Edmonton, Ottawa motorcycle shows this weekend

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Want to check out 2012's new motorcycles? Visit the Ottawa or Edmonton shows this weekend.
Want to check out 2012's new motorcycles? Visit the Ottawa or Edmonton shows this weekend.

If you live in Ottawa or Edmonton, this weekend is your change to check what’s new in the motorcycling world.

Ottawa’s International Motorcycle Show runs Friday-Sunday at the CE Centre on Uplands Dr., with doors open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for kids 6-15; kids under 6 get in free, and families with two adults and two kids can get in for $32.

Grammy-nominated Tools of Creation will perform live at the Ottawa show on Friday and Saturday. There’ll be a fashion show at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Local motorcycle dealers will have displays, as well as the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group, the Ride for Dad, the Rider Training Institute, and more. Oh, and you could win a 2012 Harley-Davidson. More details are available here.

The Edmonton Motorcycle Show runs Friday-Sunday as well, at the Edmonton Expo Centre. It features many of the same attractions as last week’s Calgary show, such as Clayton Bellamy and the Roadhammers, the Yamaha Riding Academy and Scooter School, the Team Empire stunt riders, and the Mission: Impossible 3 Triumph Scrambler. BikerTV will be onsite, and of course, motorcycle manufacturers will have displays featuring new 2012 models.

Admission is $13 for adults, $9.50 for kids aged 6-15, and $35 for families with two adults and two kids. Kids under 6 get in free, and students get in for $5 on Friday, with valid ID. Ladies get in for half price after 5 p.m. on Friday night as well, as part of the SHE Rides Nite events.

The Edmonton show is open from noon until 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-8p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. You can find more details here.

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