Advanstar Communications, the producer of the world’s largest and longest-running powersports show tour, has expanded its Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® nationwide tour to include two new markets popular with those who love motorcycling – Atlanta and Indianapolis.

The newly expanded Progressive International Motorcycle Shows 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, 2013, at the Lucas Oil Stadium will be co-located with Dealer Expo, the world’s largest powersports trade show, held at the Indiana Convention Center, 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 BMWHarley-DavidsonSuzukiTriumph and more have already confirmed their participation for the full 32nd annual Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour, and we expect to announce the participation of other major OEMs shortly. In particular, BMW motorcycle fans across the country will be pleased to know that BMW has committed to all 13 markets for this season, the first time since the 2007-2008 show tour.”

The 2012-2013 tour cities represent the most motorcycle-dense 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





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