Police, bikers, businesses: nice weather no boost to Bike Week
“It’s not horrendously dead, but it’s been a little slow,” said Krista Landry, supervisor at Flurries restaurant in downtown Meredith.
“You hear some of these people saying there’s more people this year, but it’s slower, no doubt,” Burch said.
“It’s picking up a lot today,” he said Thursday morning.
Anthony Avertine of Meredith, a local Rotarian who helps with parking and shuttles back and forth from parking lots for the motorcycle dealership, agreed.
Landry said the promoters are not wrong in saying there are more bikers this year, as last year’s Bike Week was rainy, cutting down on bike traffic.
Burch had a theory.
“I think it’s the economy, it’s still running slow,” he said.
Bikers say under-30 generation isn't interested, and can't afford many of the top motorcycles