Editor’s Note: What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.
I’m a few days from leaving for the 75th Annual Sturgis Rally and all I can think about is everything I need to do before I leave. I’m not just talking about packing and prepping—I’m talking about all the other things I do on a daily basis that won’t get done while I’m gone.
But vacations are like that and you know what? I need a vacation. So as the internal struggle of obligations and irresponsibility goes, I will force myself to forget about the lawn and … Continue Reading
J&P Cycles has partnered with one of the most recognizable spirits brands, Jack Daniel’s, to bring its customers a premier line of motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel prominently featuring the Old No. 7 Brand logo and other Jack Daniel’s Rider Collection branding.
The initial assortment of products will be unveiled at the J&P Cycles Sturgis Retail Center location in Sturgis, S.D., during the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Jack Daniel’s motorcycle products line consists of a wide variety of parts for every type of rider including license plate frames, derby covers, footpegs, grips and other bolt on parts plus apparel, gift and novelty items.
Commemorate the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in style with a limited edition Bell Custom 500 helmet. In honor of the 75th rally, Carey Hart, the official Grand Marshall for the rally, and Airtrix teamed up to design this one-of-a-kind helmet.
The Bell Sturgis 75th Custom 500 Helmet is available for pre-order and will be available for delivery in September. Pre-order yours today and own a piece of history. Limited quantities are available—get yours before they’re gone!
This J&P Cycles exclusive helmet features 5 shells and EPS liners for an exceptional fit, an ultra low-profile fiberglass composite shell, a padded chin strap with D-ring closer and integrated 5-snap pattern for … Continue Reading
A new venue 10 miles up the road from the J&P Cycles headquarters, outside Anamosa, Iowa, proved to be a good move per customer response during the Open House Rally held June 27-28 at the Jones County Fairgrounds, in Monticello, Iowa.
Rain on Sunday dampened attendance, but just under 20,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended the event overall, including those from California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York and West Virginia—to name a few.
Those in attendance experienced a weekend full of motorcycle-themed fun including free live music both days! Saturday evening attendees enjoyed Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, The Voice of Ratt Stephen Pearcy, and former Warrant guitarist Billy Morris playing tribute to Jani Lane. … Continue Reading
Harley-Davidson issued a saddlebag recall last week on all 2014-2015 Project Rushmore Saddlebags. The recall stated that the saddlebag mounting receptacle part no. 10900009 on some 2014 and 2015 Touring motorcycles may not adequately secure the saddlebag to the motorcycle during use.
Owners of the affected motorcycles are being asked to seek assistance from their local Harley-Davidson dealer to confirm that the motorcycle is covered by the recall. If covered, an updated receptacle will be installed free of charge. However, Harley-Davidson also says that some product campaigns may have expired, and you may to have to pay for the service.
Most everyone likes to light fuses and blow things up, but this July 4th, I was just going to dog-sit for my good friends in Iowa while they rode down to the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.
Now I do get to ride more than most and less than some, but I never get tired of it. So when they found an alternative sitter, I was ready to roll.
Four bikes, four riders and about 300 miles on both interstate and back roads turned into the perfect overnight trip. Six hours, two gas stops and an ice cream break was all it took to get to our hosts’ … Continue Reading
Chances are, if you don’t live in Iowa, Illinois or New Hampshire, your state requires you to wear a motorcycle helmet when riding. If you think that’s a load of bull, check out J&P Cycles limited edition Helmets Suck! motorcycle helmet.
The Helmets Suck! helmet was designed with the pro-choice rider in mind. This half helmet is comfortable, lightweight and affordable; you might actually decide you like it (but your secret is safe with us.) This limited edition helmet will be available beginning in late August and will only be available for a limited time.
So, which side are you on? Maybe you’re not on either, but not surprisingly, there are … Continue Reading
Now, 400 miles a day seems quite easy, but it was raining when I departed Laconia and it looked like I was going to stay in it for quite a while. What I thought was going to be an uneventful ride started to improve about an hour east after the rain ceased and the twisty two lane roads increased.
FREE FOOD BIKERS WELCOME signs started popping up along the road and peaked my interest. I wasn’t hungry but stopping to see what was … Continue Reading
Almost one year ago, the Eagle Riders decided to expand its fundraising efforts by publishing a mobile app that can be used as a year round tool to educate the public on what the IPVA does to help and support veterans as well as increase donations.
By downloading this app, at a cost of $2.99, you will be donating to the Iowa Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from every download is donated to Iowa PVA.
Laconia Motorcycle Week was established in 1916, making it the longest running bike rally in the world. As with all of the long standing rallies around the country, motorcycle racing has been the backbone that defined the rally and kept cyclists coming back year after year. The rally took place from June 13-21 in Laconia, New Hampshire.
SuperBike and Vintage Road Racing can be seen at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway along with Pro Hill-Climbs in Canaan not far away. For enthusiasts, there are dozens of guided tours along with charity rides and poker runs throughout the week.