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Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Return to Cleveland on January 30, 2015
1/19/2015

 

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19 January 2015  

PROGRESSIVE® INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS® RETURN TO CLEVELAND ON JANUARY 30, 2015


Santa Monica, Calif.
– The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® shift into gear Friday, January 30 through Sunday, February 1 in Cleveland, OH. The world’s leading manufacturers including BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, Star, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, and Yamaha will be on hand to display their North American lineups, as well as the latest in aftermarket parts and top brand accessories. From seasoned veteran to casual enthusiast, the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is the ultimate destination to experience powersports culture, speak with brand and industry experts and shop the marketplace.

Highlights that will fill the I-X Center throughout the weekend include:

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Competition – Back for a fifth year, the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition will showcase elite-level, custom motorcycle creations vying for a cash prize. This competition will feature several classes including Freestyle, Retro Mod and Mod Custom.

Stunt Shows featuring No Limit Extreme Entertainment Team including legendary rider Jason Britton – New for the 2014/2015 tour season, the stunt show includes one of the most highly recognized stunt riders and entertainers in the industry, Jason Britton. For nearly two decades, Britton has elevated his riding talent and skills in extreme sports to an art form that is not to be missed.

Main Stage Seminars including Finding Cannon Ball’s Trail with award-winning rider and racer, Don Emde – Our main stage presentations attract thousands of attendees to see the top racers, instructors and celebrities. For the 2014/2015 tour season, Finding Cannon Ball’s Trail has been added to the lineup. This newest addition features a discussion with the legendary Don Emde about his work on the Cannon Ball Project where he retraced the groundbreaking 1914 transcontinental motorcycle ride taken by E.G. “Cannon Ball” Baker, an early pioneer of the sport. The talk will include Emde’s personal experiences working from Baker’s written accounts and retelling the story of his ride on a day-by-day basis to commemorate its 100th anniversary.

Main Stage Seminars including “A Journey with the Legendary, Peter Starr” – Spend an afternoon with producer, director, racer and travel personality Peter Starr on the main stage. Newly added to the tour for the 2014/2015 season, Peter’s seminar retraces his steps around the globe and through the motorsports world from his humble beginnings to his present day achievements. Over the course of his career, Peter has produced and directed more than 40 award-winning television specials, films and radio programs on motorsports including the full length film “Take it to the Limit.” His groundbreaking achievements include the first a film camera mounted on a motorcycle during an AMA National Race-Laguna Seca, the inaugural live broadcast of a motorcycle competition on “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” and production of the first national television series on motorcycling titled “The Peter Starr Motorcycle Show,” among others.

The EagleRider Travel and Tour Pavilion: The World on Two Wheels – A brand new innovative feature added for the 2014/2015 show season, the Pavilion is dedicated to the touring, adventure and destination riders. Highlights include gear, products, DIY’s and seminars designed to educate attendees on how to create the motorcycle journey of a lifetime.

Vintage Club Displays – Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to look into the past, with this special display showcasing retro bikes, courtesy of local vintage motorcycle clubs.

Progressive® School of Rock – Returning to the tour, Progressive® and the School of Rock are teaming up to bring attendees the perfect mix of music and motorcycles.

The Marketplace – Is an interactive retail space that offers attendees the opportunity to touch, test and/or try the newest top arts, accessories and gear while interacting with factory specialists from leading manufacturers including Airhawk, Arai Helmets, Chatterbox, Dunlop/Goodyear, Dynojet, Heidenau Tires, HJC America, K&N Engineering, Krypptonite Corp., Mustang Motorcycle Products, National Cycle, Performance Machine, Shoei Safety Helmet Corp., Tourmaster/Cortech, Twisted Throttle, Vance & Hines and Yuasa Battery.

Ultimate Powersports Giveaways – Attendees will enter to win at each tour stop with the chance to win one of the grand prizes, which include Suzuki and Triumph motorcycles and Yamaha watercraft. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the tour in March of 2015.

Progressive® International Motorcycle Show, Cleveland
Dates: Friday, January 30- Sunday, February 1, 2015
Location: I-X Center, One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135
Show Hours: Friday, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 adults, $6 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are admitted free
Family Day: Sunday, February 1, all children 11 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult
General Information: 800-331-5706 or www.motorcycleshows.com 

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About Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows®
The 11-city nationwide tour of the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® offers powersports enthusiasts an all access pass to the world of motorcycling. Launched in 1982, the tour showcases hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for both new and experienced riders and gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories, as well as hours of entertainment – including a custom bike competition.www.motorcycleshows.com.

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