1000 ISLANDS, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands will echo with the roar of motorcyclists from around the country as they gather for events showcasing the unique attractions and scenic routes of Northern New York.
The Adirondacks and 1000 Islands offer some of the most scenic and immaculate roadways in the state, traveling along historic corridors while providing access to motorcycle rallies and events. Download free tank maps, find event details and tips for where to ride at www.GoTourNY.com, then head to the Lake George Area on May 30, for the week-long Warrensburg Bike Rally, held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg.
Admission is free, and a variety of vendors will be selling merchandise ranging from leather jackets, trikes, and chicken wings to barbecue and Hog Wild brand goods.
Just down the road in Lake George, Americade, the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally, opens June 1 with six action-packed days of activities and events. Motorcyclists can tour the Expo Tradeshow, the largest motorcycle expo in the U.S. with more than 200 vendors, join organized outings and guided rides, participate in scavenger hunts, ziplining and hot air balloon rides.
In the 1000 Islands Region, summer offers ample opportunity for motorcyclists to explore historic towns and attractions, and enjoy annual rallies, including the Thousand Islands River Run Motorcycle Rally, which kicks off June 19 in Alexandria Bay. Riders will enjoy a full weekend of festivities, including the "Ma & Pa" Custom Bike Show, Biker Games, Wind Down Poker Run, Miss Ti River Run contest and boat tours of Boldt Castel and Millionaire's Row.
The season winds up with the Rollin' Street Thunder Hogs & Rods Show, slated for September 11-12 in Alexandria Bay. The weekend includes a block party with live music, a classic car and bike show, contests and vendors.
Motorcyclists can share photos and videos of riding in the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #GoTourNY to automatically be entered to win a variety of prizes, including gas cards and a GoPro HERO 3 camera. Check out www.GoTourNY.com/contest for rules and regulations.
www.GoTourNY.com is supported by a grant awarded to the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council and 1000 Islands Region by New York State's Empire State Development and the I ♥ NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.