August 4, 2021

IMS Dates Announced for 2019-2020 Tour

SANTA MONICA, CA – The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour will expand by one city in 2019-2020, with Denver joining the schedule that includes a New York stop Dec. 6-8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, it was announced this morning.

The eight-city tour kicks off Nov. 22-24 in Long Beach, CA at the Long Beach Convention Center and wraps up Feb. 7-9 in Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Triumph display at IMS stop in New York in December 2018

Other in-between stops are:

  • Jan. 3-5 in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
  • Jan. 10-12 in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Jan. 17-19 in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
  • Jan. 24-26 in Cleveland at the International Exposition Center
  • Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Convention Center

Tickets for the tour stops go on sale Sept. 5.

MV Agusta display at IMS stop in New York in December 2018

The IMS tour began in 1982 and Progressive Insurance has been the title sponsor since 2010. In announcing the new tour schedule, it was revealed that Progressive will continue to present the tour through 2025.

J&P Cycles will likewise continue to sponsor the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, a show within the IMS show.

The news release announcing the slate made no mention of what motorcycle manufacturers or vendors will be displaying their products.

About Bud Wilkinson

Bud Wilkinson writes the "RIDE-CT" motorcycle column and the "My Ride" classic car feature in the "Republican-American" newspaper in Waterbury, CT. A prep school graduate of Vermont Academy, he received a B.A. degree journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1975. He is the recipient of a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award in 1992 and a 1991-92 regional Emmy Award for commentary. He currently rides a 1987 BMW R 80 RT and a 2014 Triumph Bonneville.