Northwest Stories

Children’s Ride 16 – Sunshine, Bikes, Music & More!

Story and Photos by Diana Olmstead On a beautiful Sunday morning in June nearly 600 riders from all across the Puget Sound hopped on their bikes for a great cause – Children’s Ride 16! This year the riders had several options regarding the “ride” portion of this event. They could gather at any one of the seven local Puget Sound ...

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2008 – A Special Thank You from Santa Joe Sullivan

thrilled when Quick Throttle Magazine offered me the opportunity to write about this year’s Toy Run and express my gratitude. On December 6 10,000+ motorcyclists attended the 31st annual event. Cash donations have exceeded $12,000 along with truckload after truckload of toys that will benefit the Salvation Army’s Toy n Joy program. This event would not have been as successful ...

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2008 International Motorcycle Show, Seattle WA

  The huge International Motorcycle Show made its usual December appearance in Seattle this year and once again brought with it freakish foul weather and weirdness! The show which runs over three days is a traveling carnival of all things motorcycle including on road, off road, ATVs, touring bikes, accessories, motor clothes and vendors galore. This year we noticed that ...

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QT Interview: Jay Leno’s Garage

By Linda Dahl, Pics By Pete Alva Most journalists have their dream interview. If I were asked “dead or alive”, mine starts with Princess Diana. But, Jay Leno has always been very high on my list. I have admired his history, his garage, his drive and his personality. I love his show and his cast (especially Kevin). When the opportunity ...

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Harley-Davidson Nightster

Harley-Davidson has rapidly recognized the fact that lots of women want to ride their own. Not only do they want to ride their own but they want a ride bikes that look cool and feel awesome. One of the solutions to “I am a petite girl and not sure I am ready for a big bike” is definitely the Nightster. ...

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Bikers Fighting Cancer

Nicholas won the hearts of many as he underwent difficult and painful therapies with a brave smile and positive outlook. Biker’s Fighting Cancer was there to help celebrate after the group raised approximately $1000 to assist with getting Nicholas to and from his medical appointments. BFC President Pat (Chemo) Healey, a cancer survivor himself, said, “Nicholas was an inspiration to ...

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Olympia Toy Run is 31!

Have you heard the news? The Olympia Toy Run is about to celebrate it’s 31st Year! When? Saturday, December 6, 2008! Story & Pictures by Diana Olmstead So get ready to join the rumble of thousands of generous riders with festively decked out motorcycles filled to the brim with gifts for children in need! This is, no doubt, the biggest ...

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Why Wolf Haven?

Wolf Haven is 26 years old, and Mike Dalgaard, QT publisher, has been a member for 22 years. While still living in California he read about the wolf sanctuary and education center in Tenino, Washington. As this was in the days before everything was a click away on the internet, he made a phone call to find out more about ...

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Run with the Wolves 2008, Part II

With so many good pictures taken by Wolf Haven’s official photographer, Julie Lawrence and our own Diana Olmstead we decided to do a second feature on this great and very successful ride. As we went to press the ride, donation, and sponsor tally went over the $33,000 mark! Thank you all for the great turnout and you’re over the top ...

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Thank You from the Wolves

The pack is back! Bigger and better than ever thanks to the expert “biker” guidance of Quick Throttle Magazine and the participation of so many of its readers. For the third consecutive year, the “Run with the Wolves” has been Wolf Haven’s largest fund-raising event. This year’s September 13th event was the best attended yet with almost 600 riders! While ...

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