Americade, celebrating its 24th year in the Lake George region, announced it has added Dual-Sport MiniTours to its large array of organized riding activities. According to the events founder, Bill Dutcher, “Our many MiniTours have always distinguished our event from all others, but after 23 years of only on-road tours, with our desire to accommodate this growing market, we are introducing the Dual-Sport Adirondack Ramble.”#160;
Sponsoring this new Americade MiniTour is BMW, whose GS models have proven to be hot sellers.#160;The tour is a 3-hour ride on old Adirondack town roads and graded dirt trails, to a group meal at a “very rural” restaurant. According to Dutcher, “a delicious lunch and the usual great BMW doorprizes will be followed by more riding: a choice of asphalt or graded dirt secondary roads, back to Lake George.#160;Being located next to the Adirondack Forest Preserve, and adjacent to Vermonts Green Mountains, we are blessed with a huge variety of both on and off-road options.”
The tour is scheduled to run Tuesday through Friday, June 6-10, and is described on http://www.tourexpo.com.
Americades nine daily MiniTours (8 of them all-pavement) all include lunch and doorprizes from their sponsors.#160;Their destinations range from Whiteface Mountain, the highest paved lookout in New York, to the Champlain Canal where participants get the unique experience of a boat ride through the canals locks. More info on all the tours, as well as the other 100+ activities and seminars at Americade 2006 can be found at www.americade.org.
Americade is considered the worlds largest motorcycle convention, annually drawing more than 60,000 motorcyclists to the Lake George region, and along with its TourExpo tradeshow, has grown to become the biggest single “tourist week” of the year in this upstate New York resort community.