When two motorcycle riders pass each other on the road, it’s common to lay down a two-finger wave. The wave translates to “two wheels on the ground.” In other words, stay safe out there. That sense of community is a central tenet of bikers, and the same is true for Northwest Harley-Davidson.

COVID-19 put a halt to much of Northwest Harley Davidson’s business. While their parts and service business were deemed essential and able to stay open, all customer events that drive potential buyers into the store ceased. The impact on their business still cannot be measured, but owners Julio Valdenegro and Joe Deck are keen to give back, especially since their acquisition of the business in 2013 had the previous owner passing it on himself to make the transition seamless.

That’s why Northwest Harley Davidson was excited to participate in Columbia’s Pass It On Project to give back to some of their loyal clients. With Columbia Bank helping to foot the bill, Northwest Harley Davidson will be providing services to help with the Annual Olympia Toy Run. Known as one of the largest motorcycle rides in the country, this one-day event can draw between 5,000 – 8,500 riders donating and raising funds for kids. And they aren’t stopping there. Julie and Joe are also ensuring that a local family-run cleaning business, who saw a 50 percent decline in business due to COVID-19, has the help they need as well.

Northwest Harley-Davidson is committed to propelling forward on the road to recovery, two wheels at a time.