Ross “Kiwi” Tomas (20) was killed in a motorcycle accident close to his home in Riverside, California, on Tuesday, July 22. Ross was the son of “Kiwi Mike” and Carolyn Tomas of Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Inc.
His family will be holding a “Motorcycle Funeral” along with a public Memorial on Thursday, July 31 at 9 am at Iglesia Palabra, 4183 Fairgrounds St., Riverside. Following the funeral and memorial, Ross’ family has organized and invites the public to join a motorcycle procession from the church through Fairmount Park and over to Evergreen Cemetery for an 11 am graveside service. The cemetery is located at 4414 14th St, Riverside, California. To honor Ross’ memory, his family encourages the public to dress casually (T-shirt and jeans) and requests that if you have a motorcycle to PLEASE ride it out so you can join the procession to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent in Ross’ name to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 602, Sturgis, SD 57785.
Mike Tomas is still planning on taking part in a ‘Round The World Motorcycle Tour on his vintage Indian Motorcycle with his “Wingman” Greg Johnson. Mike and Carolyn view it as a time of healing and a time to be with their extended motorcycle family in Sturgis. Please feel free to show your support and extend your condolences. The tour is planned to kick-off this tour at Sturgis with sponsors and a bike unveiling on Sunday, August 3. This event is in the free access area in the CrossRoads section of the Buffalo Chip Campground.
Also, the 3rd Annual Indian Motorcycle ONLY Ride will be held in Twin Cities, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 16. This ride will be held in memory of Ross “Kiwi” Tomas and memorial t-shirts will be available. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/148834191825559/
Ross Tomas Memorial Info
10/21/93 – 7/22/14
9:00 am Memorial
Riverside CA 92501
11:00 am Graveside Service
4414 14th St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Closest International Airport: Ontario Airport
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Mission Inn – 3649 Mission Ave / 951.784.0300
Hyatt Place Downtown – 3500 Market St / 951.321.3500
Comfort Inn University – 1590 University Ave / 951.863.6000
Courtyard Downtown UCR – 1510 University Ave / 800.627.7468
Days Inn Tyler Mall – 10545 Magnolia Ave / 951.358.2808