IMS Outdoors has announced that its 2022 tour has been canceled. Last year, the International Motorcycle Shows changed format and rebranded itself as IMS Outdoors, moving from a series of indoor shows held during the winter months to an outdoor powersports festival format during the summer and fall. There were eight shows held at cities around the U.S. between June and November 2021.
The following announcement was sent out by IMS Outdoors on Monday, May 9, 2022:
Dear IMS Fans,
We have some news to share today with our IMS Family. After 40 years of producing The International Motorcycle Shows and IMS Outdoors, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the IMS Tour in 2022.
The powersports industry is at a crossroads with where and how brands promote their products amidst the continued manufacturing and sourcing delays associated with the pandemic. These current hurdles that our brand partners are facing would have made it difficult for us to produce an IMS that would meet your, and our, expectations. Therefore, we will not be moving forward with the planned 2022 events, including the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.
Any tickets purchased or Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show registrations paid for 2022 events will be refunded to the credit card used for purchase within 7 business days. If you have not received your refund within 7 business days, please contact email@example.com.
We greatly appreciate your attendance and loyalty over the years and will miss sharing your love for motorcycling with you.
Following the announcement, we received the following quote from Tracy Harris, SVP of IMS Outdoors:
“We could not be more thankful for the IMS community and the continued support each and every one of you have shown over the past 40 years. Collectively, we brought the love of two wheels to so many cities across the nation – while suspending the IMS tour for the foreseeable future was a difficult decision, we believe in the resiliency of this industry and look forward to watching the powersports industry grow and evolve.”