Progressive and Movember Foundation Rev Up for Men’s Health

Progressive Mos and Motos team inspires motorcyclists across the U.S. to join the cause

Progressive Insurance is once again teaming up with the Movember Foundation to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Together, Progressive and Movember are fueling awareness about “Throttle Therapy” and the advantages that riding has on your mental well-being.

As the #1 motorcycle insurer, Progressive is passionate about the motorcycle community, just as the Movember Foundation is passionate about making a positive change for men’s health. Showing the world what this community stands for, the Progressive Mos and Motos team will inspire motorcyclists across the U.S. to join the cause, and raise money and awareness for men’s health issues.

“Raising money and awareness of men’s health issues is extremely important to us as we know that healthy riders are just as important as healthy bikes,” said Scott Hall, Progressive Motorcycle Product Manager. “One of the big draws of the motorcycle lifestyle is how riding serves as a positive outlet, helping people clear their minds and foster mental well-being. We call this Throttle Therapy.”

Progressive Movember campaign

To kick off Movember, Progressive will be hosting “Shave Down” events at Whiskey Grade in Cleveland, Ohio on Oct. 28 and SHED Barbershop in Austin, Texas on Nov. 3, to prepare people for the Movember challenge, ensuring that their mustaches have all the support they need. Additionally, Progressive is bringing Flo’s Chop Shop, a mobile barber shop offering straight-razor beard and mustache shaves by SHED Barbershop, to motorcycle events across the U.S. throughout the month of November, including the International Motorcycle Shows.

Flo’s Chop Shop will offer complimentary shaves, as well as boot shines and mini-manicures, to motorcycle event attendees across the country and make a $10 donation to the Movember Foundation (up to $20,000) for each of those willing to shave down to a mustache and post a photo to their social channels.

Those who join the Mos and Motos network and raise at least $50 will be entered to win a one-of-a-kind, custom scrambler motorcycle created by renowned motorcycle fabricator, Classified Moto – creators of Daryl’s (Norman Reedus) motorcycle on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” On top of that, additional entries into the giveaway are awarded for every $50 increment raised. Learn more about the Classified Moto custom bike giveaway at the Mos and Motos Movember page at monetwork.co/mosandmotos.

You can also visit the Mos and Motos Movember page to donate and join the network, and see a full event schedule to get involved.

Forget Game of Thrones, Progressive’s Chrome Thrones Built for Bikers

Progressive Insurance Chrome Throne for cruisers

The Chrome Thrones were built for an upcoming Progressive Insurance motorcycle marketing campaign. This one is for the cruiser crowd. 

For bikers who think they’re kings of their castles, have we got the throne for you.

These Chrome Thrones are the creation of Buffalo Art Co. and custom motorcycle builder Chase Stopnik of the Cycle Zombies. They were built for Progressive Insurance as props for an upcoming Progressive motorcycle marketing campaign. Three of them were made, each representing a different style of motorcycle rider – cruiser, tourer, and sport bike. The hand-built thrones were pieced together from recycled motorcycle parts, each designed to reflect the style of rider it represents. Progressive sent the team that built them some “photo-realistic imaginings” as design prompts but otherwise it was up to the builders to let their imaginations run wild.

Progressive Chrome Throne Touring

Progressive’s Chrome Throne for touring types. 

Of course we’re partial to the larger-than-life cruiser throne, but all three are pretty damn cool. In true cruiser fashion, an array of chrome motorcycle exhausts stretching skyward serves as a backrest, a V-Twin serves as the base, a split tank as armrests, with chains and sprockets thrown in for good measure. The sportbike chair looks like it could have been designed by H.R. Giger, while the tourer looks like a deconstructed Electra Glide.

Progressive Chrome Throne sport bike

This Progressive Chrome Throne  is tailored to sport bike riders.

Progressive says it will “unveil a new look for Flo – a departure from the white and blue apron – in a new motorcycle Throne print campaign.” Flo’s motorcycle spots are already a hoot, so should be interesting to see how Progressive incorporates these Chrome Thrones into the latest campaign.

Check out Progressive’s video below for details on the construction of the Chrome Thrones.

AMA members receive 25 percent ticket discount on Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Want to see the hot trends in motorcycling for 2013 or find out what new models rev you up? What about gear tech and innovative add-ons that you — and your bike — can’t ride without?

You’ll find it all at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, where AMA members can save 25 percent on advanced adult one-day general admission tickets.

“We all love to ride, but the next-best thing just might be dreaming about riding, and there’s no better place to do that than surrounded by hundreds of the world’s coolest motorcycles at the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows,” said AMA Director of Marketing and Communications Grant Parsons. “Even better, AMA members can get a special discount on tickets purchased online, one of the many AMA discounts that help our members save money.”

To take advantage of the discount, AMA members should buy their tickets at www.motorcycleshows.com and use the discount code available on the Members Discount Code page at www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

This weekend’s show in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 25-27, is followed by Novi, Mich., on Feb. 1-3, Chicago on Feb. 8-10, Indianapolis on Feb. 15-17 before the tour wraps up in Charlotte, N.C., on Feb. 22-24.

New motorcycles and ATVs take center stage at the shows. With hundreds of the latest streetbikes, dirtbikes, 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.

“There is something for everyone at The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows,” said Brand Director Tigra Tsujikawa. “The Tour offers consumers a chance to check out new models from more than a dozen manufacturers and aftermarket parts and accessories. Additionally, attendees can check out the Podium — an interactive rider’s forum with industry experts, the J&P Custom Bike Show, the Pit Stop Challenge, the MotoGP Experience, the Marketplace for vendors, plus vintage club booths, the XDL Street Jam stunt riders, the Ducati Fashion Show and much more.”

Tsujikawa added: “I invite all AMA members to take advantage of this discount and come out and experience the most exciting two-wheeled event in the nation.”

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA honors the heroes and the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.