Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show 2011 at the International Centre April 9 & 10 2011

The Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show 2011
April 9 & 10 2011

International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Toronto Ontario Canada

2011 Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show
The 1st Annual Canadian Motorcycle Road Racers Safety Summit

The 1st Annual Canadian Motorcycle Road Racers Safety Summit April 9th 2011

Canadian Motorcycle Road Racers Safety Summit

Toronto, April 4, 2011

The first annual Canadian Motorcycle Road Racers Safety Summit will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Spring Motorcycle Show at the International Centre in the Ontario Room off of Hall 1. The event is an opportunity for all stakeholders in motorcycle road racing to come together, present ideas, review safety products and equipment, and generally examine various ways to improve the safety of the sport. Among those presenting will be John Bickle of the Canadian Rider Safety Fund; Colin Fraser, Race Director with the CSBK; the Canadian Race Communications Association; Medical Information Carrier System, and Dr. Steve Walker on concussions. There will be a question and answer session following each presentation.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Jacques Dallaire, noted psychologist, performance coach and member of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. He will speak on the mental and physical aspects of the sport and their impact on safety. Dr. Jacques Dallaire’s attendance is sponsored by the Max Mercier Memorial Fund. The day will conclude with a Rider Forum Open Discussion on Safety, featuring Daytona 200 winner Jason Disalvo joined by reigning Canada Superbike and Sportbike champion Jordan Szoke, Amy Szoke, and former Superbike champion, Michael Taylor. All motorcycle road racers are welcome to participate in the various sessions to provide their input and ideas. The Canadian Motorcycle Road Racers Safety Summit will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those planning on attending are asked to R.S.V.P. the event moderator, Pat Gonsalves at

The International Centre is located at 6900 Airport Road in Toronto. Map and Directions


10:15 a.m. Patrick Gonalves Opening Remarks & Overview of the Canadian Motorcycle Road Racers Safety Summit
10:20 a.m. John Bickle
Canadian Rider Safety Fund
Canadian Rider Safety Fund Presentation & Q & A
10:55 a.m. Lee Kuhn Jr.
Medical Information Carrier System
Medical Information Carrier System & Q + A
11:30 a.m. Lou Murgaski Canadian Race Communications Association
Track Safety – What Can Be Done To Improve Track Safety & Q + A
1:00 p.m. Colin Fraser, Race Director CSBK Exploring Various Issues of Safety – Systems, Equipment and New Opportunities to Improve the Safety Of the Sport & Q + A
1:30 p.m. Dr. Steve Walker Concussions and Helmet Technology & Q + A
2:00 p.m. Question Period Racers Get To Ask the Questions of our Expert Panel featuring Steve Walker, Colin Fraser & Chris Chapelle
2:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker Dr. Jacques Dallaire Performance Prime Mental and Physical Preparation for Racing and its impact on safety
4:15 p.m. Rider Forum Amy Szoke, Jason DiSalvo, Jordan Szoke and Michael Taylor
Riders will give their view on motorcycle road racing safety and what they feel can be done to make things safer, followed by discussion. Audience participation is welcome.
4:55 p.m. Patrick Gonsalves Closing Remarks

View the schedule as a PDF File

The Safety Summit first press release: PDF file

See you at the Spring Show!

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Saturday April 9th - 10 am to 9 pm

Sunday April 10th - 10 am to 5 pm

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