December 26, 2012 | By: Jeff Maddox
Editor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.
It is the season. The season of giving, caring and everything else we should be doing all the time instead of just the last few days of the year. I’m not sure if it’s the colorful lights or the cold temps, but something changes in all of us. I remember as a kid growing up in White City looking out the window of the house at night with the REAL Christmas tree in the living room all lit up with the big bulbs ( the ones … Continue Reading
December 25, 2012 | By: Zach Parham
The holiday season is a time of year we all enjoy at J&P Cycles. We participate in different gatherings: the annual holiday party, employee lunches and departmental gift exchanges. The mood is festive and bright.
This is also a great time of year to reflect on what has taken place throughout the current year and look ahead to the new year. This year was a fantastic one for J&P Cycles. More than 30,000 of you visited us during the 33rd Open House Rally in June (mark June 29-30 on your calendar for next year).
In 2012 we looked at various ways to make shopping with us easier. We lowered … Continue Reading
December 21, 2012 | By: J&P Cycles
Here at J&P Cycles, we’re a giving bunch. Whether it’s donating toys for Toys for Tots or donating funds for Hurricane Sandy victims, we’re happy to help. The holiday season is an especially great time of year to put our giving into overdrive. When we learned a local food pantry needed assistance to feed some folks, our employees jumped at the chance to help.
Over three days last week, we encouraged employees to donate canned goods and other items to assist Anamosa, Iowa families. When all was said and done, we had enough items to fill a large pallet. The items were donated and readied to be passed out … Continue Reading
Well it’s that time of year again, the time where we all scramble through the crowds to try and find that perfect gift for the loved ones in our life. I can remember a time when there was no internet at all, and going to the mall to fight the crowds was more of a tradition than anything else. I can remember getting a group of guys together and going to the local mall to make fun of each other while we tried to accomplish some shopping. It was usually a really good time. You would see plenty of people there who you normally would not run into throughout the … Continue Reading
December 14, 2012 | By: Don Bova
Are you waiting for the PERFECT day to Holiday shop for that biker in your life (even if it is yourself)? Wait no more!!!
This Saturday, December 15 both J&P Cycles retail locations will be spreading Holiday cheer in the form of:
- SAVINGS!!! Take up to 10% off most items J&P Cycles offers (some exclusions apply). Gold Club members, take up to 15% off. Holy Savings Batman!!! You can’t pass that up. You can ask any J&P Cycles associate how to take advantage of Gold Club memberships.
- REFRESHMENTS!!!! Cookies, hot chocolate and coffee will be available to sweeten up your shopping experience.
- THE BIG GUY HIMSELF!!! That’s right; Santa
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December 12, 2012 | By: Ina Postel
It’s that time of year again where we all gather with our family and friends for the holidays. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas or even Festivus (for the rest of us)-it isn’t a matter of being faithful to your beliefs, but rather it’s the time to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives and these holidays are intended just for that.
I know some of you might bash this, and you have every right to say that, but I feel Christmas has become a commercialized corporate holiday. I personally don’t care about gifts or rushing to a store at 3 a.m. on a Black Friday to … Continue Reading
It’s November and once again, I have been asked to write about Veterans Day 2012.
In the past, I have used this space to share the definition, and the history behind this holiday. Seems like I catch writing about most of our military holidays since I am a veteran; I served our country between the months of December 1974 and December 1977.
As a member of the United States Marine Corps, I gave our country my best, and the holidays which honor my service are very, very gratifying. We observe Veterans Day commemorating the end of World War I. We have a similar holiday at the end of May, Memorial … Continue Reading
Despite a gloomy rainy Eastern Iowa Day, J&P Cycles and the Marines made the most of the first annual J&P Cycles Toys for Tots Run held Saturday, Oct. 13 at J&P Cycles. We collected hundreds of toys for less fortunate Iowa children, in addition to hundreds of dollars in cash donations.
The band New Trick was a hit as were the Marines in attendance as they posed for photos and collected toys. If you didn’t have an opportunity to come out to the Iowa showroom this weekend to donate a new, unwrapped toy, you still have a chance to do so. Donation boxes are set up in both the Iowa … Continue Reading
Help make Christmas brighter for Iowa children this holiday season, and have a fun time while doing it!
J&P Cycles has teamed up with Toys for Tots and the Marines for the first annual J&P Cycles Toys for Tots Run. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at J&P Cycles, 13225 Circle Drive, Anamosa, Iowa. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, collecting toys and raising funds for a great cause. Simply bring an unwrapped toy or $10 to participate and receive a coupon for 10% off showroom purchases the day of the event.
Enjoy the band New Trick, playing from … Continue Reading
For a lot of people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and
the end of summer, but why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894.
Labor unions celebrated the first Labor days in the United States, although there’s some speculation as to exactly who came up with the idea. Most historians credit Peter McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, with the original idea of a day … Continue Reading