ANAMOSA, Iowa — February 22, 2017 — J&P Cycles’ Anamosa, Iowa location becomes the largest motorcycle aftermarket store in the world during the weekend of June 24-25, 2017, and that’s only part of the excitement.
The J&P Cycles Iowa Rally celebrates its 38th anniversary by becoming the site of Hot Bike Magazine’s National Garage Build-Off for custom motorcycles. The competition is expected to draw the nation’s top garage-built custom bikes competing for $3000 and an invitation to the annual Hot Bike Tour, where their motorcycle will go up against famous builders in the Invitational Build-Off.
Located at J&P Cycles’ original store, the free rally includes motocross stunt shows from Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo Tour, live music throughout the weekend, food, beer and opportunities to support Camp Courageous, a camp for kids and adults with disabilities.
In conjunction with the rally, the National Motorcycle Museum is opening a new exhibit, Dirt Riding in America. Located near the rally in Anamosa, visitors will be among the first to experience the exhibit and will see more than 450 vintage bikes on display in the museum’s permanent collection.
The Iowa Rally is a chance for riders to get up-close and personal with reps from more than 50 companies offering motorcycling products. It’s a chance to see the newest motorcycle accessories, and ask questions to experts from companies like Vance & Hines, Kuryakyn, Dunlop, Klock Werks, Metzler, Mustang Seats, Rinehart Racing and many more. Riders can even have selected parts installed on their bikes on site.
Welcoming communities and great riding are key elements to every memorable rally and the Hawkeye State offers both. The event is only ten minutes from historic Grant Wood Scenic Byway and 45 minutes from the beautiful Great River Road along the Mississippi River. “In Anamosa, the roar of a motorcycle or two, or 30,000, is always a welcome sound,” said Dr. Deb Oldham, President of the Anamosa Chamber of Commerce.
Beautiful riding, a national bike show, more than 50 terrific vendors, a premier motorcycle museum, and the largest bike shop in the world. There is a lot to love about the 2017 J&P Cycles Iowa Rally.
Additional information about rally activities, travel, and lodging, along with a growing list of vendors, can be found on the rally page at jpcycles.com.
About J&P Cycles: Founded by John and Jill Parham in 1979, J&P Cycles is the world’s largest online aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer. J&P Cycles operates retail locations in Anamosa, Iowa, Daytona Beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota. Known for their legendary customer service and technical support, the company’s Rider Service Center is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. J&P Cycles supports motorcyclists with pop-up retail locations at over 20 motorcycle rallies, races and events throughout the U.S. each year.