J&P Cycles 36th Anniversary Open House Rally Location Moving Up the Road

Open House Rally utilizing the Jones County Fairgrounds, in Monticello, Iowa, 10 miles north of Anamosa.

Basic CMYKGrowing pains is something J&P Cycles knows all too well. From starting the business in a one room shop outside of Anamosa, Iowa, with no running water and no indoor plumbing to the many expansions at the current location just outside Anamosa, J&P hasn’t stopped growing.

Once again, J&P Cycles is experiencing growing pains. The 36th annual J&P Cycles Open House Rally, scheduled for June 27-28, is being moved to a different location than the usual J&P headquarters. This year, the rally is moving to the Jones County Fairgrounds, located in Monticello, Iowa, just 10 miles north of Anamosa. The size of the event is the main reason for the move as it has grown tremendously over the years.

A concert held on the grounds last year was a great addition, and one that takes up even more room. The Jones County Fairgrounds is used to hosting large events – it’s the venue for one of the largest county fairs in the state of Iowa. With a built-in stage, spacious grounds and indoor space galore, it is the perfect fit.

Great White J&P Cycles OHRConcerts will be a feature of this year’s event, too. A free concert on Sunday, June 28, will feature the rock band, Great White. Hit songs include Once Bitten Twice Shy, Rock Me, Save Your Love and House of Broken Love, to name a few. The line-up for Saturday’s live music will be announced soon.

In addition to concerts, visitors can see Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo, an action packed freestyle motorcycle exhibition that features high-in-the air acrobatic and daredevil style jumps as well as other stunt riding. Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo will perform at various times throughout both Saturday and Sunday. This family-friendly event will also feature special entertainment just for children. And, let’s not forget the motorcycle parts, gear and apparel! Those attending will get to see the latest motorcycle wares from some of the biggest names in the industry. More than 100 motorcycle manufacturers will be on site.

DCIM103GOPROMore than 35,000 visitors attended the 35th annual event last year, including folks from Canada, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida and West Virginia, to name a few. The J&P Cycles Open House Rally started as a small Customer Appreciation Day held by co-founders John and Jill Parham to thank their customers for their business throughout the year. Now, as the world’s largest aftermarket retailer of parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson and V-Twin Cruiser motorcycles, the event is a full blown rally, and outside of Sturgis, is one of the only places in the Midwest to see this many motorcycle manufacturers and riders in one area.

“We’re excited about this year’s event,” said J&P Cycles General Manager Zach Parham (and son of co-founders John and Jill Parham). “Space has been an issue for us the last few years, and the additional space the Jones County Fairgrounds provides, including a large, permanent stage is fantastic. We think our customers and those in attendance will agree. A huge thank you goes out to the Jones County Fair Manager John Harms and the City of Monticello for their support in this move.”

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  1. brent cousins March 28, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I heard this years concert is going to be great white with warrant and from kiefer. Is that true??

  2. Beverly West March 13, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Bertha “Biker” Dog will be there on the 27th to see all her friends and her 6th Birthday is on the 28th so stop by and say Hello. This will be a great event as always and the new location sounds great. See everyone there !!!

  3. Armando Lopez February 27, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Please be sending me reminders.

  4. Craig February 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Is getting a hotel easy or is it very difficult to get a hotel room and are they expensive or relatively inexpensive

    Tks Craig Wagner

    • J&P Cycles February 27, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      There are quite a few hotels to choose from in a 50-mile radius. Stay tuned on to http://www.jpcycles.com/events/open-house-rally for event details and lodging. We definitely recommend booking sooner than later!

      There are several campgrounds in the area if you’re interested as well. I hope that’s helpful!

  5. Doug Herman February 22, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Monticello looks forward to opportunity to be host to J & P’s Open House! A great Jones County company and a great event.

    • J&P Cycles February 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you, Doug. We appreciate the opportunity and are looking forward to this year’s rally!

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