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J&P Cycles Hosting Toys for Tots Run on Saturday, Oct. 13

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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!




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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

DiCE Party And Screening Saturday in Cleveland!

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Come party with Lowbrow Customs, Dean from DiCE Magazine and a couple hundred like-minded individuals this Saturday, October 6th at the Cleveland DiCE Party & 6over movie screening. Brought to you by Lowbrow Customs, The Gasbox, and Angel Dust Cycle Paint. It's going down at Hoopples, right near downtown, ride on out and take advantage of the chopper parking and grab some beers, food, and help us close the night out. Check out the Facebook Cleveland DiCE Party event page for all details and updates.

EagleRider Hosts the Irish 66ers

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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

Valerie Thompson Captures Two New Land Speed Records

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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 for details.


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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.

LEHMAN TRIKES: Hawg EFX Running Boards Now Available for 2013 Harley-Davidson Trikes!

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Hawg EFX Running Boards are now available for the 2013 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide and Street Glide Trikes! The running boards, also available for 2009-2012 models, are manufactured by Lehman Trikes USA in Spearfish, SD.  Hawg EFX are made of a durable composite that fasten securely to the fenders, reducing vibration, and are supported by a steel subframe providing a sturdy and reliable weight-bearing step. The ultimate in weather protection and style, the running boards are manufactured and painted in-house by Lehman Trikes, the original supplier to Harley-Davidson for components, paint, and conversion services for 2009-2010 Harley-Davidson trikes. Factory color matched paint is available for all colors. Hawg EFX are competitively priced starting at MSRP $968.00 (unpainted) and are available through select Harley-Davidson and Lehman Trikes dealers.
 For more information on Lehman Trikes and to locate a Lehman Trikes dealer, visit or call 888-3WHEELS.