Continue The Ride

Continue The Ride

Continue The Ride with the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® all year long with powersports news and events happening in the industry.  We're bringing you the latest bike news, events, rides and interesting happenings each month.  With Summer here, we know you are all gearing and getting out to ride! 


Happy #RideTo Work dayThursday June 16, 2016

The 25th annual Ride To Work Day advocates and supports the use of motorcycles for transportation, and provides information about transportation riding to the public (see below). Throw a leg over your motorcycle or scooter on Monday June 20, 2016 and ride to work!

I have ridden my motorcycle to work today because:
-Riding to work is fun
-Riding to work reduces traffic and parking congestion
-Riding to work uses less fuel than an automobile
-Riding to work leaves me alert and energized
-Riding to work results in less pollution than commuting in a larger vehicle
-Riding to work is less destructive to road surfaces, bridges, etc.
-Riding to work gets me to work (and back home faster)
-Riding to work demonstrates motorcycling as a social good 

The Perfect Father's Day GiftSunday June 19, 2016

To all the dads who inspired us to ride... Take dad out for a Father's Day ride and make him feel like the king of the Road! Forget the traditional BBQ with dad and get out and ride together. Discover new roads while making memories this Sunday June 19, 2016. Dad will surely remember this Father’s Day with the twist of the throttle. 





Motoblot's 3 Day Street FestTuesday June 14, 2016

The 3rd annual Progressive Insurance  powered by Triumph Motorcycles and fueled by All Rise Brewing will take place on June 24-26, 2016 on Fulton Street at Ashland Avenue in Chicago, IL with a full weekend of motorcycles, hot rod cars, pin-ups girls and live rock & roll.

“Our goal is to bring together all the facets of this unique motorcycle culture, the bikes, builders, music, art, fashion and give them a great urban setting where they can celebrate,” said Larry Fletcher, founder of Motoblot Chicago.

Click here for tickets and more information.


Whiskey Grade Caravan Rolling Into ChicagoWednesday June 15, 2016

The Whiskey Grade Caravan, an 50-foot trailer converted mobile store  is on the road for the #MotosAcrossAmerica Tour. Next stop – Motoblot in Chicago, IL. Whiskey Grade is in search of the people and places that make up our moto culture: riders, adventurers, creatives, builders and dreamers and documenting the entire tour so make sure to follow along on Whiskey Grade’s Instagram on their journey across America.




The winner of the 2016 Indian® Scout SweepstakesMay 6, 2016

Indian® Motorcycles and The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® united riders nationwide during it’s 10-city tour with an online and in-person sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Motorcycle – a bike that has conquered the Wall of Death, carried the Wrecking Crew to victory and made the world’s fastest Indian.

Dale Solmonson, an avid motorcycle rider attended the Minneapolis IMS Show and recently claimed his prize at Mies Outland dealership in Watkins, MN. Dale gifted the bike to his girlfriend for her birthday! Congratulations Dale and thank you to our sponsor Indian® and everyone that entered.   


Sister's Centennial Motorcycle RideMay 18, 2016

2016 is the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented ride across the United States on motorcycles. The Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride July 3-23, 2016, will honor and celebrate our female motorcycling heroines of the past, as we promote the growth of women motorcyclists and the motorcycling community.

In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to cross the continental United States, each on her own motorcycle. They became the first women to reach the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak each on her own motorcycle. In 2002 the Sisters were inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Hall of Fame and in 2003 they were inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

Women, as well as men, are encouraged to come out and meet the riders along the way at community events posted on the website. Registration options now include attendance at the launch and grand finale in Brooklyn and San Francisco, as well as  a new day-rider option.

For more detailed information, click here.

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Ryan Dungey Caps Off 450SX ChampionshipMay 7, 2016

A crowd of 36,714 fans braved a day and night filled with rain at Sam Boyd Stadium to celebrate the end of the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship. One week after clinching his third career 450SX Class title, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey survived the most difficult track conditions of the season to capture his ninth win of championship to cap off his successful title defense by moving into a ties as the winningest ride in Las Vegas history. In the annual 250SX Class East/West Shootout, GEICO Honda’s Malcolm Stewart and Yamalube/ Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb were crowned champions in the Eastern and Western regions, respectively, while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy took his third win of the season.


Whiskey Grade presents Motos Across America RideMay 17, 2016

If you want to get to know a place, get to know the people. This spring Whiskey Grade is setting out in search of the people and places: riders, adventurers, creatives, builders and dreamers with a motorcycle ride across America (Motos Across America). They are hitting the road with the Whiskey Grade Caravan, an incredible 50-foot trailer that has been converted in a mobile store and spending quality time with tastemakers and influences around the country. The tour will be a collaborative, creativity-inspiring experience of meet-ups, pop-ups and ride-outs. A social gathering of like minded friends who just need an excuse to get out there. 



Suzuki Sweeps WinnerApril 8, 2016

Attendees at the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® and Glendale Supercross event had the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a 2016 Suzuki RM-Z250. One lucky winner from the Miami IMS, Jacquanica Napper, recently claimed her prize at the Palmetto Motorsports dealership in Hialeah, FL.  Jacquanica's boyfriend also owns a 2007 RM-Z250 that he purchased from Palmetto Motorsports.  Couples that ride together stay togehter...right?!  Congratulations Jacquanica and thank you to our sponsor Suzuki and everyone that entered.

About the bike...The RM-Z250 continues to evolve for 2016, delivering a higher level of performance with suspension and frame advancements to improve its already class-leading handling, the addition of Suzuki Holeshot Assist Control (S-HAC), and extensive engine upgrades, bringing over 80 redesigned internal engine parts to the 2016 RM-Z250.  

April 10, 2016

Marquez Tops Americas GP PodiumMotoGP, socially known as #AmericasGP, where the riders are tested; where battles are fought wheel to-wheel; where championships are made. The fierce competition returned to Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on Friday April 8 - Sunday April 10 in Austin, TX with three full days of racing and festivities around the Circuit. All eyes were on Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as the MotoGP World Championship lined up at the head the grid for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The Spaniard went into the race with a perfect record on the American soil; winning every MotoGP race he had started in the United States. 

Click here to see the full race results. 


April 9, 2016

Supercross Indy ActionMonster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made its annual visit to the motorsports mecca of Indianapolis on Saturday at a 60,085 fan-filled Lucas Oil Stadium. In what was arguably the most exciting battle for victory of the 2016 season, Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey outlasted RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/ Suzuki Factory Racing's Ken Roczen to capture his seventh win and extend his points leads. In the fifth race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Chamionship, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Aaron Plessinger became the fifth different winner in as many races, dominating en route to his first career Main Event victory at his home race.  

Click here for more information.


April 9, 2016

Flat Track Debuts At COTAThe world's best dirt track racers including Super Hooligan racers like Roland Sands took to their twin-cylinder motorcycles for the first time on Saturday April 9, 2016 in Austin,TX when AMA Pro Flat Track debuted at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) during the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas race weekend. Both the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines and GNC2 classes competed on a brand new and purpose-built mile track designed by the seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr. The Ama Pro Flat Track races ran less than a quarter of a mile away from the main entrance to COTA's road racing circuit where both MotoGP and MotoAmerica competed over the weekend. Both the GNC1 and GNC2 classes were showcases, introducing a new and exciting type of motorcycle racing to the Red Bull Grand Prix fans after road racing qualifying concluded on Saturday afternoon.  

Click here for more results and news about AMA Pro Flat Track.

March 17, 2016

Ducati DemosJoin us and come test ride your favorite 2016 Ducati.

Ducati is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Ducati Experience Tour, a series of exciting events making their way across the country, bringing our amazing 2016 Ducati line up to a city near you! Spanning three-day weekends, each stop on the tour will feature Ducati test rides and have a slew of various activities taking place over the course of the weekend. Two simultaneous Tour Experiences will be taking place; the 2016 Ducati Experience Tour and the 2016 Ducati Demo Days. 

The 2016 Ducati Experience Tour 
Hosted by Ducati North America in partnership with Ducati Dealerships nationwide, The Ducati Experience Tour will include the Ducati semi-truck complete with the vast majority of our amazing 2016 model line-up represented. Come join us for some fun and take part in one of up to 10 test ride sessions per day!

The 2016 Ducati Demo Days
Hosted directly by your local participating Ducati dealership with support from Ducati North America, the Ducati Demo Days will be very similar to the Experience Tour. Test rides will be running all weekend long with the majority of our 2016 model line up available with plenty of test ride sessions available.

Each event is sure to be action-packed and dealerships will have a wide array of activities going on such as live music, BBQ’s, food trucks, MotoGP and World Superbike race viewing parties, and much, much more. Please check with your local Ducati dealer for event specifics.

March 17, 2016

MotoGP Roars Into Austin

MotoGP is the biggest, baddest, fastest, loudest, wildest motorcycle racing in the world. MotoGP bikes are completely custom speed machines, built purely for the GP series. Unlike other motorcycle racing series, a MotoGP bike is built from scratch and does not share a single part with its showroom brethren. It's an exotic, 240-horsepower, fire-breathing beast that few men can wrangle. The MotoGP pilots are the fiercest competitors on two wheels. The battles are intense, the rivalries run deep and the fans are rabid.

MotoAmerica returns with MotoGP this year, bringing its unique style of wild and exciting racing. The series is reinvigorating motorcycle racing in North America with wall-to-wall action and unbelievable access to the riders and their machines.

The Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas will be the fiercest, most suspenseful two-wheeled racing weekend ever. Click here for more details and information.

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