J&P Cycles Founder John Parham Doing Well Nearly Four Years After Lung Transplant

April 11, 2014 | By: Angi Kearney

John and Jill (1)April is National Donate Life Month, and today happens to be Donate Life Blue and Green Day, a day set aside specifically to spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.

J&P Cycles has a special connection to this effort as our founder John Parham received a life-saving lung transplant almost four years ago. As you may recall, we shared John’s story from waiting for a lung to his recovery just a week after his lung transplant and his last update, a year post-surgery, here on the J&P blog.

In the nearly three years since that last post, John has been busy promoting his love of antique … Continue Reading

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Celebrating J&P’s 35th Anniversary, What Makes Us Different


February 11, 2014 | By: Angi Kearney

Celebrating 35 years in business this year, our founder John Parham set the bar high from the start. Top-notch customer service in addition to the best selection of parts and accessories were key. Today, J&P is the leader in the motorcycle aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel business.

In addition to highly trained customer service representatives, we take pride in the fact that we have trained motorcycle technicians on staff to answer our customers’ questions (a service no one else offers). Here’s what else makes J&P different from everyone else.… Continue Reading

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J&P Gears Up for 35th Anniversary Open House Rally


January 9, 2014 | By: Angi Kearney

SOA Mark BooneSOA Tommy Flanagan

It’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s J&P Cycles Open House Rally! In fact, while most of the country is in a deep freeze, it’s the perfect time to start planning that trip to the heartland of eastern Iowa this June (when it’s almost guaranteed to be much warmer).

Since 2014 is our 35th anniversary, we’re going all out! You may remember back in 2009 when we celebrated our 30th anniversary, we turned the one-day event into two days. Well, for this monumental occasion, we’re extending the rally to 3 days! The rally will kick off on Friday, June 27 and continue through Sunday, June 29. That’s … Continue Reading

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E15: What are Your Thoughts?


October 24, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

Guys getting gasPlenty 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

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SOA Stars Coming Back to Celebrate J&P’s 35th Anniversary Three-Day Open House Rally


September 17, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

SOA Mark BooneSOA Tommy FlanaganIf 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

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J&P Donates $35,000 to Camp Courageous of Iowa


August 8, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

CCCheck13For 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 … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Supports The City Mission Chopper Raffle

July 18, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

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

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J&P Cycles is Ready for Sturgis 2013


July 15, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

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

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J&P Cycles Open House Rally is THIS weekend!


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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J&P Cycles Revamps Gold Club Program


May 23, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

Gold Club programSince 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

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