Northwest Stories

ABATE of Washington 41st annual Spring Opener, June 27-30

Hello to all our motorcycling friends! We invite you to come party and help us celebrate our 41st Annual Spring Opener! Bring your friends, get away from the daily grind and enjoy this fun, exciting, old school biker campout! Spring Opener is held at Silver Ridge Ranch in Easton, Washington, which is seventy miles east of Seattle off I-90. Take ...

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Eagle Leather Showing Off

The runway and models were the center of attention at a recent motorcycle event, something you don’t hear too often. By JD Gore and Jody Davison Up in Lakewood, Washington is a 22,000 sq ft leather goods superstore of sorts, called Eagle Leather. What is there cannot be described as easily as just a store. The amount of highly sought ...

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Society’s Deviants MC Run for Amarah

by BlackJack The courage and bravery found in a child battling cancer never ceases to amaze me… and eleven-year-old Amarah Kendall simply exemplifies that courage and bravery. I met young Amarah and her family at the Nisqually Bar and Grill in Olympia, WA on September 8th, the morning of the run that was named in her honor. As I was ...

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NWHD Rocks the Metal Mulisha

Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey, Washington knocked it out of the park AGAIN with their Metal Mulisha/Fitz Army Freestyle Motocross Show this past August.

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July 2018 Shop Talk with Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans

By Shannon Aikau & Ryan Evans Photos by Ryan Tonry & Samantha M. Frontiera     Shannon:  Aloha gang, Shop Talk with Shannon… Ryan:  And Ryan. Shannon:  And Ryan, I wasn’t going to exclude you. Ryan:  I’m not worried about that.  What are we talking about? Shannon:  This cool bike that we built. Ryan:  Beautiful paint job, yeah that’s very cool. ...

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2018 NWHD Ink & Iron

By Kyler Locke Nothing is more significant in the biker community than the tattoos they wear and all that they represent. Tattoos in the biker community can be traced back to the 1940s and 50s alongside the beginning of motorcycle clubs. Many of the first biker clubs consisted of ex-soldiers and served primarily as a means to continue the same ...

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Saturday Spontaneity

By Bryan Hall It happened a few years ago on a Saturday morning, the laundry was done, the house had been cleaned, the bike washed and serviced… and I was bored. And usually when I’m bored on a decent day, I climb on my bike. The sun was trying to peek out from the clouds, and winning slowly. I had ...

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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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