Here at J&P Cycles, we’re a giving bunch. Whether it’s donating toys for Toys for Tots or donating funds for Hurricane Sandy victims, we’re happy to help. The holiday season is an especially great time of year to put our giving into overdrive. When we learned a local food pantry needed assistance to feed some folks, our employees jumped at the chance to help.
Over three days last week, we encouraged employees to donate canned goods and other items to assist Anamosa, Iowa families. When all was said and done, we had enough items to fill a large pallet. The items were donated and readied to be passed out … Continue Reading
This time of year marks the busiest shopping season of the year. Here at J&P Cycles we’re ready for this shift and in an attempt to accommodate you, want to make you aware of our special hours this holiday season regardless of how you will be visiting us.
Always keep in mind that our toll-free sales number (800-397-4844) is available 24 hours a day throughout the holiday season.
Below is a list of the days we’ll be open over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. If you plan on doing quite a bit of shopping with us this season, you might want to print out a copy. Here you go:… Continue Reading
When Hurricane Sandy pounded the East coast, J&P Cycles and its employees, wanted to do something to assist those in need. Initially, J&P lent a small truck with donated pallets of water to a local man and his family who single-handedly spearheaded an effort to collect items and then drove them to Union Beach, N.J.
Empowered that we could do something more, we reached out to some of the most caring individuals one will ever meet – our customers. Through $1 donations added to orders, and J&P’s pledge to match every dollar donated, more than $7,000 has been raised so far. J&P employees have generously donated close to $1,000. … Continue Reading
Whether preparing for a cross-country trip or just looking for a place to stash a few things for an afternoon on the road, this video will help you find the right luggage to meet your needs. The goal is to show you the options out there, so you could decide what will work best for you. While the products featured here are great examples of the different types of luggage J&P Cycles offers, you can shop our entire selection of motorcycle luggage and read the reviews. If you ever have any questions feel free to ask the experts here at J&P Cycles.
In the midst of the excitement surrounding the Daytona Beach Biketoberfest set up, an associate at J&P Cycles’ Iowa headquarters received a phone call from an editor at the Daytona Beach News Journal. The newspaper wanted to send a straight-laced reporter into the store to be outfitted as a biker and do so the following day.
Always up for any challenge, we reached out to staff in Florida who jumped at the opportunity. Andrew (the reporter) came into the store as a typical reporter and came out of the dressing room very different.
It’s that time of year again – the time of year that most of us here in cooler climates dread – time to winterize our beloved motorcycles. Here at J&P Cycles, we take the proper winterization of your motorcycle serious. So serious that each year, we put on a Winterize Your Bike workshop at our Iowa Headquarters, this year’s event will take place this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. A few spots remain and if you’re interested, register here.
If you’re not in the area and looking for some winterization tips for your motorcycle, J&P Cycles Senior Technician Scott Holton has some tips for you in … Continue Reading
Labor Day weekend in Eastern Iowa marks one of our favorite motorcycle events of the season, the AMCA Fall National hosted by the Chief Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA). A couple of J&P Cycles’ staff members spent the day there on Friday, Aug. 31, shooting video, taking photographs and talking with vintage riders and enthusiasts from across the country. The swap meet portion is a “Pickers Paradise” of sorts, where swap meet enthusiasts converge seeking out the rarest of rare motorcycle parts and memorabilia.
One of the highlights of this weekend is the half mile Antique Flat Track Races on Friday. With no clutch and … Continue Reading
The art of the motorcycle engine has evolved dramatically since the days of the F-Head. In 1921, a Harley-Davidson became the first motorcycle to win a race with an average speed of 100 miles per hour.
The engine — and motorcycles engines in general — have changed dramatically since the early days. Time and technology have taken their toll in both good and bad ways, some would say. During a recent staff meeting here at the J&P Cycles headquarters in Anamosa, Iowa, our resident motorcycle experts and enthusiasts thought it would be interesting to highlight the history of the v-twin engine. From the F-Head, to its evolution as a Harley engine… Continue Reading
We intended to give our own write-up of the event, but Bryan Harley, Cruiser Editor for MotorcycleUSA.com summed it up best as he was in the pits at the Easyriders Saloon for the fierce competition Wednesday night.
Patrick ‘The Gorilla’ Smokes ‘em in Showdown
by Bryan Harley
Thursday, August 09, 2012
It was standing room only as the crowd pressed in tight around the … Continue Reading
In what has become one of the most popular, noisy and smoke-filled events at Sturgis, a baker’s dozen of bike builders, celebrities and motorcycle media personalities will compete at dusk tonight at Easyriders Saloon. It goes without saying that each of these riders is hell-bent on walking off with the 2012 smoke-down crown.
And J&P Cycles’ own Patrick Garvin will be among these VIP participants, attempting to run through the gears of his bike and be the first to spark a fifth-gear burnout. This third-annual Baker Drivetrain Showdown at the Sturgis Thunderdome pits riders — two at a time — in a drag-style burnout elimination that will leave one smoke-enveloped … Continue Reading
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