Americade is returning to Lake George for its 40th year to unofficially kick off the summer, and here's what you need to know if you're making the trek here!

For 40 years, bike enthusiasts have made their way to the Adirondack region of Upstate New York for an annual tradition recognized as one of the biggest in the country.

Americade, which was started back in 1983, is a week-long motorcycle rally usually held during the first full week of June. The event is open to all motorcyclists and brands of motorcycles, and it routinely attracts as many as 60,000 riders.

Stephen McSweeney

When is Americade happening this year in Lake George?

Event organizers have dubbed it the "World's Largest Motorcycle Touring Rally" and it's back for its 40th year happening May 30th through June 4th.

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That week offers motorcycle enthusiasts a wealth of exciting events and activities all week long, ranging from stunt shows and scavenger hunts to boat cruises, guided motorcycle tours, and more!

Since 1983, the scenic Lake George, NY area has hosted Americade, the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally. Americade draws over 50,000 enthusiastic riders and passengers each year for a week full of events, exhibits, vendors, and fun.


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Organizers planned a litany of fun activities for Americade this year that go throughout the entire week.

Everything from comedy shows to singles mixers, even motorcycle jeopardy and a drive-in motorcycle movie night. For a complete list of planned activities, click here.

For a list of places to stay while you're in the Adirondacks, click here. 

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