Some of the events and organizations include:
(Click to read more about each)
Camp Courageous is a camp for handicapped and special needs children and adults,
founded in Monticello, Iowa. In 1972, forty acres of land were donated for the sole
purpose of establishing a camp for the disabled. Opened in 1974, today Camp Courageous
is open year-round, has 80 acres of land with 14 buildings, and annually serves
over 4,400 campers, ranging in age from 1 to 100. We donate the proceeds from our
Annual Poker Run to the Camp.
On the Friday before J&P Cycles Annual Open House, we host our
Annual Golf Tournament at Fawn Creek Country Club. Several companies (both local
and national) sponsor holes and awards for the tournament with cash donations for
the camp. "It is a great way for us to raise funds for a very worthy cause and at
the same time provide an afternoon of golf and fun to visiting company representatives"
said company President, John Parham.
Established in 2004, J&P Cycles created a special t-shirt to
raise money for the AMVETS residing in the local community. We continue to donate
over $2,500.00 in proceeds each year to the Association. “We are big believers in
supporting our community and our armed forces.” Said J&P Cycles
President John Parham, “And what better way to thank the Veterans of our country
than by supporting our local vets chapter.” The Association uses the donations in
a variety of different ways to positively impact the community.
Another local/national treasure that J&P Cycles takes pride
in supporting is the National Motorcycle Museum which recently re-opened in June
2010 in a new larger space. The museum is a non-profit organization located just
outside Anamosa, Iowa (Just down the road from J&P Cycles on
US 151). The museum now encompasses over 36,000 of space for display, offices and
a banquet center and features more than 275 vintage bikes representing manufacturers
from all over the world, plus hundreds of toys, an impressive collection of graphic
art, vintage motorcycling apparel and more.
The museum continues to welcome thousands of visitors from America and around the
world each year. Each year during the J&P Cycles Annual Open
House, a silent auction is held to raise funds for the Museum. Motorcycle parts and
accessories donated by J&P Cycles and its visiting distributors
are auctioned off. J&P Cycles supports the Museum throughout
the year with marketing efforts and offering assistance for special events or projects.
Click here to visit the National Motorcycle Museum website!
The First Annual Ride for the Cure benefitting The Des Moines Affiliate of Susan
G. Komen for the Cure, took place on October 4th, 2008. With an astonishing 1200
participants, you can only imagine, it was a very emotional yet fun filled day,
which went well beyond the wildest dreams of the organizers of the inaugural event.
Over 300 bikes rumbled & roared out of Big Barn Harley Davidson in Des Moines on
a beautiful fall morning en route to the Iowa Speedway, for the opportunity to “take
a lap around the track!” As the pictures attest, the ride from Des Moines to Newton
was a sight to behold; bikes as far as the eye could see and more joining in along
the way. With some participants dressed in pink in support of breast cancer patients
and lots of leather, cars were pulling over to watch the procession go by. As they
saw the pink and figured out what was going on, they began honking in support of
this great cause. People even came out of their homes to wave at the riders. Police
were at every intersection along the way to ensure the safety of everyone involved.