Tag Archives: ABATE

ABATE of WA: May Motorcycle Awareness Protest Ride

By Brian Lange In January, it was decided to celebrate May being Motorcycle Awareness Month by doing a ride from Tacoma to Olympia to draw attention to motorcycle riders and awareness of riders on the roadways. Then, came the Coronavirus, and all the issues that have accompanied it. Originally the ride was going to end at the Capitol in Olympia, ...

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March 2020 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: In the March 2020 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine, We visit the Colorado Motorcycle Expo, One Moto Show, and the Appalacian Moto Jam. We also check out the Million Dollar Highway and more.       NORTHWEST EDITION: In the March issue of Quick Throttle Magazine: Northwest, we visit ABATE’s Black Thursday. Plus, we visit the One Moto ...

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Black Thursday

(Neither snow, nor rain…) By Brian Lange, Legislative Affairs Officer, ABATE of Washington Photos by JD Gore After several days of snow, sub-freezing temps, and high winds, ABATE of Washington’s “Black Thursday” legislative event at the Capitol came off with nary a glitch. The only downside to the event was the reduction in the number of motorcycles participating. This was ...

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February 2020 Quick Throttle Magazine

CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: In the February 2020 issue of Quick Throttle Magazine, we report from David Mann Chopperfest, as well as feature a father/daughter builder team. Take a look at part two of our Rocky Point Rally coverage, as well as a close look of the Mad Max Trike and much more.       NORTHWEST EDITION: In the February issue ...

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A.B.A.T.E. and Black Thursday

A special day for all motorcycle enthusiasts By JD and Jody We received a request from our Editor asking us to cover an event at the Washington State capital on January 16th. I checked my schedule and Jody rearranged hers, so we agreed to head north despite reports of severe winter storms. We were curious about what was going on ...

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December 2019 Quick Throttle Magazine

  CALIFORNIA/SOUTHWEST EDITION: In the December issue of Quick Throttle Magazine, we visit Rally in the Alley, SEMA 2019, The Lone Star Rally and much more. We also feature the new Indian FTR 1200 and take a look at Ink Mayhem in Las Vegas. Don’t forget to check out our holiday gift guide and updated ride and event calendar and ...

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ABATE of WA: Black Thursday

By Brian Lange It isn’t unusual when speaking to someone about ABATE or our annual legislative event Black Thursday, to hear them say; “Oh yeah…ABATE…you’re the helmet guys.” While ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments) was originally formed to fight bureaucratic overreach that restricted citizens’ freedom of choice, today ABATE is about much more than just being “the helmet guys.” ...

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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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