Top 10 Motorcycle Rallies of the Summer
7. Americade – June 7 -11, 2016
Americade sets itself apart from other rallies in its appeal to the touring crowd. Annually thousands of touring riders chart a course for the Adirondacks to join the party at Lake George, New York. With such splendid, scenic roads in all directions, Americade is all about riding. Guided and unguided tours take place daily, adventures like the 7 Lake Loop, Adirondack Gateway, Top of the World, the Amish Country Farm Tour & Italian Feast to name a few. Manufacturers get in on the action by offering a bounty of bikes to demo ride.
There’s so much going on at Americade, the event would need to be longer to do them all. Thursday night there’s the Festival of Lights, Friday night there’s fireworks, Saturday is the annual motorcycle parade, while riding skills rodeos and challenges take place daily. You can even take a boat cruise to check out the fireworks on “The Queen of American Lakes.”
Americade is boosting its entertainment schedule this year, its concert series featuring country star Craig Morgan. Other musical acts include Big Sky Country, The Audio Stars, and the Stony Creek Band. Popular comedian Alonzo Bodden, who’s an avid motorcyclist, will be performing a couple of sets when he’s not out riding.
If you’re the Iron Butt type, Americade is the rally for you. The party on Lake George is a strong contender at number 7 on our Top 10 list.