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AMERICADE 2015 WINNERS

on Thursday, 11 June 2015.

Saturday Winners

Gordon's Heated Clothing - 1 pair of heated gloves & 1 Duel heat control unit - $309 value

Bruce Allis

Winooski, VT

Warm & Safe Heated Gear, LLC - Generation 4 Liner and Duel Remote Heat=Troller - $380 value

Don Russel

Chesterfield, VA

ScalaRider - Q3 Multi Headset - $390 value

Dan Games

Corinth, NY

AVON Motorcycle Tyres - 1 Set of AVON Motorcycle tires & Jacket - $600 value

Helen Gilbertson

Sweet Valley, PA

Garmin - Zumo 664LM - $700 value

Edwin Nelmes

Chester, VA

Heated 4 U LLC - Gerbing Ultimate Heat Package - $806 value

Mary Traynoz

Pelham, NH

 

Friday Night Winners

Tour Master – Shoulder to Toe Riding Gear - $950 value

Catherine Cipolla

Jamestown, RI

The Georgian – 2 night suite accommodation, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast - $975 value

James Landis

New Providence, PA

J&M His & Hers J&M Headsets Custom Mounted to HJC - $1060 value

William Feindel

Framingham, MA

J&M Rokker 4 Speaker System - $1840 value

Paul Champagne

London, ON Canada

Motorcycle Tour Guides of Nova Scotia – 10 days in Nova Scotia with cruise home - $3000 value

Cheryl Vagell

Garfield, NJ

Bill’s Trailer – 2015 Time Out Deluxe Camper - $5018 value

Elisabeth Humphrey

New Egypt, NJ

Grand Prize – Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider - $15,800 value

Ashley Slater

Sherburne, NY

 

Scavenger Hunt Winner – Scala Rider Q3 headset - $389.95 value

Damian Oates

Alexandria, VA

 

Poker Run

AMA Winners

1st Place

Herve Houde

Bradford, MA

2nd Place

Laurie Deveneau

Royalston, MA

3rd Place

Mary Berry

Denville, NJ

Non-AMA Winners

1st Place

Jacob Seller

Grand Isle, VT

2nd Place

Dan Duffy

Chestnut Ridge, NY

3rd Place

Chris Gordon

Staten Island, NY

 

Longest Ride to Americade – 3709 miles

Alonzo Bodden

Studio City, CA

Oldest Rider – 89 years old

Leroy Held

Cromwell, IN

Oldest Couple – 163 combined years

Edward and Marlene Crawford

Princeton, MA

Oldest Motorcycle

Jim Burrows

Cambridge, ON

1972 Honda CB750K2 

 

Motorcycle Judging Winners

Street Standard

Art Whitney

Lake Luzerne, NY

Sport Touring

Elizabeth Humphrey

New Egypt, NJ

Touring

John Humphrey

New Egypt, NJ

Trailer

William Ruth

Pittsburgh, PA

Open

John Caputo

Saratoga Springs, NY

Cruiser

Michael Browne

Daytona Beach, FL

Trikes/Sidecars/Spyder

Rocco Zagari

Floral Park, NY

Classic

Nancy Smith

Williamstown, PA

Vintage

Robert K. Smith

Albany, NY

Exhibition

Mark Jansen

Malta, NY

Most Creative

Kevin Fitzgerald

South Bridge, MA 

Judge’s Choice

Jeffrey Caruana

Freehold, NJ

Stuffed Animal

Rocco Zagari - Dragons

Floral Park, NY

Looney License

Elizabeth Humphrey - YTHOT

New Egypt, NJ

Best of Show

Rocco Zagari

Floral Park, NY

People’s Choice

William Ruth

Pittsburgh, PA

Functional Lighting

Eileen Rogers

Nanuet, NY

Decorative Lighting

Standard

William Ruth

Pittsburgh, PA

Computer

Rocco Zagari

Floral Park, NY

 

Americade University

Choice of a C3, C3W or S2 Full Face Helmet from Schuberth

Bob Price

Cary, NC

Americade Winners!

on Friday, 29 May 2015.

Americade 2015 MiniTour Winners

Saturday Unguided. Sponsored by Blue Rim Tours.

Joseph Arnone, Merrick, NY

Beech Fox, CMCH, NJ

Michael Simonetti, Lakewood, NJ

Robert A'Hearn, Leonardtown, MD

Gale Bettinger, Plainville, MA

Friday: Guided. Sponsored by MotorTrike. Pick up prizes in Activities Room at Ft. William Henry.
George T Hapkiewicz, East Hartford, CT
John Gerdes, Gel Air, MD
Greg Danovsky, Skillman, NJ
Sara Herrick, Harrisburg, PA
Bob Wolff, Hawthorne, NJ
Jim Ramsburgh, Bayside NY

Friday Unguided. Sponsored by Garmin. Pick up prizes at Garmin's booth at Expo.
Craig Polite, Westport, CT
John S Mchale, Newtown, CT
Joe Massi, W. Berlin, NJ

Thursday: Guided. Sponsored by Dunlop. Pick up prizes at Dunlop's booth at Ft. William Henry Demo Area.
1 set of tires - Gordon Lustgraff, Council Bluffs, VA
1 single tire - Victoria Sunshine, Fayettevill, PA
1 t-shirt - Stephen Buck, Yonkers, NY
1 t-shirt - Phillip A Falcone, Stroudsburg, PA

Thursday Unguided. Sponsored by RoadRunner. Pick up prizes at RoadRunner's booth at Exo #793.
James Valle, Kearny, NJ
Ken G Galo, North Clarendon, VT
Ron Hess, Monson, MA

Wednesday: Guided. Sponsored by Dunlop. Pick up prizes at Dunlop's booth at Ft. William Henry Demo Area.
1 set of tires - Brad K Slinkard, Chambersburg, PA
1 single tire - Tina Disano, Edison, NJ
1 t-shirt - Paul Hendricks, Toms river, NJ
1 t-shirt - Dan Games, Corinth, NY

Wednesday Unguided. Sponsored by Rides & Culture Motorcycle.Pick up prizes in the Activities Room located at Ft. William Henry.
Subscription - Brian Bower, Bethel, PA
Subscription - Walter Kusmenko, Beachwood, NJ
Subscription - Neil Peck, Wolcott, CT
Subscription - Ray A Williard, Klingerstown, PA
Subscription - Fred Bock, Webster, MA
Subscription - Robert Mariani, Highland Mills, NY
Subscription - Thomas Arthur, Midland, MI
Subscription - John Schmidt, East Meadow, NY
Subscription - Joe Deangelis,Pleasant Valley, NY

Tuesday: Guided. Sponsored by McDermott's Harley-Davidson. Pick up prizes at McDermott's, 2183 U.S. 9,Lake George.

Al Brummer - Pleasant Valley, NY
James E Mathiason - Old Lyme, CT
Diana Franco - South Easton, MA
Duane Motley - Spencerport, NY

Richard Little - McDonough, GA

Tuesday: Unguided. Sponsored by NYCM. Pick up prizes at NYCM's booth at Expo booth #43-33.

John Grass - Lakewood, NJ
James Wheeler - Rochester, NH
Maria Slabonik - Harrisburg, PA

AMERICADE LAUNCHES A LARGE CHARITY RODEO, “SMOOTHING OUT A ROUGH RIDE”

on Tuesday, 12 May 2015.

Motorcycle Cruiser and Baggers Magazine are Presenting Sponsors

Lake George, NY: Americade has partnered with major industry media brands, Baggers and Motorcycle Cruiser, to launch a Professional Rodeo motorcycle charity event, Wednesday June 3rd, during Americade Week.

Hosted in the covered stadium at the Painted Pony Ranch in Lake Luzurne, NY, the rodeo will feature professional cowboys and cowgirls competing in Bull Riding, Team Roping, Bareback Bronc Riding and more. This will be an adrenaline­-filled night, rain or shine.

“I’m very excited about this partnership, and looking forward to seeing riders and non­riders support this great cause, and enjoy a great show,” said Christian Dutcher, Americade’s Director. “Not all of us were blessed with the opportunity to ride, but this partnership will create an event that will help many disabled folks at the Prospect School. For years we’ve donated the free parking area to the school, and they’ve helped thousands of motorcyclists park their bikes. Now motorcyclists have a chance to give back.”

“Americade is a great institution that represents motorcycling touring at its finest,” says Jordan Mastagni, content director for Baggers and Motorcycle Cruiser. “We’re honored to be part of Americade 2015, and especially this year’s all­new Charity Rodeo in order to bring more awareness to the Prospect School and the exceptional programs that it offers.”

Tickets will be available online at www.paintedponyrodeo.com starting May 7. The charity event is open to the public and is expected to generate thousands of dollars of donations for the Prospect School, a local charity and long time partner of Americade and motorcyclists. The Painted Pony Rodeo takes place during Americade on June 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

About Americade​: Americade is the world’s largest multibrand motorcycle touring rally. This year it spans June 2nd through 6th. It's a convention of tourers, sporttourers and cruisers enjoying a weeklong festival of motorcycling, including guided tours through the beautiful Adirondack Park and Green Mountains of Vermont, a 300,000 square foot motorcycle expo in Lake George, plus demos and displays from nearly all the major motorcycle manufacturers, and much more.

Americade Week details are available at www.americade.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and 5187987888.

About Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine​: For more than 15 years, Motorcycle Cruiser has been the premier place for all brands of cruiser­style motorcycles. Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Triumph, Yamaha — they are all covered like nowhere else, providing in­depth and real­world bike comparisons, maintenance and modification advice, product reviews, riding tips, touring ideas and more. Whether a newbie or a veteran rider, the Motorcycle Cruiser website gives readers what they need to make their ride right. http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/

About Baggers Magazine​: Baggers is about the ride; more importantly, getting there in the most stylish and functional way possible. The “Custom Touring Motorcycle Magazine,” it encompasses all brands of customized touring bikes regardless of their country of origin, and addresses the exploding scene, from full­dressed cruisers to big­wheeled radicals with enormous motors.Baggers also scours the industry for the best parts, accessories and riding gear to make the riding experience even better. Through in­depth product evaluations, touring stories and step­by­step product installations, Baggers covers the entire spectrum of customized touring bikes. http://www.baggersmag.com/

Rider At Americade

on Tuesday, 21 April 2015.

Early Bird Winner

on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Americade's Early Bird Winner is:

Andrew Katz

Pompano Beach, FL

Andrew has won a ScalaRider Q1 Team Set.

Featuring two pre-paired Q1 units in one package, the scala rider Q1 TeamSet is the ideal rider-to-passenger motorcycle intercom communication system for a couple on the road.

Enjoy your ride soundtrack together with Cardo's unique Music-Sharing™ patented technology giving you the power to be the DJ and control your music.

Each Q1 TeamSet unit allows spontaneous motorcycle intercom communication so you and your passenger can connect to other users nearby using the Click-to-Link® feature with no need for pairing.  

The Q1 TeamSet unit can connect to 2 mobile phones, A2DP (Bluetooth® stereo) music players, and GPS navigation devices. It also has a built-in FM radio with RDS and a direct cable connection for non-A2DP MP3 players. 

To ensure that the Q1 TeamSet remains at the forefront of technology, you can update its software online via your Mac or PC.*

The scala rider Q1 is compatible with the following scala rider products: G9, G4, Q3, Q2 PRO & Schuberth SRC-Systems

AMERICADE CONCERT SERIES with AARON LEWIS ON SALE MONDAY MARCH 16, 2015

on Monday, 16 March 2015.

March 16, 2015: Americade Concert Series with Aaron Lewis general admission tickets on sale at Ticketfly.com

Aaron Lewis is a Grammy nominated, multiplatinum recording Rock & Roll and Country star. Americade Director, Christian Dutcher, says “There’s a lot of excitement about being able to headline Aaron in this first year. And, as a special kickoff to this concert series, we’re offering the ticket prices about about 1⁄2 the price it would normally cost to see Aaron.”

The concert will be held rain or shine; it’s a nonrefundable event.

A full list of activities and demo providers can be seen at www.americade.com. Registration is available online through May 1, and via post entry at the Lake George's Holiday Inn.

About Americade:

Americade is the world’s largest multi­brand motorcycle touring rally. This year it spans June 2nd­6th (with special Preregistered Events all day Monday June 1). It's a convention of tourers, sport­tourers and cruisers enjoying a week­long festival of motorcycling, including guided tours through the beautiful Adirondack Park and Green Mountains of Vermont, a motorcycle trade show in Lake George with over 200 vendors, plus demos and displays from nearly all the major motorcycle manufacturers, and much more. Americade Week details are available at www.americade.com and 518­798­7888.

YAMAHA PROVIDING DEMOS AT AMERICADE

on Friday, 13 March 2015.

The new FJ­09 will be among the fleet of motorcycles Yamaha is bringing to Americade 2015.

March 11, 2015: Yamaha’s FJ­09 is one of the most anticipated new Sport Touring bikes on the market and it will be joining the massive fleet of demo bikes at Americade June 2­6, 2015.

“Yamaha is very pleased to be bringing the all new Sport Touring FJ­09 to Americade this year and feature this model for consumer demo rides! The new FJ­09 has taken the award winning design of the FZ­09 and modified it for the Sport Touring market, “ said Marcus DeMichele, media relations manager for

Yamaha, “We’ve improved on the 847cc liquid­cooled, in­line 3­cylinder, DOHC, 12­valve ‘Crossplane Crankshaft Concept’ engine design and included touring amenities such as a height adjustable windshield, side fairing, adjustable riding position, 12V electrical outlet and a generous 4.8 gallon fuel tank. And with available hard detachable luggage, the FJ­09 is ideal for the daily commute, short fun rides, or weekend getaways”.

Americade Director, Christian Dutcher, said “We’re excited that Yamaha is bringing the new FJ. Americade always has the most factory demos in the U.S. and Yamaha’s FJ is going to be a very popular choice among the attendees to Americade. I’m hoping to swing my leg over it.”

A full list of activities and demo providers can be seen at www.americade.com. Registration is available online through May 1, and via post entry at the Lake George's Holiday Inn.

About Americade:

Americade is the world’s largest multi­brand motorcycle touring rally. This year it spans June 2nd­-6th (with special Preregistered Events all day Monday June 1). It's a convention of tourers, sport­tourers and cruisers enjoying a week­long festival of motorcycling, including guided tours through the beautiful

Adirondack Park and Green Mountains of Vermont, a huge motorcycle trade show in Lake George, plus demos and displays from nearly all the major motorcycle manufacturers, and much more. Americade Week details are available at www.americade.com and 518­-798­-7888.

AARON LEWIS HEADLINES AMERICADE’S NEW CONCERT SERIES

on Wednesday, 11 March 2015.

Rock and Country Star is putting the Rock into Americade’s Roll

March 6, 2015: Americade’s Concert Series brings amazing music to the shores of Lake George, Friday and Saturday of Americade Week. The headline act for the inaugural event is a Grammy­nominated, multi­platinum recording Rock & Roll and Country star, Aaron Lewis.

The Concert Series is the first event of its kind at the 33 year old event, and the motorcyclist community’s response has been very positive. “For years attendees have asked that we bring big name music to Americade,” says Americade Director, Christian Dutcher, “and there’s a lot of excitement about being able to headline Aaron in this first year. And, as a special kickoff to this concert series, we’re offering the ticket prices about about 1⁄2 the price it would normally cost to see Aaron.”

While Saturday’s line up features a fun mixture of country, rock and funk, Friday’s line up is decidedly laid back Rock & Roll, featuring one of the best Eagles tribute bands in the U.S. “We wanted to give something to everyone,” says Dutcher, “Friday is a great kickstart to the music series.”

Both nights of music are expected to sell out. A special 2 day ticket is also available. Tickets available now to Americaders. General Public can begin purchasing March 16.

A full list of activities and demo providers can be seen at www.americade.com. Registration is available online through May 1, and via post entry at the Lake George's Holiday Inn.

About Americade:

Americade is the world’s largest multi­brand motorcycle touring rally. This year it spans June 2nd­6th (with special Preregistered Events all day Monday June 1). It's a convention of tourers, sport­tourers and cruisers enjoying a week­long festival of motorcycling, including guided tours through the beautiful Adirondack Park and Green Mountains of Vermont, a motorcycle trade shows in Lake George with over 200 vendors, plus demos and displays from nearly all the major motorcycle manufacturers, and much more. Americade Week details are available at www.americade.com and 518­-798­-7888.

2015 Fact Sheet

on Wednesday, 18 February 2015.

Plan your 2015 Americade Experience!

Click here for the Americade Fact Sheet

2015 Americade Times

on Friday, 30 January 2015.

Here's the official wrap-up of last year's great-weather event and a preview of 2015!

Click here to read.

Thunderpress August 2014

on Friday, 30 January 2015.

Upstate touring rally hits another home run. Click here for full article.

Putting The Tour Back Into America's Largest Touring Rally

on Friday, 30 January 2015.

With hundreds of motorcycle vendors at Tour Expo and the roar of Canada Street, it is easy to think of Americade as a “motorcycle-mall” or a seven day parade. While there is truth in these generalizations -- and reason enough to love Americade -- Americade is more.

This year, I had three days at Americade and my goal was put the “tour” back into America’s largest motorcycle touring rally.

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Ride wth Safety and Style

on Friday, 30 January 2015.

Ride with Safety and Style: A Look at Motorcycle Helmets

LAKE GEORGE — With Americade underway, motorcycles of all shapes and sizes are traveling Adirondack roadways.

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Motorcycle Engines’ Rumble is Sweet Music

on Friday, 30 January 2015.

LAKE GEORGE -- As Americade got underway this week, hotel occupancy rates were high, bars were bustling and leather-clad cruisers were spending their money on Canada Street, giving local businesses their annual economic infusion from the motorcycle rally that brings thousands of visitors to the region.

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