Americade, the largest U.S. motorcycle event to welcome all brands of motorcycles and types of riding, returns to Lake George, New York, from May 29 to June 1. The rally starts off with the Opening Celebration on May 28 with live music, prizes, and entertainment, followed by four days of events, shows, demo rides, activities, and more.

Americade Lake George
Views of Lake George and riding in the Adirondacks are highlights of the Americade rally.

If you’re at Americade, make sure to visit our Bring It Bike Show and consider entering your bike. The show is sponsored by American Rider and Rider and is open daily from Thursday to Saturday. Like the rally, Bring It welcomes all types of interesting bikes, and categories include American Bagger, American Cruiser, European, Japanese, Adventure, and Anything Goes. Daily winners will be invited to the Best of Show judging on Saturday, where the winner will receive $1,000.

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Americade Bring It Bike Show
Winners of the 2023 Bring It Bike Show at the Best of Show judging event on Saturday night. (Photo by Matt Gustafson)

If you want to get some seat time on new motorcycles, Americade is hosting the most demo rides in the rally’s 41-year history. There will be 17 manufacturers providing demo rides Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including Harley-Davidson and Indian, as well as Aprilia, Beta, BMW, Can-Am, CFMOTO, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, Piaggio, Rewaco Trikes, Triumph, Vespa, and Yamaha. There will also be displays by Buell, GasGas, and Stark Future.

The Americade Expo offers more than 300,000 square feet of vendors selling motorcycle gear and accessories. Browse the expo to see thousands of motorcycle items in one place and perhaps buy a few.

Americade Canada Street
There’s always a wide selection of bikes parked on Canada Street during Americade.

Attendees will be kept busy with events like the Pro Rodeo and BBQ, boat cruises and firework cruises on Lake George, comedy shows featuring Alonzo Bodden, the big Friday Night Spectacular party, Americade block parties, MotoMotion stunt shows, the Ladies Coffee & Motorcycle Club, Ameri-lympics Riding Games, and the fundraising Ride For Kids Ride.

Daily guided and unguided rides will take riders into the surrounding scenic areas. New rides include the Queens Loop around Lake George, the Skyline Ride along a mountain ridge, the Reservoir Ramble of winding waterfront roads, the NY & VT Covered Bridges Ride, and the Scenic Riding & Fine Dining Ride along the shores of Lake George and Lake Champlain. There will also be the Americade Adventure Rides, which will take ADV riders deep into the Adirondacks.

Early registration is now available at the Americade website. Multiday passes start at $105, or riders can choose to register at the event.


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