Eleven years ago, ArtByDirt started in a garage with leftover parts from a 1978 FLH bike build. What came out of that, no one could have ever imagined.
With his first creation, an angel welded together out of scrap motorcycle parts, James “Dirt” Dorner, owner of ArtByDirt, has been able to raise over $11,000. The angel was first auctioned off at a local toy run, and was returned and auctioned several times over since then.
When the community Dirt lives in saw the great things he was able to accomplish with his scrap metal statues, friends and local business started to contribute their leftover motorcycle parts. Over the years, Dirt’s … Continue Reading
PICKERINGTON, Ohio—On Oct. 17 in Orlando, the American Motorcyclist Association will welcome the Class of 2015 into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Two of those motorcycling greats will be racer Rodney Smith and entrepreneur and patron John Parham.
“It’s my pleasure to announce the first two members of the Class of 2015,” said Ken Ford, a member of the AMA and American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation boards of directors. “Rodney Smith was one of the most versatile motorcycle racers of the 1990s, excelling in both motocross and off-road at the highest levels. John Parham created one of the most-successful motorcycle accessory businesses and later became one of the greatest benefactors … Continue Reading
Just before 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, a tornado struck and destroyed homes and businesses in Hawk Point, Mo., including Bare Knuckle Choppers motorcycle shop, owned by Paul Wideman, the winner of the 2014 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show and the builder of J&P Cycles’ 2015 Heartland Hustle Custom FXR giveaway bike.
This news came as a shock and hit far too close to home as we approach the one-year anniversary of the tornado that hit J&P Cycles one day after our 35th annual Open House Rally. While the majority of our building stayed intact, damage throughout the building and leaks in the roof temporarily halted … Continue Reading
Patrick shows you how to remove the outer fairing from a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide. If you’re planning on doing audio, dash or gauge upgrades on your bagger, this is the first step you’ll want to take.
In just two days, riders around the globe will log millions of miles in the biggest demonstration of freedom the world has ever seen.
While you’re hitting the highway, be sure to stop by J&P Cycles Annual Open House Rally, which just happens to also take place June 27-28 for two excitement-packed days. Coincidence? I think not.
Check out the bike shows, hundreds of the industry’s top vendors, Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo and free concert entertainment including Great White, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Stephen Pearcy, … Continue Reading
The smoke was rolling as Carl Fay, J&P Cycles’ Sturgis Retail Manager, and Patrick Garvin, Video Merchant, started their burnouts and sped away to break the ribbon commemorating the official opening of the J&P Cycles Sturgis store.
Over 150 local Sturgis community members joined us for our ribbon cutting on Monday, June 1, including Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen, Sturgis City Council members, the Sturgis rally event team and area business leaders.
Since the store opened, we’ve had nearly 1,400 customers come through the door. Nearly 800 of those customers walked through the doors the first day. “Yesterday (Thursday) has been our best day yet, and we only expect to continue … Continue Reading
Things are starting to come together for the National Motorcycle Museum’s upcoming exhibit, The Allstate Motorcycle Chopper Story presented by J&P Cycles. It is the first-ever motorcycle exhibit comprehensively documenting the evolution of the American Custom Motorcycle: the cut-downs, bob-jobs, show bikes and choppers, from the late 1920s to the early 1980s.
The exhibit will open June 20, 2015, just in time for the 2015 Vintage Rally. The Allstate Motorcycle Chopper Story exhibit will include only period-built bikes, plus related artwork, memorabilia, film posters and photos, plus contemporary artwork commissioned for the show.
“The bikes in the show are Honda, Harley and Triumph powered, even BSA, built by regular … Continue Reading
The roar of motorcycles traveling down Lazelle Street, in Sturgis, S.D., will take place a little earlier this year than in previous years.
J&P Cycles will open our newly remodeled, year-round retail center on Monday, June 1, at 1650 Lazelle St. in Sturgis, the home of our temporary retail location during previous years of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and will be attended by the Mayor of Sturgis, city council members, area business leaders and members of the J&P Cycles senior management.
“We are extremely pleased to open our doors year-round to Sturgis and the surrounding communities as well … Continue Reading
J&P Cycles’ Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night has moved to a new night and location, but with the same great entertainment!
Cruise on down to Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford, Iowa, on the third Thursday of the month, May through September, for sweet rides and a rockin’ good time! Enjoy Bud Light specials and live music while chatting with fellow motorcycle and hot rod enthusiasts!
Be sure to stop by the J&P Cycles Booth to sign up for great door prizes, AND to enter to win our newest giveaway this year – a 2008 Harley-Davidson Fatboy customized by J&P Cycles, courtesy of Cassill Motors and Bud Light!… Continue Reading
The team that created “Why We Ride,” the #1 motorcycle movie in America, needs your support to preserve the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for generations to come with a new film titled “I AM STURGIS: The Movie.”
I AM STURGIS will capture the true essence of Sturgis, S.D., and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, not what you see on reality TV and in the tabloids. The heart of Sturgis is in the riders—the riders who come together every year for one week to celebrate life, freedom and individuality. If you’ve ever been through South Dakota, you know that the beauty of Sturgis and the Black Hills of South Dakota is … Continue Reading