Northwest Stories

The Oyster Run – “38 Years and Counting”

By Steve & Shaunna Wasserman Touted as the largest motorcycle run in the Pacific Northwest, the legendary Oyster Run held in Anacortes, Washington draws nearly 20,000 enthusiasts each year. Taking place north of Seattle on Fidalgo Island the fourth Sunday of September each year, riders are encouraged to Arrive Early and Stay Late….. Founded in 1981 by Limp Lee, the ...

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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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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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Trifecta of Fun

In West Richland and Richland, Washington, there were events taking place over four days in June. You can’t take it all in on just one day, it’s a must to experience all you can. By JD Gore and Jody Davison One can go to Anywhere, USA and find events to celebrate one thing or another in their community, whether it’s ...

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Glacier National Park

By Darren Wright Most National Parks are great places to ride a motorcycle, but some seem as though they are made for riding. Located in Western Montana with its northern boundary right on the Canadian border, Glacier National Park is one of those. Even the name of the main road just begs you to take a motorcycle and go. That ...

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Sun, Snow and a Devil’s Tail

By Bryan Hall Let’s face it: the weather this year has been positively off its meds. Snow, rain, hail, sun, wind…and sometimes all within a few hours! One day it’s 80 degrees, the next it’s freezing cold and raining. The good news is, we survived it all and are gearing up for those road trips. Personally, I have been dying ...

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