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Americade Celebrates 30 Years of Motorcycle Rallys

Although I don’t ride a motorcycle, actually no one in my immediate family/friends does, I absolutely love Americade — the world’s largest motorcycle touring rally. It’s been taking place since I was a year old, so I guess it’s just natural that it has become a must-attend event.

For those of you not in the area, it’s truly a spectacle. Starting early in the morning bikes line Canada Street — the main drag — in Lake George Village, and some of them, sit there almost all day for people to look at and enjoy. There are tons of guided tours, scavenger hunts, restaurant and bar specials, fireworks, big-name vendors, celebrities and more.

Saturday, the closing day of the event, and arguably one of the busiest, featured a parade through the Village, which after taking a nice walk near the lake with my dog — who absolutely loves Americade —   we grabbed a cup of coffee from the Lake George Baking Company, opened up the breakfast we brought with us, and watched from Sheppards Park. There were so many fun bikes!

My dog really wanted some of my breakfast!

After a delicious dinner at home {vegetarian portobello tacos} we headed back out to check out the last night of Americade. The bars and restaurants were overflowing with people, and it was at times shoulder-to-shoulder walking down Canada Street.

You can see more photos from Americade in our Facebook album. One important tip if you decide you want to photograph Americade: Remember your memory card! I did not, and of course didn’t realize it until the parade started. Thank goodness for a pretty decent iPhone camera. 🙂

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