One of Laconoia Motorcycle Week’s most popular traditions is returning to Gunstock Mountain Resort later this month.
The Gunstock Hillclimb, taking place on June 15, is an adrenaline-packed day when amateur-level riders try to scale the steep runout of Gunstock’s historic, 70-meter Torger Tokle Memorial Ski Jump. For 98 years, the event has been one of the focal points for the thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who visit the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for Laconia Motorcycle Week every year.
“We at Gunstock are counting down the days to the 99th annual Hillclimb,” Tom Day, Gunstock president and general manager, said. “It’s a great on-mountain spectator event that creates a fun and unique experience for all the Motorcycle Week participants.”
A massive earthen start ramp has been constructed to add even more flair and excitement for the spectators, who will be able to witness some of the best amateur riders as they race to the hilltop finish line. Ridge Runner Promotions and Gunstock have agreed to hold the Hillclimb at the ski jump location through 2023, which will be the 100th anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week.