J&P Cycles Open House Rally

J&P Cycles’ annual Open House Rally customer appreciation event.

Includes a variety of great attractions for the motorcycle rider and enthusiast as well as family-friendly fun and events:
– Over 100 on-site vendors
– Hands-on demonstrations
– On-site Installations
– Bike shows
– Motorcycle stunt shows
– Free food
– Giveaways
– Live music

J&P Cycles’ Open House Rally Returns to Anamosa

J&P Cycles Open House Rally 2016

J&P Cycles’ annual Open House Rally customer appreciation event will return to its original location, the J&P Cycles retail center in Anamosa, Iowa off US Highway 151, on June 25th and 26th where it was founded and held for more than 20 years. J&P Cycles continues the commitment to Anamosa and moving the Open House Rally back to Anamosa is a way to say thank you to all the loyal customer-family who continue to love and support J&P Cycles.

With a crowd of over 35,000 last year, Zach Parham, General Manager of J&P Cycles is “excited to be hosting our Open House Rally at the J&P Retail Center again. With us signing a long-term lease on the existing store, we thought it would be a good to bring the event back to the facility where we have been for over 20 years. We are excited to hosting another great weekend for motorcycle enthusiast across the Midwest.”

Throughout the Open House Rally weekend, we have great attractions for the motorcycle rider and enthusiast as well as family-friendly fun and events:
– Over 100 on-site vendors
– Hands-on demonstrations
– On-site Installations
– Bike shows
– Motorcycle stunt shows
– Free food
– Giveaways
– Live music

About J&P Cycles: Founded by John Parham and his wife Jill in 1979 as a hobby, J&P Cycles has grown into one of the largest mail-order catalogs and e-commerce websites in the motorcycle parts industry. In addition, J&P Cycles operates three retail locations in Anamosa, IA, Daytona Beach, Fl, including our call center, and Sturgis, SD. J&P Cycles attends over 30 motorcycle rallies and events throughout the US every year.

Editor’s Choice Bike Show At Daytona

editorschoiceAre you going to Daytona Bike Week this year? Well, if you are, you can meet the editors of American Iron Magazine and even win Editor’s Choice at the 2015 Editor’s Choice Bike Show brought to you by J&P Cycles.

The Editor’s Choice will take place at the Broken Spoke Saloon on Tuesday, March 10, with sign ups beginning at 10 am. The awards will be given out at 5 pm.

Find out all of the latest info by going to the official Facebook page by clicking here.

Garage-Girls Ultimate Makeover Contest Winner

ubm-2014-mainCongrats to Chris Gibbany for winning the Garage-Girls’ 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover contest! Chris competed for the grand prize along with 84 other contestants by writing a 600-word essay describing why she needs a Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover.

In Chris’ winning entry, she emphasized the various ways she has been “hunkering down” in life, a daily methodology so that she can put herself through school and provide herself with all the things she needed most. While she clocks plenty of miles on her Harley’s odometer, before the contest, Chris didn’t own a riding jacket. With the makeover, Chris received a ton more than just a jacket.

She’ll also be getting matching gloves and a helmet from Roland Sands Design and J&P Cycles, a revamped wardrobe full of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a cleaning kit from Wizards Products, a case of synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, clothing from Hijinx Apparel, a set of Avon tires, and a Mustang Motorcycle seat.

Read all about Chris’ big win by heading over to Garage-Girls.com.

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Traveling For Tech

In my last column, I wrote about my hectic travel schedule for the V-Twin show, the shoots for our upcoming newsstand special American Iron Garage, and Daytona Bike Week. And though that 38-day period is not typical of my travel itinerary, I’m on the road often to shoot and write various technical articles at different shops. As much as I like traveling, I move from shop to shop, both local and all over the country, for a couple of reasons. One is available shop time, as in when a shop has the time to do the build for us. Yes, we have to wait just like you do for an opening! The second is to let you know about quality shops around the country. When we use a shop for a build or tech article, we try to go only to those with a good reputation. This way, you get to know about a quality one in your area, plus you get to watch how a shop’s mechanics do things, which should help you decide if you want to entrust them with your pride and joy.

As for our engine builds, we do one in every issue for the reasons I just stated, plus one more. We want to show you how different engine combinations perform. This way, you can ask the shop we used, or one near you, to use the same components when it’s time to do your engine, since you’ll already know what power outputs you can expect from that combo. And by our doing a complete build every two issues, you can compare several builds that were done on engines like yours to find the parts combination that puts the powerband where you want it.

Since we’re talking tech, I should also tell you a little about our American Iron Garage newsstand-only special, which comes out seven days after this issue hits the stands. Besides being loaded with $1,500 worth of discounts and coupons for motorcycle parts, it’s also chock-full of more than a dozen step-by-step tech articles for the do-it-yourselfer. Yup, these are the tech articles Joe K and I shot during our stay at J&P Cycles. There’s also an article by Buzz on things to keep in mind when buying a used bike, a seat selection guide from Mustang, and three short bike features showing the end result of J&P’s customization of three of the bikes we used for those tech articles.

Is there a tech article we haven’t done in American Iron Magazine that you would like us to cover? Write me a letter or send an e-mail to ChrisM@AmericanIronMag.com and let me know what’s on your mind. I can’t guarantee we’ll do it, but we’ve followed up on reader requests many times in the past.

See you on the road, Chris Maida.

Story as published in the June 2011 issue of American Iron Magazine.

Circus Una and Arlen Ness at J&P Cycles 2010 Open House

Around the Midwest, J&P Cycles® is known for the spectacular Open House event that began as a simple Customer Appreciation Day. The event grew to a two-day event in 2009, drawing more than 22,000 people to the cornfields of Iowa. This year the event is being held June 26 and 27, and the stakes are even higher as J&P® tries to beat last year’s attendance numbers.

Some of the exciting entertainment scheduled for the Open House includes Circus Una, a new act. Circus Una is a high-flying entertainment act featuring two women. The motorcycle, dancer and rider balance themselves on a thin wire. Additionally, the ILL Conduct Motorcycle Stunt Show will perform. As the National Motorcycle Museum wraps up their expansion to a new facility, the Open House will serve as a preview for the new location and debut the AwesomeNess exhibit, all about famed motorcycle legend Arlen Ness. Ness will join in the festivities during the Open House.

A silent auction will be held to benefit the National Motorcycle Museum. True motorcycling enthusiasts will enjoy the shopping! J&P Cycles®’ enormous inventory of parts and accessories will be available for viewing. Most products in the showroom will be 10 percent off (15 percent for Gold Club members) and a portion of the one-acre warehouse will be devoted to drastically reduced clearance items (up to 50 percent off).

The fun does not stop there!?The Teresi Dyno Drag will be on hand as will the J&P Cycles® Showroom Semi, where some of the coolest products on the market will be displayed! Sign-up to win over $5,000 in door prizes and a chance to win the 2010 J&P Cycles®/Easyriders Build-A-Bike Sweepstakes Bike. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to visit with representatives from more than 75 manufacturers and view their latest products.

J&P Cycles® is the World’s largest catalog retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. In business for more than 31 years, we also carry a full line of V-Twin Metric Cruiser, Honda Gold Wing and Sport Bike parts and accessories. Featuring tens of thousands of items in stock, in print and online, J&P Cycles® delivers the best customer service and return policy in the industry. Order toll-free in the U.S. and Canada at 800-397-4844 or online at WWW.JPCYCLES.COM.