The summer sun is quickly fading here in Eastern Iowa. Anytime now the warm weather will be replaced with cooler days and brisk nights. This time of year not only means bon voyage to summer, but also the J&P Cycles Cruise Nights for the 2012 season.
This Tuesday, Sept. 11, marks the year’s final Cruise Night event. Make plans now for one last summer fun event before saying goodbye to the great season. The event begins at 5:15 at J&P’s headquarters just off Highway 151, one mile north of Anamosa, Iowa. Enjoy great company, good food and awesome-looking cars and motorcycles.
If you call Eastern Iowa home, you are likely aware of the big annual motorcycle weekends around Anamosa: the National Motorcycle Museum’s Vintage Rally and Midwest Hillclimbers Association Hillclimb the first weekend in June; J&P’s annual Open House the last weekend in June and the Museum’s Sidecar Rally and Midwest Hillclimbers Association Hillclimb the weekend after Labor Day.
This Saturday, Sept. 8, the Museum is hosting the 9th Annual East Central Iowa Sidecar Rally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Catch sidecars from around the Midwest, enjoy food, vendors and raffle prizes.
Sunday, Sept. 9 is the Hillclimb and Swap Meet. Swap Meet kicks off the festivities at 10 … Continue Reading
Labor Day weekend in Iowa marks one of the largest antique motorcycle swap meets and vintage flat-track races in the United States, hosted by the Chief Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA), and it’s going to take place just down the road from J&P Cycles’ headquarters.
This year’s AMCA Fall National is set for Thursday, Aug. 30, through Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. The three-day event annually attracts riders and families from across the country, drawn to the dirt track to watch vintage motorcycles compete.
Other big draws include hundreds of bikes on display, a parts swap meet, craft fair, cocktail … Continue Reading
There was a lot going on in Sturgis, and we couldn’t possibly tell you about it all in this blog post.
What we offer up here is two and a half minutes of footage that highlights the happenings at this year’s Sturgis Rally in South Dakota.
And if a photograph is worth a thousand words, this footage goes far and beyond what anyone could describe in a blog post. We present a collage of sights and scenes from this year’s rally, from bikini-clad dancers to bad ass motorcycles, and impromptu sword swallowers and flame and smoke filled burnouts.
If you missed this year’s motorcycle Mecca on Interstate 90, then … Continue Reading
It’s really no big deal, but we’ve gone ahead and tagged the word “rally” onto the back end of our33rd 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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