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2011-2012 International Motorcycle Shows Tour Dates Announced
The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows has released its 12-stop 2011-2012 tour calender.
The country’s largest touring motorcycle show, the IMS usually features several new models making their debuts in the United States.
The 2011-2012 tour kicks off Nov. 18-20, 2011, in San Mateo, Calif., and ends March 14-17, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fla., at Bike Week.
Here’s the full slate:
- November 18-20, 2011, San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, CA
- December 2-4, 2011, Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX
- December 9-11, 2011, Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA
- December 16-18, 2011, Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA
- January 6-8, 2012, Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI
- January 13-15, 2012, Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.
- January 20-22, 2012, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY
- January 27-29, 2012, I-X Center in Cleveland, OH
- February 3-5, 2012, Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN
- February 10-12, 2012, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, IL
- February 24-26, 2012, Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC
- March 14-17, 2012, Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL
Press release after the jump.
ADVANSTAR COMMUNICATIONS ROLLS OUT TOUR DATES FOR
2011-2012 PROGRESSIVE® INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS®
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.”
Media Days are scheduled to take place in Long Beach, New York and Chicago, showcasing the latest new vehicles and product debuts. Additional opportunities will exist for licensed riders to test ride new motorcycles at select cities on the Tour. For more information visit www.motorcycleshows.com.