The resort town of Lake George New York will attract 50,000 plus motorcycle enthusiasts for Americade. It is expressly an all-brand touring rally and is one of the largest New York motorcycle rallies. Americade is billed as "The World’s Largest Touring Rally" and is on the 2016 Lightning Customs' Major Bike Rallies List.
Americade Motorcycle Rally Attractions
There are always a lot of things to do at the rally. The Lake George area and Adirondack Mountains provide the backdrop for a lot of beautiful rides. As a touring rally, Americade has a lot of guided tours, self-guided rides where maps are provided and unguided rides.
Another big draw is the Tour Expo tradeshow, which caters to touring and sport touring enthusiasts. The tradeshow locations encompass 300,000 square feet and have some 250 vendors. The rally also attracts around a dozen motorcycle and trike manufacturers who have exhibits and offer free demo rides.
There is also the Americade Concert Series where nationally recognized bands will be playing (in 2015 Aaron Lewis played). Other attractions include bike judging, field events, stunt riders, lots of drawings, a parade, drill teams, fashion shows, and fireworks.
Additionally, the Americade motorcycle rally has a number of attractions that you typically don't see at biker events. There are boat cruises, a rodeo (not a motorcycle rodeo, but horses, bulls, etc.), tethered air balloon rides, comedian, dozens of seminars, MSF classes, museum tours, and scavenger hunt.