Grandpa is always a little hard to buy things for, which is why I love to think outside the box with maybe some fun experience ideas. Something that encourages family to get together and spend some time with Grandpa himself. Which is exactly why the upcoming Vancouver Motorcycle show could be a great idea if Grandpa is a fan of motorcycles and all things motorcycles and cars.
Of course there is more to do there than you would think, all of which can be a great time for the whole family.
The Vancouver Motorcycle Show, which has built its reputation on bringing the best in powersports brands together, is back for its annual three-day bike unveiling at the Tradex in Abbotsford. From January 18-20, 2019, gearheads and maximum torque lovers will be able to get their fix and find their ride with the newest makes and models of motorcycles as well as the latest accessories and technology featured all under one roof.
Back by popular demand, local stunt group VanCity Stunters will be generating their usual flurry of smoke-filled excitement with their acrobatic motorcycle maneuvering and high-energy performances their fans have come to expect. Group founder and Langley resident Matt Bush says the group of riders, which includes none other than Maple Ridge favorite Bill Hitchon, famous for his ATV one-of-a-kind tricks, will have a new show featuring new surprising stunts which is super exciting if you like a bit of a thrill.
Seasoned riders attending the Show will not want to miss how to demonstrations from professional riding instructor Clinton Smout who will demonstrate techniques ranging from clutch control to avoiding obstacles and slow speed maneuvers. Smout’s arsenal of tips and tricks are guaranteed to increase riders’ confidence levels for the riding season ahead. After visitors are armed with their fill of riding tips, they can relax in the Moto Lifestyle Lounge where they will hear live entertainment and be able to view up-close customized Triumph motorcycles, again adding more thrill to your day!
If you are worried about what you can get up too if you have the grankids in tow then don’t you worry they have a bunch of great stuff just for you!
Yamaha Riding Academy is also returning for kids between the ages of six to 12 who want to learn how to ride the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle, in a safe and secure environment and in the company of trained and certified instructors. Each riding session is approximately 15 minutes and is limited to eight riders total. The academy is free-of-charge with admission. For the even younger riders is the Show’s Strider Adventure Zone where children as young as 18 months and up to the age of five can take part in test riding a Strider Bike, all while improving and developing fundamental bike-handling skills. Parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to watch their children weave through a course that includes tires, rumble strips and ramps. Regardless of their skill levels, children who participate will have a blast as they either learn new riding skills or advance the ones they already have and make new friends while doing so.
Families are encouraged to visit the adventure zone in the show’s outside feature tent so they can book their children’s riding experience.