Tens of thousands expected at this weekend's J&P Cycles rally

Publish Date: 
Jun 25, 2013

ANAMOSA, Iowa - This weekend J&P Cycles will host its 34th annual Open House Rally, one of the largest two-day motorcycle events in the Midwest.

J&P’s Open House Rally swells the population of Anamosa, in northeast Iowa, by tens of thousands each year. Last year more than 30,000 motorcyclists and spectators attended the family event.  

This year’s event will bring in more than 110 motorcycle vendors and appearances by two of the stars from the television show “Sons of Anarchy,” Ryan Hurst (Harry “Opie” Winston) and Tommy Flanagan (Filip “Chibs” Telford). Flanagan will be signing autographs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 29 and “Opie” will be signing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30.

1 Wheel Revolution will again perform a variety of stunts for those in attendance. Saturday also includes a meet-and-greet with 1998 AMA 250GP National Champion Road Racer Roland Sands.

Most products in the J&P Cycles’ 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. Allstate Insurance Co. will provide free burgers and hot dogs. Volunteers from Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite care and recreation facility, will man beverage stations throughout the grounds for donations. More information can be found on the J&P Cycles website,  

Posted by Holly Wagner