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Fire up your motorcycle - it's time for Americade 2020!

Americade  is a massive gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts and their bikes on the shores of beautiful Lake George.

It doesn’t matter what you ride. Harleys, Indians, BMWs, Hondas, and every other brand of motorcycle is welcomed and represented at Americade. Join thousands of fellow riders on some of the best motorcycle rides in New York. Cruise the Adirondacks with new friends and old pals. Walk the huge trade expo, jam to live music, attend Americade University, and explore the restaurants, shops, and attractions of Lake George Village. If you love motorcycles you have to ride to the Americade motorcycle rally.

As time draws near review the 2020 schedule ~ it is constantly updated,

Americade week features the Block Party and Americade Concert, the daily Americade Expo, a motorcycle fashion show, a fireworks boat cruise, demos, dinners, classes, and much more! A true rider's rally, Americade marks the beginning of the riding season and offers guided and self-guided rides through picturesque historic communities

The Block Party and Americade Concert is the biggest party Lake George Village sees all summer long. It's two days of live music, great food, and other fun at the Festival Commons in the heart of the village.

The sprawling Americade Expo offers over one million square feet of motorcycle products, gear, and vendors. Live music, plenty of food, and a beer garden round out the event. Get the NEW Pit Pass, which provides access to the country's largest factory demo area, plus much more!

Become a "Roads Scholar" through Americade University, a seminar and lecture series offering presentations daily at the Fort William Henry Conference Center. Don't miss out on lectures and seminars by some of the most well-known people in the motorcycling world.

 

Scroll down for the 2019 happenings to get an idea of what fun will be had in 2020!

 

Monday - June 3

Kick-Off Party & Opening Celebrations

  • Sign-In - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Pre-registration and post-registration at the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • The Amazing Ride (Prizes, Unguided) - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Ride around the Lake George Area playing this brand new riding game! Collect five stamps for a chance to win, and collect all seven stamps to double your chance of winning. Explore scenic and fun destinations within a 50-mile radius of Lake George while discovering seven local communities. There will be a clue at the Take a Bite Food Festival, requiring you to sample $5 worth of food tastings for free, and can only be visited Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The challenge can be completed over five days or all in one day. Winners names will be drawn during the Friday Night Spectacular in the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent.
  • Dinner by the Lake - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Enjoy a delicious meal with your Americade friends new and old in Fort William Henry's White Lion Room. The menu includes a prime rib buffet, pasta primavera, baked haddock, garden salad, green beans, and baked potatoes.
  • Phil Smage Motorcycle Stunt Shows - 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent and Troy "Smallz" Neault of Smage Brothers Riding Shows as they perform death-defying acts of motorcycle bravery! Some of their stunts include wall rides, gap jumps, helicopters, bunny hops, wheelies, stoppies, and balance skills. This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Opening Celebration by Rider - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Don't miss Americade's opening celebration at the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent. This event includes live music, thousands of dollars of prizes, and a free dessert or drink. Enjoy magic and comedy from Matthew David Stanley
  • Comedian/Magician Michael Stanley David - 7:20 pm - In the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent.

Additional Services & Information

  • Free Battery Check - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Get your battery checked for free by Yuasa at Million Dollar Beach across from Expo Gate A.
  • Activities Room - 11:00am - 5:00pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • What's New & What to Do - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Americade staff will be on hand in the Fort William Henry Conference Center to answer questions and give advice on how to get the most out of your Americade experience!
Tuesday - June 4

Tuesday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Mini-Tours - Anytime - Conquer these gorgeous loops throughout the Adirondacks and Vermont whenever you get the itch to ride!
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Ultimate Bike-Bonding Rider Course - By Appointment - A partial-day course designed to facilitate rider skills through safe, effective, and fun training. Riders should have basic skills and recent riding experience, must be licensed, and must have their own (or borrowed) motorcycles. These 4-5 hour classes are capped at 12 people, so register early on Monday at 11:00 am in the Fort William Henry Conference Center. The class takes place on Prospect Mountain.
  • Breakfast by the Lake - 7:00 am - 11:00 am - Eat breakfast at one of the most scenic locations in Lake George, the Fort William Henry White Lion Room. Enjoy a good ole American breakfast including scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, danishes, coffee, and tea.
  • Guided Ride Departures - 7:40 am - Join fellow riders on these stunning tours throughout the Adirondacks, Vermont, and other scenic locations. Ride a variety of carefully-selected routes that include gas stops, leg stretching, catered lunch, door prizes, and CB commentary from our guides. Tours depart at 8:00 am from the Beach Road parking lot.
  • Sign-In - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • The Amazing Ride (Prizes, Unguided) - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Ride around the Lake George Area playing this brand new riding game! Collect five stamps for a chance to win, and collect all seven stamps to double your chance of winning. Explore scenic and fun destinations within a 50-mile radius of Lake George while discovering seven local communities. There will be a clue at the Take a Bite Food Festival, requiring you to sample $5 worth of food tastings for free, and can only be visited Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The challenge can be completed over five days or all in one day. Winners names will be drawn during the Friday Night Spectacular in the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent.
  • Americade Expo - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Over 1 million square feet of vendors! The Americade Expo is one of the biggest expos in the country, featuring motorcycle demos, live music, great food, a beer garden, free parking, and more. The Americade Expo is held at the Lake George Festival Commons.
  • Motorcycle Demos and Displays - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Americade has more motorcycle and trike demos and displays than any other event in America! Test ride motorcycles and talk to experts from over a dozen brands at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Vintage Garage - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - See classic motorcycles from the 1920's-1970's at the Vintage Garage, located at the Fort William Henry Expo Area.
  • Americade University: Why Rider Education is for Everyone - 9:00 am - Don Gomo, President of the Empire State Motorcycle Safety Education Program discusses how to develop situational awareness to become a better rider.
  • Americade University: Cornering - 10:00 am - Rob Bellassai of Trama's Auto & Motorcycle School discusses a few of the finer points on cornering, handling curves, counter steering, and more.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 10:00 am - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Americade University: See & Be Seen - 11:00 am - Rob Bellassai of Trama's Auto & Motorcycle School covers techniques for becoming more visible and safe while riding.
  • Americade University: Cooking on Two Wheels - 11:00 am - Ken Aiken of Touringroads Travel & Adventure discusses eating while on the road. This is the third consecutive year of this tasty talk at Americade. Something will be cooked during the presentation.
  • Live Music with Richie Ortiz - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Come see one of the North Country's favorite musicians perform live at the Americade Expo.
  • Americade University: The Best Tips, Tricks & Techniques - 1:00 pm - George Tranos and Diane Ortiz, motorcycle journalists and founders/owners of Big Apple Motorcycle School, help you bring your riding to the next level without leaving your seat.
  • Americade University: Indian Motorcycles, the Beginning (1882-1915) - 1:00 pm - Ken Aiken of Touringroads Travel & Adventure offers a history of the early years of Indian Motorcycles.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 2:00 pm - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Americade University: How to be Your Own Knight in Shining Armour! - 3:00 pm  - Mercedes Meglio of Garden State Girls New Jersey shares how to prepare yourself before heading out on the road.
  • Brew Tour and Dinner - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Explore three breweries throughout the Lake George Area and end your tour with dinner in downtown Glens Falls. This all-inclusive tour allows you to taste a wide variety of beer without having to worry about getting home -- ride the Hoppy Trails Brew Bus!
  • Phil Smage Stunt Show - 5:00 pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent and Troy "Smallz" Neault of Smage Brothers Riding Shows as they perform death-defying acts of motorcycle bravery! Some of their stunts include wall rides, gap jumps, helicopters, bunny hops, wheelies, stoppies, and balance skills. This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Featured Speaker: Jenny Smith of Rider Magazine - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - See featured speaker Jenny Smith of Rider Magazine discuss the joy of being a motorcycle hobbyist in the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Cruisin' Lake George with Dinner - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Cruise Lake George on the iconic ships of the Lake George Steamboat Company. Enjoy a dinner of BBQ chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, salad, and rolls. Listen to live music and take in the gorgeous, unrivaled Adirondack views. Special prizes will be awarded!
  • Motorcycle Trivia Night - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Answer tough trivia questions with the help of sounds, images, and props! Can you hear the difference between a V-twin and a parallel twin? What is America's oldest motorcycle company? This event will have an optional dinner of chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, pulled pork sliders, chips & salsa, and soft pretzels. Trivia-masters can win some sweet gear! Motorcycle Trivia will be held in the Fort William Henry Lion Room.
  • Silent Charity Auction - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - The Silent Charity Auction will be held in the Fort William Henry Lion Room.
  • Phil Smage Stunt Show - 6:30 pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent and Troy "Smallz" Neault of Smage Brothers Riding Shows as they perform death-defying acts of motorcycle bravery! Some of their stunts include wall rides, gap jumps, helicopters, bunny hops, wheelies, stoppies, and balance skills. This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.

Additional Services & Information

  • Activities Room - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Free Battery Check - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Get your battery checked for free by Yuasa at Million Dollar Beach across from Expo Gate A.
  • Free Coat & Helmet Check - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm - In Fort William Henry Lot #1.
  • Hospitality Tent - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Located at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • What's New & What to Do - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Americade staff will be on hand in the Fort William Henry Conference Center to answer questions and give advice on how to get the most out of your Americade experience!
Wednesday - June 5

Wednesday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Mini-Tours - Anytime - Conquer these gorgeous loops throughout the Adirondacks and Vermont whenever you get the itch to ride!
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Ultimate Bike-Bonding Rider Course - By Appointment - A partial-day course designed to facilitate rider skills through safe, effective, and fun training. Riders should have basic skills and recent riding experience, must be licensed, and must have their own (or borrowed) motorcycles. These 4-5 hour classes are capped at 12 people, so register early on Monday at 11:00 am in the Fort William Henry Conference Center. The class takes place on Prospect Mountain.
  • Fred's Coffee Club - 7:00 am - 8:00 am - Have some coffee, swap stories, and hang with Fred Rau, former editor of Road Rider, Wing World, and Motorcycle Consumer News magazines in the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Breakfast by the Lake - 7:00 am - 11:00 am - Eat breakfast at one of the most scenic locations in Lake George, the Fort William Henry White Lion Room. Enjoy a good ole American breakfast including scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, danishes, coffee, and tea.
  • Guided Ride Departures - 7:40 am - Join fellow riders on these stunning tours throughout the Adirondacks, Vermont, and other scenic locations. Ride a variety of carefully-selected routes that include gas stops, leg stretching, catered lunch, door prizes, and CB commentary from our guides. Tours depart at 8:00 am from the Beach Road parking lot.
  • Sign-In - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • The Amazing Ride (Prizes, Unguided) - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Ride around the Lake George Area playing this brand new riding game! Collect five stamps for a chance to win, and collect all seven stamps to double your chance of winning. Explore scenic and fun destinations within a 50-mile radius of Lake George while discovering seven local communities. There will be a clue at the Take a Bite Food Festival, requiring you to sample $5 worth of food tastings for free, and can only be visited Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The challenge can be completed over five days or all in one day. Winners names will be drawn during the Friday Night Spectacular in the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent.
  • Americade Expo - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Over 1 million square feet of vendors! The Americade Expo is one of the biggest expos in the country, featuring motorcycle demos, live music, great food, a beer garden, free parking, and more. The Americade Expo is held at the Lake George Festival Commons.
  • Motorcycle Demos and Displays - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Americade has more motorcycle and trike demos and displays than any other event in America! Test ride motorcycles and talk to experts from over a dozen brands at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Vintage Garage - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - See classic motorcycles from the 1920's-1970's at the Vintage Garage, located at the Fort William Henry Expo Area.
  • Americade University: Touring New Zealand with Fred Rau - 9:00 am - Fred Rau, owner/operator of Fred Rau Adventure Tours, tells tales of his time riding in "the other down under."
  • Americade University: What You Need to Know About Batteries - 9:00 am - Steve Turner of Yuasa Battery covers the basics of motorcycle batteries.
  • Americade University: Adventures with Momma D - 10:00 am - DJ Jones, aka Momma D of Momma D's Magic, talks about overcoming adversity while on the road.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 10:00 am - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Americade University: Planning for a Long Distance Ride - 11:00 am - Bob LaFord offers some tips and tricks on planning and executing a long motorcycle journey, drawing from years of experience.
  • Americade University: Why is the New GL1800 Such a Great Trike? - 11:00 am - Jeffrey Vey, CEO & President of Motor Trike, Inc., talks about how the GL1800 changed the trike conversion industry.
  • Live Music with Richie Ortiz - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Come see one of the North Country's favorite musicians perform live at the Americade Expo.
  • Americade University: Busting the Top Motorcycling Myths - 1:00 pm - Ken Condon, Owner & Lead Instructor of Riding in the Zone Advanced Rider Training, talks about where some common motorcycling myths came from and how to get past them.
  • Americade University: Roadside Rescue - 2:00 pm - Ric Remz shows you what you can do to help an accident victim until trained help arrives.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 2:00 pm - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Americade University: Skymed - Are You Protected? - 3:00 pm - Skymed Ambassador Taylor Paloscio talks about the advantages of being a member of Skymed.
  • Americade University: Intro to Cargo Trailers & Pop-Up Campers - 3:00 pm - Brett Bartick shares some ideas and techniques on safely traveling with trailers and campers.
  • Brew Tour and Dinner - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Explore three breweries throughout the Lake George Area and end your tour with dinner in downtown Glens Falls. This all-inclusive tour allows you to taste a wide variety of beer without having to worry about getting home -- ride the Hoppy Trails Brew Bus!
  • Skills Challenge - 5:00 pm - Compete against other Americaders for trophies and braggin' rights at the Fort William Henry Demo Area. Competitions include the Slow Race and the Golf Ball Balance. Either compete or watch. Trophies and prizes for the winners!
  • Take a Bite - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Head to downtown Glens Falls and enjoy small plates priced between $1 and $5 dollars at Take a Bite: Americade. Stroll the streets, enjoy the food, and listen to live music.
  • Mardi Gras Cruise - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Mardi Gras comes to Lake George! Board the stunning Lac du Saint Sacrement for a 2-hour dinner cruise. The menu includes chicken & sausage jambalaya, Cajun catfish, salad bar, red beans with rice, and bread pudding. The cruise will have live entertainment by Zydeco, a six-piece band.
  • Featured Speaker: TBA - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - The featured speaker will be announced soon!
  • Comedy Show: Matt Braunger - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Matt Braunger, actor and up-and-coming comedian, will have you bent over with laughter. Kevin Downey, Jr, will be the opening act. The comedy show takes place at the Fort William Henry Carriage House.

Additional Services & Information

  • Activities Room - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Free Battery Check - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Get your battery checked for free by Yuasa at Million Dollar Beach across from Expo Gate A.
  • Free Coat & Helmet Check - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm - In Fort William Henry Lot #1.
  • Hospitality Tent - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Located at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
Thursday - June 6

Thursday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Mini-Tours - Anytime - Conquer these gorgeous loops throughout the Adirondacks and Vermont whenever you get the itch to ride!
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Ultimate Bike-Bonding Rider Course - By Appointment - A partial-day course designed to facilitate rider skills through safe, effective, and fun training. Riders should have basic skills and recent riding experience, must be licensed, and must have their own (or borrowed) motorcycles. These 4-5 hour classes are capped at 12 people, so register early on Monday at 11:00 am in the Fort William Henry Conference Center. The class takes place on Prospect Mountain.
  • Ladies Coffee Club - 7:00 am - 8:00 am - Join journalist, motorcyclist, and world-traveler Diane Ortiz at the Fort William Henry Conference Center for a funny and informative discussion on female motorcycling and everything that comes with it.
  • Breakfast by the Lake - 7:00 am - 11:00 am - Eat breakfast at one of the most scenic locations in Lake George, the Fort William Henry White Lion Room. Enjoy a good ole American breakfast including scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, danishes, coffee, and tea.
  • Guided Ride Departures - 7:40 am - Join fellow riders on these stunning tours throughout the Adirondacks, Vermont, and other scenic locations. Ride a variety of carefully-selected routes that include gas stops, leg stretching, catered lunch, door prizes, and CB commentary from our guides. Tours depart at 8:00 am from the Beach Road parking lot.
  • Sign-In - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • The Amazing Ride (Prizes, Unguided) - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Ride around the Lake George Area playing this brand new riding game! Collect five stamps for a chance to win, and collect all seven stamps to double your chance of winning. Explore scenic and fun destinations within a 50-mile radius of Lake George while discovering seven local communities. There will be a clue at the Take a Bite Food Festival, requiring you to sample $5 worth of food tastings for free, and can only be visited Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The challenge can be completed over five days or all in one day. Winners names will be drawn during the Friday Night Spectacular in the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent.
  • Americade Expo - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Over 1 million square feet of vendors! The Americade Expo is one of the biggest expos in the country, featuring motorcycle demos, live music, great food, a beer garden, free parking, and more. The Americade Expo is held at the Lake George Festival Commons.
  • Motorcycle Demos and Displays - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Americade has more motorcycle and trike demos and displays than any other event in America! Test ride motorcycles and talk to experts from over a dozen brands at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Vintage Garage - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - See classic motorcycles from the 1920's-1970's at the Vintage Garage, located at the Fort William Henry Expo Area.
  • Americade University: Safety and Awareness - How to Make a Safer You - 9:00 am - Todd Davis, a longtime firefight and paramedic, talks about how to stay safer and more aware in your day to day life.
  • Charity Poker Run Departure - 9:30 am - 11:30 am - Play seven card stud on this at-your-own-pace charity ride. This year's Poker Run features a new route, new stops, and awesome prizes! The Poker Run leaves from Johnny Rockets restaurant.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 10:00 am - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Americade University: Boo-Boos to Trauma - How to Build a First-Aid Kit - 11:00 am - Todd Davis, a longtime firefight and paramedic, gives a rundown on how to properly build a first-aid kit for your travels.
  • Americade University: Riding it Forward With Journeys of Hope - 11:00 am - Chad Warner of Ride It Forward talks about pairing your passion for motorcycling with helping out communities in other countries.
  • Live Music with Richie Ortiz - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Come see one of the North Country's favorite musicians perform live at the Americade Expo.
  • Americade University: The Best Tips, Tricks & Techniques - 1:00 pm - George Tranos and Diane Ortiz, motorcycle journalists and founders/owners of Big Apple Motorcycle School, help you bring your riding to the next level without leaving your seat.
  • Americade University: Skymed - Are You Protected? - 2:00 pm - Skymed Ambassador Taylor Paloscio talks about the advantages of being a member of Skymed.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 2:00 pm - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Americade University: 60 Years Behind Bars - 3:00 pm - Bill Dutcher, the Founder of Americade, shares amusing tales and vivid images from his 60 years of motorcycling.
  • Brew Tour and Dinner - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Explore three breweries throughout the Lake George Area and end your tour with dinner in downtown Glens Falls. This all-inclusive tour allows you to taste a wide variety of beer without having to worry about getting home -- ride the Hoppy Trails Brew Bus!
  • Vintage Garage ROAR - 5:45 pm - The Vintage Garage will ride around the stunt show portion of the Fort William Henry Demo area. Bikes will be on display until 6:30 pm and then they'll ROAR again as they head back to the Expo.
  • Phil Smage Stunt Show - 6:00 pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent and Troy "Smallz" Neault of Smage Brothers Riding Shows as they perform death-defying acts of motorcycle bravery! Some of their stunts include wall rides, gap jumps, helicopters, bunny hops, wheelies, stoppies, and balance skills. This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Cruisin' Lake George with Dinner - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Cruise Lake George on the iconic ships of the Lake George Steamboat Company. Enjoy a dinner of BBQ chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, salad, and rolls. Listen to live music and take in the gorgeous, unrivaled views. Special prizes will be awarded!
  • Americade's Knights of the Round Table - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - A story-sharing session featuring some of the most colorful people in motorcycling. Listeners will hear some great stories and enjoy a belly-laugh or two. The roundtable stars Bill Dutcher, Fred Rau, David Hilgendorf, Brian Rathjen, & Mama D! This event is held at the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Phil Smage Stunt Show - 7:30 pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent and Troy "Smallz" Neault of Smage Brothers Riding Shows as they perform death-defying acts of motorcycle bravery! Some of their stunts include wall rides, gap jumps, helicopters, bunny hops, wheelies, stoppies, and balance skills. This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Comedian/Hypnotist Show: Flip Orley - 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Laugh along with comic and hypnotist Flip Orley at the Fort William Henry Carriage House.

Additional Services & Information

  • Activities Room - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Free Battery Check - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Get your battery checked for free by Yuasa at Million Dollar Beach across from Expo Gate A.
  • Free Coat & Helmet Check - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm - In Fort William Henry Lot #1.
  • Hospitality Tent - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Located at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
Friday - June 7

Friday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Mini-Tours - Anytime - Conquer these gorgeous loops throughout the Adirondacks and Vermont whenever you get the itch to ride!
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Ultimate Bike-Bonding Rider Course - By Appointment - A partial-day course designed to facilitate rider skills through safe, effective, and fun training. Riders should have basic skills and recent riding experience, must be licensed, and must have their own (or borrowed) motorcycles. These 4-5 hour classes are capped at 12 people, so register early on Monday at 11:00 am in the Fort William Henry Conference Center. The class takes place on Prospect Mountain.
  • Breakfast by the Lake - 7:00 am - 11:00 am - Eat breakfast at one of the most scenic locations in Lake George, the Fort William Henry White Lion Room. Enjoy a good ole American breakfast including scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, danishes, coffee, and tea.
  • Guided Ride Departures - 7:40 am - Join fellow riders on these stunning tours throughout the Adirondacks, Vermont, and other scenic locations. Ride a variety of carefully-selected routes that include gas stops, leg stretching, catered lunch, door prizes, and CB commentary from our guides. Tours depart at 8:00 am from the Beach Road parking lot.
  • Sign-In - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • The Amazing Ride (Prizes, Unguided) - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Ride around the Lake George Area playing this brand new riding game! Collect five stamps for a chance to win, and collect all seven stamps to double your chance of winning. Explore scenic and fun destinations within a 50-mile radius of Lake George while discovering seven local communities. There will be a clue at the Take a Bite Food Festival, requiring you to sample $5 worth of food tastings for free, and can only be visited Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The challenge can be completed over five days or all in one day. Winners names will be drawn during the Friday Night Spectacular in the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent.
  • Americade University: Skymed - Are You Protected? - 9:00 am - Skymed Ambassador Taylor Paloscio talks about the advantages of being a member of Skymed.
  • Americade Expo - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Over 1 million square feet of vendors! The Americade Expo is one of the biggest expos in the country, featuring motorcycle demos, live music, great food, a beer garden, free parking, and more. The Americade Expo is held at the Lake George Festival Commons.
  • Motorcycle Demos and Displays - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Americade has more motorcycle and trike demos and displays than any other event in America! Test ride motorcycles and talk to experts from over a dozen brands at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Vintage Garage - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - See classic motorcycles from the 1920's-1970's at the Vintage Garage, located at the Fort William Henry Expo Area.
  • Americade University: Also Ran - Life's Lemons and Long Shots - 9:00 am - Paul Pelland of Longhaulpaul recounts his painfully humorous and quite unbelievable 2001 Iron Butt Rally adventure on the Russian Ural.
  • Americade University: Group Riding - 10:00 am - Ric Remz covers the finer points of riding in a group, including how to stay safe and maximize fun.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 10:00 am - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Americade University: Why is the New GL1800 Such a Great Trike? - 11:00 am - Jeffrey Vey, CEO & President of Motor Trike, Inc., talks about how the GL1800 changed the trike conversion industry.
  • Americade University: Leading Group Rides - AMA Road Captain Workshop - 11:00 am - Heather Wilson, AMA Recreational Riding Manager, talks about planning a route, paperwork, emergency preparedness and response, and hand signals. There is a $20 fee for this seminar.
  • Live Music with Richie Ortiz - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Come see one of the North Country's favorite musicians perform live at the Americade Expo.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 2:00 pm - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Brew Tour and Dinner - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Explore three breweries throughout the Lake George Area and end your tour with dinner in downtown Glens Falls. This all-inclusive tour allows you to taste a wide variety of beer without having to worry about getting home -- ride the Hoppy Trails Brew Bus!
  • Block Party & Music Festival - 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The highlight of Americade 2019! The absolutely free Block Party starts at 4:00 pm and includes hours of live music, thrilling stunt shows, the Globe of Death, a 50/50 raffle, and tasty craft beers. The concert stars Dirt Cheap (classic rock, 3:00 pm), Kyle Bourgault Band (county, 4:45 pm), Better Off Led (classic rock, 6:30 pm), and EJ Jeb (southern rock, 8:15 pm). This party takes place on the corner of Canada Street and Beach Road. 100% of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Friday Night Spectacular - 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Head to the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent for dinner, music, award ceremonies, and thousands of dollars of free prize giveaways, including the motorcycle drawing! Live entertainment features the Audio Stars.
  • Friday Night Spectacular Dinner - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Enjoy dinner at the Fort William Henry while enjoying views of Lake George and the concert stage. The delicious menu includes penne marinara, chicken picatta, roast sirloin of beef, roasted pork loin, and more!
  • Fireworks Cruise - 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm - Get the best seats for fireworks that Americade has to offer on the Lake George Steamboat Company's Minne-Ha-Ha! This 90-minute boat cruise offers jaw-dropping views of the vibrant show over the lake.
  • Fireworks Over the Lake - 9:30 pm - Landlovers can watch the fireworks from anywhere in Lake George Village!

Additional Services & Information

  • Activities Room - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Free Battery Check - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Get your battery checked for free by Yuasa at Million Dollar Beach across from Expo Gate A.
  • Free Coat & Helmet Check - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm - In Fort William Henry Lot #1.
  • Hospitality Tent - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Located at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
Saturday - June 8

Saturday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Mini-Tours - Anytime - Conquer these gorgeous loops throughout the Adirondacks and Vermont whenever you get the itch to ride!
  • Breakfast by the Lake - 7:00 am - 11:00 am - Eat breakfast at one of the most scenic locations in Lake George, the Fort William Henry White Lion Room. Enjoy a good ole American breakfast including scrambled eggs, french toast, pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, danishes, coffee, and tea.
  • Sign-In - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Ride for Kids Charity Registration and Breakfast - 8:00 am - 9:30 am - Enjoy a light breakfast during registration prior to the Ride for Kids event in downtown Glens Falls at the Queensbury Hotel.
  • Ride for Kids Charity Ride - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - This scenic, hour-long ride with a complete police escort ends at the Party at the Pier BBQ in Lake George Village. The ride, which helps raise funds for children with brain tumors, begins in downtown Glens Falls at the Queensbury Hotel. The ride departs at 10:00 am.
  • Americade Expo - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Over 1 million square feet of vendors! The Americade Expo is one of the biggest expos in the country, featuring motorcycle demos, live music, great food, a beer garden, free parking, and more. The Americade Expo is held at the Lake George Festival Commons.
  • Motorcycle Demos and Displays - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Americade has more motorcycle and trike demos and displays than any other event in America! Test ride motorcycles and talk to experts from over a dozen brands at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Vintage Garage - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - See classic motorcycles from the 1920's-1970's at the Vintage Garage, located at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 10:00 am - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Live Music with Richie Ortiz - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Come see one of the North Country's favorite musicians perform live at the Americade Expo.
  • Ride for Kids Charity Ride Lunch - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Enjoy lunch at the Queensbury Hotel! Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream for participants in the ride.
  • Block Party & Americade Concert - 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The highlight of Americade 2019! The absolutely free Block Party starts at 1:00 pm and includes hours of live music, thrilling stunt shows, the Globe of Death, NFL player autograph signings (4:00 pm), a 50/50 raffle, and tasty craft beers. The concert stars The Switch (blues & funk, 1:00 pm), Sly Fox & the Hustlers (blues & funk, 2:45 pm), Country Fresh (modern country, 4:30 pm), Steel Your Peach Band (Grateful Dead/Allman Brothers, 6:30 pm), and Dashboard Anthem (70s & 80s rock, 8:30 pm). This party takes place on the corner of Canada Street and Beach Road. 100% of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Adirondack Side-by-Side Tours - 2:00 pm - Take a guided tour through Adirondack forest on an off-road, all-terrain vehicle. These high-performance side-by-sides are the perfect vehicle for adrenaline-junkies. Explore 170 acres of challenging trails over the course of 2.5 hours.
  • Brew Tour and Dinner - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Explore three breweries throughout the Lake George Area and end your tour with dinner in downtown Glens Falls. This all-inclusive tour allows you to taste a wide variety of beer without having to worry about getting home -- ride the Hoppy Trails Brew Bus!
  • Cruisin' Lake George with Dinner - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Cruise Lake George on the iconic Mohican of the Lake George Steamboat Company. Enjoy a dinner of BBQ chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, salad, and rolls. Listen to live music and take in the gorgeous, unrivaled views. Special prizes will be awarded!
  • Comedy Show: Ross Bennett - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Laugh along with Ross Bennett as he entertains with his "comedy for the rest of us" style. Kevin Downey, Jr, will be the opening act. The comedy show takes place at the Fort William Henry Carriage House.

Additional Services & Information

  • Activities Room - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Hospitality Tent - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Located at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Free Coat & Helmet Check - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm - In Fort William Henry Lot #1.
  • Free Battery Check - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Get your battery checked for free by Yuasa at Million Dollar Beach across from Expo Gate A.