Lewis County ABATE
We are most of the way through Summer. The weather is great. It would be a great time for some events. Our state has continued restrictions or gone back to some of the restrictions that we had earlier in Spring. More events planned for August have been canceled. This COVID thing does not want to go away. We can all agree or disagree with the mask requirements and restrictions that the state requires. I know that when the government tells us we have to do something. We tend to push back. We are entitled to our opinion as far as what should or shouldn't be done. This can cause disagreements between family and friends. Each person needs to make their own choices. Decide what is best for their family and themselves. There are many experts out there with "expert" opinions. Statistics can be inaccurate. There still is a lot to learn about this disease.
The one thing that we motorcyclists have in common is motorcycles and the continued fight for our right to ride free. Sometimes we just need to remember that.
The Primary election was August 4th. The General election is Nov. 3rd. No matter what your politics are. Please register so you can vote. Every vote counts. I believe we, especially ABATE members, have a responsibility to vote and let our voices be heard. Whether it is through our legislators or voting.
Speaking of elections. We will have nominations and elections this month for Chapter officers. Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator, Treasurer, and Secretary. Our August meetings are scheduled for the shop where we work on our Christmas float. Our Facebook page will have current information.
Our Kickback Campout has been canceled due to the restrictions. It was not an easy decision. This summer has been a big cluster f**k.
Get out there and have some fun. Enjoy what you can this summer! You can "socially distance" yourself riding. Be safe out there and look out for those that are not.
Distracted driving is not only illegal.
It can kill!
Please be alert and aware of your surroundings.
Key Peninsula Chapter
Saturday, August 22nd
Kickstands up at 12:45PM
West Coast Brewery
6820 Kimball Dr
Gig Harbor, WA
Single $15/Couple $20
Proceeds go to the Key Center Youth and Senior Centers
In memory of Mary Hammelev
For now, we are back at the Kit Carson Restaurant. Our August meetings will be the 12th and 26th. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. The social hour starts at 6PM. Business meeting at 7PM. Everybody is welcome. Please bring a mask. If there is a change. It will be updated here and on our Facebook page.
Kit Carson Restaurant
107 SW Interstate Ave.
There is a lot of unknowns right now about some events. The best thing to do is to contact the event coordinator to find out what is going on.
The next scheduled state event is STEAM. It will be Oct. 17th at the Red Lion Inn in Ellensburg, WA. BOD will be the next day.
North Kitsap Chapter
Memorial Run to
Sunday, August 23rd
Kickstands up at 10:15AM
10315 Silverdale Way
North end near Kohls
This is a no fee ride
Family 1st Run
Saturday, Aug. 29th
Kickstands up at 10:30AM
City Hall Saloon and Eatery
35317 314th Way SE
$15 solo/$20 2up
Drink Specials, Biker Games, Auction Items
All donations will be going to help a deserving family in need.
21 & over event.
Open to the public.
Watch the video on 5 bad habits on a motorcycle.
Read the Motorcycle Riders Foundation's "Biker Bulletin from Inside the Beltway".
Read Johnny Ray's Chaplain Tid Bit.
Be sure and check out our Sponsors. Support the sponsors that support us and let them know you saw them on our website.
We have a new sponsor. Centerville Cafe in downtown Centralia. 111 N. Tower Ave. Great diner food at a very reasonable price. Stop in for a bite to eat and say hello to the cook.
Check out the photos from some of our past events. A good time was had by all! There are some photos from our local Toy Run and Lighted Tractor Parade in the Gallery.