Northwest Stories

Black Thursday at the Washington State Capitol

By Brian Lange. Photos by Jack Ottoway & Gabriel Garcia    ABATE of Washington held its annual legislative event Black Thursday again this year on January 18th. What is ABATE, and what is Black Thursday you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. ABATE of Washington is the largest motorcycle rights organization in the state of Washington. We believe that no matter what ...

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2017 Olympia Toy Run – 40th Annual

Photos from the 40th Olympia Toy Run held in Olympia, Washington on December 2nd, 2018

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Wintertime Blues

BY BRYAN HALL Yep, winter’s here. Dammit. The cold and snow has already come and gone in the Puget Sound area (so much for Global Warming), the rain and grey skies are almost a daily occurrence, and a lot of riders are getting their bikes ready for “winter storage”. I get it. Riding in bone chilling cold and driving rain ...

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2017 Bikers at the Beach

By Diana Olmstead & Robin Hudson Early in the day on Friday, July 28th, the Quick Throttle staff rolled into Ocean Shores, WA to check out and take part in the ‘Bikers at the Beach’ motorcycle rally. The main gathering point for the ‘Bikers at the Beach’ three day motorcycle rally was at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. However, this ...

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Pendleton Bike Week and Grand Funk Railroad Rocked the town of Pendleton, Oregon

Written by Diana Olmstead. Photos by BlackJack, Diana Olmstead, Robin Hudson and Dominik Miles Click here to read the full coverages with images from the event.  On Wednesday, July 19th, the Quick Throttle crew rolled into Pendleton, Oregon, eager to partake in all of the Pendleton Bike Week activities. The town itself is beautiful and well maintained and we thoroughly ...

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Metal Mulisha rocked Northwest Harley-Davidson

By Diana Olmstead For complete coverage and images, read the article in our digital magazine here.  Imagine taking Exit 111 off of northbound I-5 and looking over your shoulder and seeing a guy and a dirt bike several stories up, in midair, and the guy is just barely holding on to the seat of his bike with his hands! Then ...

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2017 Northwest Harley-Davidson’s Big Bad Bike Show

Written by BlackJack  •  Photos by Blackjack & Joe Boyle Click here for the NWHD Big Bad Bike Show gallery  One of the summer’s first events was just that – BIG and BAD (in the good sense!). Northwest Harley-Davidson’s 20th Annual Big Bad Bike Show kicked off the summer season with a bang! Held this past June, the temps that ...

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Rockin’ the Red Horse

Written by Beryl Kelley & Diana Olmstead Photos by Beryl Kelley & Nicole Crossett The Red Horse Diner, a favorite destination just off I-90 in Ellensburg, kicked off the riding season with a huge party, swap meet, and motorcycle run known as “Rockin’ the Red Horse”. The Red Horse Diner is a one of a kind, 50’s style diner set ...

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ROAD TEST: 2017 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Review

Roam Sweet Roam Story BY Gary Koz Mraz Photos by Mraz and Sherlonna Kirby Since 1965 the Electra Glide has been the essential American touring motorcycle. Refining the machine and the riders experience has been Harley-Davidson’s number one mission. Well for 2017, mission accomplished. With the passing power of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, all new front and rear suspension, ...

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The 39th Annual Olympia Toy Run, It Was All About The Kids!

Written by Diana Olmstead, Photos by Cassandra Olmstead, Robin & David Hudson In the days preceding Saturday, December 3rd, motorcycle riders from all over the Pacific Northwest prepared their bikes for the most anticipated event of the Christmas Season – The Olympia Toy Run! Our family prepared by picking out a dozen toys and items for boys and girls between ...

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