Northwest Featured Stories

Cruisers: “A Road Runs Thru It”

By Steve and Shaunna Wasserman “You’ve never been to Cruisers!? After being asked that way, way too many times, my wife and I grew tired of being posed this question. So we decided to make the 250 mile turn and burn from our home in Montana to Cruisers Bar and Grill to see what all the talk is about… Kickstands ...

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Dress for the slide, not the ride

By Darren Wright If you ride a motorcycle, you have either heard the saying “Dress for the Slide, Not the Ride,” or you’ve probably said it yourself. I know I have said it more than once. It was late August; the riding season was getting shorter. My wife Sue and I had a four-day weekend away from work and the ...

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First Impressions: Iron Horse Apparel

They say to make that first one the best. We know that initial encounter can be the most lasting. By JD Gore and Jody   It was at the ABATE Swap Meet in Monroe, WA that Jody and I first met Jay and Sharon Doan, owners of Iron Horse Apparel. And just before making their acquaintance we were checking out ...

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A Look at Motorcycle Crash Data

By Brian Lange ABATE of Washington It seems there has been an increase in motorcycle crashes this year, and especially in fatalities.  If this is true, many factors could be contributing to it.  There are several possible reasons for this increase, and the perception that it is so large this year could be to blame. Some of the reasons may ...

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Gordon’s Story

As Told by the Gerbing Family   In the 1970’s when Gordon Gerbing designed and manufactured the first heated jacket liners for motorcyclists, he not only founded Gerbing’s Heated Clothing, he founded an entire industry. They now have a brand new company, with the people who have the most experience keeping motorcyclists warm: The Gerbing Family.    Here is Gordon’s ...

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Ocean Shores went Hog Wild!

By JD Gore and Jody Davison An event was called off, then a rally cry was heard, and Ocean Shores responded in magnificent style. Many like myself were dumbfounded when the word got out that the biker event held at the Convention Center in Ocean Shores for the past several years was cancelled. We were excited to make the ride ...

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Special Forces Brotherhood MC

By JD Gore and Jody Davison Typically, when you see a large group of bikers, they are not looking for trouble but most likely are raising money in the community. There are some strong bonds in communities. No bond seems stronger than a brotherhood. Now take that brotherhood and add the bikers code and it’s about as strong a bond ...

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ABATE of Washington Spring Opener

By Darren Wright The 41st Annual ABATE of Washington Spring Opener was held in Easton, Washington, June 27th through the 30th. It felt more like summer than spring, but I guess that is because it was held the first week of summer. We arrived at the Silver Ridge Ranch on Thursday afternoon and were greeted by Scott Robinson, who is ...

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The Orygun Run

By Sasha Johnson Every year the grass-roots throwback Orygun Run promises new routes, picturesque campsites, and the best moto-parties you’ve ever experienced. After my first time on the run June 28th to July 1st, I can honestly say it’s all of those things and so much more. The Ultimate Road Trip Our weekend-long vacation in Oregon began with a mad ...

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Final Rolling Thunder XXXII – 1st Amendment Demonstration Protest Run

By Jerry Nichols Memorial Day,  Monday 27 May 2019 This idea started back in 1987 at the Reflecting Pool near the Vietnam Memorial Wall, on a sunny day shortly after Memorial Day.  USMC Corporal Ray Manzo walked up to Army Sergeant Major John Holland, head of the American Foundation for Accountability of POW/MIA’s, Ted Sampley with Homecoming II Project at ...

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