Progressive® Main Stage/Speakers Minneapolis

Progressive® Main Stage/Speakers

This year, the Progressive stage will host a variety of intriguing guest: from local musicians/artists, to motorcycle craftsmen, to industry leaders and racers. Come snag a front-row seat and experience motorcycle culture first hand with us.

*Schedule and Presenters are subject to change without notice. 

Ride Like A Champion by Yamaha Champions Racing School
Street or track they’ve got your back! The Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) returns to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show stage and stunt area for a simple reason: Their approach to motorcycle rider training is amazing. For the last five years, the YCRS presentations have been standing-room-only and riders come away with a host of skills and tips to try on their next ride.

Adventure Travel with Earth Ride! By Glen Heggstad
Best-selling adventure travel author Glen Heggstad will be sharing his all new multimedia show featuring a spirited narration of extraordinary photographs. From Siberia to Africa via the Middle East you will ride along through fascinating cultures weaving your way through the tapestry of humankind. Join us at the Progressive Stage this season to meet Glen in person while experiencing the passion, struggles, and triumphs of a solo moto-odyssey through fifty-seven developing countries around the planet.

Makato Endo presented by Progressive
Experience Live Art with Makoto Endo one of the most unique artists in the world - he paints custom motorcycle prints free-hard with CHOPSTICKS!

Tips For Working on Your Own Bike by Alex Rossborough
So you want to work on your own bike? PowerSport Institute Instructor Alex Rossborough is here with some valuable tips and information that will help you work on and maintain your motorcycle. You are guaranteed to learn something useful!

Upgrade Your Bike’s Performance For Free – Take Care of Your Tires by Dunlop Tires 
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.  

The Evolution of Performance by Rickey Gadson 
Rickey Gadson is the 11X World Champion of Motorcycle Drag Racing, Instructor at Rickey Gadson Drag Racing School, Host of "Caffeine and Octane" TV show (premiering Velocity Channel Feb 5th 2017). He's also the 1st ever Factory Sponsored Motorcycle dragracer and Winningest Professional Motorcycle dragracer in AMA history

J&P UBCBS Award Ceremony 
Live at the Progressive Stage is the Awards Ceremony presented by @J&P Cycles to meet the builders and see who wins 1st and 2nd place. Classes of entry include, Modified Harley presented by Harley-Davidson, Modified Custom, Freestyle Retro Mod presented by Royal Enfield. A People’s Choice Award, presented by Bell Helmets and J&P Cycles, will also be given out at each show to the bike with the most votes from attendees. Additional category awards include: Best Paint, Best Overall Design, Sho Dog and the Originality Award.