Boise man dies in accident at Owyhee Motorcycle Club
Patrick Orr - Idaho Statesman
A 42-year-old Boise man died Sunday at the Owyhee Motorcycle Club as the result of an accident on the dirt bike racing track.
Brian Eugene Byrd died from blunt force trauma to the chest after getting into a motorcycle accident during a race just before 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Ada County Coroner's reports.
The death has been ruled an accident.
A witness told Ada County Sheriff's deputies Byrd was leading a race and just about to attempt a jump when he lost control of the motorcycle and went over his handlebars and hit the ground. Paramedics at the scene were not able to resuscitate Byrd at the scene.
Club officials released this statement Monday.
"The Owyhee Motorcycle Club is saddened by the tragic loss of its long time friend and club member Brian Byrd. We take every effort to create a safe recreation environment for our racers and take accidents such as this very seriously. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Byrd family as we all mourn the loss of Brian."
Bryan's Viewing will be held this Thursday August 30th at Summers Funeral Home located on Bannock Street Boise from 5-7 p.m.
Bryan's Memorial Service will be held this Friday August 31st at Christian Faith Center located at 31 South Midland Blvd. Nampa at 11:00 a.m.. - CFC phone number 467-7777.
May everyone in attendance find comfort & peace as we gather to celebrate a life well lived.
Pastor Monty #316
Home address for flowers or letters:
Brian and Lisa Byrd
9821 W Antietam St
Boise, ID 83709
Viewing to be at:
Summers Funeral Homes
1205 W Bannock St
For my friend Brian Byrd's daughters fund for the future.
I am writing to let everyone who would like to help out the family of a fallen racer.
Brian Byrd was a great friend and a wonderful father and husband. He lived life to the fullest. He loved hunting, fishing, racing his motorcycle and of course his family. Brian raced regularly. As much as that does not seem so shocking he did this with all his family support. You could find Brian at most of the Idaho tracks with his daughter right on his heels. Brian was so
proud of his little girl and you could see it in his smile. I was very
privileged to watch just 2 weeks ago as he and his daughter Breanna had the most wonderful on track battle and all I could think was what a special moment I was able to watch with so much envy. Brian also has another beautiful daughter her name is Danielle. She, like her Daddy, is very athletic and very much made her Dad proud. I remember Brian talking about her basketball games and you could just see he was so proud of her. Brian also has left behind a beautiful wife named Lisa. Brian's whole life was about Lisa and we could be at a race and he would say hey I need to get home or Lisa will kick my butt. I always knew that he just loved her so much he could only take so much from us.
Well Brian you were cut short of a wonderful life. I will miss you and your family will miss you. We love you and what you stood for. I am proud to call you my friend and I know you are with my son now and you're both looking out for us.
I have started a PAYPAL account for the girls. Lisa will have full control of this account and this is for the girl's future. If you feel in your heart you want to give something you can donate for the girls future. They have a ton of flowers and tons of food.
Thank you all for reading this it shows you have a huge heart and the motocross family is here and alive.
For the Pay Pal account you can sign if to pay pal and send monies to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all and God Bless.
Worldwide Sports Management L.L.C.