Fellow riders and friends, the lobos have to share with this wonderful community that our good friend, and club patriarch Billy Toman has passed away. Billy had breezed through successful open heart surgery, in fact so fit that he was sent home early to recover, joking with us and strolling around his place right away. About a week later he was visited with a sudden complication from which he did not recover, one that also spared him from much unpleasantness in his last couple of days. Though he didn’t leave while actually riding, be happy to know that he came pretty darn close, never letting the motor cool on one dirt bike or another right to the last weeks he spent with us.
Don’t bother looking, Billy’s irreplaceable. His ability to connect, and in fact live life, on such a truly personal level is why so very many of us, when we were young guys, ended up in the club or even in this sport. Take those cues from him and he’ll live forever in the rest of us and in his family.
For our friends, Billy’s wife Dora, their daughter Charlene, and sons Mark and Victor, their grandchildren, Billy’s sisters Betty and Marcie, and the rest of his family, let’s help where we can so that the many stories, fun recollections and lifelong relationships are placed firmly on the scales where they belong, in opposition to the sadness that can seem so permanent right now.
For the hundreds of Billy's friends out there, the family would like you to resist that urge to pick up the phone and call right now, (you can imagine what a, literally, non-stop phone ringing would be like.) Post your thoughts or photos here, or go to the Facebook page they've set up and share them with his entire circle. His family would love you to share, there. https://www.facebook.com/BillyTomanMemorial?ref=br_tf
Billy’s memorial service will be on Sat. Oct. 4th at 2 p.m. at the Oregon City First Baptist Church. All are welcome, bring photo's for the memory wall. A family only burial ceremony will be on the Friday before.
Lobos MC Established in 1964 : Who we are as a club..
Established in 1964, the Lobos Motorcycle Club has organized countless, fun off road events ranging in type and level of skill required.
These events include: Trail Rides, Poker Runs, Dual Sport Events, Road Rides, Cross Country Races, Team Grand Prix and ISDE style races.
Family oriented, we are avid motorcycle enthusiasts with members involved in many phases of our sport. Working to preserve & expand our riding opportunities, we helped form the Oregon Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA), drafting important OHV funding legislation and continue to support OHV users on public land issues.
As a club, we have created and maintained countless miles of trails and bridges through Oregon. Our efforts are necessary in helping to mitigate impacts from erosion and improve water quality.
Being a Lobos member requires that you love motorcycles, have an honest interest in the people who ride them and want to help ensure upcoming young rider's access to the sport and trails we love.
Our club would like to encourage you to join and support the organizations that make it possible for you to ride.