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Judging & Contests

Judging & Contests

To make for more exciting judging, we've made some major category changes below.

Does your bike have what it takes to compete against other brands? 

Unique Americade judging trophies for all winners.



Category and definition:

Touring - 750cc or more, fairings & windshields that offer a high degree of wind protection, large-capacity fuel tanks, torquey engines and a relaxed,  upright seating position.

Sport Touring -  Sport bike performance blended with some long-distance capabilities of a touring motorcycle.

Cruiser -  Long and low, often styled like motorcycles of the 1930s.

Street Standard - Simple in concept.

Trikes/Sidecars/Spyder - 3 or 4 wheels.

Trailer - For all bikes with trailers.

Classic - '75 - '89.

Vintage - Up to '74.

Open -  For all bikes which do not fit into the above classes.

Most Creative - Creative style.

Exhibition - Show bikes; any style.  Do not have to be street legal or ridden to the event, unlike the other classes above.

  (CycleTrader category listing will be referenced if needed, for clarity of class assignment.)


Awards for:

Long Distance Direct: Male Solo

Long Distance Direct:Female Solo

Long Distance Direct: Couple

Longest Ride to Americade

Longest Distance Over Seas

Oldest Rider

Youngest Rider

Oldest Couple

Oldest Motorcycle

 Where: FWH Conference Center Tent (Sign up for the contests at least 1/2 hr before judging begins in the Activities Rm. in the Conference Center.)

When: Wed 6/4 - Fri 6/6 (People's Choice takes place at Friday Night Dinner at Festival Space; Parade Costume Judging takes place Sat 6/7, 9:20 AM, at parade lineup on Westbrook Rd.)


Judging Schedule




10:00 AM Street Standard  
11:00 AM Sport Touring  
1:00 PM Touring  
2:00 PM Trailer  
 4:30 PM Open  



11:00 AM Stuffed Animal Contest  
11:30 AM Looney License Plates  
1:00 PM Cruiser  
3:00 PM Trikes/Sidecars/Spyder  
10:00 PM Decorative Lighting
10:00 PM Functional Lighting  



10:00 AM Classic  
11:30 AM Vintage  
1:30 PM Exhibition  
3:00 PM Most Creative  
4:00 PM Best of Show
6:30 PM People's Choice - FNS  



9:20 AM Funniest Outfit (judged at start of Americade Parade)  

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