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Motorcycle riders remember Rath Cyrus

The Columbian
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WASHOUGAL: From left is the late Rath "Cy" Cyrus, Dale Williams and his son, Torrin Williams, at Cape Horn in the Columbia River Gorge.
WASHOUGAL: From left is the late Rath "Cy" Cyrus, Dale Williams and his son, Torrin Williams, at Cape Horn in the Columbia River Gorge. Photo Gallery

WASHOUGAL — A memorial motorcycle ride was held on Aug. 29 for Rath “Cy” Cyrus, a 58-year-old Vancouver resident who died in a motorcycle collision on Aug. 14. The former Albertsons employee collided with a deer near Franz Lake in Skamania County. Cyrus’s co-workers and friends gathered together outside of a Safeway store in Washougal, where prior to the ride, the group read from John 3:16 in the Bible and shared stories. “We laughed and we cried about all of the stories told. It was just a great success. Then we went down the Gorge and slowed down to 20 miles per hour where his cross is,” said organizer Dale Williams, a friend of Cyrus’s. Organizers included Williams, Dave Bullock, Jim Bernard and Danette Woods. The group ended the ride at North Bonneville, where a minister offered another prayer. “It was very emotional. It was very happy because he’s in a happier place but sad that we’re missing him here,” Williams said.

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