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San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive San Mateo, CA 94403
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Review from Goldstar Member
26 events 20 reviews

For the second year in a row, the demo sessions were rained out-- at least when I was there on Friday--there should be a way to have a return pass if teh weather is bad-- it was the main reason I attended; Also, I had to walk around from the...continued

reviewed Nov 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Jean Choi
2 events 1 review

Disappointing! My husband wanted to go check out the new Ducati but Ducati wasn't even there. There was a small reseller that had about 5 Ducatis there but definitely not what we were expecting. Pretty small and depressing all around. We were...continued

reviewed Nov 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from JansenL
3 events 1 review

pretty good representation from various vendors

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This year there’s an amazing collection of custom bikes, digital graffiti walls and exciting features including: 

World Debut of Smage Bros Stunt Show – Made famous by their popularity on a nationally televised talent competition this past summer, Wisconsin brothers Pat and Phil Smage will take motorcycle trials stunt riding to the next level with a brand new, never-before-seen show that will make eyes pop and jaws drop. The heart-pounding trials stunt show will wow audiences with the brothers performing wheelies, aerial acrobatics, stoppies and jumps while flying over trailers, ladders and many more obstacles! Stunt show hours are Friday, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Dream Pavilion – Showgoers are invited to leave their “every-day” ride behind and enter the fantasy world of rare, exotic bikes in the Dream Pavilion, featuring motorcycles from Aprilia, Beta, Darwin Motorcycles, Ducati, Erik Buell Racing, Gas Gas, Husqvarna, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton and Triumph.

The Learning Curve – An interactive stage will be jam-packed with industry experts presenting a variety of motorcycling topics for both new and experienced riders including adventure riding, motorcycle maintenance, increasing bike performance, seminars for women riders and more.

Demo Rides – Licensed motorcyclists who bring their own riding gear (including a helmet) can test ride the hottest new bikes from manufacturers on Saturday and Sunday, during daylight hours. These manufacturer-hosted demo rides will offer consumers the chance to hop on the latest models and take one out for a ride.

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show – Returning to the series for the second year, the world’s largest motorcycle builder competition will showcase elite-level custom motorcycles competing for a piece of a $90,000 cash purse prize and a chance to compete in the United States Championship, at the Daytona Beach Motorcycle Show, in March. In affiliation with the AMD World Championship, this competition will feature four classes of competition, a “People’s Choice” winner and the chance for attendees to meet the artists who create these custom designs. Additionally, attendees who vote for the “People’s Choice” award are automatically entered to win a custom-built Honda Fury, sponsored by The customized Honda Fury built by will be featured at each of the tour stops. The winner will be selected at the conclusion of the tour. Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show coverage and results will be posted at

Kawasaki Design-A-Bike – This state-of-the-art interactive digital wall display invites motorcycle enthusiasts to virtually design their own custom exterior paint and graphics package on a selected Kawasaki motorcycle using exclusive technology from Lumacoustics. This never-before-seen technology will make its debut in the United States at the San Mateo Motorcycle Show. Showgoers are invited to use a wireless digital spray-can to choose from dozens of color palettes and more than 10 graphics packages to customize a digitally displayed Kawasaki motorcycle. Custom creations can also be posted to Facebook, sent to an e-mail address or printed out as a show souvenir.

Supermoto Racing – SupermotoUSA brings Supermoto action-packed racing to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show – watch racers of all ages as they back in, come out sideways and jump over urban style ramps on a tight, closed-circuit course. Additionally, Supermoto Racing is FREE for all ticket-buying consumers of the San Mateo Motorcycle Show.

“A Century of Motorcycling” Presented by Motorcyclist Magazine – Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to take a look into the past, as well as the future, with this display of bikes representing every decade since Motorcyclist magazine was founded 100 years ago in 1912.

Swag Wagon Presented by Allstate – A specially designed mobile two-wheeled rolling freebie-machine, piloted by the show Swag Master, will cruise through the show spreading high-energy and laughs with moto-product giveaways, motorcycle oriented games, contests, prizes, music and more.

Rider Connection Presented by Allstate – This motorcycle concierge delivers first-class service and hospitality for riders looking to discover local motorcycle riding opportunities, the latest bikes, new products and how to make the most of the San Mateo Motorcycle Show experience.

Free Motorcycle Parking and Gear Check – Free motorcycle parking will be available for all riders who ride their motorcycles to the show. In addition, riders will be invited to check helmets, jackets and other gear at the show’s main entrance to free their hands and enjoy the new show experience. 

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