I've been all but 2 or 3 years since 1983 when it started. I do not like rally's much so we always leave Maine on Friday before closing weekend, 5 hour ride, spend the night to go downtown and see the bikes. Return via ferry at fort and through Vt. If you plan on only spending a night or 2 then you need to go at the end of the week and unfortunately, call starting Wednesday and keep trying all hotels until you can get a room. Hotels won't even talk to you before that since they want to book the entire week. Sturgis is on my bucket list for this year. I plan on riding out having wife fly in for a day then head to the West coast to tour for awhile with her. I retired last month so I have the time but wife's health is not great so having her fly out seems like the best option. I sure would like to have someone to ride with and possibly share a room or tent if you are tenting. I had a time-out but for 10 years but sold it since wife says "Hotels from here on out".I know this is a little early but need to plan vacation trips etc for the summer. I'm looking at Deals Gap in May with my son, Sturgis on my own in August and a ride with the SO to Americade.
So I'm planning to head to Americade this summer in Lake George and am looking for previous visitors there that can give me some advice about hotels, what to expect, crowds, vendors etc.
I am planning to ride up north via the Adirondacks and across into Vermont, then back down through Ticonderoga and on to Lake George and Americade. I will be camping on some of those days with the SO, hotel/motel the other days.
When is the best time to attend, the beginning or the end.......not staying the entire time. Since this starts on the 7th my thought was to head out on the Sunday before, take a few days to get there and see the end of the show, head back on Friday to Rochester via the lower Adirondacks. So I'd plan on getting there Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning type thing...............I do not want to attempt to ride back on Saturday when the show ends...........I can imagine the traffic would be nuts then.