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Dream Ride Laconia Motorcycle Week is often associated with the loud rumbling of bikes cruising through The Weirs and surrounding areas, but philanthropy is also a major aspect, and Dream Ride is a prime example of this. The Dream Ride personnel parked a massive trailer located on Chrome Hill, which is in the parking lot across from The Naswa Resort.

Harley-Davidson'sIt takes time to do create something that breaks new ground. Just ask Tesla (TSLA) or Apple (AAPL) . So it shouldn't be a shocker that bike maker Harley-Davidson (HOG) -- known for its loud cruiser gas-powered "hogs" -- is taking it slow when it comes to launching its first-ever, Earth-friendly, electric bike called the Livewire.

Ride to benefit USOLocal bikers will soon have the opportunity ride their bikes in support of a good cause. The Freedom of Road Riders, The American Legion Riders and Harley Owners Group will be holding their 11th annual USO Military Support Motorcycle Ride on Saturday.

Indian to take on Harley-DavidsonIndian Motorcycle is set to return to the AMA Pro Flat Track series after a six decade absence. The American Motorcycle Association runs a number of Pro Racing series, of which the Flat Track is arguably the most competitive.

Mellow mood at Laconia The cool but sunny weather contributed to a laid-back feeling on the part of motorcyclists who gathered at Weirs Beach on Tuesday. As the fourth day of Laconia Motorcycle Week began, authorities were pleased with the way things have gone so far.  

8TH ANNUAL MANITOBAThe Telus Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad attracted over 1,100 registered riders raising over $330,000 in the fight against prostate cancer. This brings the eight-year fundraising total to over $1.5M. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson wasn't just fooling around when it showed off its electric Project LiveWire motorcycle. In a chat with the Milwaukee Business Journal, the bike maker's Sean Cummings says that there will be an electric Harley within the next 5 years.

Street Riders GroupThe Yamaha Champions Riding School to offer a street riders group during their ChampDay one-day programs. This program, called ChampStreet, fills the demand of riders who want to learn better bike control but don’t have full leathers typically required for track riding.

Ride For DadTony Mitton has survived prostate cancer, twice. Now Mitton is organizing Medicine Hat’s first ever Ride For Dad event this Saturday. “It’s open to anybody who has a motorcycle and wants to ride with us,” said Mitton.

Motorcycle driver diesA motorcycle driver is dead after colliding with a vehicle southeast of Pembroke, Ont., late Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened on Greenwood Road, just east of Beachburg Road, at about 4:45 p.m.

Motorcycle Road TripPack smart, pack light, and pack right! Even if you have every saddlebag out there on your ride you still have to consider packing the right way. Stuff heavy gear closest to where the bag will be mounted on the bike.

Motor Cycle SafetyLANL’s Motorcycle Safety Committee has made great strides toward raising awareness for riders in Los Alamos and around the state. With the help of Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, a State Certificate was created announcing May as ‘Motorcycle Awareness Month’.

Public safetyWhile there’s no known threat to people in New Hampshire following the deadly nightclub shooting in Orlando, Gov. Maggie Hassan says authorities are working to provide “additional presence and resources” at events like the Laconia Motorcycle Week and destinations such as Hampton Beach.

Motorcycle runThe Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Run and Charity Raffle last weekend at Chef’s Restaurant, 291 Seneca St., raised $20,000 for Western New York charities, Chef’s co-owner Louis J. Billittier Jr. reports. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.

8TH ANNUAL The Telus Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad attracted over 1,100 registered riders raising over $330,000 in the fight against prostate cancer. This brings the eight-year fundraising total to over $1.5M. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

Motorcycle WeekThe opening weekend of the 93rd Laconia Motorcycle Week is in the books, and while the weather was up and down, Executive Director Charlie St. Clair said events went off without a hitch, and he saw plenty of happy bikers. “The weather wasn’t a big help yesterday, but that’s the way it is,” St. Clair said on Sunday evening.

Ride for the SPCAIt was just before noon on Sunday, and motorcycles of every make, model and color filled the lot across from the SPCA of Luzerne County as more than 450 riders socialized with one other and visited with the shelter’s animals as they waited for their 12:30 p.m. ride time to hit.

Harley-DavidsonHarley-Davidson will produce an electric motorcycle in the next five years, the company's Senior Vice President of Global Demand, Sean Cunnings has said. Cunnings disclosed the bar and shield brand's electric motorcycle plans to the Milwaukee Business Journal.