Raise the Bar Regarding Motorcycle-Related Trips in New Year

December 31, 2013 | By: Jeff Maddox

Happy 2014Editor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

As we sit with our feet dangling on the edge of a new year, we have a lot to think about. Past rides, future rides and epic rides come to mind – along with memories made with old friends and the new ones we met along the way. We’ve seen a lot from the seat of our motorcycles and hopefully we’ll see so much more as the new year gets underway. Every mile we ride, whether good or bad, becomes a story to tell. You may … Continue Reading

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SOA Stars Coming Back to Celebrate J&P’s 35th Anniversary Three-Day Open House Rally

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September 17, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

SOA Mark BooneSOA Tommy FlanaganIf you attended the J&P Cycles Open House Rally this year, but didn’t have the chance to meet Sons of Anarchy stars Tommy Flanagan (who plays Filip “Chibs” Telford) and Ryan Hurst (who plays Harry “Opie” Winston), you will get a second chance at the 2014 35th Anniversary J&P Cycles Open House Rally. Well, you’ll get a second chance to meet with Filip who will be joined by Mark Boone, Jr. (who plays Bobby Munson).

In addition, to celebrate J&P’s 35th anniversary, the rally is going to be a three-day extravaganza held June 27-29.

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The 2013 two-day event held June 29-30 surpassed the 30,000 mark for visitors, and more … Continue Reading

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Riding the River to the J&P Cycles Open House Rally

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August 21, 2013 | By: Craig Johnson

Editor’s Note: What appears below is a guest blog post from AirHawk’s own Craig Johnson and his journey to get to this year’s J&P’s Open House Rally. For those who reside in the Midwest, the Great River Road is a fantastic and scenic option for a nice motorcycle ride. Johnson notes what you can see on that route in Eastern Iowa/Western Wisconsin.

River Ride 1The day started around 6:15 with the push of the garage door opener, and the good mood began. Another push of a button and the office thundered to life rumbling with anticipation. The work day was about to begin.

Like any day in the office, my desk started … Continue Reading

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Allstate Rider Risk Map Flags Risky Areas for Riders

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July 30, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

allstate-rider-mapLast year, our friends at Allstate Motorcycle Insurance implemented the Once is Never Enough (ONE) Campaign bringing awareness of motorcycles and motorcyclists to the greater public. The sole purchase of ONE was to build awareness of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes – collisions with motorists at intersections – and to remind drivers that looking once at intersections is never enough.

Later that same year, Allstate asked its Facebook fans to help riders stay safe by identifying dangerous intersections they have encountered. Over 1,500 people answered that call giving them a wealth of use information to help prevent accidents.

Inspired by those very responses, Allstate has created the Rider Continue Reading

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More than 30,000 Attend J&P Cycles Open House Rally

July 11, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

The 34th annual J&P Cycles Open House Rally is in the books and we’re excited about what a great event it was! More than 30,000 people attending this year’s rally!

In case you weren’t able to make the trek to Anamosa, Iowa for this year’s event, here’s a video showing some of the highlights and what you can expect to see if you decide to attend the 35th Anniversary Open House Rally on June 28-29, 2014.

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A Crazy Ride

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July 8, 2013 | By: Jeff Maddox

Group of ridersEditor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

The motorcycle is a crazy thing. A great mode of transportation for sure, but it really is so much more than that. We bikers have taken the motorcycle to more of an emotional object as it has become a vehicle to which we get our point across. The more we ride our bikes, the more they become an extension of who we are and what we believe. We get together and ride as groups for a cause that is near and dear to us, and we make … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Open House Rally is THIS weekend!

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June 24, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

DSC_0840-rMotorcycles, motorcycles and more motorcycles! If you will be in Eastern Iowa this weekend, plan on seeing plenty of people on two wheels (three wheels, too) as J&P Cycles is hosting their 34th annual Open House Rally.

For those not familiar, J&P is known for hosting a huge customer appreciation event each June. Last year’s event brought in more than 30,000 spectators from across the United States. This year will be no exception!

cast-Hurstcast-FlanaganMore than 110 motorcycle vendors will be onsite displaying the latest and greatest motorcycle merchandise, including 20 semis! See two of the stars from the hit television show Sons of Anarchy. Tommy Flanagan who plays Filip “Chibs” … Continue Reading

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The Ride Here or Home

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June 19, 2013 | By: Brett Koranda

Brett Koranda and his wife, just outside GuttenbergPreparations for the 2013 Open House Rally are hitting serious “ramp-up” mode around here. We’re not quite at “fever pitch” yet, but that’s just around the corner. It’s a lot of work, but well worth it. I’m looking forward to being able to interact face-to-face with our customers as are our vendors. It’s a great time – I hope to see a bunch of you there. I’ll be primarily in the Showroom and Extended Showroom areas. Stop by and say “hey.”

One of the great things about the continued expansion of the Open House Rally in Anamosa is our location. Just the riding alone makes Anamosa, Jones County and … Continue Reading

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Riding Season is Here – Time to Plan those Trips

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May 17, 2013 | By: Jeff Maddox

Get out rideEditor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

Winter was a long one – for sure! For those of you who have had to sit and look at your motorcycle from the shop stool in the garage, you may have been taking mental notes of the spring and summer to come: where to go, when to go and who might be coming with you have crossed your mind while patiently waiting to pull the bike back onto the highway. It will be a great summer if you just let it. Be patient, relax when you … Continue Reading

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Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night First Event is May 14

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May 2, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

chrome-horse (2)Despite the stray snowflakes falling from the sky in parts of the Midwest today, it really is spring! At  the J&P Cycles headquarters in Eastern Iowa, we’re gearing up for our first motorcycle event of the season. Our usual Cruise Night event has a new name – Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night – sponsored by J&P Cycles, and a new location at the Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids.

If you’re in the area, cruise in with your motorcycle or car and show it off! The event starts at 5:15, and live music begins at 6 p.m. Plus, enjoy great drink specials and door prizes.

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