The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is the nation’s largest powersports show tour. It kicks off this Friday, November 18, in San Mateo, California, and 11 other city dates are planned through March 2012. With nearly 70,000 square feet of exhibit space, visitors will find hundreds of new bikes from leading manufacturers, as well as the latest aftermarket parts and accessories. Immerse yourself in bike culture, talk to experts, learn new riding techniques or hop on a bike for a demo ride.
Highlights of 2011-2012 tour calendar include:
Smage Bros. Stunt Show – Made famous by their popularity on a nationally televised talent competition, Wisconsin brothers Pat and Phil Smage will take motorcycle trials stunt riding to the next level with a brand new, never-before-seen show.
Dream Pavilion – Showgoers are invited to leave their “every-day” ride behind and enter a fantasy world of rare, exotic bikes.
The Learning Curve – An interactive stage will be jam-packed with industry experts presenting a variety of motorcycling topics for both new and experienced riders including adventure riding, motorcycle maintenance, increasing bike performance, seminars for women riders and more.
Demo Rides – Licensed motorcyclists who bring their own riding gear (including a helmet) can test ride the hottest new bikes from manufacturers on Saturday and Sunday, during daylight hours.
Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition – The world’s largest motorcycle builder competition will showcase elite-level custom motorcycles competing for a piece of a $90,000 cash purse prize and a chance to compete in the United States Championship, at the Daytona Progressive International Motorcycle Show in March.
Kawasaki Design-A-Bike – This state-of-the-art interactive digital wall display invites motorcycle enthusiasts to virtually design their own custom exterior paint and graphics package on a selected Kawasaki motorcycle using exclusive technology from Lumacoustics.
Supermoto Racing – SupermotoUSA brings action-packed racing to the shows. Watch racers of all ages as they back in, come out sideways and jump over urban style ramps on a tight, closed-circuit course.
Motorcycling Through the Decades Presented by Motorcyclist Magazine – Take a look into the past, as well as the future, with this display of bikes representing every decade of the last century.
Swag Wagon Presented by Allstate – A specially designed mobile two-wheeled rolling freebie-machine will cruise through the show spreading high-energy and laughs with product giveaways, motorcycle oriented games, contests, prizes, music and more.
Rider Connection Presented by Allstate – This motorcycle concierge delivers first-class service and hospitality for riders looking to discover local motorcycle riding opportunities, the latest bikes, new products and how to make the most of the show experience.
Free Motorcycle Parking and Gear Check – Free motorcycle parking will be available for all riders who ride to the show. In addition, riders will be invited to check helmets, jackets and other gear at the show’s main entrance to free their hands and enjoy the show experience.
The 2011-2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows 12-city tour schedule: Nov. 18-20, 2011, San Mateo, CA; Dec. 2-4, Dallas, TX; Dec. 9-11, Long Beach, CA; Dec. 16-18, Seattle, WA; Jan. 6-8, Novi, MI; Jan. 13-15, Washington, DC; Jan. 20-22, New York, NY; Jan. 27-29, Cleveland, OH; Feb. 3-5, Minneapolis, MN; Feb. 10-12, Chicago, IL; Feb. 24-26, Charlotte, NC; and Mar. 14-17, Daytona Beach, FL.
For more information, call (800) 331-5706 or visit www.motorcycleshows.com