PROGRESSIVE® MAIN STAGE/SPEAKERS 4
Our main stage presentations attract thousands of attendees to see the top motorcycle racers, riding instructors, technical seminars, daredevil stunt riders, adventure touring legends, bike designers, industry influencers and custom builders along with A-list and moto celebrities. Q&A from the audience following the presentations is encouraged. Stage highlights for the current Tour include Doug Danger (select cities), Glen Heggstad/Earth Ride (select cities), Scott Russell “Mr. Daytona” (select cities), Yamaha Champions Riding School (select cities) and Jason Britton/Team No Limit, among others.
Motorcycle Daredevil who holds the World Record Harley Davidson Jump August 6, 2015, Guinness World Record Jump 251 feet over 42 cars; he will have the Vanson Leathers and cape worn during the World Record Jump – an exact replica of Evel Knievel’s 1974 Sports Illustrated Cover Leathers.
Adventure motorcycle traveler; On his first adventure, he was kidnapped in Columbia and tortured for months in the jungle before being released yet has continued to travel the world ever since.
Hitting the Apex
Director Mark Neale who has also brought you Faster and The doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid will be presenting on the Progressive Stage in select markets the making of his latest movie co-produced and narrated by Brad Pitt, Hitting the Apex. Hitting the Apex follows the careers of Moto GP superstars Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Valentino Rossi, Marco Simoncelli, and Casey Stoner. Clips and segments of Mark Neal films will be shown through out the show at the Progressive Stage.
Legendary stunt riding pioneer Jason Britton and teammate Ian Gaines will give you an inside look on what it really takes to be a stunt rider. Don't forget to check out the live stunt show for mind-blowing motorcycle moves in this one-of-a-kind actions sports genre.
Jeff G. Holt
Jeff G. Holt is Brand Director of the Bonnier Motorcycle Group’s American Motorcycle Group division where he manages the brands; Hot Bike and Street Chopper. The main focus of Holt’s duties is covering and reporting on the events and real stories of the people who are behind the fabrication and customization of American-made V-Twin motorcycles as well as the manufacturing of aftermarket products for these cycles. Holt will be selecting presenting the winners of the Hot Bike Editor's Choice Award and Street Chopper Best Chopper Award in the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show awards ceremony on Sunday. For more info on Holt, click here.
All about motorcycle helmets by Arai is everything there is to know about all helmet styles and features for every riding style. Proper helmet fit, how to care for your helmet and what exactly are the differences in the safety certifications are just some of the topics covered in this informative presentation. Don't take chances with your head by assuming something you read on an internet blog is correct. Get definitive answers to your questions from a top industry professional at the Progressive Stage.
Nick Ienatsch and the folks from Yamaha Champions Riding School do a great show with actual information on how to be a better and safer motorcycle rider. They do a fun interactive presentation and save lives.
“Where the rubber meets the road” by Dunlop. A top industry professional will be speaking and answering questions about one of the most expensive wear parts on your motorcycle.......tires. Internet myths and urban legends abound when speaking about motorcycle tires. Impress your friends with actual facts. Watching this informative presentation will not only make you and your motorcycle safer and perform better but also save you money.
Lenny Albin with K-tech
The, Suspension Made Simple for Every Rider by K-Tech presentation is suspension and frame geometry 101 for EVERY rider that would like to have more control and comfort on their motorcycle. If you are looking for your motorcycle to handle just as well loaded down with gear and a passenger as without this presentation is a must see. Suspension is not a voodoo back art when presented by Lenny Albin but rather an easily understandable overview of suspension basics. Have you ever wondered what all those knobs and adjusters on your suspension actually do? Lenny Albin is the most experienced suspension instructor in the country and is expertly equipped to answer any and all questions about suspension set-up for your style of riding and motorcycle. Lenny is currently dialing in suspension for top AMA riders across the country who translate comfort and control into faster lap times. For touring and recreational riders comfort and control is translated into safety and longer rides.
School of Rock
Supporting our next generation of prospective riders, the School of Rock returns for a 3rd tour season, featuring high-energy, live performances fusing the perfect mix of music and motorcycles.
Prepping for the Long Ride by Twisted Throttle's presentation will cover key elements to making your next long ride more pleasurable. Proper gear, bike set-up, packing and trip planning are some of the topics that will be covered by not only a seasoned motorcycle industry professional but also a well accomplished distance rider. It doesn't matter if you are planning your first over night trip on a motorcycle or an around the world odyssey there is something to help everyone enjoy that next long ride even more.