It’s that time of year again, the Calgary & Edmonton 2016 Motorcycle Shows are here and what better way to help you get through the winter blahs than hangout at the motorcycle shows all weekend. The dates for Calgary show are Jan 8-10 at the BMO Centre while Edmonton is the next weekend Jan 15-17 at the Expo Centre Northlands. We will be at both shows all weekend long and look forward to seeing as many of you as we can!!
Calgary & Edmonton 2016 Motorcycle Shows
This will be the first opportunity for Southern Albertans to check out what’s new in motorcycles, side-by-sides, ATVs and scooters for 2016. All the major manufacturers will be represented on the Show floor.
“What better way to wet the appetites of bike enthusiasts than filling three halls of the BMO Centre with the very latest and greatest in two, three and four wheels available on the market”, says Show Manager Laurie Paetz, “with the recent changes in the economic climate in Alberta, we are optimistic that there will be an even greater interest in bikes, as they are an extremely affordable mode of transportation.”
In addition to the impressive showcase of new model motorcycles, there is a wide variety of aftermarket accessories, apparel, touring destinations, as well as clubs and associations.
SHE Rides Night
SHE Rides Nite continues to grow and gain in popularity each year. On Friday, January 8th admission is half price for all women after 5:00 pm. The highlight of evening will be a draw for a 2016 Ninja EX300, which was inspired by the Ninja supersport line. It is lightweight and provides a thrilling and agile ride powered by a compact but potent engine. Its nimble handling and balanced suspension offer silky-smooth ride, irresistible to experience track riders as well as novice road riders looking to sharpen their skills. This amazing prize is provided by Canadian Kawasaki.
Ride Stop n Go will be around all weekend
We love attending the Calgary and Edmonton 2016 Motorcycle Shows, it is a great time to meet up with new and old friends.
Previous years we missed seeing people when we stepped away from the Blue Circle Insurance booth, but this year we are doing something different so we don’t miss you! We are sharing a few tall tales focusing on all the people we met and the wild and crazy things that can happen as you ride your motorcycle around North America.
Schedule for Edmonton
6:00pm at Cycle Works Booth
1:00pm at Victory Booth
5:00pm at Blue Circle Insurance Booth
1:30pm at Indian Booth
Schedule for Calgary
2:00pm at Indian Booth
6:00pm at Cycle Works Booth
1:30pm at Victory Booth
4:30pm at Man Van
7:00pm at Cycle Works Booth
11:30am at Blue Circle Insurance Booth
Big News for Ang and Blue Circle Insurance
Blue Circle Insurance has been Ride Stop n Go’s #1 supporter and fan, even all the way back in 2011 when we started this wild and crazy journey and they were a major sponsor for The Worlds Longest Motorcycle Demo Ride! Over the past 5 years a partnership developed, a friendship grew and we couldn’t be more excited and proud to announce that Ang is now a full time licensed employee and part of the Blue Circle Team.
Ang will be at the Blue Circle Booth Friday 5-9, Saturday 11-5 and Sunday 11-3, come by and say Hi, enter your name in the draw and pick up the Infamous 2016 Laminated Ride Map.
Cycle Works, Victory and Indian Motorcycle Booths
This dynamic trio is a lot of fun to be around! With their support this past year on The Worlds Longest Motorcycle Demo Ride, we got to know them quite a bit more and let’s just say We had a blast with them!! They have a few fun things happening at the booths, prizes to be won with a little contest with Ride Stop n Go, a TV will be playing short videos from the Demo Ride, be sure to stop by, take a shot at guessing the contest question and check out their bikes!
Welcome Torch Motorcycles
New to the Motorcycle Show – Calgary this year is Torch Motorcycles a local group of female moto-enthusiasts focused on collecting real data to design and build new café racer bikes, and apparel for women, while promoting safety and building community. The Torch Motorcycle Revv-olution exhibit will encompass safety, design, technology, fashion, and an opportunity to watch some of the women work on their own custom designed bikes.
Stunt Bikes are back
“The MX Freestyle Show has always been a crowd favorite, and this year we are turning it up a notch by adding a second ramp and a sled to the action” says Show Manager, Laurie Paetz, “Don’t miss all the edge of your seat action at the Motor Madness and Mayhem Show in the Corral, it is great entertainment for the whole family.”
Lead by Keith Sayers, the team of Freestylers that will be performing at the Motor Madness and Mayhem Show is impressive including Canadians Craig Latimer and Billy Kohut as well as Nick Dunne, and Heath Frisby. These talented riders will thrill audiences with tricks like the Kiss of Death, Tsunami and Captain Morgan, flying over 10 meters in the air. The smell of burning rubber will waft through the air as Craig treats the audience to street stunts including burnouts and wheelies. Check the website for Show times.
The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Club’s display is always a big hit with the true motorcycle aficionados. This year the exhibit will focus on handbuilts and customs, some older than 70 years. Club members will be on hand to chat about the building process and share their passion with interested show goers.
Friends of Ride Stop n Go
We are proud to support many local companies and are honoured they support us!
Be sure to stop by their booths, say HI!