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.

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

 

Monday

Kick-Off Party & Opening Celebrations

  • Sign-In - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Pre-registration and post-registration at the Holiday Inn Resort.
  • 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, green salad, green beans, and chocolate layer cake.
  • MotoMotion Freestyle Stunt Show - 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent, Jordi from Marvel Universe Live, 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. You might even get pulled into the show! This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Opening Celebration by Rider Magazine - 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.
    • 6:00pm - Enjoy comedy from Bill Borankay, who is also a famous sportscaster (ESPN, ABC, NBC, Fox, and "Bob & Tom Show").
    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Bar open for ticket holders.
    • 7:00pm - Door Prizes by Rider Magazine 
    • 7:20pm - You'll be left speechless by Mentalist Dustin Dean. His show combines magic, hypnosis, psychology, and showmanship!

Additional Services & Information

  • 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.
  • 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

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
  • Ladies Coffee Club - 7:00am - 8:00am - moderated by well-known journalist, motorcyclist, and world-traveler Diane Ortiz. This informal and often funny, group of fellow women riders talk about things only women riders can identify with. You'll hear the funniest responses to "Is that your husband's bike?" You'll learn about where the best bathrooms are at Americade, you'll find the common bond among women motorcyclists, and most importantly you'll make new friends. Designed for women but open to all!
  • 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 - Meeting at 7:30am/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 - 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 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. 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'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, 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: 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 Ride - 10:00am & 2:00pm - For the fun-seeking, adrenaline junkie, Americade is offering the perfect adventure: an off-road, all-terrain vehicle guided 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 - 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 - 11:00 am - Rob Bellassai of Trama's Auto & Motorcycle School covers techniques for becoming more visible and safe while riding.
  • Live Entertainment - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - TBD
  • 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!
  • MotoMotion Freestyle Stunt Show - 5:00 pm & 6:30pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent, Jordi from Marvel Universe Live, 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. You might even get pulled into the show! This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • NEW! Medieval Feast - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - One of the unique highlights of Americade Week is the Knights of the Round Table, featuring famous motorcyclists sharing funny and amazing stories. This dinner is your opportunity to dine with those "celebrities" as well as get front row seats to the Round Table. You'll enjoy a delectable dinner with some storied motorcyclists which is a rare and wonderful treat.  Plus, you'll have first dibs on the best seats for the hugely popular Knights of the Round Table.
  • NEW! Taco Tuesday at Sea - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Enjoy a cruise on Lake George, aboard the iconic ships of the Lake George Steamboat Company, while celebrating Taco Tuesday! Cyndie Wade will be singing your favorite songs, and special prizes will be awarded!
  • Rider Magazine Charity Silent Auction - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - It's the 2nd annual Charity Silent Auction featuring fantastic gear as prizes. All proceeds go to to the Wounded Warrior Project.The auction will be held in the Fort William Henry Lion Room.
  • Americade Knights of the Round Table! - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Join Bill Dutcher, Fred Rau, David Hilgendorf, Brian Rathjen & Momma D for a night of fun & laughter!

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
  • 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 - 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 - 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'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, 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: 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 & 2:00pm - 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.
  • Live Entertainment - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - TBD
  • 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 Biker's Balance Beam, Water Cup Obstacle Course, and the Golf Ball Balance. Either compete or watch. Trophies and prizes for the winners!
  • Veterans Cruise - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Join us for a special evening to celebrate (and surprise) our vets. Special presentations will have you cheering and feeling the pride of our good men and women in the service. Enjoy musical entertainment of The South Street Saints! Dine on a delicious menu that includes BBQ Chicken, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Salad Bar, Apple Dumplings, and more! This cruise will sell out, so don't wait to sign up.
  • Featured Speaker: TBA - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - The featured speaker will be announced soon!
  • Comedy Show: Alonzo Bodden - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing! Nationally known for his appearances on NBC's Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and many others, Alonzo is an avid motorcyclist who's outrageously funny. His sold-out Americade shows receive standing ovations, and each year he has new material plus his famous impromptu audience interactions. Treat yourself to a seat before it sells out again. The opening act will be Doug Almeida, the winner of Iprov's New Faces pf Comedy and a finalist in World Series of Comedy Main Event 2015. 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

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.
  • Guided 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.
  • Ride with Editors from Rider Magazine: Twisties & Treats Guided Ride - 8:00am - Some highlights on this guided 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 - 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'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, 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 & 2:00pm - 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.
  • 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. 
  • Live Entertainment - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - TBD
  • 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.
  • MotoMotion Freestyle Stunt Show - 6:00pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent, Jordi from Marvel Universe Live, 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. You might even get pulled into the show! This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Beatles' Boat Cruise - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Your Americade favorite, Across the Pond, will be your onboard entertainment and special motorcyclist prizes will be awarded. 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. 
  • Featured Speaker: Momma D - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Comedy Show: Russ Nagel - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - "America's Funniest Biker" is coming to Americade 2020! While comics out there have a “hook” that makes them unique, Russ’s hook merely is who and what he really is, an American Biker who just happens to be hilarious. The opening act will be Will C. who won Best of the Fest at the Calgary Comedy Festival. He's also a talented actor who has been in many movies, TV shows, and even numerous commercials. The show will be 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

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.
  • Guided 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 - 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'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, 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: 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 & 2:00pm - 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.
  • 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 - 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 Entertainment - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - TBD
  • 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 - 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm - The highlight of Americade 2019! The absolutely free Block Party starts at 3:00 pm and includes hours of live music, thrilling stunt shows, the Globe of Death, a 50/50 raffle, and tasty craft beers. This party takes place near the Expo. Park. 100% of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House. Here's a look at the lineup from 2019's block party: 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). Check back soon for 2020's lineup!
  • MotoMotion Freestyle Stunt Show - 4:15pm & 6:00pm & 7:45pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent, Jordi from Marvel Universe Live, 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. You might even get pulled into the show! This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • Friday Night Spectacular - 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Head to the Fort William Henry Big Top Tent for dinner, music, fireworks, award ceremonies, and thousands of dollars of free prize giveaways, including the motorcycle drawing! Live entertainment features The Grift.
  • Live Music - 6:00pm - The Grift, one of the best bands in New York.
  • 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!
  • People's Choice Judging - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Vintage Bikes Roar - 7:30pm
  • Awards and Major Door Prizes - 7:30pm
  • 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

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'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, 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 & 2:00pm - 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 Entertainment - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - TBD
  • Ride for Kids Charity Ride Lunch - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Enjoy lunch at the Lake George Lanes & Games! Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream for participants in the ride.
  • Block Party & Music Festival - 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. This party takes place on the corner of Canada Street and Beach Road. 100% of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House. Here's a look at the 2019 lineup: 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). Check back soon for the 2020 lineup!
  • 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!
  • MotoMotion Freestyle Stunt Show - 4:00pm & 6:00pm & 8:00pm - Don't miss this stunt show starring Phil Smage of America's Got Talent, Jordi from Marvel Universe Live, 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. You might even get pulled into the show! This show is at the Fort William Henry Demo Area.
  • 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!
  • Lake George Rotary 50/50 Raffle - 7:00pm - Hosted by the Lake George Rotary Club, this popular raffle takes place at the Saturday Night Block Party in Lake George Village. Based on previous years, this raffle could be up to $20,000!
  • Comedy Show: Alonzo Bodden - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing! Nationally known for his appearances on NBC's Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and many others, Alonzo is an avid motorcyclist who's outrageously funny. His sold-out Americade shows receive standing ovations, and each year he has new material plus his famous impromptu audience interactions. Treat yourself to a seat before it sells out again. The opening act will be Ralph Tetta, a talented comic from blue-collar Western New York whose upbringing resonates with his audiences. Ralph has an accessible style that is not only hilarious but honest and real. This show will be 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.