20th Annual Cycle World Motorcycle Shows Kicks Off in San Francisco
7 November 2000
20th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows Presented by Toyota Trucks Kicks Off in San FranciscoSANTA ANA, Calif.--Nov 7, 2000--Northern California motorcyclists will witness the opening of the largest and oldest consumer-oriented powersports show series in the nation when The Cycle World International Motorcycle Show(R) presented by Toyota Trucks rolls into the San Mateo County Expo Center, Nov. 10-12, 2000.
Celebrating its 20th year, the show treats area motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages to a virtual toy store of the industry's latest vehicles and accessories. Sportbikes, cruisers, scooters, dualsport machines, off-road bikes, motocross and even 4-wheel ATVs will be represented in factory showcase displays from top manufacturers such as Aprilia, BMW, Buell, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha. Representatives from local dealerships will also be on hand to answer questions and help enthusiasts determine the perfect ride for their size and experience level.
Complementing the new hardware will be a large aftermarket manufacturer contingent offering everything from performance parts to leather goods to memorabilia. Show-goers can also see some of the latest product offerings at "The Factory," a series of showcase displays featuring parts and accessories from companies such as Abus Motorcycle Locks USA, Arai Helmets, Autocom Specialist Communications, Bridgestone/Firestone Tires, ChatterBox, Dowco Inc., Dunlop Tires, Dynojet Research, Gi. Vi. USA, HJC Helmets, K&N Engineering, Kendon Industries, Metzeler Motorcycle Tire, Prexport, Progressive Suspension, Samson Motorcycle Products, Shoei Helmets, Spyke Inc., Thunder Manufacturing, Travelcade/Saddlemen and Yuasa Batteries. The show is not limited to spectators -- enthusiasts can shop and purchase much of what they see on display.
Supplying a "high" level of entertainment to the show experience, the Schwinn/Toyota Bicycle Stunt Team will be on hand to dazzle the crowd with a variety of two-wheeled acrobatics. Watch team riders Duncan Gore, Justin Marchak, Koji Kraft and Sean Peters as they fly through the air, flip and spin on a series of vert ramps and mini jumps. The guys are true professionals, competing and winning at regular competitions nationally throughout the year... don't miss one of their many performances during the three-day San Francisco show.
If it's more of a "hands-on" activity you want, the "Good Hands" folks at Allstate Insurance Company can steer you over to the radio-controlled truck races. With life-size steering wheel controls, up to six participants at a time will be able to navigate their RC trucks through a rough, offroad-style course. They can expect all the bumping and dicing of real, off-road truck racing... as well as a lot of fun.
As an added bonus, one show attendee may be rewarded with a new motorcycle as a result of his or her trip to the San Francisco show. Sponsored by American Suzuki, the Official Motorcycle Giveaway provides entrants with the chance to win a 2001 Suzuki Intruder(R) Volusia(TM). In addition, regular Product Giveaways will see a variety of merchandise awarded to attendees throughout the day. Made possible by many of the participating exhibitors, this show highlight is always a crowd favorite!
Another hit with enthusiasts is the manufacturer-sponsored demo rides. Licensed motorcyclists, with their own riding gear including helmets, can ride the latest street bikes from BMW and Buell. Getting back to the grass roots of motorcycling, the Cycle World Classic Collection showcases a number of classic, custom and vintage motorcycles from local riders and clubs. Presented by Cycle World Magazine, the feature gives local collectors the chance to show off their bikes to their peers and offers enthusiasts a glimpse of the limitless restoration and customizing possibilities available to them.
Once considered a man's domain, motorcycling has experienced a growing segment of female riders. In recognition of the past, present and future women motorcycle enthusiasts, the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation presents the "Women in Motorcycling" display.
Tickets are available on-site, adults $9; children (ages 6-11) $4; children (under 6) FREE. Groups of 20 or more can contact TEAM Powersports for information about receiving a $2 admission discount. Members of the American Motorcyclist Association who show their membership cards when purchasing their tickets are also eligible for a $1 rebate coupon to be redeemed at the AMA show booth. $1 discount coupons can be found at local participating dealers. Advance tickets are available online at the show web site: www.motorcycleshows.com. Free Helmet and Coat Check. Free motorcycle parking.