October 25 – 27, 2013: Progressive International Motorcycle Show

Posted on October 22, 2013

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The 2013 Progressive International Motorcycle Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running powersports show tour and kicks off in San Mateo, California. New riders and road-hardened veterans alike will have a blast immersing themselves in bike culture, talking to experts, learning new riding skills and taking demonstration rides on the hottest new bikes.

With nearly 70,000 square feet of exhibit space, visitors will find hundreds of new bikes from leading manufacturers including Aprilia, Beta, BRP, Darwin, Ducati, Erik Buell Racing, Gas Gas, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, Star, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha. The show offers the latest custom, exotic and production bikes all under one roof along with high-energy entertainment and learning experiences for all types of riders.

This season of Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is kicking off in San Mateo, Calif. October 25th – 27th and finishing up in Seattle, Wash. in February.

For the first time, budding musicians from local School of Rock programs will perform live, bringing a youthful energy to the show stage. These annual motorcycle showcases will also feature premiere bikes, sweepstakes and a custom motorcycle slot track dubbed “Race America.”

“Every year we look for new ways to enhance the IMS experience for attendees,” said Dan Kamionkowski, Product Manager at Progressive. “For family-friendly events like Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, bringing in School of Rock musicians is a natural fit. It’s inspiring when you see these kids rocking out and pulling off complex guitar riffs. It’s easy to see the connection between rock music and motorcycle gatherings.”

In addition to live music, attendees can test their skills at the motorcycle slot track race to enter for a chance to win kick stand pucks, detail cloths and helmet bags at Progressive’s SurPrize Center. Bike enthusiasts can also check out actual racing, try out a custom tablet app to see what new colors would look like on their tanks and get inspired by some of the best motorcycle artists in the business as they paint tanks on the show floor.

“Bikers are a passionate group of people,” Kamionkowski said. “We want to give them an experience that shows there’s a reason we’re the number one provider of motorcycle insurance — we understand their lifestyle and their insurance needs.”

To order IMS tickets and learn about city-specific events at each show, log ontohttp://www.motorcycleshows.com/.

For over 30 years, the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® have been the premiere winter refuge for over 600,000 powersports enthusiasts throughout the nation. All the latest models and accessories available for motorcycles, ATVs and scooters are on display from the industry’s leading manufacturers from November to February in major consumer markets across the nation, along with seminars, action features and historic motorcycle displays.

Date(s) and Time(s):  Fri, October 25 4pm – 9pm / Sat, October 26 9:30am – 8pm / Sun, October 27  10am – 5pm

Admission:  Adult – $13 (pre-sale/online), $15 (online/at door), Child – $6 (pre-sale/online), $10 (online/at door)

Ticketing and Information: http://www.motorcycleshows.com

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