Northwest Featured Stories

High Seas Rally 2012

High Seas Rally 2012: 10th Anniversary By Lisa Dalgaard – Pics by Lisa and CD View the High Seas Rally 2012 photo gallery here! HSR Raises $330,000 towards the HOHS Dialysis Fund. If you’ve been reading Quick Throttle for a few years, you’ve probably read our past coverage of one of the most unique biker rallies in the world. 10 years ...

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Black Thursday – Join Us on January 17th in Olympia!

Black Thursday – Join us on Jan 17th in Olympia! Written By Diana Olmstead Many motorcycle riders have heard of Black Thursday and some have not. Black Thursday is organized by ABATE of Washington. ABATE of Washington is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is citizens’ Rights as they apply to Motorcyclists. Take a moment and think about that… ABATE ...

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Sturgis 2012 – Part I

Sturgis, South Dakota 2012 STORY AND PHOTOS BY GEORGE CHILDRESS View the Sturgis photo gallery here! There is really only one king of motorcycle rallies and great American road trips. Hail Sturgis! The 72 year old Sturgis Black Hills Rally and Races has always been a destination where you can bring your highest expectations and never be disappointed because it ...

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2012 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big, Bad Bike Show Written & Photographed by Diana Olmstead View the Northwest H-D Big Bad Bike Show gallery here! On Saturday, August 17th, I rode to Northwest Harley-Davidson to check out their 15th Annual Big, Bad Bike Show! As I was taking the 111 exit just off of I-5 which runs parallel to the dealership, I looked ...

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2012 1st Annual Red Horse Rally

The 1st Annual Red Horse Rally: The Party that Almost Wasn’t! By BlackJack Less than a week before the Red Horse Diner was to hold their 1st Annual Red Horse Rally, the Taylor Bridge Wildfire broke out between Cle Elum and Ellensburg. The fires came dangerously close during the week leading up to the event, and for a few days ...

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Children’s Ride 17 – A Groovy Day for Charity

Children’s Ride 17 – A Groovy Day for Charity Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead On Sunday, June 24th, an estimated 400 riders from all across the Puget Sound region hopped on their bikes to participate in Children’s Ride 17. This annual event benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital and their Uncompensated Care Program. The program helps thousands of local families pay ...

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Bring On Those… Good Vibrations

Bring On Those… Good Vibrations BY RANDY TWELLS, PHOTOS BY CAROL INFRANCA Motorcycle Enthusiasts to Thunder into Salem/Keizer for Good Vibrations® Rally at Riverfront Park. Some of the finest bikes in the West ridden by their proud owners will roar into Salem/Keizer for the 3rd Annual Good Vibrations® Motorcycle Rally for three days of biker fun July 15-17, 2012. The ...

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A Gathering of Horses

Written & Photographed By Diana Olmstead On the first weekend in May several hundred chrome horses gathered at the Red Horse Diner to take part in the 4th Annual Iron Horse Trail Bike Show in Ellensburg, Washington. Saturday morning bikes began to fill the parking lot at the Red Horse Diner. The diner is a unique, nostalgic, 50’s style diner ...

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DHD’s Anniversary Party & Food Truck Rally

4,000 Riders Attend DHD’s Anniversary Party & Food Truck Rally! Visit the DHD Anniversary Party & Food Truck Rally Photo Gallery. Written by Diana Olmstead, Photos by Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson Every year, in April, Downtown Harley-Davidson throws a huge party to celebrate their Anniversary! And every year the dealership is packed inside & out! What’s their secret to ...

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2012 Indian Chief Vintage

Story: Gary Mraz and Mike Dalgaard Photos: Ron Sinoy Styles come and go but some designs are just clas- sic, frozen in time and defy fashion fads.  Passing a 2012 Indian Chief on the freeway one could easily assume its a 1940’s skirted fender predeces- sor. For many including myself the 1948-1953 fully “dressed” Indian Chief defined the word “motorcycle” ...

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