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.

Classic - '75 - '89.

Vintage - Up to '74.

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

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, Female Solo, Couple; Longest Ride to Americade, Longest Distance International; Oldest Rider; Youngest Rider; Oldest Couple; Oldest Motorcycle. Parade awards for Funniest and Most Original Outfits. Looney License Plates and Stuffed Animals, too.

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 (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
 4:30 PM Open



11:00 AM Stuffed Animal Contest
11:30 AM Looney License Plates
1:00 PM Cruiser
4:00 PM Trikes/Sidecars/Spyder
10:00 PM Decorative Lighting
10:30 PM Functional Lighting



10:00 AM Classic
1:30 PM Vintage
3:00 PM Exhibition
4:00 PM Best of Show
7:30 PM People's Choice -Fort William Henry



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

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