Northwest Stories

Sturgis in our Rear View Mirrors

View the Sturgis Photo Gallery here! Sturgis Rally is into its eight decade, with the 71st running this year.  Just the name “Sturgis”, sounds bigger than life.    Imagine any other town name, it just doesn’t work.  What the name Sturgis evokes— black & white memories of old panheads, shovels & knuckles, camping in the city park… races, mud, old school… ...

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9th Annual Run for the Border

Looking for a charity event that is beyond the typical poker run? Looking for a ride that is truly about “the ride”? Well, have I got just the ticket for you! Every spring, the Columbia River Harley Owners Group based out of Legend Harley-Davidson inWenatchee, puts on the charity fundraiser “Run for the Border”.

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ABATE Spring Opener 2011

ABATE Spring Opener 2011 ABATE of Washington Strikes Silver! By BlackJack ABATE Spring Opener Photo Gallery The ABATE of Washington Spring Opener held June 16-19 struck silver! Why silver and not gold? Because this year the Spring Opener, ABATE of Washington’s single largest event of the year, was hosted by the Silver Ridge Ranch in Easton, located a stone’s throw ...

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Children’s Ride 16 – Auction Bike by Zacky’s

Check out the “Children’s Ride 16” Auction Bike! Written and Photographed by BlackJack What’s black & blue and bad-ass all over? Hands down, it’s this year’s custom build from Keith Wong at Zacky’s Custom Rods in Seattle for the 16th Annual Children’s Ride auction benefitting the Seattle Children’s Hospital! This is the fifth bike Keith has built for this special ...

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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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