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A biker killed killed in a bear crash loved his Harley Davidson. “Thomas’s greatest hobby and passion was Harley Davidson Motorcycles. From riding his bike to tinkering on the engine, it’s how he spent much of his time,” the obituary for Thomas Kovalik, 65, reads

According to the post, that wasn’t his only outdoor love, “his grandson, Parker, was his loyal and loving sidekick.They did all kinds of outdoor activities together, especially on Plymouth Lake where they would spend afternoons canoeing and swimming.

The family is now asking bikers to roll for his funeral, “a Memorial Service will commence at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for the repose of Tom’s soul on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Holy Apostles College, 33 Prospect Hill Rd., Cromwell, CT. The family would love if you rode your motorcycle in his memory.”

Original story: Biker killed in bear crash

HARWINTON, Conn. (BIKER DAD)— A run-in with a bear has cost a biker in New England his life. According to a report by the Associated Press, a 65-year-old man died when his motorcycle hit the bear.

According to the report, Thomas Kovalik, of Plymouth, was driving a 1995 Harley-Davidson on Route 222 in Harwinton when he crashed into a bear at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

He died at a local hospital.

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