Americade 2012, Lake George, NY

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Americade (# 17794)

05-Jun-2012 - 09-Jun-2012 (Tuesday - Saturday)

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Are you ready for the Annual Americade Motorcycle Rally this coming June?

If you attended the 28th Annual event billed as the Largest Multi-Brand MotorcycleTouring Rally in the World this past June I'm sure you're more than ready.

More than just your average biker rally, Americade is a yearly happening thatencompasses so much it's hard to take it all in; and is a place for not only motorcycleenthusiasts, but the whole family.

Taking place in the spectacularly scenic lakeside resort community of Lake George, NY,the Americade Motorcycle Extravaganza attracts more than 50,000 riders each year, withmore than double that number of spectators coming along for the fun to be had there.

More of a gathering of touring motorcycle riders who treat their rides as a social hobbyrather than biker gangs, the Americade Motorcycle Rally is generally considered a placewhere immature shows of speed, rebelliously hostile attitudes, and rowdy behavior aren'twelcome.

The official position of the Americade organizers is in support of the AMA's positionthat "Loud Pipes Risk Rights." Bill Dutcher, the founder of Americade, knows only toowell this limits the amount of growth the event can see each year, but welcomes that,knowing it's just the right thing to do for the community that hosts the event.

And what an event it is.

This coming June you'll find a week-long experience where you can do everythingfrom taking part in incredible rides known as MiniTours (such as the Steel Wheels onUpper Hudson MiniTour hosted by Harley-Davidson) or Charity Poker Runs through theAdirondacks and Vermont to enjoying one of the many wonderful boat cruises on LakeGeorge.

You can take part in the seminars and clinics on a wide range of subjects from industryexperts Americade offers, or just enjoy yourself on Canada Street watching all the peoplego by. There are daily motorcycle demos you can thrill to, or you can decide you need abreak from all the motorcycle action and take a horseback ride through Adirondack Park.

There are hot air balloon rides and scavenger hunt rides nearly every day of theAmericade Motorcycle Touring Rally, as well as the TourExpo Tradeshows at twovenues; Million-Dollar Beach and the newly built Forum convention center. Vendorsgalore will be staged there, and you'll find some of the best ice cream in the country tokeep you cool on a warm summer day.

Feel like getting wet? Well, you can either try some scuba diving in Lake George, or goon one of the whitewater rafting adventures that take place during the Americade Rallyweek. And once you're done with all that adventuring, there are more than enough fine

eating establishments to satisfy whatever you're hungry for.

The Boardwalk Waterfront Restaurant, Painted Pony, Dusty's BBQ, Ciro's, TheDocksider, Longfellows, The Lobster Pot, Marsha's, and Bolton Country Dinner are justa few of the dozens of great dining establishments in the area where you'll find someof the best food ever. Don't forget to get some of that ice cream mentioned at Bob's IceCream, either.

The sponsors of the Americade Motorcycle Rally also offer daily door prizes such asgift certificates to most of those restaurants, as well as for such things as Cardo systems,Bridgestone Tires, and Yuasa Battery Chargers. They also have major door prizes that arehanded out near the end of the week-long event that include a $10,000 US Savings Bondand other prizes worth thousands of dollars.

The Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally is topped off by the happenings on Fridaynight and Saturday, where rally-goers enjoy fireworks on that last night along with musicand dancing, then wake up to Geico's Get Up and Go Breakfast, the amazing DunlopParade, the Party on Prospect, the Mountaintop Charity BBQ, boat cruises and fabulousdrawings.

As much as I've tried to list the many amazing things available to do at the World'sLargest Multi-Brand Motorcycle Touring Rally known as Americade this coming June,there are so many things I haven't listed it's beyond belief. The only way you'll be ableto find out about all of them is to simply come enjoy the fun and see for yourself.

Americade 2004 Photos - Submitted by: Lee


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