Plenty of debate surrounds E15, an ethanol fuel blend made up of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol.
Earlier this week, the American Motorcyclist Association took their stance against this further supporting U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) and the RFS Reform Act of 2013 via a press release. According to the release, the bipartisan bill would amend the previously approved Renewable Fuel Standard prohibiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from allowing gasoline containing more than 10 percent ethanol content into the marketplace. If the amendment is approved, E15 would no longer be permitted.
Many motorcyclists and motorcycle activists, have continually expressed their concerns about possible damage to motorcycle … Continue Reading
September 17, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney
If you attended the J&P Cycles Open House Rally this year, but didn’t have the chance to meet Sons of Anarchy stars Tommy Flanagan (who plays Filip “Chibs” Telford) and Ryan Hurst (who plays Harry “Opie” Winston), you will get a second chance at the 2014 35th Anniversary J&P Cycles Open House Rally. Well, you’ll get a second chance to meet with Filip who will be joined by Mark Boone, Jr. (who plays Bobby Munson).
In addition, to celebrate J&P’s 35th anniversary, the rally is going to be a three-day extravaganza held June 27-29.
The 2013 two-day event held June 29-30 surpassed the 30,000 mark for visitors, and more … Continue Reading
For 11 years, J&P Cycles has incorporated an industry golf outing into their Open House Rally festivities. This year, more than 40 representatives from 29 of J&P Cycles® exhibitors and industry media participated in the tournament on Friday, June 28, that raised a whopping $35,000 for Camp Courageous of Iowa.
To date, the outing has raised more than $160,000 for the camp, a year-round respite care and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities, located a mere 12 miles from J&P Cycles, outside Monticello, Iowa.
A big thank you to this year’s Golf Tournament sponsors. Hole sponsors included: Airhawk Inc., Avon Tyres, Bell Helmets, BikeMaster, COBRA USA, Danny Gray, … Continue Reading
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
Sturgis 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
Motorcycles, 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!
More 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
Since the early 1990′s J&P Cycles has had a loyalty program honoring our best customers. Over the last 20-plus years, the program has changed, grown and gotten progressively better. Recently, another revamp of the program took place that added some new bonuses for our Gold Club Members.
One of the new perks of the program recognizes Gold Club Members’ continued relationship with J&P Cycles. Members to will earn patches for each year of membership, as well as for their trips to the J&P Cycles showrooms and J&P Cycles hosted events.
Continuing your membership has also become easier than ever with a new, reduced rate for renewing. With an introduction … Continue Reading
Despite the stray snowflakes falling from the sky in parts of the Midwest today, it really is spring! At the J&P Cycles headquarters in Eastern Iowa, we’re gearing up for our first motorcycle event of the season. Our usual Cruise Night event has a new name – Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night – sponsored by J&P Cycles, and a new location at the Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids.
If you’re in the area, cruise in with your motorcycle or car and show it off! The event starts at 5:15, and live music begins at 6 p.m. Plus, enjoy great drink specials and door prizes.
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J&P Cycles knows how to have one hell of a bash in the cornfields of Eastern Iowa! 2013 marks the 34th annual event, which is now called the J&P Cycles Open House Rally. This year’s event is scheduled for June 29-30. Founders John and Jill Parham started the original one-day event as a customer appreciation of sorts to thank their loyal customers for their business. Today that one-day event has grown into two and is bigger than ever!
Last year more than 30,000 motorcyclists converged on Anamosa, Iowa and the J&P Cycles headquarters. This year we hope to up the ante and attract even more. Ryan Hurst who plays … Continue Reading
Editor’s Note: The following is an article written and previously published by Angi Kearney for the Monticello Express, a weekly newspaper, located in Monticello, Iowa, just 12 miles from J&P’s headquarters. In March of 2002, the paper produced a special tabloid section featuring the stories of World War II veterans. In it, she wrote a column about both of her grandfathers’ experiences in the war.
They weren’t national heroes by any means. They were simple, hardworking young men who shared a common goal: to serve their country.
As military men in World War II, their stories start out quite differently. Jim Owen was drafted by the US Army when he … Continue Reading