3PM. Barn Fire: 3:30-6:30PM. Mama Kicks: 6:45-9:40PM. Nimbus 9: 10PM-close Lobster Pound Bud Light Platinum Tent:  Sum X 4: 3-6PM

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Heritage Harley-Davidson:  LetterFly Pinstriping, Live music by Stray Dogs, Pig Roast, Bikini Bike Wash, SelfDetailing, massage, Damsel in Defense products, food and beer available . Spray Tans by Tans to go Come visit our Tent at NHMS.  www.heritageh-d. com

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