PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally, featuring demo rides, bike shows, stunt shows and a skills challenge, starts Tuesday, June 4, in Lake George, N.Y.
The event is the fourth of eight stops on the 2019 AMA National Gypsy Tour, a series of premier road-riding events that includes some of the country's largest and best known motorcycle gatherings.
Americade festivities also include dinner boat cruises, barbecues and parties, seminars on motorcycling topics and concerts near the shores of Lake George.
The Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally draws thousands of riders to Lake George, N.Y., each year. (Credit: Sean O'Donnell)
"Americade is celebrating its 37th year in 2019, and the event just keeps growing and getting better," said AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson. "AMA National Gypsy Tour events provide a great opportunity for riders of all makes and styles of motorcycles to come together to enjoy friendship, food, entertainment, group and individual rides and quality vendors."
Americade runs June 4-8.
AMA members who attend can show their AMA membership cards at Booth 236-237 and get the official 2019 AMA Gypsy Tour pin.
The AMA has been sanctioning Gypsy Tours since 1924. Originally overnight events with organized road rides and other activities of interest, motorcycle enthusiasts would converge on specific destinations. Gypsy Tours were staged in different parts of the country and typically occurred on the same weekend every year.
For more information about the Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally, visit www.americade.com.
Details about other events on the 2019 AMA National Gypsy Tour are available at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/GypsyTour.