First, it means most riders have put away the bikes for the season now. Second, it means the Toronto Motorcycle Show is just around the corner – next week, in fact, December 9-11.
In addition to what we’ve already told you, here are some more details.
If you want to save money, there’s a $2 savings coupon for adult admissions, available now here. Click fast, these things don’t last forever.
For those motocross or supercross riders out there who are wondering how to raise funds, there will be a seminar at the show Sunday titled “Get Sponsored.” There will also be advance tickets to the Toronto Supercross show available at a $10 discount.
Harley-Davidson won’t just be showing off their bikes – they’re bringing UFC fighters Jake Shields and Brendan Schaub, as well as UFC’s Brittany Palmer, to sign autographs on Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Along with their scooter school, Yamaha will run their Yamaha Riding Academy for kids 6-12, at 1-5:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
At the Go Ride Ontario Stage, host Frank Wood will interview various interesting riders over the weekend, including Canadian Superbike champ Brett McCormick, CBR125 Challenge winner Stacey Nesbitt and touring experts John Gilbank and Rene Cormier.
Students will get in for $5 on Friday, with valid ID; as we mentioned before, Friday is also Ladies Night after 5 p.m.; women can enter the show for free, with the first 500 ladies through the door winning a prize. For all those ladies wondering how to fit a pair of leather chaps, Lisa Hill Leathers is featuring an “Ass Class” to help you figure it out.
There’ll be an MX Stars of Tomorrow program, featuring six of Canada’s top young motocrossers. There will be a Vintage Road Racing Association display, showing off some of Canada’s vintage track machines.
You can also take in Rider Training Seminars, run by the Rider Training Institute, featuring talks on touring basics, pre-ride maintenance checks, defensive riding strategies, and safety gear essentials.
Some of Canada’s top BMX riders will perform at the show, if you’re into that sort of thing.
As we told you before, admission is $16 for adults, $10 for kids and seniors.