My husband LOVES motorcycles. But anyone who knows my man knows the way he operates a motor vehicle. (Scary!) Since I need to keep him alive till the kids are at least in college, I will not let him own a bike. He claims not to ride the way he drives, but I amNOT going to take his word for it! I mean, this is the same guy I remember barreling down I-95 at over 100mph at 17 years old in a hooptie 1984 Oldsmobile. His driving terrified me back then, and it still terrifies me now. I will give him some credit, though. Since the babies have been born, he has calmed down....a little. Nevertheless, I try and be a good wifey and sit through countless motorcycle themed shows on TV and let him fantasize about the Ducati or Harley Davidson bike he's always dreamed of. Hey, gotta let him dream, right?
That's why I am thrilled to be taking him to the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows in Washington, DC this January. It's the perfect daycation, and he can drool over all the bikes he wants! (As long as he's not drooling over the Triumph Girls, he will survive to tell all his buddies about the cool things he saw.) The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are happening NOW and will be stopping in several major cities nationwide for the next few months. I will post a detailed schedule at the bottom of this post so you can locate an event near you!
Think the event is all about the guys? You thought wrong! The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are great for the entire family! The Shows feature numerous engaging and interactive exhibitions including opportunities to become an artist for a day by using a digital paint can to design your own bike and to see a thrilling stunt show featuring the Smage Brothers, made famous by an impressive top 10 finish in a nationwide television talent competition. Additionally, every Sunday, the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows features “Family Day”, in which kids under 12 get in free with a paid family member. Kids 6 and under get in FREE!
Check out this video of the Smage Brothers in action! I cannot WAIT to see what stunts they perform in January!
Another thing I am really looking forward to is the family-friendly activities, like designing your own bike. My 11 year old wants to tag along, and he is very artistic. I know he will love coming up with his own custom chopper! This weekend long event will literally have something for everyone. I am not a huge fan of bikes, but I have been to a Harley convention many years ago and it was a lot of fun. I can only imagine how much better the Progressive International Motorcycle Show will be, since they'll be featuring so much more than just Harleys! My husband is thrilled because he will be face to face with some of the nicest bikes around. It's the closest he'll ever get to owning one, so I'm sure he'll take advantage of being able to touch and study all of the different bike designs! This would make a wonderful Holiday gift for the motorcycle enthusiast in your life. It would also be a great daycation for your family during the colder months. No need to stay cooped up indoors because all of the theme parks are closed. Go get your action at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show! And if you happen to go to the DC show, find me and say hello!
WANT TO GO?
The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are happening in many major US cities. Here is a schedule of events:
San Mateo, CA: Nov 18-20 2011
Dallas, TX: Dec 2-4 2011
Long Beach, CA:Dec 9-11 2011
Seattle, WA: Dec 16-18 2011
Novi, MI: Jan 6-8 2011
Washington, DC: Jan 13-15 2012
New York, NY: Jan 20-22 2012
Cleveland, OH: Jan 27-29 2012
Minneapolis, MN: Feb 3-5 2012
Chicago, IL: Feb 10-12 2012
Charlotte, NC: Feb 24-26 2012
Daytona Beach, FL: March 14-17 2012
You can learn more about the event and purchase your tickets HERE.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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