2012 Iowa Speedway Motorcycle Rally
Just outside of Des Moines, Iowa, a weekend motorcycle rally is roaring to life born of a visionary’s passion for all things wheeled meets a no holds barred innovator. With that sort of powerhouse team, what better name to call it than the Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally, because grand is what the production intends it to be.
At the invitation of the Iowa Speedway, Jay Allen, creator of the World’s Biggest Biker Bar, The Broken Spoke Saloon, will help develop the rally at the champion motorsports venue.Jay Allen says: “It’s an honor to help produce a rally of this caliber at the Speedway, a perfect location with a stellar team of people. With over two decades of rally production expertise, my goal is to give the motorcycle loving customer including the people of Iowa and beyond an experience so rich and diverse it will blow their minds.”Iowa Speedway Chairman, Conrad Clement, has been riding to rallies for several years and enjoys the cultural authenticity and genuine passion for motorcycles behind Jay Allen’s personality driven brand.Conrad Clement says: “I have known Jay Allen for several years. His ability to provide customers a top notch experience will be drawn upon as we gear up for the inaugural Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally.”The rally will include a car show and bike shows sponsored by leading brands and personalities in the industry, major headliner music acts, motorcycle related entertainment, an honorary military event, motorcycle drag races and rodeos, celebrity meet and greets, sportbike and touring events, stunt riders, a swap meet, great camping amenities, and, of course, adventures unique to the Jay Allen brand. Further details to be announced.Chaz Allen, Mayor of Newton, IA, also expressed his enthusiasm for the newly announced rally and not only because he himself is an avid rider.Chaz Allen says: “We are accustomed to several, high-profile race weekends every year out at Iowa Speedway. To now have what is sure to be one of Iowa’s top motorcycle rallies, in our back yard, speaks volumes for our community and will surely give Newton another economical boost.”Several motorcycle industry luminaries support the event including John Parham founder of J&P Cycles in Ames, IA, who hosts a very popular Open House event in June. Also on board are regional Harley-Davidson dealerships and various motorcycle organizations.Chris Callen (Editor, Cycle Source Magazine) says: “When I got news that Jay Allen was taking his show on the road I was so fired up. Here’s a mind that knows how to deliver a good time no matter where he is and it just makes sense that he would end up in the heartland of the USA on his new project.”Jay Allen says: “I fully intend to deliver an unprecedented world class experience to the Iowa Grand Rally that unites motorcycle history and tradition together with the motorcycle culture of today.”