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Americade University

Americade University

Join us at "Americade University" and become a Roads Scholar! Americade offers many seminars on dozens of different topics, FREE to all registered Americaders. Hear the latest from motorcycle industry experts, get your questions answered and become a better motorcyclist.

Sponsored by: YuasaVendorLogo

Featured Speakers

Stop by and hear interesting and sometimes humorous stories from some of motorcycling’s most interesting people.

Daily Seminars & Clinics

Come listen to industry experts talk about everything from motorcycle maintenance to travel!
Oh the Places You'll Go!,

Oh the Places You'll Go!, Jenny Smith, Managing Editor, RIDER Magazine

Sometimes it’s good to remember why we all love this crazy hobby of ours!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr
  • Tuesday 6/4; 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Life Between the Lanes: The Great Lane Splitting Debate,

Life Between the Lanes: The Great Lane Splitting Debate, David Hilgendorf (MCN Editor) & Ken Condon (Owner, Lead Instructor, Riding in the Zone Advanced Rider Training)

Join MCN editor David Hilgendorf and journalist, author, and instructor Ken Condon for a fun evening exploring this HOT topic!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 6:00pm
Countersteering, Geometry and the 3 Handling Conundrums,

Countersteering, Geometry and the 3 Handling Conundrums, Lee Parks, President of Total Control Training, Inc

If you’ve ever wondered why bikes sometimes go wider and sometimes go tighter when you apply the brakes, throttle, and steering, Lee Parks will break down the often counter-intuitive reasons for each in one of his always compelling presentations.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Americade's Knights of the Round Table!,

Americade's Knights of the Round Table!,

Join Bill Dutcher, Fred Rau, David Hilgendorf, Brian Rathjen & Momma D for a night of fun & laughter!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Thursday 6/6; 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Why Rider Education is for Everyone,

Why Rider Education is for Everyone, Don Gomo, Pres., Empire State M/C Safety Ed. Prgm

Why We All Need To Keep Ourselves Educated!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Tuesday 6/4; 9:00am
Cornering,

Cornering, Rob Bellassai, Trama's Auto & Motorcycle School

Information & strategies for adjusting to the effects aging can have on our riding.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Tuesday 6/4; 10:00am
SEE & Be SEEN,

SEE & Be SEEN, Rob Bellassai, MSF Rider Coach, Trama's Auto & Motorcycle School

Becoming more visible on the road!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr
  • Tuesday 6/4; 11:00am
Cooking on Two Wheels,

Cooking on Two Wheels, Ken Aiken, Touringroads

Gourmet cooking on the road made easy.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Tuesday 6/4; 11:00am
The Best Tips, Tricks & Techniques,

The Best Tips, Tricks & Techniques, Diane Ortiz & George Tranos, M/C Journalists, Founders/Owners Big Apple M/C School

A lively, interactive seminar to share tips, tricks, and techniques of the best riders.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Tuesday 6/4; 1:00pm & Thursday 6/6; 1:00pm
Indian Motorcycles: The Beginning 1882-1915,

Indian Motorcycles: The Beginning 1882-1915, Ken Aiken, Touringroads

Excerpts from the upcoming book.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Tuesday 6/4; 1:00pm
How to be your own Knight in Shining Armour!,

How to be your own Knight in Shining Armour!, Mercedes Meglio, Garden State Girls NJ

Things I would never ride without!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Tuesday 6/4; 3:00pm
Touring New Zealand with Fred Rau,

Touring New Zealand with Fred Rau, Fred Rau, Owner/Operator, Fred Rau Adventure Tours, LLC

Learn what it's like to tour by bike in "The Other Down Under"!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 9:00am
What You Need To Know About Batteries,

What You Need To Know About Batteries, Steve Turner, YUASA Battery, Inc.

We'll cover battery basics and add some interesting information along the way.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Friday 6/7; 2:00pm
Adventures with Momma D,

Adventures with Momma D, DJ Jones aka Momma D, Momma D's Magic LLC

Despite the bumps, curls & life-threatening ride of your life, you can come out shining.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 10:00am
Planning for a Long Distance Ride,

Planning for a Long Distance Ride, Bob Laford

Come listen to some tips that the speaker has gathered over the years on what works well in planning and execution of that motorcycle journey you have on your mind.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 11:00am
Why is the new GL 1800 such a great trike?,

Why is the new GL 1800 such a great trike?, Jeffrey Vey, CEO & President, Motor Trike Inc

Learn about the changes that effected this new trike conversion.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 11:00am & Friday 6/7; 11:00am
Busting the Top Motorcycling Myths,

Busting the Top Motorcycling Myths, Ken Condon, Owner, Lead Instructor, Riding in the Zone Advanced Rider Training

Busting some of the common motorcycling myths.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr
  • Wednesday 6/5; 1:00pm
Roadside Rescue,

Roadside Rescue, Ric Remz

Emergency first aid at accident scenes.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 2:00pm
SkyMed - Are You Protected?,

SkyMed - Are You Protected?, SkyMed Ambassador - Taylor Paloscio

Come see how 30 minutes can save you $30,000!!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 3:00pm, Thursday 6/6; 2:00pm, Friday 6/7; 9:00am
Intro to Cargo Trailers & Pop-Up Campers,

Intro to Cargo Trailers & Pop-Up Campers, Brett Bartick

What are some options when one can't fit/pack all their gear on a motorcycle?

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Wednesday 6/5; 3:00pm
Safety and Awareness - How to Make a Safer You,

Safety and Awareness - How to Make a Safer You, Todd Davis

Learn some ways to make sure that you are as safe as you can be.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Thursday 6/6; 9:00am
Boo-Boo’s to Trauma, How to Build a First Aid Kit,

Boo-Boo’s to Trauma, How to Build a First Aid Kit, Todd Davis

An overview of how to construct a first aid kit.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Thursday 6/6; 11:00am
Riding It Forward With Journeys Of Hope,

Riding It Forward With Journeys Of Hope, Chad Warner, Ride it Forward

Ride It Forward and combine your passion for riding while helping others.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Thursday 6/6; 11:00am
60 Years Behind Bars,

60 Years Behind Bars, Bill Dutcher, Americade Founder

Bill will share amusing tales and vivid images from his 60 years of motorcycling.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr
  • Thursday 6/6; 3:00pm
ALSO RAN - Life’s Lemons and Long Shots,

ALSO RAN - Life’s Lemons and Long Shots, Paul Pelland, Longhaulpaul

The Iron Butt Rally on a Russian Ural. NOT a misprint!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Friday 6/7; 9:00am
Group Riding,

Group Riding, Ric Remz

Group riding is a team effort and is as different from individual riding as day is from night.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Friday 6/7; 10:00am
Leading Group Rides: AMA Road Captain Workshop,

Leading Group Rides: AMA Road Captain Workshop, Heather Wilson, AMA Recreational Riding Manager

Why We All Need To Keep Ourselves Educated!

  • FWH Conf. Ctr
  • Friday 6/7; 11:00am
3 Wheels For You?,

3 Wheels For You?,

Are three wheels for you? 

  • FWH Conf. Ctr
  • Friday 6/7; 1:00pm
Motorcycle Night Vision, See What Lies Ahead!,

Motorcycle Night Vision, See What Lies Ahead!, Robert Schindler, NVeyeTech, LLC

Comparison of the night vision technologies and their applicability to motorcycle use.

  • FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • Tuesday 6/4; 2:00pm & Thursday 6/6; 10:00am