2010 Americade tops the list of summer riding destinations

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- It's a fair bet that 50,000 motorcyclists can't be wrong. Every year, thousands of road riding enthusiasts eagerly throw a leg over their motorcycles in pursuit of some of the finest riding in the Northeast at Americade -- the best touring rally in the nation.

Americade, the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) Grand National Rally in 2010, returns to the idyllic town of Lake George, N.Y., June 8-12. The annual week-long event is a longstanding favorite among motorcyclists, and the 2010 event is shaping to be Americade's best-ever.

With participation from 14 motorcycle manufacturers, the largest TourExpo trade show to date, boat tours on beautiful Lake George, whitewater rafting, hot air balloon rides, a host of informational seminars conducted by top industry people and nearly $100,000 in door prizes up for grabs, the week's biggest challenge may be narrowing down the choice of things to do.

Those who need even more options can add these additional AMA goodies to the mix. First, there's an AMA-sponsored Vermont Mini-Tour that awards one prize each day to a lucky rider during the lunch stop. Or how about prizes for the first-, second- and third-place AMA members participating in the charity poker run?

"We are looking forward to a fantastic, fun-filled, non-stop week," said AMA Road Riding Manager Dave Hembroff. "We'll have a special AMA booth in the TourExpo area and we encourage everyone to drop by and learn more about the AMA. We want motorcyclists to understand how being an AMA member helps us all preserve and protect the motorcycling lifestyle for this and future generations."

To learn more about Americade, visit Americade.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.