When you think about it, Mother’s Day is such an easy piece of business. Moms are easy to buy for and they’re so darned gushy over whatever you get them. But come Sunday, June 20, a lot of sons and daughters are going to be looking on with apprehension as their dads open their Father’s Day gifts. Because, as a general rule, dads are a real pain when it comes to gifting.
J&P Cycles knows this, and for those kids fortunate to have a dad who enjoys anything with the word motorcycle attached to it, we have some really good news for you. J&P has painstakingly put together a web … Continue Reading
If you’re into antique motorcycles, theAntique Motorcycle Club of America (AMÇA) has a pair of events going on this weekend that will make you wish you had access to the transporter room on the USS Enterprise. There’s an AMCA national event in St. Paul, Minn., and a Grand National event in Rhinebeck, N.Y. So, unless you have the above-mentioned teleportation machine from Star Trek or you own your own jet, you’re pretty much going to have to make a choice.
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may have read recent announcements about the new Vance & Hines and Kuryakyn parts pages on JPcycles.com. Since we often hear that you use our website to research brands — not just an individual part or a number of parts for a bike project — we’ve set out to redefine how you learn about brands via our website.
Brand pages on JPcycles.com allow for quick navigation to top products, products by make (e.g., Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, etc.), and products by style. Since each page is built specifically with just one particular brand in mind, we’re able to … Continue Reading
If you’ve already marked your calendar and are making plans to attend J&P Cycles’ Open House in Anamosa, Iowa, June 26-27, you’re already guaranteed two days of motorcycle madness. This event draws 22,000 visitors and doubles the population of Jones County. That’s a given. What you might want to consider now is taking some extra time — before or after the Open House — to explore this gorgeous county, situated in the rolling hills and cornfields of eastern Iowa.
Jones County is just plain gorgeous. In fact, its pristine, country setting has been the subject of a number of famous artists’ paintbrushes, including Grant Wood, whose painting, “American Gothic,” … Continue Reading
If your idea of fun is watching motorcycles rocket up the side of a near-vertical hill in hopes of getting over the top, then you’ve got to show up in Anamosa, Iowa (J&P Cycles’ hometown) on June 6. Even as we speak, members of the Midwest Hillclimbers are getting their bikes ready for the 61st Annual Anamosa Motorcycle Hill Climb and Swap Meet in Anamosa.
Riders from all over Iowa and surrounding states will attempt to conquer one of the area’s most difficult hills. We promise plenty of thrills and even more spills, because there just aren’t that many riders who can successfully take this hill and claim it … Continue Reading
For the past three years J&P Cycles has attended the Riding into History, Concours d’Elegance Motorcycle show. Each spring, this world-class event is held at the beautiful World Golf Village in St Augustine, Fla. This year — the 11th annual event — enjoyed a great turnout. In fact, every time we attend this event we see more and more motorcycles and even more spectators.
Each year, we offer 10% off our merchandise and free shipping to people who show up at Concours d’Elegance and support the motorcycle community. Between 300 and 400 motorcycles from around the world were on display this year, including vintage, race, late model and … Continue Reading
Our 13th annual Poker Run for Camp Courageous of Iowa is scheduled Saturday, June 5, in the J&P parking lot, guaranteeing a fun-filled day with great riding, fun stops, the chance to win some cash and the opportunity to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.
Whatever you’re riding, you’ll enjoy a 100-mile run with stops at Camp Courageous, Olin, Mechanicsville, Solon, Stone City and then back to Anamosa, Iowa. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. at J&P Cycles, just off Highway 151 in Anamosa, with the first group of riders heading out at 10:00 a.m. and the last group out at 11:00 a.m. The last group of riders … Continue Reading
Music. It has the power to evoke a variety of emotions and can even shape our lives. The folks who keep tabs on such things claim the average person listens to music about 18 hours per week. This might explain why motorcycle audio is a booming market. But it’s not for everyone.
Riders who support audio say that it is nice to have some tunes on the road and an audio system certainly helps pass the time on long rides. In the case of our very own Kody Wisner, he says loves audio because if you play it loud enough you don’t have to listen to your partner. Can’t you … Continue Reading
In fact, J&P Cycles and “motorcycle swap meet” are pretty much synonymous, because J&P has a rich history with such events. It’s how our founders — John and Jill Parham — got their business off the ground more than three decades ago. Simple flyers stating parts J&P had available for sale at their makeshift swap meets is what led to the first J&P catalog. Today, the company is headquartered on a parcel the size of a good city block … Continue Reading
The connection between motorcyclists and the Armed Forces has always been strong for motorcycle riders — and in particular, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The American military started using motorcycles for transportation back in 1913, and three years later, Harley-Davidson motorcycles became a sought-after vehicle by top brass for use in military operations. In fact, by the beginning of World War I, a third of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles produced were earmarked for military use. So it comes as no surprise that admiration for this powerful, two-wheeled vehicle continues for those who served in the military.
This bond continues today and is one reason why we at J&P Cycles join the rest of … Continue Reading