Join Anamosa leaders, the Parham family, and the motorcycle community to celebrate famous Iowa businessman and a motorcycle industry legend, John Parham, founder of what is now the world’s largest retailer of motorcycle parts and accessories, J&P Cycles. Parham passed away earlier this year, but his memory is part of the lives of hundreds in the Anamosa, Iowa area.

 

Leading up to J&P Cycles’ 2017 Iowa Rally, one of the largest motorcycle events in the Midwest, Anamosa officials will rename Circle Drive adjacent to the J&P Cycles store, Parham Drive.

 

The free rally, which Parham started as a customer appreciation party, includes motocross stunt shows, live music, food, beer and opportunities to support Camp Courageous, a camp for kids and adults with disabilities. To learn more about the weekend long event, visit www.jpcycles.com/events/iowarally.

 

Street dedication event speakers will include Zach Parham, son of John Parham and President of MAG Retail Group, which owns J&P Cycles, Jill Parham, widow of John Parham and Executive Director of the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, and City Administrator Alan Johnson of Anamosa.

 

 

VISUALS

  • City officials and the Parham family unveiling the new street sign
  • Anamosa community members remembering John Parham
  • Riders roaring into Anamosa for the Iowa Rally

 

 

INTERVIEWS

  • Zach Parham, son of J&P Cycles’ founder John Parham and President of the MAG Retail Group
  • Jill Parham, widow of John Parham and Executive Director of the National Motorcycle Museum
  • City Administrator Alan Johnson, Anamosa, Iowa

 

 

DATE/TIME:              Friday, June 23, 2017; 10:30 am

 

 

LOCATION:               Intersection of Circle Drive and Harley Avenue, Anamosa

Adjacent to J&P Cycles, 13225 Circle Dr., Anamosa, IA 52205

 

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