Americade has been rescheduled for July 21-25.

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

Americade has entirely redesigned the event to address the COVID-era. It will have many significant altercations, eliminating virtually ALL circumstances where a less than 6' distance could be maintained. We have placed our people first, and the event second, in an effort to maintain the event's presence and continuity in 2020. Visit the official website for an update regarding Americade 2020 & Coronavirus

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.

A true rider's rally, Americade marks the beginning of the riding season and offers self-guided rides through picturesque historic communities

The sprawling Americade Expo offers over one million square feet of motorcycle products, gear, and vendors. This year we will be regulating/limiting the headcount throughout the day to allow substantial social distancing. Handwashing stations will be available, and masks are required. Masks will be distributed as needed. 

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. This year Americade University will be virtual/online classes.

Check back often for updates on the 2020 Americade schedule of events!

Tuesday

Tuesday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Rides - Varies - Conquer these gorgeous loops throughout the Adirondacks and Vermont whenever you get the itch to ride!
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Advanced Rider Course (ARC) - By Appointment - The updated ARC is designed for experienced riders. For the purposes of this course, an experienced rider is one who has good basic skills, is a current rider, and possesses a current motorcycle permit, license or endorsement. Riders should ride their own personal, street-legal motorcycle. A formal classroom is not required. Range exercises will go deeper into crash-avoidance skills. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle. Register 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.
  • Unguided Ride Departures - Meeting at 7:30am/Departs at 8:00am - Take a ride on these stunning tours throughout the Adirondacks, Vermont, and other scenic locations. Tours depart at 8:00 am from the Beach Road parking lot.
  • Sign-In - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Outside of 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 fun 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. 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's 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, 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: Cornering - Virtual/Online Class - 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 Ride - 10:00am & 2:00pm - For the fun-seeking, adrenaline junkie, Americade is offering the perfect adventure: an off-road, all-terrain vehicle unguided ride through the forests of the Adirondacks, paired with a scenic route and $15 meal voucher towards lunch at a delicious restaurant. Located in the Adirondack Mountains, you’ll be guided along 170 acres of challenging trails and exhilarating off-road terrain that will surely get your blood pumping.
  • Americade University: Cornering - Virtual/Online Class - 10:00am - Rob Bellassai of Trama's Auto & Motorcycle School covers the technical aspects of cornering for the street rider.
  • Americade University: See & Be Seen - Virtual/Online Class - 11:00 am - Rob Bellassai of Trama's Auto & Motorcycle School covers techniques for becoming more visible and safe while riding.

Additional Services & Information

  • Activities Room - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - At the Fort William Henry Conference Center.
  • Hospitality Tent - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Located at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Free Motorcycle Parking - 9:00am - 12:00am - on Beach Road
Wednesday

Wednesday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Rides - Varies - Conquer these gorgeous loops throughout the Adirondacks and Vermont whenever you get the itch to ride!
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Advanced Rider Course (ARC) - By Appointment - The updated ARC is designed for experienced riders. For the purposes of this course, an experienced rider is one who has good basic skills, is a current rider, and possesses a current motorcycle permit, license or endorsement. Riders should ride their own personal, street-legal motorcycle. A formal classroom is not required. Range exercises will go deeper into crash-avoidance skills. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle. Register 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, un
  • Unguided Ride Departures - Meeting at 7:30 am/Departs at 8:00am - 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 - Outside of 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. 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's 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, 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 - Virtual/Online Class - 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: Adventures with Momma D - Virtual/Online Class - 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 & 2:00pm - Take an unguided 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 - Virtual/Online Class - 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: Intro to Cargo Trailers & Pop-Up Campers - Virtual/Online Class - 3:00 pm - Brett Bartick shares some ideas and techniques on safely traveling with trailers and campers.

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

Thursday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Rides - Varies - 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.
  • Unguided Ride Departures - Meeting at 7:30 am/Departs at 8:00am - Take a ride on these stunning tours throughout the Adirondacks, Vermont, and other scenic locations. Tours depart at 8:00 am from the Beach Road parking lot.
  • Twisties & Treats Unguided Ride - 8:00am - Some highlights on this unguided ride include winding valleys, NY & VT Green Mountains, and delicious meals. This is a fun, scenic, and gently winding ride with multiple stops for delicious treats and a very impressive lunch destination. You'll ride through scenic rural farmland on your way into Vermont's Green Mountains.
  • Sign-In - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Outside of 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. 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's 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, 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 - Virtual/Online Class - 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 & 2:00pm - Take an unguided 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.
  • NEW! Ride The Rails Ride - 10:30am & 12:30pm - Take a handcrafted scenic ride north to your one-of-a-kind adventure on a 90-minute rail bicycle tour. Ride the old railroad tracks on these unique bikes for a fun new way to "ride" in the Adirondacks. 
  • 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.

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

Friday's Americade Event Line Up:

  • Unguided Rides - Anytime - Conquer these gorgeous loops throughout the Adirondacks and Vermont whenever you get the itch to ride!
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Advanced Rider Course (ARC) - By Appointment - The updated ARC is designed for experienced riders. For the purposes of this course, an experienced rider is one who has good basic skills, is a current rider, and possesses a current motorcycle permit, license or endorsement. Riders should ride their own personal, street-legal motorcycle. A formal classroom is not required. Range exercises will go deeper into crash-avoidance skills. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle. Register 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.
  • Unguided Ride Departures - Meeting at 7:30 am/Departs at 8:00am - Take a ride on these stunning tours throughout the Adirondacks, Vermont, and other scenic locations. Tours depart at 8:00 am from the Beach Road parking lot.
  • Sign-In - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Outside of 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. 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's 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, 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: Group Riding - Virtual/Online Class - 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 & 2:00pm - Take an unguided 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.
  • NEW! Ride The Rails Ride - 10:30am & 12:30pm - Take a handcrafted scenic ride north to your one-of-a-kind adventure on a 90-minute rail bicycle tour. Ride the old railroad tracks on these unique bikes for a fun new way to "ride" in the Adirondacks. 
  • Americade University: Leading Group Rides - AMA Road Captain Workshop - Virtual/Online Class - 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.
  • People's Choice Judging - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Vintage Bikes Roar - 7:30pm
  • Awards and Major Door Prizes - 7:30pm
  • 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

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 - Outside of 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's 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, 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 & 2:00pm - Take an unguided 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.

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.