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Book with AMA 8 Book your vacation package or any hotel in canada or across the u.s.a. and get our Best Price guarantee 6 7 9 10 fans. Despite the colossal size of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it’s not easy to get tickets to the 200-lap, 500-mile race, so try to book early. Before the engines’ roar, don’t miss autograph sessions, classic car displays and tailgate parties galore. May 27 6 | England: Wimbledon The world’s most prestigious tennis tournament is a proper English occasion; come prepared with a stiff upper lip and a taste for strawberries and cream. (And an umbrella. It’s London, after all.) The event’s early rounds are easier to attend than the finals, but if you really must see a clash of tennis titans, it’s possible to snag day-of rush tickets—assuming you’re willing to queue up for them, potentially overnight. July 2–15 7 | FrancE: Tour de France The 2018 edition of La Grande Boucle stops in 39 towns and passes through dozens more along its 3,329- km route. Following the peloton for a few stages can be fun way to see some lesser-known (though still very hospitable) parts of France. But the grueling ride always winds up on Paris’s Champs-Élysées, with the fastest rider to the finish donning the coveted yellow jersey. July 7–29 8 | nEw York: neW York ciTY maraThon On the first Sunday of November, NYC’s traffic- clogged streets clear out for more than 50,000 finishers in the world’s largest marathon. Runners start on Staten Island, then stride through the city’s five boroughs on their way to the Central Park finish. A million-plus cheering spectators also line the route in a 42-km block party that’s bolstered by live bands and entertainers. Nov. 4 9 | Edmonton: GreY cup Edmonton knows how to host a championship. The last time the CFL’s title game came to Commonwealth Stadium in 2010, it sold out in record time and fans were treated to a memorable tilt (Montreal beat Saskatchewan, 21–18). Organizers have already stated that this year’s tickets will be priced to sell, and you can bet the big game will be preceded by concerts, parties and other events celebrating Canadian football from coast to coast. Nov. 25 10 | las VEgas: naTional Finals rodeo Anyone with a Smithbilt hat knows that Christmas isn’t December 25. It’s earlier in the month, when America’s top cowboys and cowgirls compete in the National Finals Rodeo—10 days of saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and more. It all happens just off the Vegas Strip, so the fun is guaranteed to continue even after the horses have been stabled. Dec. 6–15 AMA InsIder sprIng 2018 23