Northwest Featured Stories

The 37th Annual Olympia Toy Run: “It’s All About the Kids”

Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson, Nan Bridges, Jacob Hudson, Lisa CvC On Saturday December 6th, 2014 riders from all across western Washington converged in Lacey, WA for the 37th Annual Olympia Toy Run that benefits the Salvation Army ‘Toy n’ Joy’ Shop! The weather wasn’t bad, just a bit of light rain and drizzle off and on ...

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A Biker Christmas Story

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Indian of Auburn: Grand Opening Demo Days

This past October 10th, 11th and 12th were big days for the newly opened “Indian of Auburn” store on West Valley Highway just off I-18 in Auburn. The new shop combined its Grand Opening Celebration with a very timely visit from the Indian factory demo truck, which was packed to the rafters with all the new 2015 Indian models including ...

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North Cascades Harley-Davidson Oyster Fun Party!

By Diana Olmstead The Quick Throttle Staff woke early Saturday, Sept 27th, looking forward to the day ahead of us – a nice ride to Burlington to check out the Oyster Fun Party at North Cascades Harley-Davidson! We picked a location in Mason County to meet up and then headed off on a truly enjoyable, beautiful and scenic ride via ...

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First Annual Wallowa County Thunder Run

It started as a dream, and that dream turned into a whisper, and the whisper turned into a chorus of thundering motorcycles as the men and women who rode them descended upon the towns of Joseph and Enterprise, Oregon for the First Annual Wallowa County Thunder Run. For the four days from August 21st (Thur) to August 24th (Sun) at ...

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Lawless Harley-Davidson Grand Opening Rock-n-Roll Party!

A History Making 3 Day Event! Written By Diana Olmstead, Photos by Robin Hudson & Diana Lawless Harley-Davidson held a history making Grand Opening! It wasn’t just a one day celebratory bash; it went on for three solid days! The dealership, located in Renton on East Valley Rd, had an overall turnout of 10,000 people between Friday July 11th and ...

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Highway 101 Lighthouse Run

Dont’ Give Away the Secret: The Lighthouse Run is the Gem of the Pacific Northwest Story by Rick Tilbury Photography by Vocaleyes Photography Additional Photos by Rick Tilbury It starts with a quiet rumble. Two riders riding together steer their way into the parking lot of the Mill Casino. Before they even have a chance to kill their engines a lone rider behind them ...

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“Ride in Remembrance” At Northwest Harley-Davidson

Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead On Friday May 16th Northwest Harley-Davidson was packed to maximum capacity with thousands of Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers and their family members. It was an unbelievable sight as I rolled off the I-5 Exit 111 and took in the view of the dealership to my left. As I made my way to the roundabout ...

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101 Critical Days of Summer

Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson & Diana On Thursday, May 15th, a spectacular sunny day in the mid 80’s, I attended the 2014 Naval Base Kitsap Summer Safety Stand-down “101 Critical Days of Summer” event. The event began at 9am sharp with NBK Commanding Officer, Captain Zwolfer who gave an opening speech to an estimated 250 Active ...

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Emerald City Harley-Davidson 2nd Anniversary 80’s Party Was Radical!

Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson & Diana On Saturday, April 26th Emerald City Harley-Davidson celebrated their 2nd anniversary by throwing an 80’s theme party! I honestly had forgotten how much fun the 80’s were until my friend Robin and I walked through the doors of Emerald City H-D. Suddenly our inner 80’s personas emerged. It was if ...

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