A new multi-day motorcycle event is happening separate from, but right alongside, Americade – DirtDaze!
DirtDaze, described as a “parallel” or “sister” event to Americade, is a fun and educational multi-day festival for motorcycle adventure enthusiasts. It’s based at Painted Pony Ranch in Lake Luzerne, but will also be taking place on nearby dirt roads throughout the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains in Vermont.
“Americade, in so many ways, is the best of motorcycling,” Christian Dutcher, Americade Director told the Saratogian. “It has the best bikes, the best educational seminars, the best vendors. But there was an absence of things for adventure bikers, one of the fastest-growing motorcycling demographics.”
What’s the difference between regular biking and adventure biking? Adventure biking is more distinct and difficult – more adventurous, you might say. Also, adventure motorcyclists tend to stay in campers, while typical Americaders reside in hotel rooms during the multi-day event.
DirtDaze is offering on-site KTM factory demos and vendors, rider training from professional riders, rides to far off destinations, riding games, contests, nighttime activities, and more.
Both Americade and DirtDaze kick off on Tuesday the 7th and run through Saturday the 11th. DirtDaze attendees may take part in all Americade activities and entertainment, and vice versa; registered DirtDaze participants will be able to access the Americade Expo and factory demo area for free.
Americade is the largest multi-brand touring motorcycle rally in the world. The week-long event has consistently brought over 50,000 riders and passengers to Lake George every summer for nearly 35 years.
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