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Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show12

Highlights for the 2012 event in Spokane

The Spokane/Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show will take place at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center the weekend of March 9th through 11th, 2012.

The show will feature local retailers carrying many established brands of bikes and 4x4s.  Exhibitors include Allsport Honda Polaris Yamaha, Lone Wolf Harley Davidson, Roundy’s Kawasaki, Empire Cycle and Powersports, Westside MotorSports, Spokane PowerSports, and Lawrence’s Cycles based in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, which specializes in parts and restorations of classic American bikes, and URAL Russian motorcycles and sidecars. Custom motorcycle builders and vendors include Customs by Jim and Rooster Cycles, among others.

Sound RIDER! will once again present a series of informative seminars focused on riding in the Northwest and improving riding skills. See more details below.

Members of the "High Ridaz” motorcycle stunt riding group Demian Petretti, Bryon Petretti and Pat Manzi will be performing. The High Ridaz were formed in 2004, and the group performs at venues all over the inland Pacific Northwest. The stunt riding group will perform their shows every two hours during all three days of the show. 

For those wanting to do a bit of "stunt riding” on their own, radio station KNOW (NOW FM) will sponsor video motorcycle racing, allowing participants to ride a virtual motorcycle on a video race course, while minimizing the potential for road rash.

Another local radio station, KKZX, will sponsor the "Westside MotorSports Bike Off,” where listeners pick their favorite custom bike via photos posted on the station’s website. The top twenty bikes picked on the website will be entered into the contest at the motorcycle show, and the first, second and third place bikes will be chosen from a panel of judges. Vote for the bikes at http://www.kkzx.com.

The NW Classic Antique Motorcycles Club will be presenting vintage bikes owned by the club’s members.

Registrants signing up at the Toyota truck display will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gas card, and a new name will be drawn for a gas card every two hours of the show.

The address of the Fair and Expo Center is 404 N. Havana St. #1, Spokane, WA.  Hours for the show are Friday; 4PM to 9PM, Saturday; 10AM to 8PM, and Sunday; 10AM to 4PM.  Make plans to be there! More information is available at http://www.spokanemotorcycleshow.com/

PB/Winter '12


2012 Sound RIDER! Seminars return to Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show

When you arrive at the Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show, be sure to locate the Sound RIDER! booth and take in a seminar or two while you're there. Each seminar lasts about 30 minutes and is designed to provide you with information about where to ride, improve your riding skills and improve your riding experience overall. Here's a list of the seminars in the order they will roll during the show weekend.

FRIDAY - Show opens @ 4PM

Let's Moto Photo @ 5PM

Everyone has a camera and it's easy to take pictures, but when you make pictures it's so much better. Learn tips on how to shoot your next group ride by combining the people, the scenery and the action throughout the ride with pictures that really do say 1,000 words.

SATURDAY - Show opens at 10AM

Cornering in the West @ 11AM

The road is trying to speak to you … are you listening? Here in the West and particularly the Pacific Northwest, motorcyclists are having difficulty negotiating curves. We'll review several examples of how good motorcycle roads can be deceptive but still reveal how you can anticipate what lies ahead.

Searching for Sasquatch: Dual Sport Touring in the Northwest @ 12PM

The Pacific Northwest is a fabulous area to take multi-day trips on a dual sport motorcycle riding both paved and unpaved roads. Follow this scenic slideshow as we reveal the roads and places less travelled and learn about how to plan a tour of your own, or join in on someone else's.

The Camp for Big Kids with Big Bikes @ 1PM

A review of the Puget Sound Safety Off-Road Adventure Camp from the perspective of a dedicated street rider. This is a must do if you're transitioning from street to dual sport riding. What to expect and a discussion about the different ways to pick up a gravity challenged motorcycle.

Northwest Road Trip 2012 @ 2 PM

Discover how we create our five day road tours in the Northwest and how you can create your own or join in on one of ours. We'll be sharing information about the planning process, road selection, guides we utilize and preparation.

Six Keys to Cornering @ 3PM

Join us for a glimpse into the cornering techniques taught in the Lee Parks Total Control Advanced Cornering Clinic. Learn what the most common mistakes are that riders make and how you can re-program yourself to use proper cornering techniques.

Packing Light/Packing Right @ 4PM

Whether you're packing for the day ride, or planning a multi day trip, it is possible to get all your gear on board with room to spare. We'll be discussing tips and tricks and opening up the floor for others to share what works best for them.

Let's Moto Photo @ 5PM

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SUNDAY - Show opens at 10AM

Six Keys to Cornering @ 11AM

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Searching for Sasquatch: Dual Sport Touring in the Northwest @ 12PM

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Packing Light Packing Right @ 1PM

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