Images from 2017 J&P Cycles Iowa Rally

Jun 27, 2017 View Comments by

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This past weekend, thousands of riders convened in Anamosa, IA, for the 38th anniversary of J&P Cycles’ Iowa Rally. This was the first annual rally held since the passing of J&P Cycles’ founder, John Parham, who died in April after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

The free rally, held June 24-25, 2017, included motocross stunt shows, live music, food, and more than 50 vendors, with opportunities to support Camp Courageous, a camp for kids and adults with disabilities. The rally was also the site of Hot Bike Magazine’s National Garage Build-Off for custom motorcycles.

In conjunction with the rally, the National Motorcycle Museum opened a new exhibit, Dirt Riding in America. Located near the rally in Anamosa, visitors were among the first to experience the exhibit and see more than 450 vintage bikes on display in the museum’s permanent collection.

The museum was founded by John Parham, who was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2015. Parham opened his first shop in 1975 with a partner in his hometown of Anamosa. Later, working with his wife, Jill, the aftermarket parts and accessories company became known as J&P Cycles. On June 23, Anamosa city officials renamed a street near the rally site in his owner, and during the rally attendees had the opportunity to pay their respects by signing a wall.

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Photography: J&P Cycles


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