Motorcycle Racing News Elena Meyers, Melissa Paris, Porterfield at IMS

Elena Meyers, Melissa Paris, Porterfield at IMS

Long Beach International Motorcycle Show

The Long Beach Progressive nternational Motorcycle Show will play host to some of the fastest women on two wheels on Saturday, Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Elena Myers, Leslie Porterfied and Melissa Paris will be a part of a panel discussion in the Women Ride booth to talk about their experiences in professional racing and share some of their insights to motorcycle race fans followed by an autograph session and group photo with these three amazing racers.

The 16-year-old Elena Myers is the first woman to win an AMA Pro Racing professional motorcycle road race.

Leslie Porterfield is a land speed record holder at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Melissa Paris has the best finishing time for a female racer in the prestigious Daytona 200 as well as being the wife of 2010 AMA Superbike champion, Josh Hayes.

About Women Ride
The Women Ride booth is an all-inclusive community on the show floor for women to share, learn and experience the best of motorcycling and the best of herstory, whether you’ve ridden once in your life or ride once a day. Men are welcome, but it’s all about Women Ride!

About the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
From New York to California, the 12-city nationwide tour of the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows offers 600,000 consumers and over 900 exhibitors from all Powersports lifestyle interests an all access pass to the world of motorcycling.

With hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs for both new and experienced riders, the world’s largest traveling powersports event gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories and see motorcycle stunt show action from Jason Britton and Team No Limit.

Exciting features this year include North American debuts of hot new models, demo rides, learning opportunities, Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show & Competition with a $90,000 prize purse, information for new and women riders and more. Show attendees are nine times more likely than the average motorcyclist to purchase a new powersports vehicle and related parts, products, and accessories, offering exhibitors exclusive access to the largest audience of potential customers actively seeking information to help them make buying decisions.

Tickets for the show can be purchased at

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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