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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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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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Spring Thaw

By Tracey Kohman East Coast in the springtime is when everything wakes up from the cold snowy winter…trees are growing their leaves back, the flowers are blooming, the grass is greener, and the bikes are coming out! Time for excitement and time to celebrate having made it through the winter months! One such celebration has been held in Northampton, PA ...

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Abate of Washington Raises the Bar at Swap Meet

The Abate Swap Meet in Monroe, WA was a blockbuster event. From the people attending to the vendors, a success was in the making from the get go. By JD Gore and Jody Davison I checked the weather repeatedly all week and Jody confirmed every dreary report. Rain was in the forecast, and so to better protect our equipment we ...

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Black Thursday

By Brian Lange, Legislative Affairs Officer, ABATE of Washington Photos by Brian Lange/ABATE of WA By the time you read this, ABATE of Washington’s annual ‘Black Thursday’ legislative advocacy day January 17th at the Capitol in Olympia will already have gone successfully into the history books.  For nearly forty years ABATE of Washington has gone to the Capitol and fought ...

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ABATE of Washington 40th Anniversary Spring Opener

Click here to view the ABATE 40th Anniversary photo gallery  A Rockin’ Good Time! Written by Diana Olmstead Photos by Robin Hudson, Cary Clark & Diana   The Quick Throttle crew woke up early Thursday morning, June 21st, and then met up for a quick cup of coffee before heading off to the 40th Annual Spring Opener which is organized ...

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ABATE of Washington Swap Meet

By Diana Olmstead On Sunday, March 25th 2018, ABATE of Washington held their 30th Annual Spring Swap Meet at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Myself and two QT staff members awoke bright and early that morning to make our way to Monroe. We didn’t ride, we drove, knowing that we would most likely have too much stuff to ...

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ABATE of Washington Spring Opener 2013 ROCKED!

Story & Photos by Diana Olmstead View the Spring Opener Gallery! June 13th couldn’t get here fast enough for me as I had been eagerly anticipating my trip to Spring Opener since arriving home from last year’s Spring Opener! Yes, it is that great of an event! Wednesday night my bike was packed and ready to roll. I woke up ...

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Black Thursday – Join Us on January 17th in Olympia!

Black Thursday – Join us on Jan 17th in Olympia! Written By Diana Olmstead Many motorcycle riders have heard of Black Thursday and some have not. Black Thursday is organized by ABATE of Washington. ABATE of Washington is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is citizens’ Rights as they apply to Motorcyclists. Take a moment and think about that… ABATE ...

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