Progressive International Motorcycle Shows® Begins By Rolling Into Long Beach

Representatives from several manufacturers will be on site to answer questions and provide information on the latest motorcycles, products and education.

Irvine, Calif. (June 16, 2011) – The 31st annual Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®series is set to launch its 2011-2012 nationwide tour. The upcoming tour will have an increased focus on bringing more manufacturers and an engaging show experience to the widest audience of enthusiasts across the country. Motorcycle riders and powersports fans from coast to coast will have the opportunity to experience hundreds of new street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, ATVs, UTVs and more. The nation’s largest touring motorcycle event will also connect riders with products and services that support their motorcycling lifestyle, providing the opportunity to see, touch and try on the latest gear and accessories. This nationwide series will also feature new interactive entertainment, as well as educational experiences designed for all types of riders.

The 2011-2012 tour cities represent the most motorcycle-dense populations in the United States, reaching 75% of the nation’s motorcycle enthusiasts. The tour schedule offers attendees the unique opportunity to be the first to see the newest models, speak with knowledgeable product experts and be well-prepared for the upcoming riding season.

The 2011-2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows 12-City Tour Schedule is as follows:

November 18-20, 2011                     San Mateo County Event Center                  San Mateo, CA

December 2-4, 2011                           Dallas Convention Center                                Dallas, TX

December 9-11, 2011                         Long Beach Convention Center                     Long Beach, CA

December 16-18, 2011                      Washington State Convention Center         Seattle, WA

January 6-8, 2012                               Suburban Collection Showplace                   Novi, MI

January 13-15, 2012                          Washington Convention Center                    Washington D.C.

January 20-22, 2012                          Jacob K. Javits Convention Center             New York, NY

January 27-29, 2012                          I-X Center                                                               Cleveland, OH

February 3-5, 2012                             Minneapolis Convention Center                    Minneapolis, MN

February 10-12, 2012                        Donald E. Stephens Convention Center      Chicago, IL

February 24-26, 2012                        Charlotte Convention Center                          Charlotte, NC

March 14-17, 2012                              Ocean Center                                                          Daytona Beach, FL

 

“We are thrilled to bring an enhanced Progressive International Motorcycle Show series to 12 cities across the nation for the 2011-2012 season,” said Kerry Graeber, Brand Director, Advanstar Powersports Group. “This year’s series will offer an emergence of additional OEMs, bike models and brands. Plus, with a number of innovative new features, this tour will be our most interactive yet.”

For more information visit www.motorcycleshows.com.

JASON BRITTON AND TEAM NO LIMIT TO PERFORM AT PROGRESSIVE® INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS® NATIONWIDE 12-CITY TOUR

Hollywood Stunt Riders to Perform Live Stunt Show at all 12-city Show Stops

Irvine, Calif. (November 11, 2010) – The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is proud to announce Television Star and Stunt Riding Icon Jason Britton and Team No Limit will perform their thrilling stunt shows at all 12-city stops of the nationwide tour. Show attendees from Dallas to Daytona will have the chance to see Speed Channel’s hit show “Superbikes” Star Britton and his Co-star Eric Hoenshell, perform heart-pounding stunts including wheelies, on-bike acrobatics, stoppies, burnouts, endos and more at each show.

“Eric and I are very excited to be a part of the entire 2010-2011 Progressive International Motorcycle Show tour,” said Britton. “We look forward to meeting and performing for our fans and fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. It’s all about the passion on two wheels! See you at the shows!”

Britton and Hoenshell are two of the world’s top stunt riders. Their performances at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows will provide more than half a million show attendees nationwide an up-close, in person look at these two skilled dare-devils. After the performances, fans will also have the chance to meet Britton and Hoenshell during autograph sessions. A special Team No Limit autograph page is included within the free official show guide which will be available to all show attendees at all shows.

“We went after the biggest name in stunt riding to bring as much excitement and energy to the shows for the benefit of the attendees,” said Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Marketing Coordinator Kurt Whittington. “Beyond all the awesome motorcycles we’ll have on the show floor, the price of admission now includes live stunt performances by internationally known superstars.”

The Team No Limit Stunt Show is a part of the overall re-invention of the 30-year-old powersports event series from the ground up to offer more value for exhibitors and attendees. This year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows nationwide tour will introduce a completely new visual design and show environment, more entertainment and learning opportunities, more gifts and prizes custom-built for each unique lifestyle enthusiast, and more ways to interact with and buy product than ever before. From New York to California, hardcore powersports enthusiasts, recreational riders, and aspirational fans from all lifestyles and riding abilities will be engaged in a brand new way on the show floor and spend more time connecting with exhibitors and the community, leaving the show with a tremendous sense of satisfaction and tangible value from their experience. For more information call 800/331-5706 or visit www.motorcycleshows.com.