If you're a motorcycle club member and a fellow member has passed away and been cremated, you may have specific rules for how to proceed with the funeral. This is often the case for a well-established club, but may not always be the case for a casual club. In the latter situation, you'll be freer to decide how you want to honor the person's life during the funeral service. There are many ways that you can pay tribute to your fellow member's life and respect his or her passion for riding. Here are some suggestions.
Pick the Right Urn
Perhaps the best type of urn for a motorcycle club member who has been cremated is an urn shaped like a motorcycle gas tank. An urn of this design can definitely attract attention at the funeral service and be something that every fellow member of the club appreciates. There are all sorts of urns of this nature. Some are understated, perhaps finished in a simple color, while others are bolder and may have chrome elements, much like a real motorcycle gas tank. Learn about your options by contacting local cremation services.
Decorate it Accordingly
If enough time between the motorcycle club member's death, cremation, and funeral service has elapsed, you may be able to give the urn to an artist who can airbrush an image onto it. Many motorcycle riders have custom painted gas tanks, and you may even wish to contract this work to an artist who has done jobs for members of the motorcycle club. There are all sorts of directions that you can go in this regard. One idea is to have a portrait of the person, perhaps on a bike riding off into the sunset. Another option is to have the logo of the motorcycle club and perhaps the person's name and role within the organization painted onto the tank.
Organize a Ride
No motorcycle-related funeral is complete without a ride. In the case of a cremation, you may wish to organize a ride in which the motorcycle club members and other motorcycle enthusiasts—alongside family members in cars—travel with the urn to a special area to scatter the remains. There are many suitable locations, of course, as with anyone who has passed and expressed an interest in having his or her remains scattered. The motorcycle club may ride in formation and may even carry the urn in a sidecar or other device to honor the life of its departed member.