New To The Lake George Americade Motorcycle Rally? Learn What To Expect
Please note: Americade will not take place for 2020. Organizers cited the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on people traveling from certain states as reasons for the cancellation. The next Americade will take place June 7 - 12, 2021.
Since 1983, the scenic Lake George, NY area has hosted Americade, the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally. Americade draws over 50,000 enthusiastic riders and passengers each year for a week full of events, exhibits, vendors and fun.
In addition to a picturesque background, laid-back atmosphere, and winding roads for motorcycling, the Southern Adirondacks and Lake George area offers many restaurants, shopping spots and attractions, making it the perfect location for Americade.
There is nothing quite like the excitement of thousands of motorcycles thundering through the streets during this week-long motorcycle touring rally, and no doubt about it, Americade is one of the most popular annual events in the Northeast!
Each year a highlight of Americade week is the Americade Expo, which takes place at the Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park. The expo features hundreds of vendors from all over the world. Motorcyclists can expect to preview anything and everything from the best riding gear to the latest motorcycle accessories and gadgets.
Americade, happening in 2020 from June 2 to 6, offers motorcycle enthusiasts a wealth of exciting events and activities all week long, ranging from stunt shows and scavenger hunts to boat cruises, guided motorcycle tours and more!
Cruise on Up to Lake George for These Favorite Annual Americade Activities
- Festival of Lights
- Rides - Unguided, guided, and self-guided MiniTours along scenic roads
- Charity Events
- Motorcycle Vendors
- Boat Rides
- Door Prizes
- Performances by World Champion Motorcyclists
- ...and Much More!
TIP: Head to Canada Street during Lake George Americade Week to check out hundreds, if not thousands, of motorcyclists and their prized bikes! From Yamahas and Hondas, to BMWs and Harleys, to Ducatis and Kawasakis, you are sure to see every make and model polished to perfection.
[music] [narrator] Since 1983, the scenic Lake George area has hosted Americade, the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally. Americade draws over 50,000 riders and passengers each year for a week of events, exhibits, and vendors.
Besides a picturesque background, laid back atmosphere, and winding roads for motorcycle touring, the Lake George area offers many restaurants, shopping spots, and attractions, making it a perfect location for one of the most popular annual events in the Northeast.
[attendee 1] I've worked my career all through the Adirondacks, all through New York State, and I think just the whole idea of having motorcycles in the Adirondacks and the people to be able to experience the roads, the mountains, the country up here, and the people are nice, the towns are very old, it's just a, I think it's a wonderful experience.
[attendee 2] I've been to alot of rallies in my life and this one here tops them all. And boy, my first year I got here, I said I've got to come back. And here I am again, the third time. When you go on a tour ride, you see different things I'd never saw. I'd never seen such pretty country in my life, I never did.
[attendee 3] It's just a nice area, the people are nice, the rally is nice, and we come specifically for the rally, but it happens to be in a very beautiful area, you know the lake is gorgeous, the hotels are nice, it's just a nice area. It's an experience unlike any other. I mean, if you own a bike, you ought to try Americade at least once.
[attendee 4] We come here every year for Americade and we just like to ride, it's a beautiful place to come. The riding is phenomenal. It's nice to take a ride around the lake, stop at a small restaurant, have something to eat, look over the water, it's serene, relaxing. We wait for this every single year.
[narrator] Americade, another part of your LakeGeorge.com experience.
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Contact Americade organizers.