Memorial ride scheduled for Sacramento H-D mechanic Monty Heath (UPDATED)

Publish Date: 
Jul 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A ride in memory of motorcycle mechanic Monty Heath is scheduled for Aug. 9.

The ride will begin at 11 a.m. at Folsom Harley-Davidson, and is scheduled to end at 2 p.m. at Sacramento Harley-Davidson, where Heath worked.

Ride captain is Ray Lozano, and anyone with photos of Heath, or bikes that he might have worked on, is encouraged to send them to

Heath, 56, of Sacramento was struck about 10:45 a.m. June 20 by a Dodge RAM pickup that was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 160. Heath, who was riding his 2004  Harley FXSTDI, was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene. 

The 86-year-old driver of the pickup likely will face vehicular manslaughter charges, CHP spokesman Officer Chad Hertzell told the Sacramento Bee.

Hertzell said following the initial crash, debris from the motorcycle struck a southbound Toyota Corolla traveling behind and to the right of the motorcycle. The motorists were not injured.

From the Dealernews wires