Region’s Only Motorcycle & Powersport Event Attracts Record Attendance

March 6, 2018

Halifax, NS – Atlantic Canada’s only show focused on motorcycle and powersports took place this past weekend, March 2-4 at Halifax Exhibition Centre. Now in its fifth edition, Motorcycle and Powersport Atlantic broke attendance records with its largest crowd yet. On the heels of a busy Saturday, final counts reveal 9,548 people took in the event, a four per cent increase over 2017.

“Bike enthusiasts continue to bring the community out to this show in bigger crowds each year,” said Scott Sprague, Show Manager. “The venue was buzzing all weekend with live music, tattooing, stunt demos, and an overwhelming amount of show sales. Hundreds of customers walked out the doors with new gear and ideas for their next big purchase. We couldn’t have asked for a better event!”

The 2018 show filled Halifax Exhibition Centre with hundreds of the latest models, clubs, rallies, and a variety of thrilling features. The Ink ‘n Iron Tattoo Competition was back, a crowd favourite with dozens of entrants. Trophies were awarded in nine categories including Best Colour, Best Black and Grey, and more. Recap the live broadcast of the judging ceremony on the show’s Facebook page here.

The live tattooing that took place throughout the weekend was also well-attended, with visitors getting some great ink from the start of the show on Friday until the close of the show on Sunday.

Additional show features included a Custom Cornermotorcycle training for kids aged 6-12 with the Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association (sponsored by Honda Canada); Show n’ Shine with an impressive array of custom bikes; a silent auction raising over $800 for the non-profit group Bikers Down; and live music from Brass Knucklehead, along with a Donair date benefitting Hospice Halifax on Friday evening.

Congratulations to Dario Mazzorana, the 2018 door prize winner. Dario has won a getaway at White Point Beach Resort – thanks to all who entered!

Best wishes to all motorcycle and powersport enthusiasts as the spring riding season begins! Stay tuned to for details on the next edition of Motorcycle & Powersport Atlantic, which will take place in 2019.


Media Inquiries:

Scott Sprague, Show Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.

Aurora Boudreau, Marketing Coordinator
Master Promotions Ltd.


Halifax Exhibition Centre
200 Prospect Road
Halifax, NS B3T 1P2

(902) 876-1811


MOPO 2018 Logo Bar

2018 Exhibitor List

360 Group Canada

902 Lit Clothing

APD Motorsports Ltd

Apogee Trailers

Aprilia Motorcycles- APD

Aqua Media Inc.

Artful Dodger Beard Oil and Tattoo

Arctic Cat- Privateer's

Atlantic Canada Motor Maids

Atlantic Drag Racing Association

Atlanticade Motorcycle Festival

Barbara Lynn's Gifts

Bell Aliant

Beta Motorcycles- APD

Big Ear Inc

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) Truro Chapter

Bikers Against Driving Cell Phones

Bikers Down Society

BMW- Rallye Motoplex

Bordertown Biker Bash

Brass Knucklehead

Canada 911 Ride

CanAm- Full Throttle

CanMac Watercraft and More

Cape Breton Bike Rally

CF Moto- CanMac Marine

Chop It Cycles

Chubby Boyz Choppers

Ducati- Rallye Motoplex

Everlasting Ink

Fraserway RV

Freedom Cycle Inc

From Mild to Wild Hot Sauce

Full Throttle Powersports

Goguen Custom Painting

Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management

Halifax Distilling

Halifax Motorsports

Halifax Regional Police

Honda Canada

Hospice Halifax

Ideal Rod

Indian Motorcycles- Freedom Cycle

Junior Rider Training- NSORRA & Honda

Kawasaki- Freedom Cycle

Kent County Custom

KTM- Freedom Cycle

Legacy Tattoos & Supplies

Liberty CC Powersports

Lucas Oil

Luc Morin

Maritime Trial Riders Demostations

Motorcycle Tour Guide Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada

Muscular Dystrophy Atlantic Canada

Nova Scotia Drag Racers Association- Greenfield Dragway

Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association

Now Digital

NS Women That Hunt Fundraising Assoc.

Orange Paint Factory

Original Energy Sales

Paul Harnish Photography

Petite Riviere Vineyard

Piercings By Jason

Polaris- Freedom Cycle

Privateers Harley Davidson

Pro Cycle

ProPoly Cushioning Products


Rallye Motoplex

Ram Trucks

Roach Chiropractic Centre

Safety Minded ATV Association

Safety Services Nova Scotia

Sean's Non-Stock Customs

SDI Marketing/BMO

Ship Builder's Cider

Silver Tattoos

Slinger Cycles

Shore Cycle

Society of Atlantic Heroes

Spyder- Full Throttle

Still Fired Distilleries

Stunt 902

Suzuki- Shore Cycle

The Stop Foundation

THLS Custom Cycles

Triumph- Rallye Motoplex

Unicorn Restoration

Veterans UN NATO Canada

Wharf Rat Rally

Wolf Spirit Accessories

Yamaha- Liberty CC

Yamaha- Shore Cycle

2018 Sponsors

MOPO - SponsorsRAM




Vicki Geddes

Exhibit Sales

Scott Sprague

Show Manager

Moira Pellerine

Marketing & Operations Manager