“Americade is proud to be part of the AMA National Gypsy Tour and an AMA National Convention,” said Director of Americade Christian Dutcher. “We look forward every year to hosting thousands of AMA members at our event.”
Americade, which traces its history to the early 1980s, is a popular touring event for the AMA and its members. AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson said AMA staff and volunteers will be on site once again. Riders can visit the AMA booth to learn more about the organization and join. Current AMA members can pick up their 2018 AMA Gypsy Tour pin.
Remaining stops on the AMA National Gypsy Tour include:
- June 4-9: Americade; Lake George, N.Y.
- June 9-17: Laconia Motorcycle Week; Laconia, N.H. AMA National Gypsy Tour Heritage Event
- June 21-24: Thunder in the Valley; Johnstown, Pa.
- July 6-8: AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days; New Lexington, Ohio
- July 26-29: MountainFest Motorcycle Rally; Morgantown, W.Va.
- Aug. 3-12: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally; Sturgis, S.D.
- Sept. 21-23: Ray Price Capital City Bikefest; Raleigh, N.C.
- Oct. 11-14: Las Vegas Bikefest; Las Vegas, Nev.
- Oct. 24-28: Thunder Beach Fall Rally; Panama City Beach, Fla.
Details about the events on the AMA National Gypsy Tour are available at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/R
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Originally, a Gypsy Tour was an overnight event with organized road rides and other activities of interest to motorcycle enthusiasts, and groups of riders would converge on a single destination. Gypsy Tours were staged in different parts of the country and typically occurred on the same weekend every year. The AMA has been sanctioning Gypsy Tours since 1924.