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Motorcycle Riding

When it’s OK for motorcycles, bikes to run red light

Floyd Ply rides a motorcycle. Every once in awhile, he hits a light that doesn’t know he’s there.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Street Smarts


Motorcycles get free pass for I-405 toll lanes

When it comes to restricted lanes on the interstate, don't mess with senior citizens, moms in minivans — or motorcyclists.The Washington State Department of Transportation has been hearing from a lot of motorcyclists, including via Street Smarts, who are flabbergasted...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Street Smarts


Microsoft to Harley-Davidson

How former executive came to own Marysville dealership

Date: 06/17/2015 | Business


For all that bravado, little about Waco bikers impresses

Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas: a shootout that left nine dead. Why are these guys committing grown-up violence over the seemingly adolescent concern of who belongs to their group and who doesn't? Who are they? For answers, I...

Date: 05/21/2015 | Opinion Columnists


For bikers, spring brings safety reminders

EVERETT — When the motorcycle comes out of the garage for summer, it’s dusty and — likely — so are your riding abilities, according to police.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Local News


Lynnwood Motoplex awarded BMW motorcycle dealership

The Lynnwood Motoplex has been selling several lines of motorcycles for years, but one brand that has eluded them has been BMW.For 15 years, the store at 17900 Highway 99 sought to sell BMW motorcycles. They'd almost given up when BMW approached them to become a dealer.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Business


Motocross opponents sue county over Granite Falls off-road track

GRANITE FALLS — Opponents of an off-road motorcycle track northeast of Granite Falls filed a lawsuit against Snohomish County on Thursday over decisions to approve the project.The nonprofit Mountain Loop Conservancy filed the lawsuit in King County Superior Court,...

Date: 03/29/2015 | Local News


Teen dies in collision with truck at SW Washington motocross track

LONGVIEW — A 17-year-old Oregon teen has died after his motorcycle collided with a water truck at a motocross track in southwest Washington.

Date: 03/08/2015 | Northwest


Motocross tracks still approved after council recusals

EVERETT — Two Snohomish County Council members recused themselves Friday from an earlier decision approving plans for off-road motorcycle tracks near Granite Falls.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Local News


Granite Falls motocross track gets council approval

GRANITE FALLS — A long-debated motocross track here may be able to move forward after a 4-1 vote of the Snohomish County Council Monday.The council chambers, packed with about 120 people, erupted into cheers when county leaders announced their decision.

Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News


Permit process flawed for motocross project

The Snohomish County Council is now looking into the Granite Falls motocross project, focused on whether project developer Gary Strode proceeded legally during the review process.Perhaps the council should go back further to review Strode's entire track construction history.

Date: 03/01/2015 | Commentary


Council delays decision on construction of motocross tracks

EVERETT — A long-awaited decision about building a complex of motocross racetracks northeast of Granite Falls will have to wait a little longer.Dozens of people from the off-road motorcycle community filled

Date: 02/19/2015 | Local News


New appeals to proposed off-road track near Granite Falls

EVERETT — Plans for building a complex of off-road motorcycle tracks near Granite Falls are facing three new appeals.

Date: 01/14/2015 | Local News


Former Idaho state trooper sentenced to 120 days in jail

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A former Idaho state trooper has received a suspended sentence of three years in prison but has also been ordered to serve 120 days in the local jail and perform 600 hours of community service.

Date: 01/06/2015 | Northwest


Ruling on motocross project outlines necessary protections

It might not be everyone's idea of a nice day in the forest, but that's where the "multiple" in "multiple use" comes in.A Snohomish County hearing examiner, following a second review of plans for a motocross facility along the Mountain Loop Highway,...

Date: 01/05/2015 | Editorials


Despite objections, motocross racetrack plans again approved

GRANITE FALLS — Plans to build an off-road motorcycle racetrack along the Mountain Loop Highway have again received approval from the Snohomish County hearing examiner.The new decision, released Dec. 23, revisited an earlier one the examiner

Date: 01/01/2015 | Local News


Fatal shooting at Seattle motorcycle club

SEATTLE — Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting early Sunday that left one man dead and one wounded at a motorcycle club in Seattle.Officers responded to a report of gunfire about 4 a.m. at the private club in the Georgetown neighborhood and found the victims.

Date: 12/08/2014 | Northwest


4 stolen vintage motorcycles recovered in Seattle

TACOMA — Police say a trailer containing four vintage motorcycles stolen in Tacoma has been recovered in Seattle.Seattle Detective Patrick Michaud said police got a tip Wednesday from a witness who spotted the trailer. The trailer had been featured in a Facebook post.

Date: 09/24/2014 | Northwest




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