J&P Cycles raised the bar after its 2009 record-breaking 30th Anniversary Open House with more than 22,000 attendees. The 2010 event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27 at the company's headquarters, outside Anamosa, Iowa. This year Circus Una, a high-flying entertainment act, will be on hand. Additionally, there will be Ride In Bike shows, Motorcycle Rodeo, silent auction, industry-leading manufacturers and vendors, and much more. Visitors will also save big throughout the weekend on J&P Cycles enormous inventory of parts and accessories. Most products in the showroom will be 10 percent off (15 for Gold Club members) and a portion of the one-acre warehouse will be devoted to drastically reduced clearance items (up to 50 percent off).
Chips Helps Bikers
Four counties in California continue to have high motorcycle collision deaths and injuries within the California Highway Patrol's (CHP) jurisdiction. The CHP has been awarded a two-year grant to assist its efforts in the battle for motorcycle safety. The four identified high-risk counties are Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, and San Bernardino. The goal of this grant is twofold: first, reduce motorcycle-involved fatal collisions in the four counties by 5 percent from a 2007 baseline of 187 to 177, and second, to reduce motorcycle-involved injury collisions by 5 percent from the 2007 baseline of 5,156 to 4,898 by September 30, 2011. "The number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities, especially in these four counties, continue to be troubling," said Commissioner Joe Farrow. "With the help of this grant and the cooperation of motorcyclists and motorists alike, hopefully we can reverse this trend."
The CHP will implement a 24-month traffic safety program focusing on motorcycle fatalities and injuries throughout the high-risk counties. The project will encompass enhanced enforcement including aerial support and a public education campaign. Efforts will also include the production of two public service announcements. The spots will promote the use of properly approved helmets for all riders and raise motorists' awareness of sharing the road with motorcyclists. In addition, at least 15 motorcycle safety presentations will be conducted in the four high-risk areas; and a minimum of nine motorcycle safety enforcement operations will operate in areas with a high number of motorcycle incidents.
Run For The Woods
We know everyone has their favorite hometown (or should we say home state) run. Well, here in California our favorite is the Redwood Run held in Piercy. In its 33rd year, the Redwood Run is a traditional-style get-together with great riding all around, DIY camping, rockin' live music acts, and a damn good time-it's a 21-and-older-only event so you know its gonna be good. The two-day event kicks off June 11.
Illusion Motorsports has made it possible to get into a serious chopper that rides as good as it looks without breaking the bank. This particular build uses an Ultima motor, transmission, primary drive, and slightly modified Ultima frame. Illusion fit a DNA front end and wheels, modified HD tank, a custom seat from Danny Grey, a "two eight" fender, Illusion MAC 10 exhaust, and mild but tasteful paint by Rock n' Roll. Looking at the bike you'd never know it wasn't a high-dollar piece, but the truth is Illusion has been building these one-off, affordable scooters for nearly 30 years. They can get you on a custom build similar to this for about $19,900.