We’ve Added ‘Rally’ to Our Open House Handle

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May 4, 2012 | By: Angi Kearney

J&P Cycles Open House Rally logo 2012It’s really no big deal, but we’ve gone ahead and tagged the word “rally” onto the back end of our 33rd annual J&P Cycles Open House – mainly because it best describes an event that promises to be the biggest and best in more than three decades.

You might be asking how we can justify a statement as grand as that, but here’s the deal: This extravaganza — now known as the J&P Cycles Open House Rally – is scheduled for June 23 & 24 at our headquarters outside Anamosa, Iowa. And this year’s event will feature representatives from an unprecedented 100 different motorcycle brands who will be on … Continue Reading

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J&P Staff Has Reason to Celebrate Donor Day

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February 22, 2012 | By: Angi Kearney

On Feb. 14, while most of the nation dressed up in red or pink to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the employees here at J&P Cycles were sporting green in honor of National Donor Day. As you might know, J&P founder John Parham was the recipient of a donated lung back in August of 2010, and he’s doing quite well, thank you. In fact, you’ll likely not find more grateful or active supporters of organ donation that John and his family.

National Donor Day is a way to highlight the many ways people can help save lives through organ donations, blood donations, marrow drives and tissue sign-up events across the … Continue Reading

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J&P Adds a Little Cheer to Christmas in Iowa

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December 23, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

 Here at J&P Cycles, we feel strongly in the concept that it’s important to give back what was so freely given to us. Whether that means taking part in a local highway clean-up project or holding a fund-raiser for one of our favorite charities, we do our best to do our part for this community that has served us so well over the decades.

Recently, we helped bring some additional holiday cheer to down-on-their-luck families in Jones County, Iowa, home to the J&P headquarters. We raised $1,200 for Anamosa Charities, Inc., a local nonprofit that has provided toys around the holidays to Jones County families since 1992. Before that, … Continue Reading

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Hurry… Allstate Sweepstakes Winner Will Grab Up $2,500 in J&P Gear!

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December 21, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

Allstate® Motorcycle Insurance is up to its old tricks, giving away money in the form of  $2,500 in J&P gift cards in its Allstate J&P Cycles Sweepstakes.

If you want to enter this contest — and why on Earth wouldn’t you? — Allstate Motorcycle Insurance makes it easy. Just go their Facebook page, click on the J&P Cycles Sweepstakes tab located at the top left, then click on the orange “Enter Sweepstakes” button in the middle of the page. From there, you fill out the form and you’re good as gold. The sweepstakes contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 22, so you’d best get cracking!Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Turns Into a Little Shop of Horrors

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November 4, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

Here at J&P Cycles, we’re of the opinion that it’s important to work hard and play even harder. That holds especially true for fun events and Halloween has always been a special occasion in this family-inspired business of ours.

This year, on the Friday before Halloween, we transformed our J&P Cycles’ headquarters in Iowa and our Destination Daytona Superstore in Florida into little shops of horror, complete with costumed employees shaking chains, dragging their feet and jumping out of storerooms to frighten supervisors.

Then around lunchtime (because we don’t fool around during working hours) our employees gathered in both locations for group photos. These photos were circulated among all employees … Continue Reading

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J&P Hosts Final Cruise Night & Swap Meet of the Season

September 12, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

All good things must come to an end, and that includes summertime and the J&P Cycles Cruise Nights and Swap Meets for the 2011 season. This Tuesday marks the final Cruise Night from 5:15 p.m. to dusk at our headquarters at 13225 Circle Drive in Anamosa, Iowa.

The majority of this year’s Cruise Night events have taken place just down the street at the National Motorcycle Museum, but this final wingding will be held back at J&P. Make plans for one last summer fun event before bidding the season farewell. Enjoy great company, good food and awesome-looking cars and motorcycles.

Our final Swap Meet of the season will take place … Continue Reading

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Antique Motorcycle Swap Meet Sept. 1-4 in Iowa

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August 23, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

The fast-arriving Labor Day weekend marks Iowa’s biggest antique Motorcycle swap meets and vintage flat-track races, hosted by the Chief Blackhawk chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) and held at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport.

The AMCA Fall National (Sept 1 through 4 this year) is one of the largest events of the year for this organization and it just so happens to be taking place pretty much smack dab in the middle of the United States — about an hour and a half from J&P Cycles.

This is an event that draws members and spectators from all over the United States. What’s the attraction? Besides … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Donates $25,000 to Camp Courageous of Iowa

August 8, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

One of our close neighbors out here in Anamosa, Iowa, is a very special camp for very special people – children and adults with special needs. For more than 30 years, Camp Courageous — located just outside Monticello and about 10 miles from J&P Cycles’ headquarters — has been a place where campers can have a great time with others facing the same challenges, all in a safe, nurturing and beautiful environment.

Camp Courageous is a year-round care and recreation facility for people of all ages with disabilities that can include vision, mental, physical and other disabilities. Each year, the 150-acre camp serves thousands of individuals. It continues to … Continue Reading

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AMD World Championship Just Weeks Away in Sturgis

July 28, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

There’s going to be this little biker event taking place in the hills of South Dakota next month. There will be a lot of motorcycle riders gathered there in a small town named Sturgis that boasts 6,442 residents when everybody’s tucked in for the night. Maybe you’ve heard of it?

Are you serious? Everybody’s heard of Sturgis. And this year marks the 71st anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally & Races, with two-wheeled fun running from July 30 to Aug. 14.

But what you might not know is that the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building takes place at this motorcycle Mecca (Aug. 6-10), and J&P Cycles is … Continue Reading

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We’re All Over Sturgis Next Month – Literally!

July 26, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

You’re going to be seeing the J&P Cycles logo all over town next month as motorcyclists converge on Sturgis to celebrate the 71st annual Sturgis Rally & Races. This tiny South Dakota town is transformed almost overnight into “Motorcycle City USA,” and we’ll be there in full force for the entire event.

J&P will be well represented in town for the first half of August with not one, but two fully stocked stores — and that doesn’t even count our big rig at the corner of 8th Street and Lazelle in downtown Sturgis.

The main Harley parts and accessories store, located at 1650 Lazelle Street in the downtown … Continue Reading

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