This year was my second trip to Americade, the rally for riders. I consider it the next best thing to riding. Having been to the "rif-raf" rallies, Americade is substantially different. Great events, demo rides, great people, locals who appreciate you being there $$$$$$. I could go every year. If you haven't been, and love to ride, you should go. The only down side, is when you leave, you miss the other motorcycles, and need to turn your rider radar back on.