J&P Cycles Open House Rally is THIS weekend!

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June 24, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

DSC_0840-rMotorcycles, motorcycles and more motorcycles! If you will be in Eastern Iowa this weekend, plan on seeing plenty of people on two wheels (three wheels, too) as J&P Cycles is hosting their 34th annual Open House Rally.

For those not familiar, J&P is known for hosting a huge customer appreciation event each June. Last year’s event brought in more than 30,000 spectators from across the United States. This year will be no exception!

cast-Hurstcast-FlanaganMore than 110 motorcycle vendors will be onsite displaying the latest and greatest motorcycle merchandise, including 20 semis! See two of the stars from the hit television show Sons of Anarchy. Tommy Flanagan who plays Filip “Chibs” … Continue Reading

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The Ride Here or Home

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June 19, 2013 | By: Brett Koranda

Brett Koranda and his wife, just outside GuttenbergPreparations for the 2013 Open House Rally are hitting serious “ramp-up” mode around here. We’re not quite at “fever pitch” yet, but that’s just around the corner. It’s a lot of work, but well worth it. I’m looking forward to being able to interact face-to-face with our customers as are our vendors. It’s a great time – I hope to see a bunch of you there. I’ll be primarily in the Showroom and Extended Showroom areas. Stop by and say “hey.”

One of the great things about the continued expansion of the Open House Rally in Anamosa is our location. Just the riding alone makes Anamosa, Jones County and … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Donates $12,000 to American Red Cross

June 17, 2013 | By: Andrea Hall

jp-cycles-red-cross-checkWe asked and you answered. With your help, J&P Cycles donated $12,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund to provide assistance to residents in Moore, Shawnee and surrounding Oklahoma communities after the recent deadly and devastating tornadoes hit the area.

We want to thank our loyal J&P Cycles customers for being so responsive and generous in this time of need. The families in Oklahoma also thank you. We are proud to serve such an outstanding group of people.

J&P Cycles matched our customers’ donations dollar-for-dollar, which were collected through Thursday, June 6.

The donations will help provide food, shelter, emotional support, relief supplies, including toiletries, recovery supplies, such … Continue Reading

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J&P Web Designer Finds Her Place in the Solo Seat

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June 14, 2013 | By: Kayleigh Pingel

KayleighEditor’s Note: Kayleigh Pingel started at J&P Cycles in 2012, after graduating from the University of Dubuque with degrees in computer graphics and computer information systems. She works in the J&P Marketing Department as a web designer, creating products and event emails as well as graphics for the J&P website. Kayleigh has been riding with her husband Steven, also a J&P employee who serves as a software developer, since they started dating over five years ago. She has recently taken up riding on her own, and enjoys roaming the Midwest on her 2012 Sportster Iron 883 named “Little Red.” When not working or riding, you can find Kayleigh gaming, geocaching, Continue Reading

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Meet the Team – J&P Cycles Returns Department

June 7, 2013 | By: Scott Holton

Returns staff 4 groupToday’s blog is to introduce the J&P Cycles returns department to you. This group is made up of six ladies who truly are the muscle behind the scenes at J&P Cycles. Their contributions keep our business running smoothly. Let’s start with the department head, Jessie.

She has been part of the J&P Cycles team since June 2005. Initially a data entry clerk, she moved into our purchasing department where she was the point of contact for vendor returns (which she still does today). She was promoted to the team lead in the returns department almost five years ago, and this past August she became the quality control/returns supervisor. Outside of … Continue Reading

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S&S Set to Celebrate 55 Years

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June 3, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

ss-photosJoin S&S for their 55th Anniversary Celebration Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 on the Oktoberfest Grounds in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The doors to the grounds open at 4 p.m. on Friday and the Peacheaters, an Allman Brothers Tribute Band will play from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Party Kick-Off Ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m. Two other bands will perform Friday night.

ss-logoAt 8 a.m. on Saturday, a ride will leave from the S&S LaCrosse facility heading to Viola, where a pancake breakfast will take place until 11 a.m. Enjoy plant tours of the Viola Plant and Museum from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Back in LaCrosse the gates … Continue Reading

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J&P Collects Funds for American Red Cross After Oklahoma Tornados

June 3, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

Moore tornado 1After learning about the horrible storms in Moore, Oklahoma two weeks ago, J&P wanted to do a little something to help those in need. For those customers who call into the J&P Cycles Call Center to place an order through Thursday, June 6, you will be asked to donate $1 to the American Red Cross to assist the victims of the Oklahoma tornados.

J&P is happy to announce that we will be matching the funds collected. Through Friday, May 31, more than $3,000 has been raised.

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