The 30th edition countdown begins for the Spring Motorcycle Show (SMS), presented by RidersPlus Insurance, Saturday through Sunday, April 6 - 7, at the Toronto International Centre 6900 Airport Road, Toronto, Ontario.
The SMS is the best timed and most influential motorcycle show engaging motorcyclists from all levels of the activity - age and demographic - to interact with motorcyclists, and retailers over the two-day weekend run. Hundreds of exhibitors, motorcycle brands, national sponsors, as well as premium parts and accessories manufacturers are showcasing in more than 300,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space.
“As we kick-off our 30th year, the Spring Motorcycle Show continues to be the ultimate destination to experience the motorcyclist’s culture, mingle with other riders and speak with motorsport experts. It's a great place to buy or sell a motorcycle or find parts and accessories. We put on a motorcycle event which, presents a well-rounded enthusiast's experience. That’s what our visitors have come to expect. Over the years we’ve evolved the show’s features to coincide with the advances in motorcycle technology and to those of today’s rider lifestyle.” states Peter Derry, Show Manager.
Attractions at SMS include:
Used Bike Market: In collaboration with autoTRADER we’re offering motorcycle owners the chance to sell their own motorcycle for just $20. The program includes a one weekend pass, a FOR SALE sign, a FREE listing on autoTRADER and FREE parking for the seller’s truck or trailer.
Special Guest Jason McCoy: Meet and greet with Jason McCoy front-man and founding member of the highest-selling Canadian country band in history, The Road Hammers. McCoy, a motorcyclist, has teamed up with the “TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad” as the 2019 National Ambassador in the fight against prostate cancer. He has become a popular host on both television and radio programs, currently residing as an on-air host of KICX 106. Jason will be at the show Saturday April 6 from 2-4pm at the TELUS Ride for Dad booth.
Special Guest Dan Kruger International Road Racer: Canadian Dan Kruger keeps Canada in the arena with his long list of racing achievements and global experiences. He has raced the Isle of Man TT, the Suzuka 8 Hour World Endurance Race, the Macau Grand Prix, and is a regular Podium Finisher in the China Superbike Championship. He has raced with direct factory support throughout Europe and Asia for many years. His former teammates include legendary Michael Dunlop, Michael Rutter, Danny Webb, as well as the late great Simon Andrews.
Cash for Classics Display Competition: A new special feature producing the largest known indoor exhibit of vintage and classic motorcycles anywhere. Clubs such as the CVMG, the Vincent Owners Club, Ton Up Toronto and more will display their collections. Motorcycle Clubs will be awarded up to $2000. for the grand prize including the “Bar Hodgson Classic Cup” trophy. Three cash prizes will be awarded for three categories of motorcycles over 30 years old. Entrants are encouraged to create a theme display for extra points.
Barn Find Exhibit: Every rider dreams of discovering a “barn find” motorcycle. Anyone owning one of these long lost motorcycles is invited to bring it to the show and display it for free. The bike will be judged with winners in 1st, 2nd & 3rd place along with cash prizes.
Biker Poetry Contest: Motorcyclists are invited to put their poetic musings to paper and enter original works of poetry in the 1st annual Toronto International Biker Poetry Contest. Finalists will be reading their selected poems on stage at the show on April 6th. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and winning poems will be posted on the Spring Show website along with the authors’ photos.
Classics on the Red Carpet: Presenting a special collection representing 100 years of iconic motorcycles. Formerly called the "Bikes of the Century" exhibit, this year the display has been renamed “Classics on the Red Carpet”.
Women in Motorcycling: Presenting the 7th edition of our “Women in Motorcycling” feature in Hall #1 showcasing various and inspiring women riders, clubs, fashion shows and products.
Awards: Along with the highly regarded “Motorcyclist of the Year Award” honouring some of the most outstanding contributors to the motorcycling community, we also pay tribute to outstanding Canadian motorcyclists as suggested by editors of Canadian motorcycle publications for our “Eddy’s Award”.
Key sponsors: SMS key partners include title sponsor RidersPlus Insurance (a supporter of SMS events since 2013); Showbike Title sponsor Josef Gas, The Welders Superstore and presenting sponsor of the MX & Offroad Stars of Tomorrow exhibit is Roost Factory Hoosier Tires.
Show hours are: Saturday, April 6th: 9 – 9pm; Sunday, April 7th: 10 – 5pm
Discounted tickets are available online through the website’s box office at $3.00 off online.
Visit www.motorcyclespringshow.com for more info and to order tickets.
About the Spring Motorcycle Show
The RidersPlus Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show offers motorcycle enthusiasts an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling. For motorcyclists by motorcyclists, the show launched in 1990, and showcases hundreds of bikes – cruisers, sport, vintage, classic, and scooters for new and experienced riders. The show gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out aftermarket parts and accessories, purchase or sell bikes at the used bike market, find gear and enjoy hours of special features and meet special guests. The RidersPlus Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show is managed jointly by Peter Derry Productions and BHP Productions.