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New Women's Center at Motorcycle Shows This Winter

Improved format promises more excitement

9/24/2010


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Reinventing itself for the 30th annual nationwide tour, the International Motorcycle Shows is set to take over 12 cities across the country. From New York to California, powersports fans from all lifestyles will be treated to a 21st century experience designed to invoke more passion, excitement, sense of belonging and product selection than ever before. And WRN has learned exclusively that once again, an area devoted to specifically to women riders will be part of the 2011 shows. According to show organizers, "The Women’s Center was a huge success last year and will return to the 2011 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows as the 'Women Ride' feature for the nationwide series."

A whole new layout for the show is planned including the women's area. Here's an artists rendering of what the new "Women Ride" section will look like. Visit the Web site at the end of this article to see more artist renderings of layout of the upcoming shows.
A whole new layout for the show is planned including the women's area. Here's an artists rendering of what the new "Women Ride" section will look like. Visit the Web site at the end of this article to see more artist renderings of layout of the upcoming shows.

Whether you’re a sport bike, street bike, dirt bike, cruiser, scooter, ATV or UTV enthusiast, or a supplier of vehicles and aftermarket parts and accessories, the 2010-2011 International Motorcycle Shows tour will deliver more value than ever before according to show organizers.
Visitors to the motorcycle shows get to sit on many of the new 2011 models to "try then on for size."
Visitors to the motorcycle shows get to sit on many of the new 2011 models to "try then on for size."


The 2010-2011 International Motorcycle Shows 12-city tour schedule is as follows:

November 12-14, 2010, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX

November 19-21, 2010, San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, CA

December 10-12, 2010, Qwest Field & Event Center, Seattle, WA

December 17-19, 2010, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

January 7-9, 2011, Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, MI

January 14-16, 2011,Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.

January 21-23, 2011, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

January 28-30, 2011, I-X Center, Cleveland, OH

February 4-6, 2011, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

February 11-13, 2011, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Chicago, IL

February 25-27, 2011, Carolina First Center, Greenville, SC

March 9-12, 2011, Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL

The trade show floor from last year's motorcycle shows.
The trade show floor from last year's motorcycle shows.

The International Motorcycle Shows will feature gear, accessories, stunt shows, demo rides, new rider programs, must-attend seminars, kid’s activities, media previews and more. Additional opportunities will exist for licensed riders to test ride new motorcycles at five locations including Dallas, San Mateo, Long Beach, Greenville and Daytona Beach. An added media preview in Chicago will supplement existing media events in Long Beach and New York, showcasing the latest new vehicles and product debuts.
Stunt shows are also part of the action.
Stunt shows are also part of the action.


“This year’s tour will feature a fresh new experience from the minute you arrive and deliver value unlike anything we’ve ever provided before to all types of powersports enthusiasts nationwide," said International Motorcycle Shows Director Jeff D’Entremont. " Long time fans of the show can’t miss it this year and for those who’ve never been, this will be the year to attend!”

New model unveilings usually take place at the bigger cities like New York City and Chicago.
New model unveilings usually take place at the bigger cities like New York City and Chicago.


The section devoted to women will be re-vitalized with a completely new visual design and show environment so enthusiasts can soak in the new show experience and rest their feet with great conversation as they discuss popular riding topics and helpful tips.
Browsing through racks of ladies specific riding clothes in the women's area at last year's motorcycle shows.
Browsing through racks of ladies specific riding clothes in the women's area at last year's motorcycle shows.

In an effort to further support women riders across the nation, specific seminar content, knowledgeable women rider speakers, a variety of apparel options and more will be readily available and announced shortly. WRN will have all the details as the information becomes available. For more information visit MotorcycleShows.com/new.


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Reader Comments


I went to NY's show in Jan 2010 and met and joined Spokes Women MC club as it was based close to me. Next year I hoped to man (or should i say wo-man) our booth to show women out there that this is one thing all women should do. It is great fun and invigorating to ride.

Maria Negron
South River, NJ
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thank you so much for this information. I'm glad others are finally realizing that women ride too. We want motorcycle gear especially for us and not limited items. I've spent the last four weekends going to different motorcycle stores just trying to find different items that no one else is currently wearing. I got lucky in two stores, one in Rocky Mount, NC, Twin County Motorsports, and in Norfolk, VA, Cycle Gear. So I know women are serious about what they wear and want to look good, but also be safe. Thank you for providing the information on the conventions coming up.
Blessings and peace always.


LaShonda Sykes
Richmond, VA
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
As a woman rider, I worked the NYC show in the Women's Center, and it was a great success. There was not only clothing and brochures, information etc. but informative sessions on riding and anything pertaining to women and motorcycling. I'm glad to hear that it will be back and even better. I'll be there!

Marilyn Hansen
Princeton, NJ
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
I went to Cleveland's International Motorcycle Show a few years ago and loved it. Unlike some stuffy dealerships, most vendors want you to touch and mount their bikes and even take it off the stand. You can check out all bike manufactures at once. They had some great informative short seminars and enough gear and accessories to please anyone.

I intend to visit 2011's Cleveland show as I will be to choosing my next bike and am looking forward to checking out the new women rider's booth. Plan to spend the day...it's that huge. Living in the cold snowy north, I'll be needing a motorcycle fix by then.

Elise Gough
Webster, NY
Tuesday, October 05, 2010


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