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.

Hot Rods Harleys

Hot Rods Harleys cars

 

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SOA Cast Members Appearing at Open House Rally

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April 9, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

Aerial 1J&P Cycles knows how to have one hell of a bash in the cornfields of Eastern Iowa! 2013 marks the 34th annual event, which is now called the J&P Cycles Open House Rally. This year’s event is scheduled for June 29-30. Founders John and Jill Parham started the original one-day event as a customer appreciation of sorts to thank their loyal customers for their business. Today that one-day event has grown into two and is bigger than ever!

cast-Hurstcast-FlanaganLast year more than 30,000 motorcyclists converged on Anamosa, Iowa and the J&P Cycles headquarters. This year we hope to up the ante and attract even more. Ryan Hurst who plays … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Provides A Look Into the AMA Pro Flat Track

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March 27, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

As presenting sponsor of the AMA Pro Flat Track, J&P Cycles has the inside scoop to all things flat track racing. Here AMA Flat Track Champion Joe Kopp takes you inside the race, explaining what the series is all about. Additional insight is provided by 2012 AMA Pro Grand National Champion Jared Mees and AMA Pro Flat Track Announcer Barry Boone.

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Bike Week 2013 Satisfies the Senses

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March 22, 2013 | By: Lowell Anderson

Bike Week lotBike Week signifies the beginning of the riding season for many riders across the nation. Attending the event stirs up the senses and resurrects the feeling of freedom that can only be obtained on a motorcycle traveling the open road. One of the only things that can make that feeling better is sharing the road with fellow riders and enthusiasts who share the passion for anything on two wheels!

This year’s Bike Week did not fail to satisfy. Thousands of riders made their way to Daytona Beach, Florida to celebrate their love of motorcycles. The J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Superstore lot was filled with vendors eager to meet the crowds … Continue Reading

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J&P’s Patrick ‘The Gorilla’ Garvin Defends Baker Smokedown Title

March 12, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

Patrick -The Gorilla- GarvinThe reigning champion of the 2012 Baker Smokedown Showdown in Sturgis is J&P Cycles’ own Gorilla suit wearing Patrick Garvin. This Wednesday, he’ll face 12 other participants in Daytona during the Bike Week Baker Smokedown Showdown.

The Smokedown Showdown begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at the Iron Horse Saloon on North US Highway 1, Ormond Beach. Take part in the chaos as the Baker’s Dozen of industry builders, TV personalities and celebrities go head-to-head in a drag style burnout competition.

This year’s Smokedown Showdown is courtesy of Baker and J&P Cycles.

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Meet the Team – Shawn Stone, J&P’s Quality Control

January 23, 2013 | By: Scott Holton

Stone_Shawn-090715Today we are going to introduce you to Shawn Stone, head of our Quality Control department. In this capacity, he is responsible for a variety of duties at J&P Cycles. Shawn began his career at J&P Cycles  in 2000 (five weeks after me).

It has been a pleasure working with him over the past 12-½ years. A Des Moines, Iowa native this 48-year-old spent a portion of his early life in Southern California, Phoenix, Arizona; Houston, Texas and Breckenridge, Colorado. A dirt biker since high school, he began riding on the street 30 years ago. Currently, he has a 1997 Custom Softail. On the side, he has a … Continue Reading

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A Lot of Work Goes into J&P’s Biketoberfest Preparations

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October 5, 2012 | By: Don Bova

 Editor’s Note: Don Bova has been with J&P Cycles as an Inventory Specialist in the J&P Cycles SuperStore in Ormond Beach, FL. since May 2007   Originally from Michigan, Don attended Wayne State University and Detroit College of Business. He brings to J&P Cycles his experience with marketing, cost accounting and supervising staff at 15 Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Pageants in addition to retail supervising and training.  Don bought his first motorcycle in 1970 upon returning from Vietnam and has never looked back.  He spent the next 14 years riding from last snow to first snow in Michigan, then eight years of TRYING to ride 12 months a year in Dallas, Continue Reading

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