My partners & I of
(BFB) have been called Bikers or Scooter Trash for a lot of years. I remember many times in the past when my Wife and I would be riding our
Motorcycle. Sometimes as we pulled into a Bar, Restaurant or a Hotel they would close the
curtains and hang a Closed sign in the Window or a No Vacancy sign would light up.
If we did manage to get in the door of some of these places with our leathers
We might sit in the Back Area next to the Kitchen for 30 min. waiting for
service. Many times in past I was well known for calling for the manager and asking Why were we being ignored. Most of the time the Manager would say we are
just Busy. But sometimes you could see it in there eyes, "They did not want us at there Place of Business!"
This was the main
reason for building & publishing the (BFB) Network of Websites. We wanted a place to list and promote a group of real Biker Friendly
Businesses. That a Motorcycle rider could feel comfortable at and be treated with respect.
But we do not list
Biker Friendly Businesses on (BFB) so you can find a good place to get drunk and ride off on your
Motorcycle. Always use good judgment when riding a motorcycle.
Hello everyone this is Dragoni
The Abate of Washington State Ambassador at large for 6 yrs.
I am also the founder of the (BFB) network.
have been reading all good comments and post
from members about the upcoming election.
I think it’s great to see all the discussion and people
showing so much interest the future State Ambassador at large.
As for the (BFB)
network we will always remain neutral in an election
of an ABATE of Washington State officer.
I have personally
invited both candidates to travel with me to many events
and meetings as I do my job as the State Ambassador at large during this
I will support and help mentor the new elected Ambassador at large
when he is elected by you, the members of ABATE of Washington.
I think that both
candidates are very well qualified to do a real good job
as the State Ambassador at large. There are always pros and cons in an
Ron Scott has been in
ABATE for 6 years.
He is the Star Lake Chapter Master Sgt at Arms and also our
current State Sgt. at Arms.
I personally worked with Ron Scott and wife Kate in starting
the Star Lake Chapter.
Ron attends all State BOD meetings and State events.
Dave Lewis is a real
good public speaker!
I am not sure has to when he joined ABATE of Washington.
I do personally know Dave has been involved with a few different
in his time with the Spanaway Chapter. To my knowledge Dave Lewis has
a chapter or state officer in ABATE of Washington.
Dragoni, Dutch Phillips
ABATE of Washington
State Ambassador at large 3 terms
Member# 13759 ,33 plus years
The Last B.O.D for Dragoni State
Ambassador at large
After 33 years in ABATE of Washington.
Dragoni “Dutch Phillips” says goodbye
to ABATE of
Washington as a State Officer!
I remember back in 1984 my wife
and I had just recently settled a major law suit and
Washington from South Carolina. The sun was shining that
day so we got our old school custom chopper
that I built in South Carolina out to go for a putt. We
stopped at the Ale House in Kent Washington and we
met a group of motorcycle riders called ABATE of
Washington Titusville chapter. They said they were
fighting for our motorcycle riding rights and freedom of
the road legislatively!
They seemed like good people, they
invited us to one there meetings at Dave and Kitty’s
home in Kent, Washington
after the meeting and shaking hands with new people. We
decided to join ABATE of Washington.
Too many things happened in my life after that to list here in this final
ABATE of Washington State Ambassador at large 3 terms
I was Chapter Deputy Coordinator
for EPCC when the EPCC Chapter Coordinator Scott Hall,
died from a gunshot to his head. They had to hold an emergency chapter
officer Election and I won the Election.
I remember at one my first official Chapter meetings when a member came up
to me after the meeting and said.
” You run this chapter like a Business!” I then said to
the member ABATE of Washington is a Business.
After serving 3 terms as the Chapter Coordinator for EPCC and helping to
build the chapter to 195 members.
I was nominated and elected as the new ABATE of Washington State West Side
This is where I really started
to get into the politics ABATE of Washington.
I served 1 Term with State Coordinator Roy Fisher and 2 Terms with State
Coordinator Mick Gillespie building
ABATE of Washington. Then just as I thought I was about
to say goodbye as a State Officer!
I was nominated an elected as the New State Ambassador at large.
It was now my new job to help build new chapters in ABATE of Washington! I
have traveled around Washington for
3 Terms of office now talking to people about ABATE of Washington and
building new chapters.
Chapter, Grant County Chapter,
Elk Country Chapter,
Spanaway Chapter, Key Peninsula
the Star Lake Chapter!
Now it time to say Goodbye! As of July 2018 my
last Term Ends!
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To find Real Biker Friendly Businesses.
That Treat You With Respect!
All of the Places listed on this Site are 100% Biker Friendly.
The Only way a place can get Listed on the (BFB) Network
is by supporting our functions, events and parties
with Fair, reasonable prices, good Food or Drinks
Service with a smile.
The Down Rider
Foundation is made up of motorcyclists
and enthusiasts just like you, who embrace the
thrill of the road – and who responsibly accept
the risks inherent in riding. These enthusiasts
have formed a non-profit organization dedicated
to helping injured motorcycle riders through the
short-term financial stress that often
accompanies an injury accident.
We provide prompt
short-term financial assistance to motorcycle
riders who have been injured while riding,
through no fault of their own, so that they can
keep a roof over their heads, food on the table,
and have basic transportation to get to the
doctor until they can get back on their feet.