Weekend memorial ride planned for motorcyclist killed Monday

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A memorial ride is being planned for this weekend for an Edmonton motorcyclist who died in a crash Monday.

Darcy Evans, 46, died in a crash when he lost control of his motorcycle while travelling north on Groat Road and hit a centre barrier. Police said he was sent over the barrier and into the southbound lane, where he collided with a truck.

Evans was identified in a post to the Ride In Paradise’ Memorial — Edmonton (RIP’M) Facebook page.

According to the post, Evans had a strong love of photography, where he photographed weddings, engagements and events. His “greatest love” was taking photos of animals and pets. He was also a supporter of groups such as WILDNorth, an animal rescue and rehabilitation organization.

Evans was described as a welcoming and friendly person and was an accomplished rider who took many bike trips in Alberta and B.C. He was “much loved by all those who knew (him) inside and outside the biking, riding and photography community,” the post read.

According to his photography website, Evans “always loved the beauty that can be found in the simplest things around us.”

A memorial ride for Evans is expected to take place this Saturday at 6 p.m. at 7502 Gateway Blvd.

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