Ryan GendreauWe were saddened this week to learn that a husband, dad, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend lost his life during a fourth annual motorcycle trip in Arkansas. Ryan Gendreau, of Sabula, Iowa, lost his life doing exactly what he loved – riding his motorcycle. Unfortunately his death occurred much too soon as Ryan was only 35, leaving behind a wife, two small children and many other family members.

A true motorcycle-enthusiast, in addition to spending quality time with his wife and children, Ryan loved hopping on his bike and going for a ride. Traveling to J&P from his home was not uncommon. In fact, right before his final trip, he made one last stop to our Iowa showroom.

Like many other enthusiasts who pass well before their time, Ryan lost his life when a car crossing the highway he was traveling on, struck him. We can’t say it enough – regardless of if you’re in a car or on a motorcycle, always pay attention to your surroundings. If you’re in a car driving with motorcycles around you, go the extra mile to make sure you both remain safe.