AMERICADE EVENTS

STUNNING Boat Cruises, Amazing Comedy Shows, EXCELLENT Live Music, FREE Rider Training, INCREDIBLE Stunt Shows, and Much, Much More.

AMERICADE EVENTS

STUNNING Boat Cruises, Amazing Comedy Shows, EXCELLENT Live Music, FREE Rider Training, INCREDIBLE Stunt Shows, and Much, Much More.

WE OBSESS, YOU ENJOY 

Americade offers more off-the-bike events than any other U.S. event, including Amazing Jaw-Dropping Stunt ShowsExciting Riding Contestsand more!

The biggest ‘complaint’ we get is, “there’s too much to do in a week.”  Don’t miss these events!

BOAT CRUISES

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SUNSET DINNER CRUISES

Cruises on Lake George (voted the most beautiful lake in the U.S.) with dinner, live music and prizes from motorcycle companies!  These are a “must do.”

Tip:  Some are special cruises (see below).

TUESDAY – SATURDAY

1 1/2 HRS – 2 HRS ON LAKE GEORGE

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VETERAN’S CRUISE – A SPECIAL SUNSET BOAT CRUISE HONORING VETS

If you’re a vet of any of our country’s services, or just want to be part of a special cruise honoring our vets, then please join us on the Americade Veteran’s cruise.  We’ll host several special and fun moments honoring those who have served.

WEDNESDAY, 5:30-8PM

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FIREWORKS BOAT CRUISE

Get THE BEST seats to Americade’s fireworks show by hopping aboard a special fireworks 90 min boat cruise. Americade’s fireworks show is launched from barges on the lake, and you can be one of the lucky passengers aboard the Minne Ha Ha steam wheel cruise -ship.  *A cash bar is available on board.

FRIDAY

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BOARDS: 8:30 PM DEPARTS: 9:00

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COMEDY SHOWS

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COMEDY SHOWS, FEATURING ALONZO BODDEN

Sponsored by Yuasa Battery

Winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden is back to tickle your funny bone. In response to overwhelming requests from Americaders, we’re flying this famous hilarious motorcycle-enthusiast/comedian in again from LA for 2 nights of good, clean humor about motorcycles and the world. You’ll laugh so hard, you’ll feel it the next day.  Treat yourself to a seat before it sells out again.

WEDNESDAY EVENING & SATURDAY EVENING @ The AMA Big Top Tent located lakeside at Fort William Henry

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FEATURED MOTO SESSION:  ALONZO BODDEN INTERVIEWED BY MOTORCYCLES & MISFITS!

Don’t miss THE funniest motorcyclist on the planet being interviewed by the very popular Motorcycles & Misfits!

Alonzo needs no introduction.  He’s famous, he’s funny, and he’s one of the most passionate motorcyclists on the globe.  Liza Miller, the creator of the very popular Motorcycles & Misfits podcast, will sit down with Alonzo for what is sure to be a great interview.

SATURDAY 10:30AM AMA Big Top Tent located lakeside at Fort William Henry

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FEATURED MOTO SESSION:  HALEY BELL, AMA MOTORCYCLIST OF THE YEAR AND WOMAN RIDERS WORLD RELAY FOUNDER!

Don't Miss Haley Bell, the 2019 AMA MOTORCYCLIST OF THE YEAR and founder of the Women Riders World Relay - a worldwide endeavor "to ignite a global sisterhood of inspirational women to promote courage, adventure, unity and passion for biking from all corners of the world and do something that’s never been done before to this scale." She's impressive, high energy and is having an impact on motorcycling globally. Don't miss her!

THURSDAY 6:30PM AMA Big Top Tent located lakeside at Fort William Henry

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"NOT-THAT-KIND-OF-FASHION" FASHION SHOW

Real riders showcasing their favorite gear.  What fits them, why they like it, what companies are great to purchase from, etc. 

Have a favorite jackets, pants, gloves?  Want to tell other WRAP (Women Riders of Americade Program) attendees why?  Then we'd love to have you join in!

More info available at registration.

THURSDAY 8:00PM

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FEATURED MOTO SESSION:  CHICKISTAN!  THE ADVENTUROUS ALL-WOMEN, ALL-AMERICAN GROUP WHO TOUR PAKISTAN!

A fascinating and inspiring presentation from THE women who toured Pakistan!

There is no better way of meeting people than traveling by bike, and you can just imagine the (positive) reception a group of American women receives when touring rural and rugged Pakistan.  Chickistan's annual agenda is to encourage female travelers to explore the raw beauty of Pakistan and is the brain-child of California's Liza Miller (creator of Motorcycles & Misfits).

WEDNESDAY 6:30PM Big Top Tent

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FEATURED MOTO SESSION:  KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE – AN ABSURD NIGHT OF TRUE TALES

If you put  5 famous motorcyclists around a table, include goofy gameshow style hosts, and ask them to tell their best stories in front of a big audience, you’re in for a good night.  This is, once again, back by popular demand – you guys love it!  The Lineup:

  1. MIKE LAFFERTY – 8X NATIONAL ENDURO CHAMP, and winner of 69 national competitions!
  2. TOM MEDEMA – COFOUNDER of Rally For Rangers who protect the world’s special places by empowering rangers around the world with new motorcycles and equipment.
  3. LIZA MILLER – FOUNDER and HOST of the critically acclaimed Motorcycle & Misfits podcast, and founder of the famous Recycle Garage, and lover of all things Evil Knievel.
  4. JORDI TREY – PROFESSIONAL Trials Rider, stunt rider for film/tv, and founder of Moto Motion Entertainment.
  5. MIKE BOTAN – MOTOJOURNALIST, publisher and author, currently a Senior Editor for ADVRider.
  6. BILL DUTCHER – FOUNDER of Americade, former Director of P.R. for Harley-Davidson, and professional racer.

TUESDAY, 6:30pm-8pm

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 If you put several famous motorcyclists around a table, include a goofy gameshow-styled host, and ask them to tell their best stories in front of a big audience, you’re in for a good night.  This is back by popular demand, and will feature many new “Knights.” 
Get ready for a night of laughs, tall tales, and industry insight. We’ve pulled together some of the most colorful people in motorcycling to outdo each other with their best motorcycle stories (some of which will be true), most surprising experiences on two wheels, as well as provide rare insight into the past and future of motorcycling. This will be fun, informative, and funny! (In 2019, people said “it was one of the best new events we’ve offered in years.”)

OPENING & CLOSING CELEBRATIONS

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OPENING CELEBRATION, BY RIDER MAGAZINE

Start your Americade week off right, with Americade’s Opening Celebration sponsored by Rider Magazine! Right under our AMA Big Top Tent overlooking beautiful Lake George, you’ll enjoy live music, thousands of dollars in prizes and fantastic entertainment

MONDAY

FORT WILLIAM HENRY LAKESIDE LAWN

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FRIDAY NIGHT SPECTACULAR

It’s Americade’s Biggest Night! The biggest stage, the most prizes, the nicest meal, the best view for fireworks and an incredible night of music! Tens of Thousands of dollars in prizes are given away, so don’t miss it!

TIP:  Right afterward, consider taking the Fireworks Cruise.

FRIDAY:  Dinner 5:00, Music 7:00, Prizes 7:45, Cruise boards at 8:30

FORT WILLIAM HENRY LAKESIDE LAWN

AMERICADE CONCERTS

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AMERICADE CONCERTS!  

Love live music?  We bring a number of very good bands to a newly renovated open air music venue, and let them give you a great show under the sun and stars.  Get your groove on at the Americade Concerts!

FRIDAY HEADLINER:  EB JEB, Opening Act:  Blue Moon

SATURDAY HEADLINER: The Trilogy Tribute, Opening Act: Bluz House Rockers

SHEPARD PARK, 6pm

STUNT SHOWS

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2022 MOTOMOTION STUNT SHOW

NEW:  The MotoMotion stunt show returns to Americade by popular demand, but now their performance arena is IN the Expo.  This all star team is led by acclaimed pro rider Jordi Trey, who will perform a stunt show you’ve got to see to believe. 

Performances: Tuesday – Saturday  11:00, 1:00, & 3:00

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Flips, Wheelies and Gravity-Defying Stunts!
The MotoMotion Freestyle Stunt Show will provide you a thrilling stunt show inches from where you stand. They’ll ride up near-vertical walls, jump big gaps, do 180-degree helicopters, bunny hops, low-speed wheelies, full-speed stoppies, and an endless array of balance skills. They feature some of the most talented riders in the United States, and if you’re lucky(?), you’ll be pulled into the show, where they’ll launch themselves over you as you lay on the ground considering why you volunteered to do this, and who your next of kin is…
Following each show, the performers will spend time sharing insights into how they do what they do.  It’s a great opportunity for anyone to speak with the very best in the business.
Jordi is the featured rider and is a nationally ranked trials competitor, and who stars in the Marvel Universe Live show traveling the globe.

WOMEN RIDERS OF AMERICADE

NEW! A women-designed, women-led series of events and gatherings.  Open to all.

Haley Bell photo

FEATURED MOTO SESSION:  HALEY BELL, AMA MOTORCYCLIST OF THE YEAR AND WOMAN RIDERS WORLD RELAY FOUNDER!

Don't Miss Haley Bell, the 2019 AMA MOTORCYCLIST OF THE YEAR and founder of the Women Riders World Relay - a worldwide endeavor "to ignite a global sisterhood of inspirational women to promote courage, adventure, unity and passion for biking from all corners of the world and do something that’s never been done before to this scale." She's impressive, high energy and is having an impact on motorcycling globally. Don't miss her!

THURSDAY 6:30PM AMA Big Top Tent located lakeside at Fort William Henry

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WOMEN RIDERS OF AMERICADE MEET & GREET

The Women Riders Of Americade (“WRAP”) Meet & Greet is a great way to learn about the many WRAP activities during the week, as well as a great way to meet and network with other women riders.  It’s informal, fun and helpful.

TUESDAY 5:30PM

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THE LADIES COFFEE & MOTORCYCLE CLUB (“TLCMC”)

Join The Ladies Coffee & Motorcycle Club (“TLCMC”) moderated by well-known journalist, motorcyclist and world-traveler Diane Ortiz. This informal, and often funny, group of fellow women riders talk about things only women riders can identify with. You’ll hear the funniest responses to “Is that your husband’s bike,” and other questions. Designed for women but open to all!

TUESDAY 7am-8am

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FEATURED MOTO SESSION:  CHICKISTAN!  THE ADVENTUROUS ALL-WOMEN, ALL-AMERICAN GROUP WHO TOUR PAKISTAN!

A fascinating and inspiring presentation from THE women who toured Pakistan!

There is no better way of meeting people than traveling by bike, and you can just imagine the (positive) reception a group of American women receives when touring rural and rugged Pakistan.  Chickistan's annual agenda is to encourage female travelers to explore the raw beauty of Pakistan and is the brain-child of California's Liza Miller (creator of Motorcycles & Misfits).

WEDNESDAY 6:30PM Big Top Tent

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF FASHION SHOW

Not that kind of fashion show…

Real riders showcasing their favorite gear.  What fits them, why they like it, what companies are great to purchase from, etc. 

Have a favorite jacket, pants, gloves?  Want to tell other WRAP (Women Riders of Americade Program) attendees why?  Then we’d love to have you join in!

More info available at registration.

THURSDAY 8-9PM

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REV SISTERS FILM FESTIVAL

Rev Sisters is proud to share a curated collection of 23 films representing nearly every genre of motorcycle culture and experiences. Filmmakers from countries all over the world share their breathtaking visions of motorcycling legends, adventure motorcycling, dirt biking, bike builds, racing, wrenching, and so much more. Each film is unique and creative and will leave viewers yearning to get out on the road.

Rev Sisters is a partnership formed by three female motorcyclists who share a passion for the two-wheeled life and the incredible community created around motorcycles. Information on our annual online film festival and film series showings can be found at RevSisters.com

TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 9-6PM, EXPO LOG CABIN

OTHER FUN EVENTS

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RIDING GAMES

Americade field events and riding games are a hoot to watch, and even more fun to participate in.  They’re (fairly) easy to participate in, give you a laugh, and heck you might even win some prizes.  Bring your bike, a sense of humor and your helmet.

WEDNESDAY 1PM

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RIDE THE RAILS

A totally unique, memorable and fun way to spend a day!  You’ll ride an enjoyable route to your destination that allows you to ride an abandoned railroad under their own power in specially made, easy-to-ride “railbikes.”  You’ll go at your own pace, exploring beautiful sections of the Adirondack railroad that never saw passenger traffic.

TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY

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NEW:  SATURDAY’S SCENIC RIDE FOR KIDS CHARITY RIDE.

This is Americade’s only Saturday group ride.  Americade’s Ride For Kids Ride is a special, scenic ride that helps very sick kids. You’ll be a VIP in this 2hour-long festive ride that ends in a touching moment where over $20,000 will be raised for this incredible charity. You can ride for free to show your support.  This is fun, deeply moving and obviously memorable. 

SATURDAY MORNING

MOTO SESSIONS & ROAD LESSONS

REVER MOTORCYCLE GPS:  The Official GPS App of Americade

REVER is the Official GPS App of Americade.  New to motorcycle GPS apps?  Looking for a new one?  Have questions about making the most of it?  Bjorn Bredeson from REVER will be at the AMA Big Top Tent to fill you in on their latest GPS technology to make your ride more enjoyable, accessible, and safer.  “If you rev it, REVER it.” 

  1. MONDAY 4:30
  2. TUESDAY 3:30
  3. THURSDAY 3:30
  4. FRIDAY 3:30
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ROBERT BELLASSAI:  Cornering for the Street Rider

Cornering & Braking for the street rider: The seminar will cover the basics and some advanced techniques of cornering and braking for everyday street riding. We will discuss: factors to search for when approaching curves, evaluating different types of curves, finding the correct path of travel for successful cornering, counter steering, speed definitions, evaluation of different curve types, the four step turning process, complications in a curve, and proper brake control under various riding conditions.

TUESDAY 10:00AM

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Rob Bellassai is an accomplished motorcycle rider with more than 40 years of continuous riding experience on multiple brand motorcycles including a solo 5-week cross country (New York – California – New York) motorcycle trip and holds the following positions/certifications in the motorcycle industry:
**NYS Certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)  
      Instructor for BRC, BRC 2 (Formally
known as the ERC) & Advanced Rider Course (ARC) and IME; currently employed by OTRA
Motorcycle School with 17 years teaching experience.
**American Honda Corporation & Suzuki Factory Demo Rider.
**Instructor, Seminar Presenter, Rider Educator & Road Captain for the New York Long Island Chapter-K Goldwing Road Riders Association (GWRRA).

ROBERT BELLASSAI:  Group Riding Do’s/Don’ts

With the rise in motorcycling interest and organized club sand organizations, many more motorcyclists are experiencing the enjoyment and fun of group riding. Without the proper training, group riding can not only be an unpleasant experience but down right dangerous and in some cases fatal. In this presentation, we will discuss various techniques and strategies to make a group ride safer and more enjoyable. Some of the topics to be discussed include: rider & motorcycle preparation, riding with the group, hand signals, use of CB radios, riding formation, and specialty vehicle considerations.

TUESDAY 11:00AM

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Rob Bellassai is an accomplished motorcycle rider with more than 40 years of continuous riding experience on multiple brand motorcycles including a solo 5-week cross country (New York – California – New York) motorcycle trip and holds the following positions/certifications in the motorcycle industry:
**NYS Certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)  
      Instructor for BRC, BRC 2 (Formally
known as the ERC) & Advanced Rider Course (ARC) and IME; currently employed by OTRA
Motorcycle School with 17 years teaching experience.
**American Honda Corporation & Suzuki Factory Demo Rider.
**Instructor, Seminar Presenter, Rider Educator & Road Captain for the New York Long Island Chapter-K Goldwing Road Riders Association (GWRRA).

BIG APPLE MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL:  The Best of Motorcycling Tips, Tricks, & Techniques 

What makes a good rider? How do we improve? George and Diane will help you find the answers in this lively, interactive seminar for all levels of riders. Join them on a journey focused on YOU. Together they’ll bring you to the next level of riding without leaving your seat.

TUESDAY 12:00PM

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George Tranos and Diane Ortiz have been married and riding together (on separate bikes) for more than 30 years in the U.S., Europe, and South America. They have trained thousands of people to ride through the Big Apple Motorcycle School, which they founded together in 2006. Accomplished motorcycle journalists, they have a book about their experiences coming out soon.

BILL DUTCHER:  The Founding of Americade:  When, Why, & How?

Hear from the founder of Americade, Bill Dutcher, about the beginnings of Americade as he relives 39 years of memories.  It’s a crazier tale than you may imagine, told by one of the more fascinating people in motorcycling.

TUESDAY 1:00PM

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Bill created the first Aspen-cade East in May 1983. Despite his lifetime in the motorcycle industry, it took nearly 2 years to make it happen and he will share the challenges, as well as some amazing Americade people, unforgettable moments, and historic images collected along the way.

TOM MEDEMA: How Can A Motorcycle Protect a Snow Leopard?

Join Rally for Rangers co-founder Tom Medema for this multi-media presentation to explore how motorcycles aid in protection of endangered species and world heritage sites in Mongolia, Nepal, Argentina, Peru and more. This project brings new bikes to park rangers in remote areas of the world to combat poaching and other forms of exploitation. Rally for Rangers – Protecting the Worlds Special Places One Motorcycle at at Time.

TUESDAY 2:00PM

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Tom Medema is co-founder of Rally for Rangers and 30+ year career park ranger in the U.S.. He has personally delivered nine new motorcycles to park rangers via six rallies in Mongolia and one each in Argentina, Nepal, and Peru. Tom rides an F800GS when he’s not donating small bikes abroad.

DIANE ORTIZ:  Help!  I Dropped my Bike!

Diane Ortiz from Big Apple Motorcycle School will show you how to safely get your bike upright after a tip-over with a simple step-by-step approach. Learn the right way to proceed and what you need to do to recover from a dropped bike situation.

TUESDAY 3:00PM

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Diane Ortiz founded the Big Apple Motorcycle School in 2006 and has taught thousands of people to ride and improve their skills. She hosted one of the first all-women MSF Basic RiderCourses and has toured the US, South America and Europe by motorcycle. She was a ride leader for the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride in 2016, leading more than 250 women from NYC to San Francisco to celebrate the achievements of the Van Buren sisters in 1916.

COFFEE CLUB with BILL & GINI DUTCHER

Start off your Wednesday at Americade by joining Bill & Gini Dutcher for an early morning cup of joe.  Expect stories of the early days of Americade and how & why Americade has changed over the last 39 years.  If you haven’t met the founders of Americade, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity.

WEDNESDAY 7:00AM

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RIC REMZ:  Group Riding

Group riding is as different from individual riding as day is from night. It is important to realize riding in a group is a team effort. Ric Remz will dicuss the roles and responsibilities of the members of the group and who goes where.

WEDNESDAY 10:00AM

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Ric Remz has been riding motorcycles for over 50 years and is a retired Paramedic Lieutenant from New York City’s FDNY as well a former MSF Instructor/Rider Coach, National Safety Council Sidecar/Trike Education Program Instructor and 1st Aid/CPR instructor.

BOB LAFORD:  Planning for a Long Distance Ride

Whether a long trip is 150 miles to Americade or that bucket-list trip of a lifetime that is years in the making, come listen to some tips that the speaker has gathered over the years on what works well in planning and execution of that two-wheeled journey you have on your mind.

WEDNESDAY 11:00AM

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Bob Laford is a Life Member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, currently serving as Chapter Officer in  his local chapter of the RKMC. In his nearly 35 years as a member, he has served in a variety of leadership capacities within his local chapter as well as within Massachusetts and the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club. An emergency responder for nearly 40 years, Bob is a retired Deputy Fire Chief in Petersham, Mass and retired as Assistant Emergency Manager with the University of Massachusetts. Having traveled throughout the eastern United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Bob enjoys the roads throughout the Northeast the best, putting many miles on his motorcycle with his wife Diona. Visit the Red Knights Motorcycle Club on line at www.redknightsmc.com and www.rk-mass2.org

 

DON BOYAJIAN FROM DREYER- BOYAJIAN, LLP: New York State Motorcycle Safety & Laws

Dreyer Boyajian LLP has been a member of the Capitol region law community for 35 years and looks forward to sharing motorcycling safety tips and New York State’s complex motorcycle laws.

WEDNESDAY 12:00PM

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Donald W. Boyajian has been practicing law for over 35 years and is the Managing Partner of the firm. Don is a life-long resident of the Capital Region and has relied upon his deep roots in the community to better serve his clients.

 

SANDRA FLEMING: What Every Passenger Should Know: Motorcycling 101

Have you ever wondered if there is something you need to know to be a perfect passenger? Have you ever wondered if you could handle a motorcycle in a crisis? This seminar will offer a basic understanding of your responsibilities’ as a passenger. You will also be given an introduction to riding a motorcycle.

WEDNESDAY 12:30PM

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Sandra Fleming is a NYS Motorcycle Rider Coach, acting Chair of the Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclist, Road Captain for Five Borough ABATE, Archivist for the Sirens Women’s Motorcycle Club and a member of the NYC Vision Zero Motorcycle Advisory Council, which meets monthly with the NYC Dept. of Transportation and representatives from the NYC Police Dept. to reduce motorcycle deaths.

 

BRANDI BEHLING: Life after Being Living Organ Donor

Brandi donated her kidney to a stranger and would do it again if she could. It was one of the greatest things she has ever done. It’s rare to be a living organ donor, but living donors are greatly needed.  Donating her kidney has not stopped her from enjoying life out on the road.

WEDNESDAY 1:00PM

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Experience the motorcycle trip of a lifetime with Edelweiss Bike Travel – worldwide the #1 in guided motorcycle and scooter tours.

Edelweiss Bike Travel offers guided, self-guided and custom tours as well as motorcycle rentals.

Hear about how you can discover the world with Edelweiss Bike Travel and explore the most fascinating routes, ride on the newest motorcycles and enjoy the guidance of experienced Edelweiss tour guides.

WEDNESDAY 1:30PM

JESSE PACHT:  Conquering the Trans-America Trail – A 5000 mile Off-road Experience

Jesse will discuss how he planed his cross-country trip,  how you can plan your trip, and will present a slide show of his TAT experience. Included topics for discussion will be: choosing riding partners, bike set-up, equipment choices, electronics, riding gear, routing, trail safety, etc.

WEDNESDAY 2:00PM

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Jesse Pacht is a street, adventure, and dual-sport rider with 25 years in the saddle of various bikes. With an emphasis on adventure travel these days, he finds himself leading waves of riders into the woods on wild excursions. Jesse attends rallies and riding classes whenever possible and is an advocate for riding safety.

CRANKY FRANKIE  Motorcycle Journalism 101

As long as there are people riding motorcycles, there will be people who want to read about riding motorcycles. Learn the basics of sharing your passion for riding via newspapers, web sites, blogs, and so much more. This will be a fast paced, fun, interactive session. Vroom, vroom!

WEDNESDAY 3:00PM

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Frank L. “Cranky Frankie” Palmeri is an award winning journalist who loves riding, reading, and writing. Frank has been published in many motorcycle publications and writes a column for his local newspaper. He’d love nothing more than to help share his passion for motorcycling so that others can spread the word about our fantastic hobby/vocation/lifestyle.

RIC REMZ:  3 Wheels: Are They For You?

2 wheels or 3 wheels? Trikes or Sidecars? Riding on 2 wheels or 3 wheels is very different and trikes are different from sidecars. Ric Remz will dig in the the advantages of each.

THURSDAY 10:00AM

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Ric Remz has been riding motorcycles for over 50 years and is a retired Paramedic Lieutenant from New York City’s FDNY as well a former MSF Instructor/Rider Coach, National Safety Council Sidecar/Trike Education Program Instructor and 1st Aid/CPR instructor.

DAVID WERNER: Improve Your Ride with Upgrades & Modifications

How accessories (and which ones) can improve the riding experience with a focus on comfort, safety, and performance.

THURSDAY 11:00AM

 

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David Werner is the founder of Third Eye Design, Inc. and the inventor and patent holder of inViewtm, the wireless, helmet-mounted brake and turn signal light. Werner has applied his PMP (Project Management Professional) designation and passion for motorcycling and technology to modifying his personal motorcycles and gear throughout his riding years.

WANGO TANGO GOLDWING TOUR

From the start, one of Wango Tango’s major destinations on the Wango Tango Tour has been Americade. From 12:30-3:00pm the Wango Tango Tour will host a Meet & Greet/Show and Shine at the AMA Big Top Tent right in the heart of the action! Come park your Goldwing under the Big Top! Wango Tango will be there to hang out, have some fun, have a bite to eat and a cold drink from local vendors.  Just a few feet from Americade’s demo lot, you can easily hop over to check out @honda_powersports_us and hop on a new Wang!

THURSDAY 12:30 – 3:00pm

 

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Kurt Diserio is an artist, entrepreneur, marketing specialist, & motorcycle enthusiast. 

Over the last decade, Kurt has been involved with projects that range from the management of different print publications to designing products for the world’s largest retail company. 

RIC REMZ:  Motorcycle First Aid

Know what to do and what not to do at the scene of an accident.  Ric Remz, motorcycle enthusiast, retired New York City FDNY Lieutenant Paramedic, & MSF/National SafetyCouncil instructor will provide a basic overview of what to do and what not to do at the scene of an accident or medical emergency until trained medical personnel arrive.

FRIDAY  10:00AM

 

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Ric Remz has been riding motorcycles for over 50 years and is a retired Paramedic Lieutenant from New York City’s FDNY as well a former MSF Instructor/Rider Coach, National Safety Council Sidecar/Trike Education Program Instructor and 1st Aid/CPR instructor.

BILL DUTCHER:  Riding – Dynamic equilibrium in action.

In his “previous lives,” Bill was a licensed professional motorcycle racer who also competed in most branches of our sport, including roadracing, iceracing, motocross, TT scrambles, flat track, indoor shorttrack and enduros. His road and off-road riding has taken him as far south as Tierra del Fuego, and as far north as you can go on the East Coast, northern Labrador, plus a couple of rides through the Alps. He will share some of the lessons learned in those experiences, as well as some colorful images, for your entertainment and possibly future benefit.

FRIDAY 11:00AM

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Bill created the first Aspen-cade East in May 1983. Despite his lifetime in the motorcycle industry, it took nearly 2 years to make it happen and he will share the challenges, as well as some amazing Americade people, unforgettable moments, and historic images collected along the way.

DEB DRINAN:  Rigg Your Ride Right

Choosing quality luggage for wherever the journey takes you.

Deb Drinan of Nelson Rigg will be reviewing various styles, sizes, materials, applications, and fitments of luggage examples along with sharing key features to look for when researching luggage to help riders find the correct luggage to meet their travel needs.

FRIDAY 12:00PM

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In January of this year, Deb Drinan, Director of Business Development Nelson Rigg USA, was honored as one of the Top 100 Women in the Powersports Industry. Deb is a motorcycle enthusiast with over 20 years in the powersports business where her specialties/experiences are in product design development, working with OEM and aftermarket customers along with vast sales marketing experience coast to coast and internationally. A Wisconsin native, her home base is in Southern California.

ERIN REDA: Motorcycles as a Vehicle for Change

Utilizing your love of motorcycling to positively impact your community!

Exploring how individual riders can use motorcycling to positively engage with their communities! Erin Reda from the AMA’s government relations department will be discussing an array of topics from unique ways motorcycles can be used for community service, to how grassroots motorcycle engagement and tourism can spark economic boosts for local economies.

FRIDAY 12:30PM

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Erin Reda is an avid motorcyclist and the Grassroots Coordinator for the American Motorcyclist Association. Erin also runs a local community serviced-focused motorcycle group called MotoXmission. Personally, and professionally, Erin is always looking for new ways to give back through motorcycling – big and small!

PAUL PELLAND: Adventures in Jury-Rigging

What lies at the bottom of your saddlebag might just turn your next road trip disaster into an amazing adventure. Hear tips, tricks, and amusing roadside repair tales from the man who finished the Iron Butt Rally with pushrods he forged from drill bits!

FRIDAY 1:00PM

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Longhaulpaul is riding a million miles for Multiple Sclerosis. As a patient he shares his story at MS events and as a long distance rider he presents entertaining seminars across the country. Over the last 9 years he has set four world records, ridden half- a-million miles, and raised over $300,000 for charity.

TARA PACHT:  One Woman’s Journey Into Joining the Riding Community 

From learning the lingo, choosing your ride and the importance of not falling off after the first mile 🙂

Tara will discuss her decision to become a rider at 48 and how she brought this up to her husband, a rider of 25 years. Topics will include: buying her first bike, making custom riding gear, learning what a farkle is and getting back up when you stumble.

FRIDAY 2:00PM

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Tara is a new rider in our community having 3 years on the road. Active in Girl Scouting for over 20 years, she is currently serving as Board Chair and President of The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains.

Boat on Lake George

FEATURED MOTO SESSION:  ALONZO BODDEN INTERVIEWED BY MOTORCYCLES & MISFITS!

Don’t miss THE funniest motorcyclist on the planet being interviewed by the very popular Motorcycles & Misfits!

Alonzo needs no introduction.  He’s famous, he’s funny, and he’s one of the most passionate motorcyclists on the globe.  Liza Miller, the creator of the very popular Motorcycles & Misfits podcast, will sit down with Alonzo for what is sure to be a great interview.

SATURDAY 10:30AM AMA Big Top Tent

HALEY BELL:  Women & the Motorcycle Industry 

Haley Bell, the 2019 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year, will discuss challenges for women riders & her work in calling attention to their needs. Hayley is the founder & president of global business development for the Women Riders World Relay, a movement joined by thousands of motorcyclists from 84 countries to create a “global sisterhood of inspirational women.” 

SATURDAY 11:30AM

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Bell is the founder and president of global business development for the Women Riders World Relay, a movement joined by thousands of motorcyclists from 84 countries to create a “global sisterhood of inspirational women” and to demonstrate to motorcycle manufacturers and makers of riding gear that female riders are a formidable and growing market that deserves their attention.