Help make Christmas brighter for Iowa children this holiday season, and have a fun time while doing it!
J&P Cycles has teamed up withToys for Tots and the Marines for the first annual J&P Cycles Toys for Tots Run. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at J&P Cycles, 13225 Circle Drive, Anamosa, Iowa. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, collecting toys and raising funds for a great cause. Simply bring an unwrapped toy or $10 to participate and receive a coupon for 10% off showroom purchases the day of the event.
Enjoy the band New Trick, playing from noon to 4 p.m., food vendors, door prizes, and mingle with area Marines collecting toys for the less fortunate and those in attendance. In all, 14 counties will be represented from across Iowa, including Jones, Linn, Dubuque, Jackson, Black Hawk, Eastern Butler, Southern Bremer, Fayette, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Mitchell, Worth, Winnebago and Hancock.
We look forward to seeing you!
Jack Fleming tests experimental helicopters for a living, not exactly a risk-free profession, but a lot more fun than piloting an office desk. So when he wanted something to commute to work on, he looked for a vehicle with a bit more flair, although it wouldn’t be taking to the air. Not finding anything he liked in the showrooms, and a fan of both sportscars and sportsbikes, he decided to blend up his own hybrid vision of earthbound transportation that would provide the thrills of flying but minus the propeller. He also thought he also build one for his significant other, Liz , so they could dice through L.A. traffic together as Liz had also grown up in an airplane family, so was ready for some freeway flying.READ FULL STORY
A group of 67 individuals known as the Irish 66ers culminate their 2,448 mile motorcycle journey on Route 66 at EagleRider L.A. The group takes the journey every other year to raise funds for Temple Street Hospital, a children's hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Over the past 10 years, they have raised over 3 Million Dollars. READ FULL STORY
Lots of love has been thrown to the bagger guys… but Progressive Suspension still has strong feelings for the Softail platform; they have recently launched a Cartridge fork kit for the 2000 – 2013 FL and FX versions to prove it!! Take a look here for more info.
Five-Time Motorcycle Land Speed Record Holder Collects Third 2012 ECTA Land Speed Record and Posts Runner-Up Honors in 7th Annual Throttle Nation Street Bike Shootout
Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), successfully returned to Wilmington Ohio to set new land speed records in two different motorcycle classes at the East Coast Timing Association’s (ECTA) Throttle Nation Top Speed Challenge event at Airborne Park. Thompson recorded a top speed of 198.03 mph in the MPS/F 1000 class and 198.31 mph in the MPS/G 1000 class on her Martech Services Company BMW S1000RR Superbike. Thompson now holds three speed records at the ECTA facility, having set a record of 197.46 mph in the PP-1000 motorcycle class at the Ohio Mile event in July.
Over 170 entries competed during the first Throttle Nation sponsored race at the new ECTA racecourse. The 7th annual Throttle Nation Street Bike Shootout was also held in conjunction with the event, featuring special rules creating a unique a “heads-up” racing format. Prizes were awarded in six motorcycle classes for the fastest speed, including CTEK battery chargers and ZipFizz Healthy Energy Drinks donated by VTR. In addition to two new land speed records, Thompson’s 198.31 mph run earned her class Runner-Up honors for the Throttle Nation Street Bike Shootout.
“I almost didn’t make this event. The only crewmember was my dog Reckon, so I had a 2000+ mile solo drive from Scottsdale. We hit terrible storms and our truck broke down in Joplin. I can’t thank Donna & Joe Timney, who run the ECTA, for all their help. Fortunately, Gary Gonce, a childhood friend of Joe’s, volunteered to help Reckon and me throughout the weekend. I couldn’t have done it without their unflagging support,” said Thompson.
“Having set records at both the Ohio Mile and Throttle Nation Top Speed Challenge, Airborne Park is becoming one of my favorite racing venues, especially since two of my loyal sponsors are based in the Buckeye state – JEGS and CTEK Battery Chargers. Everyone involved in ECTA events, from the volunteers to the race organizers, make this an enjoyable and safe weekend,” added Thompson.
The next ECTA event scheduled for the Ohio Mile will be held April 27-28, 2013. Visit ECTA.com for details.
Thoroughbred Motorsports, Inc., sister company to Motor Trike, Inc., is pleased to announce it is rolling forward with full production on the Stallion. As previously announced, deliveries will begin in October.
Lots of exciting things are happening with both these companies as Motor Trike continues with new product development and production as well.
“We are very excited about the return of the Stallion and aim to continue to provide solid and dependable products across the board.” stated Wayne Tompkins, VP.
The Stallion is a truly original trike that was designed and built in the USA. The Stallion was created for riders desiring more comfort and ease of operation while still enjoying the trike riding experience.