Santa Monica, Calif. (August 17, 2012) – Advanstar Communications has expanded its Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) nationwide tour to include two new markets popular with those who love motorcycling—Atlanta and Indianapolis.
The newly expanded Progressive IMS series is set to launch its 2012-2013 nationwide tour November 2-4, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, and then continues across the country for a total of 13 stops. The new show in Indianapolis, taking place February 15-17, at the Lucas Oil Stadium, will be co-located with the Dealer Expo and combined will create the ultimate two-wheeled destination over President’s Day weekend.
“Motorcycle manufacturers, aftermarket retailers and riders have been enthusiastic about the expanded reach, and increased exposure the two new key motorcycle markets, Atlanta and Indianapolis, will provide to their brands and their experience,” said Advanstar Executive Vice President Danny Phillips. “Top manufacturers including BMW, Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, Triumph and more have already confirmed their participation for the full 32nd annual Progressive IMS tour, and we expect to announce the participation of other major OEMs shortly.
The 2012-2013 tour cities represent the densest motorcycle populations in the United States, reaching nearly 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 2012-2013 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows 13-city tour schedule is as follows:
November 2-4, 2012: Cobb Galleria Centre—Atlanta, GA
November 9-11, 2012: Dallas Convention Center—Dallas, TX
November 16-19, 2012: San Mateo County Event Center—San Mateo, CA
December 7-9, 2012: Long Beach Convention Center—Long Beach, CA
December 14-16, 2012: Washington State Convention Center—Seattle, WA
January 4-6, 2013: Washington Convention Center—Washington D.C.
January 11-13, 2013: Minneapolis Convention Center—Minneapolis, MN
January 18-20, 2013: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center—New York, NY
January 25-27, 2012: I-X Center—Cleveland, OH
February 1-3, 2013: Suburban Collection Showplace—Novi, MI
February 8-10, 2013: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center—Chicago, IL
February 15-17, 2013: Lucas Oil Stadium—Indianapolis, IN
February 22-24, 2013: Charlotte Convention Center—Charlotte, NC
Motorcycle riders and powersports fans from coast to coast will have the opportunity to experience hundreds of the hottest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for both new and experienced riders. From the latest gear and aftermarket accessories to informative seminars and interactive entertainment, this thrilling event is the place to experience the latest in the world of motorcycling. The motorcycle extravaganza will also showcase a Daytona 200 Pit Stop that will invite attendees to complete an official race-style pit stop; the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show featuring hundreds of the hottest custom motorcycles dripping in eye-popping chrome, wild paint jobs and dazzling rims; the return of the Learning Curve that will host motorcycle racers, celebrities and DIY seminars; and much more. Opportunities will exist for licensed riders to test ride new motorcycles at select cities on the tour. Progressive Insurance continues as title sponsor for the series. For more information visit www.motorcycleshows.com.