AMERICADE EVENTS

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

AMERICADE EVENTS

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

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Americade 2025 Dates:  May 27,2025 - May 31, 2025

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  1. To get the most out of your week, thoroughly read this page. 
  2. Americade offers a LOT of off-the-bike events.  This page lists them all other than demos and rides.
  3. You should consider a:
    1. Rodeo / BBQ
    2. Boat cruise (included in the All In package).
    3. Comedy Show ticket.  You WILL love it.
    4. Guided/Unguided Ride.
    5. Most are included in the ALL In package.

NEW!  AMERICADE’S PRO RODEO AND BBQ!

Rider on bull
Rider on bull

AMERICADE’S PRO RODEO AND BBQ

We’ve rented a legit professional rodeo arena and are putting on a Pro rodeo for you. These guys and gals compete professionally for money and fame, and they’re kicking off their riding season in front of you.  It’s bull riding, bronc bustin, barrel racing at it’s best.

This includes a GREAT Western BBQ too!  The smokers will be running for 24 hours prior to the rodeo, getting the “grub” mouth wateringly ready.   Menu includes:  Texas Style BBQ Chicken, Smoked Pulled Pork with Ranch Rolls,  Grandma’s Mac and Cheese, Brown Sugared Baked Beans, Creamy Potato Salad and much more!

THURSDAY 5:30PM – 8:30PM 

PAINTED PONY RODEO 

Sponsored by:

 

BOAT CRUISES

Listen, Americade is all about the riding, but you should really hop on a boat cruise.  The lake is stunning, regularly voted “one of the prettiest in the USA.”  And, they’re a bargain through Americade.

Wednesday and Saturday Sunset Cruises – These are an hour long and includes a complimentary soft drink or coffee.

Friday Fireworks Cruises – Watch the Americade fireworks from the water on  a Steam Powered Paddle Wheel!

Adirondack Boat Cruise

CRUISES ON LAKE GEORGE – A MUST DO!

Hop on a cruise ship on Lake George, which is often voted the most beautiful lake in the U.S.  You’ll take in the the scenery of the  lovely lakeside homes and views, and Wednesday’s cruise concludes with a sunset.

Both of the cruises on The Adirondac include a complimentary soft drink or coffee!

WEDNESDAY 7:30-8:30PM **Boards 7:15pm

SATURDAY 12-1PM  **Boards 11:45am

Boat on Lake George

FRIDAY FIREWORKS CRUISES

Get THE BEST seats to Americade’s fireworks show by hopping aboard a special fireworks boat cruise. Americade’s fireworks show is launched from barges on the lake, and you can be one of the lucky ones by being ON the lake for a great view of the show. 

Cruises are offered on the Minne Ha Ha (a steam wheel cruise ship).  A cash bar is available on board.

The “Minnie Ha Ha” FRIDAY  Boards at 8:30.  Sails 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM 

COMEDY SHOWS

Boat on Lake George

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  & SATURDAY EVENING 8:00 PM

@ The newly renovated Carriage House located lakeside at Fort William Henry

OPENING & CLOSING CELEBRATIONS

Boat on Lake George

OPENING CELEBRATION, BY RIDER MAGAZINE

Start your Americade week off right​, with Americade’s Opening Celebration​ sponsored by Rider​​ Magazine!  You’ll enjoy live music, thousands of dollars in prizes, and fantastic entertainment

TIP:  Consider having “Dinner By The Lake” at Fort William Henry immediately before the Opening Celebration.  It’s a great combo, with you eating in the very nice White Lion Room, just a few steps away from the Opening Celebration.

TUESDAY 6PM--The Carriage House

FORT WILLIAM HENRY 

Boat on Lake George

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, including a 2024 Triumph Speedmaster!  

TIP:  Right afterward, consider taking the Fireworks Cruise.

FRIDAY:  Dinner 5:00, Music 6:30, Prizes 7:30, Cruise boards at 8:30

EXPO BIG TOP TENT

AMERICADE BLOCK PARTY

Boat on Lake George
AMERICADE BLOCK PARTY

We’re hosting a number of very good bands on the waterfront and incorporating motorcycle stunt show.    This takes place both Friday and Saturday of Americade week starting at 4:00PM.  Two great shows under the sun and stars.

Get your groove on at Americadel!!

FRIDAY 4PM – 10:00PM

4:00-5:30        Southbound Renegade

6:00 -7:40       Blue Moon Band

8:00- 10:00    Bluz House Rockers

SATURDAY 4PM – 10:00PM

4:00-5:30        Toulouse Street

6:00 -7:40       Dirt Cheap

8:00- 10:00     Matt Mirabile Band

STUNT SHOWS

Boat on Lake George

2024 MOTOMOTION STUNT SHOW

​NEW:  The BIGGEST EVER MotoMotion stunt show will be at Americade by popular demand.  In addition to their famous trials show, they’ll feature a huge aerial show with big ramps and big air time.  This all star team is led by acclaimed pro rider Jordi Trey, who will perform a stunt show you have to see to believe. 

Performances: Wednesday 1:00 & 3:00

Thursday – 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.

OTHER FUN EVENTS

New England Motorcycle Museum<br />

NEW ENGLAND MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM MOBILE COLLECTION

Don’t miss the incredible display from the New England Motorcycle Museum.  Located in the demo area, you’ll see all ages of bikes and styles spanning the ages.  Special thanks to Ken Kaplan and his family (Kaplan Cycles) for bringing this display to Americade.

Wednesday – Saturday, 8am-5pm

 

Bring It Bike Show

THE BRING IT BIKE SHOW

Rider Magazine and American Rider are bringing back the “Bring It” Bike Show – a daily custom motorcycle show at Americade!  Riders of all types of interesting bikes (American, Metric, Odd-ball, you name it) are invited to compete for big cash prizes, with the Best of Show chosen on Saturday (winning $1,000!).  All daily winners will be invited to the Best of Show judging on Saturday.  Daily Categories are:  American-made Baggers, American-made Cruise, European, Japanese, and Anything Goes.  Think you’ve got it?  Then Bring It!

Wednesday – Saturday, 11 – 3pm, The Block Party on Beach Road

Industry Meet & Mingle Friday 5:30pm

White Lion Room

BREAKFAST BY THE LAKE (“The Test Ride Breakfast”)

You’ll want to take advantage of the first dibs your wristband gives you on demo rides.  You can enter the demo area hours before other groups.  Grabbing breakfast while onsite is very convenient, so we offer Breakfast By The Lake.  It’s quite nice and has one of the best views in the region.

Wednesday – Saturday, 7am – 11am

Fort William Henry’s White Lion Room

 

Boat on Lake George

SLOW RIDING CONTEST, by RIDER MAGAZINE

Do you have the slow speed skills?  Want to win a Klim windbreaker?  Americade 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.

WHERE:  The BRING IT! Bike Show on Canada Street

WHEN: Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm

Rider magazine Logo

Boat on Lake George

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

Americade Ride for Kids benefiting Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is a special, scenic ride that helps very sick kids. You’ll be a VIP in this 2 hour-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

 

Seminars

FEATURED MOTO SESSION: TWO WHEELS, TWO COUNTRIES, ONE LANGUAGE, by Dr. Wendy Pojmann

Are all American bikers outlaws and Italian riders sipping espresso on Vespas? Of course not!  Find out the history behind why so many people think so. This presentation looks at the historical and cultural construction of myths about American bikers as outlaws and Italian riders as weaving through traffic on Vespas when the reality is quite different. The “motorcyclist” is hard to define, but riders in both countries connect through their machines on the street.

WEDNESDAY 5:00PM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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Dr. Wendy Pojmann is a passionate motorcyclist, Professor of History at Siena College in Albany, New York and a motorcycle journalist for The Vintagent. She has published several books and articles on Italian history and motorcycle culture. In 2021, she participated in the 6-day Motogiro d’Italia road race.

FEATURED MOTO SESSION:  WHY CAN’T I? by Angie Sandow

Her unwavering commitment to her goals serves as a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of self-determination in the face of adversity. Angie’s journey is a poignant reminder of the importance of never allowing obstacles to deter us from achieving our aspirations. Her tenacity and resilience highlight the need for all of us to remain steadfast in our pursuit of success and to refuse to let negative perceptions and attitudes impede our progress.

Angie will inspire you with her tales of determination of how a breast cancer diagnosis motivated her to ride her own motorcycle despite being born with a limb difference to her right arm and hand.

THURSDAY 5:00PM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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Angie is an Inspirational Speaker, Musician, Writer, Executive Producer of her Documentary ANGIE – TALES OF DETERMINATION, an avid motorcycle enthusiast and organizer of the Women In Motorcycling Exhibit at the Spring Motorcycle Show held in Mississauga, Ontario. Neither 1 hand nor breast cancer can stop the wheels from rolling.

Boat on Lake George

THE LADIES COFFEE & MOTORCYCLE CLUB (“TLCMC”)

Join The Ladies Coffee & Motorcycle Club (“TLCMC”) moderated by well-known journalist, motorcyclist and world-traveler Diane Ortiz Tranos. 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!

THURSDAY  7am-8am

Fort William Henry Carriage House

Boat on Lake George

DR. KEN HOFFMAN:  An Intro – Staying Alive & Well When Off The Beaten Path

Dr Hoffman will provide a brief introduction to his 4 part plan for riding in remote areas on or offroad. This includes: Medical care priorities, Advanced Communications beyond just the cell phone, Extrication/transport methods and extended stay skills. A comprehensive First Aid Kit list will be provided.

Dr. Hoffman is a member of multiple Search and Rescue teams and organizations participating in various backcountry lost persons and technical rescues. His knowledge comes from real life experience both as a SAR Medical specialist and Road/ADV rider.

THURSDAY 11AM 

EXPO MOTO LESSON TENT

ALISA CLICKENGER: One or Two – The Perfect Motorcycle Tour For YOU

While she now prefers adventure bikes, Alisa will ride anything from a bagger to a scooter or an e-bike in order to get in some helmet time. A big fan of travel, particularly slow travel, she enjoys riding motorcycles, 4x4s, and side-by-sides. Occasionally she eschews extreme adventure and travels with her partner in their Unimog because it’s such a badass vehicle.

THURSDAY 12PM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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A road rider for nearly 30 years, Alisa has focused on getting more people riding, particularly women, for most of her powersports career. She owned one of every type and brand of motorcycle, experimenting with riding styles until she ultimately fell in love with adventure riding 17 years ago. This inspired her to ride the Trans-America Trail and the Continental Divide Trail in 2009, then continue on solo from her home in Connecticut to Argentina in 2009-2010.

ROBERT BELLASSAI:  The Art of Cornering

Cornering & Braking for the street rider: In this Moto Session Seminar we will discuss counter steering, trail braking, path of travel, curve types, speed definitions, the four step turning process, complications in a curve, and delayed apex cornering.

THURSDAY 1PM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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Rob is an accomplished rider with over 45 years of continuous riding experience and is a MSF RiderCoach with the following certifications: IME, BRC, BRC2, ARC.

Rob has worked in many areas of the motorcycle industry including for American Honda, Suzuki Motors, independent motorcycle dealers, and the GWRRA as a Rider Educator.

BIG APPLE MOTORCYCLE SCHOOL:  George Tranos and Diane Ortiz Tranos 

 

Join motorcycle journalists Diane and George for an informative – and sometimes humorous – journey through the best of their monthly “Tips, Tricks & Techniques” and “Outside Edge” columns. Their insider “scoop” is certain to make you more comfortable and confident, both on and off your bike.

THURSDAY 2PM

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Diane & George founded the Big Apple Motorcycle School in 2006 and have taught thousands of people to ride and improve their skills. They have toured Canada, the US, South America and Europe by motorcycle (together and separately!). Diane was a ride leader for the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride in 2016, leading more than 250 women from NYC to San Francisco. They continue to tour the US riding their bikes and love twisty roads and track days!

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.

FRIDAY  9AM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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Bob Laford is a Life Member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, currently serving a Chapter Officer is his local chapter of the RKMC. In his 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 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

 

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.

FRIDAY 10:00 AM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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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.

ALISA CLICKENGER: Don’t Look Back, You’re Not Going That Way!

Head up, eyes forward, throttle on. Motorcycling is so much more than just throwing your leg over a bike and going zoom.

For women, especially, it teaches us about freedom, leaning into challenges, the power of community, and becoming more confident. Alisa will talk about her own two-wheeled travels and lead a frank discussion about how motorcycling can change your life one road trip at a time.

FRIDAY 11AM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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A road rider for nearly 30 years, Alisa has focused on getting more people riding, particularly women, for most of her powersports career. She owned one of every type and brand of motorcycle, experimenting with riding styles until she ultimately fell in love with adventure riding 17 years ago. This inspired her to ride the Trans-America Trail and the Continental Divide Trail in 2009, then continue on solo from her home in Connecticut to Argentina in 2009-2010.

ANGIE SANDOW: Bike Modifications – How I Roll!

A Show & Tell and Tell of how Angie modified her bike to fit her needs. Come meet this fascinating and determined woman and her bike!

Angie was born with a limb difference to her right arm and hand , Then add being a cancer survivor who felt the need to ride. See how she modified her bike to get out on the road.

FRIDAY NOON

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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Angie is an Inspirational Speaker, Musician, Writer, Executive Producer of her Documentary ANGIE – TALES OF DETERMINATION, an avid motorcycle enthusiast and organizer of the Women In Motorcycling Exhibit at the Spring Motorcycle Show held in Mississauga, Ontario. Neither 1 hand nor breast cancer can stop the wheels from rolling.

CRANKY FRANKIE:  Motorcyclists Talking about Motorcycles

An interactive discussion/forum of all things related to motorcycling.

SATURDAY 9AM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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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.

ROBERT BELLASSAI:  The Seasoned Rider

You like to ride? Ways to keep on keeping on as we age.

What is the impact on riding as we age, come find out how to better deal with the factors!

SATURDAY 10AM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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Rob is an accomplished rider with over 45 years of continuous riding experience and is a MSF RiderCoach with the following certifications; IME, BRC, BRC2, ARC. Rob has worked in many areas of the motorcycle industry including for American Honda, Suzuki Motors, independent motorcycle Dealers and the GWRRA as a Rider Educator.

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.

SATURDAY 11AM

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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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.

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.

SATURDAY NOON

Expo MotoLessons Tent

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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.