This weekend, Anamosa, Iowa, home to J&P Cycles, the world’s largest dealer of motorcycle aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel for Harley-Davidson and V-Twin Cruiser will be hosting the 34th annual Open House Rally. Each June amongst the cornfields in Eastern Iowa one of the largest two-day motorcycle events in the Midwest takes place. The small town of Anamosa, Iowa with a population of approximately 5,500 is inundated with motorcycles.
J&P’s two day Open House Rally ups the population of this already small town by tens of thousands each year. Last year more than 30,000 motorcyclists and spectators converged on J&P Cycles to attend this fun-filled family event.
This year’s event is bringing in more than 110 motorcycle vendors who will be displaying the latest and greatest motorcycle merchandise, including 20 semis! See two of the stars from the hit television show Sons of Anarchy, Ryan Hurst who plays Harry “Opie” Winston and Tommy Flanagan who plays Filip “Chibs” Telford. “Chibs” will be signing autographs on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. and “Opie” will be signing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
1 Wheel Revolution will again perform a variety of stunts for those in attendance. On Saturday meet 1998 AMA 250GP National Champion Road Racer Roland Sands who now runs Roland Sands Designs.
Visitors will save big throughout the weekend on J&P Cycles’ enormous inventory of parts, accessories and apparel. Most products in the showroom will be 10 percent off (15 percent for Gold Club members) and a tent will be devoted to drastically reduced clearance items (up to 50 percent off).
Attendees can sign up to win thousands of dollars in door prizes. Plus, donate for a chance to win the National Motorcycle Museum’s 2013 Arlen Ness Victory Cross Country. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the National Motorcycle Museum. Grab a free burger or hotdog in the food tent – courtesy of Allstate Insurance Company. Volunteers from Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite care and recreation facility for individuals, will be manning beverage stations throughout the grounds for donations. More information can be found on the J&P Cycles website, WWW.JPCYCLES.COM/OPENHOUSE.
The J&P Cycles Open House Rally started out as a small Customer Appreciation Day held by co-founders John and Jill Parham to thank their customers for their business throughout the year. Now, as the world’s largest aftermarket retailer of parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson®, Cruiser, Gold Wing and Sport Bike motorcycles, this event has turned into a two-day rally and, outside of Sturgis, is one of the only places in the Midwest to see this many motorcycle manufacturers in one area.
So, make plans now to attend and check it out. You will be glad you did!