Tag Archives: Black Thursday

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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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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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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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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