The state department of motor vehicles along with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is asking drivers to watch out for an increase in motorcycle riders statewide as the annual Americade Motorcycle Rally takes place this week in Lake George.

The event runs all week and is expected to draw between 100,000 and 200,000 riders. DMV Executive Deputy Commissioner and Acting GTSC Chair Terri Egan says the state is committed to promoting smart riding and driving tips to help ensure all those who participate have a safe and enjoyable time.