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J&P Cycles Named “Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

2IRVING, Texas — July 12, 2017 — J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, announced a multi-year partnership with the City of Sturgis, South Dakota to be the “Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer” of the legendary Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ held each August. This year’s Rally is Aug. 4-13, 2017.

The partnership is a perfect extension of the company’s year-round retail presence in Sturgis, featuring the J&P Cycles store on Lazelle Street.  J&P’s 2017 Rally experience adds a mobile customization shop featuring Kuryakyn, Dunlop, Vance & Hines, Mustang Seats, and dozens of other leading brands.

“J&P Cycles was built on being where riders love to go,” said Zach Parham, President of MAG Retail Group and son of J&P Cycles founder John Parham. “Sturgis is always a pilgrimage for motorcycle riders, and we’re proud to have a year-round presence in the Black Hills. Being named the “Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally” is a testament to our commitment to the city and the half million riders visiting the granddaddy of all motorcycle rallies.”

“J&P Cycles is the first name in retail for motorcycle customizers,” said Mark Carstensen, Mayor of Sturgis. “Here in Sturgis we see riders come from all over the world to visit the J&P Cycles flagship store. They are an anchor in our community and they’ve earned the right to be the Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer of the Sturgis Rally.”

The fun continues after the Rally, as well. The 2017 tour of the J&P Cycles’ pop-up motorcycle customization shop will continue at Delmarva Bike Week, Salisbury, Md., Sept. 14-17; Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 18-22; and the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas, Nov. 2-5. Tens of thousands of riders each year visit the mobile motorcycle shop to see, try and buy new bike accessories. More information about the tour is available at www.jpcycles.com/events.1

About J&P Cycles: Founded by John and Jill Parham in 1979, J&P Cycles is the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer. J&P Cycles operates retail locations in Anamosa, Iowa, Daytona Beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota. The company’s Rider Service Center is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. J&P Cycles supports motorcyclists with retail pop-up stores at over a dozen motorcycle rallies, races and events throughout the U.S. each year.

 

John Parham 1954-2017 – RIP John

JOHN PARHAM
1954 – 2017
1John Parham dedicated most of his life to motorcycling and to his wife Jill. With passion and perseverance, through tough times and success, together they created J&P Cycles in 1979 and helped motorcyclists world wide enjoy two wheel adventures. Later John devoted his time and resources to amassing one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive personal collections of motorcycles, in excess of 300 machines, and found a home for many of them when he moved the National Motorcycle Museum to his home town of Anamosa, Iowa. Then he again invested his time and talent to make this a great place to preserve and present American motorcycling history. He worked tirelessly until his long battle with pulmonary fibrosis consumed him, and now he’s at rest with the Lord. John’s battle ended peacefully with Jill and son Zachery at his side.

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John’s parents were the late John William Parham and wife Anna. He had two siblings, both younger, Luann and Mark and the family originally lived in Shelby, Iowa, both parents involved in education.

John would remind us that a lung transplant in 2010 gave him almost seven more years to enjoy his grandchildren, Kaiden and Kinlee, wife Jill, son Zachary and his wife Bree and all his motorcycling friends, and to see the new Museum to its finish and current state of success. John has been so appreciative of the organ donation program, his doctors and the person who lost their life, but in the end helped John live on for so long.3John would remind us that a lung transplant in 2010 gave him almost seven more years to enjoy his grandchildren, Kaiden and Kinlee, wife Jill, son Zachary and his wife Bree and all his motorcycling friends, and to see the new Museum to its finish and current state of success. John has been so appreciative of the organ donation program, his doctors and the person who lost their life, but in the end helped John live on for so long.45

If a man is to be measured by the size of his circle of friends and, in this case, those who admired his work building J&P Cycles and the Museum, the list would be very long, perhaps as long as any in motorcycling. Those experts who helped John locate and restore many motorcycles, locate fine memorabilia, John would credit in his success as well
The members of the industry he asked for counsel and ideas, John was careful to remember and give credit as well. Though J&P Cycles is now in the capable hands of their son Zachary Parham, those same confident customers follow and support the Museum as well. Unmatched drive helped John perfect product development, point of purchase and direct marketing through catalogs of up to 1100 pages earning industry awards for the sheer volume of retail sales; John turned his motorcycling passion into successful retailing. Detail oriented, always evolving the product line at J&P Cycles, and creating new Museum exhibits, John loved to see fellow riders taking in whatever the show or event might be, enjoying their part of motorcycling. DealerNews magazine named J&P Cycles the “World’s Largest Aftermarket Retailer” and the company has been a Top 100 Dealer many times. With over 300 local employees, the success of J&P Cycles also strengthened the Anamosa, Iowa, Jones County community. In whatever way they chose, John wanted people to enjoy motorcycling, was very conscious of customer service, always working for happy customers and, if asked, sharing what he’d learned in his broad personal motorcycling experience.

6Enjoying motorcycles in action John created events like swap meets, bike shows, drag races, even first organized vintage motorcycle dirt track racing at the BlackHawk Antique Motorcycle Club swap meet at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa. Taking the store to the customer, John set up massive displays at events like Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and March and October Bike Weeks in Daytona Beach, Florida later building an impressive 40,000 square foot store at Destination Daytona.

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Along the way, in 2015, John was elected into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame; a grand reward for his decades of work in the Motorcycle Industry and motorcycle museum world.

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The motorcycling community has lost one of its most passionate, considerate, entrepreneurial and successful people and he will be greatly missed. Anticipating what would be John’s choice, friends are encouraged to sign up for and support the organ donation program in their community and continue their support of the National Motorcycle Museum where a special Exhibition Development Fund will be created.
Rest in Peace John,
You will be greatly missed!

SHAUN RUDDY’S, 2012 “CHOP DELUXE”

Post & Images by Jack McIntyre

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This yet another great example of the outstanding builds brought to the J&P Cycles, IMS shows just a handful of years ago. The owners are Shaun & Sheree Ruddy and they brought their multi award winning motorcycle known as “Chop Deluxe”. Painted by John Deel, this 2012 retro racer has a powerful 127″ Ultima El Bruto motor. Shaun modified the heads & manifolds, added a panhead front rocker box fueling fast install pushrods & hydraulic lifters fueling lifters. He removed the rear downtube which he used for the oil filter, backbone sealed & used for the gas tank filter. He then hand machined & polished the brass pieces throughout & added a clear iginition plate.

MICHAEL SCHACHT’S 1942 HAND FABRICATED CROCKER

For those who may not know me (Jack McIntyre), I’ve been shooting motorcycles for a few decades now. One of the best tours I was on, was the J&P Cycles Progressive Motorcycle Show’s with Bikerpros. Anyway, I shot literally hundreds of great bikes and this was one of them. It’s a totally restored 1942 Crocker. Michael Schacht hand fabricated the engine, clutch, and transmission. It’s an 85 CI engine and the bike is named “CROCKER BIG TANK”. Check it out.

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Long Live the King, Nick Beaulieu Named King of Custom Motorcycle Builders

Chicago — February 13, 2017 — J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, celebrates the naming of a new King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine. Beaulieu earned the title during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago on Sunday.

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“Winning such a prestigious competition is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a teenager,” said 30-year-old Beaulieu. “Thanks to J&P Cycles for making this a reality. I’m bringing this cup back to Maine!”

Beaulieu’s masterpiece earned him the title King of Custom Motorcycle Builders through its originality and unique styling. In Beaulieu’s words, “custom girder front end, S&S Motor, pentagram wheels and some bad ass aluminum work by my buddy, Ray” made the bike a winner. To those uninitiated to custom motorcycles, the bike is a sleek, monochromatic, beauty that looks like it is barely more than two wheels, a motor and a fuel tank.

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The judges, noted editors of Hot Bike and Cycle Source magazines, applauded Beaulieu’s  “less is more” approach, the clean, smooth lines of the bike, and how his  hard work brought it together in 60 days.

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is the largest motorcycle show in the country, with a seven-city showcase for custom motorcycles that featured over 350 entries.

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“Since J&P Cycles’ founding, we’ve supported people who love motorcycles. Whether they enjoy building custom bikes, traveling cross country, or carving through twisties, we deliver what makes their rides special,” said Zach Parham, vice president and general manager of J&P Cycles. “It’s clear that Nick has a passion for cool motorcycles. We’re proud to name him King.”

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Along with thousands of other people who love to ride, the King shops at JPCycles.com.

About J&P Cycles: Founded by John and Jill Parham in 1979, J&P Cycles is the world’s largest online aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer. J&P Cycles operates retail locations in Anamosa, Iowa, Daytona Beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota. Known for their legendary customer service and technical support, the company’s Rider Service Center is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. J&P Cycles supports motorcyclists with pop-up retail locations at over 20 motorcycle rallies, races and events throughout the U.S. each year.

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Caption: King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine, sits on his award winning motorcycle. Beaulieu earned the title on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago. (Photo/ Tank Bilt, Las Vegas)

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