Happy Holidays

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December 25, 2011 | By: Zach Parham

So far this winter, we’ve still got tree leaves covering the Iowa highways instead of snow. Nevertheless, the opportunity to spend time on two wheels is rapidly drawing to a close and our thoughts turn instead to winter projects and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Here at J&P Cycles, we’re constantly inundated with hot deals and promotions, all centered around the after-holiday sales. So what I wanted to do was just take a deep breath and pause to reflect for a moment on what this season is really all about.

And of course, it’s about being thankful — just like we were taught way back in elementary … Continue Reading

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Take Note Shoppers! Here’s Our Holiday Hours

November 22, 2011 | By: J&P Cycles

Whether you plan to visit one of our showrooms in person, phone in an order or shop online, it’s always nice to know when we’re open and when we’re not. So we’ve painstakingly listed our hours over the holidays in order for you to plan your post-Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas shopping.

And when all else fails, keep in mind that our toll-free sales number (800-397-4844) is available 24 hours a day throughout the holiday season. That alone should bring you much comfort.

Below is a list of the days we’ll be open over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays. And if you figure you’re going to be doing a lot … Continue Reading

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Help Celebrate Veterans Day This Year — on Nov. 11, of Course

November 11, 2011 | By: Scott Holton

On the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year 2011 we celebrate an event that occurred on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. This was the time the armistice between Germany and the Allied nations went into effect, thus ending the war to end all wars. It was called the “Great War” because nobody could fathom a fiercer conflict. 

On Nov. 11 the following year, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and … Continue Reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011 | By: Jason Hayes

With spring almost here, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day brings food, friends, and a few pints together to reflect Irish heritage. There are almost 37 million Americans that have Irish roots but this holiday is not only celebrated by the Irish.  Anybody that likes a good time and a little green beer can partake in the party.

On this holiday, unfortunately, there is an increase in alcohol related accidents and deaths. On St. Patrick’s Day 2008, 37 percent of the drivers and motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above, according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each … Continue Reading

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