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.
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? … Continue Reading
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
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
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.
Do you have an interest in vintage motorcycles? If so, you can also support a motorcycle museum’s mission to preserve the history of motorcycling simply by requesting a quote on your motorcycle insurance . The Allstate Corporation — known for its “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan — now supports the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa, through Cash for Quotes, a no obligation program that rewards participating non-profit organizations whose supporters ask for an insurance quote from Allstate.
Cash for Quotes is very simple. For every new motorcycle insurance quote requested by a National Motorcycle Museum supporter, Allstate will donate $5 to the Museum. Cash for Quotes … Continue Reading
The summer months at J&P Cycles are chock full of events, events and more events! It’s almost like we’re trying to cram 12 months worth of activity into three months, and that’s because we live in Eastern Iowa. We take advantage of the great weather when we can get it.
Coming up on the immediate horizon, we’ve got two events on the books – starting off with Cruise Night on July 12. We host Cruise Night a couple of times each summer where the emphasis is celebrating fast cars, fancy motorcycles and fellowship. This year, the Cruise Night series will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum, which is just … Continue Reading
No need to call Ripley’s Believe It or Not, because it was a given that J&P Cycles’ 32nd anniversary celebration and Open House would be an enormous success, drawing more than 25,000 visitors and loyal customers to the small town of Anamosa, Iowa, this past weekend. This two-day event was the largest party we’ve thrown to date, and we couldn’t be any more appreciative to our thousands of friends, fans and customers!
We had folks tell us they drove in from Canada, California, Florida, Washington State — and everywhere else — just to join in the two-wheel wonderfulness that is our open house. It was due to these multitudes … Continue Reading
We’ve been talking about it for months here on the blog and it’s finally here – the 32nd annual J&P Cycles Open House. Anamosa, Iowa, is the place to be this weekend as more than 20,000 motorcyclists from around the world converge on this small community for one of the biggest biking events in the Midwest.
Eastern Iowa may not be at the top of anyone’s list for vacation spots, but if your enthusiasm leans toward moveable vehicles on two wheels, Anamosa, Iowa, is your Midwest Mecca.
Not only is Anamosa the home of J&P Cycles, it’s also just up the road apiece from the National Motorcycle Museum. And we celebrated the museum’s first-ever Vintage Rally event the first weekend of June, with more than 1,600 in attendance. And all those folks weren’t Eastern Iowa natives, either. We had people rolling in from all over the country, including Texas, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Sixty-six bikes were registered for Saturday’s Vintage Bike Show and awards … Continue Reading