The Cannonball Run Makes a Stop in Anamosa


September 14, 2012 | By: Patrick Garvin

The 2012 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run was set to come through Anamosa (where I live) on Monday with the National Motorcycle Museum as a scheduled stop. I was all fired up to see the parade of bad ass old bikes come through, so I decided to take the day off.

I made my way down to the Museum about 10 a.m., where I learned there was a broken down bike on its way here and I was asked if I would help. I quickly said yes and headed up to the J&P shop to meet up with fellow J&P volunteer wrench Sean Salger. Shortly after, a sprinter van pulled up … Continue Reading

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Here’s the Davenport Antique Meet and Races – on Video!


October 3, 2011 | By: J&P Cycles

It’s over and done with and there’s no sense in trying to turn back the clock. If you missed it, you missed it, but the point is you don’t have to miss it again next Labor Day weekend.

And to entice you to do just that, we’re including a couple of videos with this blog post that show some of the highlights of this year’s Chief Blackhawk chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) motorcycle parts swap meet and motorcycle races right here in nearby Davenport, Iowa.

We’re not really sure if it’s the biggest antique motorcycle meet on the planet, but until someone tells us different, that’s … Continue Reading

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Eastern Iowa is Motorcycle Heaven for Travelers


June 16, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

Eastern Iowa may not be at the top of anyone’s list for vacation spots, but if your enthusiasm leans toward moveable vehicles on two wheels, Anamosa, Iowa, is your Midwest Mecca.

Not only is Anamosa the home of J&P Cycles, it’s also just up the road apiece from the National Motorcycle Museum. And we celebrated the museum’s first-ever Vintage Rally event the first weekend of June, with more than 1,600 in attendance. And all those folks weren’t Eastern Iowa natives, either. We had people rolling in from all over the country, including Texas, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.

Sixty-six bikes were registered for Saturday’s Vintage Bike Show and awards … Continue Reading

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