An annual ride this weekend aims to honor the memory of a Genesee County motorcyclist.

The 2nd Annual Bert Loomis Memorial Ride will take place this Saturday, August 12th. The 49-year-old Loomis lost his life in August of 2015 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another motorist making an illegal U-turn on US-23.

24-year-old Breanna Lyn Clever pleaded no contest to a moving violation causing death after police say she used the emergency access turnaround between Clyde Road and M-59, which caused several cars to swerve to avoid hitting her. As a result, Loomis had to brake suddenly, lost control of his motorcycle and hit a truck. He passed away two days later from his injuries. Clever’s vehicle registration information was obtained from a passing motorist. She was later sentenced to one year in the Livingston County Jail.

Loomis was retired from the U.S Navy and worked at Kennedy Industries in Wixom, where the memorial ride will begin. A Poker Run is planned this year and cars are welcome. Facebook photo. (JM)