Allstate Rider Risk Map Flags Risky Areas for Riders

allstate-rider-mapLast year, our friends at Allstate Motorcycle Insurance implemented the Once is Never Enough (ONE) Campaign bringing awareness of motorcycles and motorcyclists to the greater public. The sole purchase of ONE was to build awareness of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes – collisions with motorists at intersections – and to remind drivers that looking once at intersections is never enough.

Later that same year, Allstate asked its Facebook fans to help riders stay safe by identifying dangerous intersections they have encountered. Over 1,500 people answered that call giving them a wealth of use information to help prevent accidents.

Inspired by those very responses, Allstate has created the Rider Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-14T12:48:11+00:00 July 30th, 2013|Categories: News/Events Articles|3 Comments

Maddox Asks: ‘How Far is Too Far?’

Jeff Maddox SturgisEditor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

How far is too far? During peak riding season we all have these “big plans” to ride some great distance, and we often do. Distance is one thing, and in my opinion, one of the best things about riding is going further than you did on the last trip.

Like a kid on a sugar high, we need a little more each time and a few more miles to get us wound up, so we ride just a little further to satisfy our wandering soul. In … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-14T16:33:50+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles|Comments Off on Maddox Asks: ‘How Far is Too Far?’

J&P Cycles Supports The City Mission Chopper Raffle

J&P Cycles is a proud sponsor of the Cleveland, Ohio-based City Mission Chopper Raffle. The City Mission serves those struggling with homelessness, poverty and other crises, providing practical help needed, concern and spiritual direction.

The motorcycle for 2013 Chopper Raffle for the City Mission is a 2013 Thompson Choppers Tommy Gun Hardtail. It’s being custom built and customized by the Power Sport Institute of Ohio Technical College. The motorcycle features a frame, fork and tanks by Thompson Choppers, a Harley 1200 Sportster motor, wheels and tires from Ride Wright Wheels, exhaust from SuperTrapp and controls, lights and other accessories from J&P.

Tickets for the raffle are $20 and … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-15T14:49:07+00:00 July 18th, 2013|Categories: News/Events Articles|1 Comment

J&P Cycles is Ready for Sturgis 2013

Sturgis 1Sturgis 2013 is quickly approaching and now is the time to get those trip plans finalized! While the official dates of this year’s rally are Aug. 5-11, J&P Cycles has you covered by setting up and opening the week prior to the event’s kick off.

That’s right from Wednesday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 11, the two stores and two lots that J&P Cycles completely take over will be ready to assist you! Not only can you buy parts and ship them home (with 10% off most items and free shipping to your home), but you can also buy parts and have them installed on your motorcycle while you wait.… Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-14T16:54:02+00:00 July 15th, 2013|Categories: News/Events Articles|2 Comments

More than 30,000 Attend J&P Cycles Open House Rally

The 34th annual J&P Cycles Open House Rally is in the books and we’re excited about what a great event it was! More than 30,000 people attending this year’s rally!

In case you weren’t able to make the trek to Anamosa, Iowa for this year’s event, here’s a video showing some of the highlights and what you can expect to see if you decide to attend the 35th Anniversary Open House Rally on June 28-29, 2014.

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By | 2015-04-15T13:59:15+00:00 July 11th, 2013|Categories: News/Events Articles|Comments Off on More than 30,000 Attend J&P Cycles Open House Rally

A Crazy Ride

Group of ridersEditor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

The motorcycle is a crazy thing. A great mode of transportation for sure, but it really is so much more than that. We bikers have taken the motorcycle to more of an emotional object as it has become a vehicle to which we get our point across. The more we ride our bikes, the more they become an extension of who we are and what we believe. We get together and ride as groups for a cause that is near and dear to us, and we make … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-14T16:14:53+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles|6 Comments

Happy Birthday, America!

Fourth of JulyToday I want to wish our United States Happy 237th Birthday!

It sure is great to be an American and have the freedom to ride motorcycles and attend great events like this past weekend’s Open House Rally. There are many places in our world under tyranny and people don’t have the freedom attend an event like the J&P Cycles rally. Heck, in those places, a rally like ours could never happen.

On our country’s birthday, we should celebrate the ideals our founding fathers put forth in establishing a fledgling country. I’m pleased and proud to be an American and am glad for the freedoms that I have been granted. … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-15T13:32:34+00:00 July 4th, 2013|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles|Comments Off on Happy Birthday, America!