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Bikers Take Salem by Storm in Farewell Pack Ride - VIDEO

Thunder rang from the skies but it had to compete for attention on Saturday

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Bikes arriving "mid-pack" at the memorial for Jason Hause.
Photo: Austin King

(SALEM, Ore.) - That rumble wasn't just the thunder in Salem, Oregon on Saturday. The wind and rain from the stormy skies had nothing on the hundreds of motorcycles on the ground. Onlookers were enthralled as they watched 475 motorcycles, mostly Harley Davidsons, parade through downtown Salem in a Farewell pack ride for their friend and colleague, Jason Hause.

Jason died on March 1st in a Portland hospital after being mortally injured in a crash February 27th. Jason was apparently struck by a vehicle while riding his bike south on I-5 near Wilsonville. The responsible party did not stop, and has not been located at this time.

Jason Hause was 37, married, and a father of four. He was a devoted member of the Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club, out of Salem.

Jason Hause, RIP

The Farewell pack ride was one of the biggest Oregon has seen. Nearly 500 bikes were in the pack which met at Kmart in South Salem and made their way through downtown and stopped their engines when they reached the Celebration of Life in NE Salem, a five-mile long parade.

Many various motorcycle clubs were in attendance, bonded by this tragedy regardless of their affiliations, and all came to give their due respect.

Once they arrived, it took over ten minutes for the large amount of bikes to make their way down the street to the event.

People from all over the city came out in the rain to see the bikes pass by. It was certainly not a sight to have missed.

There were 800 bikes in total at the service for Jason Hause. Quite an impressive turnout for a man clearly well loved.

See also: Remembering Jason Hause, A Life Well Lived


Photography: Sean King, Austin King, Bonnie King
Produced by Bonnie King,


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John F Wade March 18, 2015 12:53 am (Pacific time)

Thank-you for the coverage. A young man taken to soon. My sincere condolences to Jason's Family.

colleen March 17, 2015 8:05 pm (Pacific time)

I think u honored Jason in this story and thank u ffor that unlike news fox 12 that told me they have no record of the accident there was no accident like that reported in are u kidding me anything thats holding up traffic is reported this man mattered to me and hundreds mor including his children and family so while fox news told me there computers just went down and hung up on me I DONT EASALIE GO AWAY WE THE PUBLIC AND HIS CHILDREN

Anonymous March 16, 2015 11:15 pm (Pacific time)

I agree... well said! Thank you Bonnie And your son. Truth ..Justice.. and Peace.

Greg Warnock March 16, 2015 10:16 pm (Pacific time)

Bonnie, thank you for reporting this story of loss and loyalty, without the usual drama found in other media, who do not understand the culture and devotion of this family of brothers. RIP Jason. I pray that his family, immediate and extended find some element of comfort during this time of horrible tragedy.

The Family of Jason Hause March 16, 2015 6:50 pm (Pacific time)

Our entire family, and I am pretty sure I can speak for his Brothers, wish to Thank you Bonnie, your son's, and your awesome publication for this amazing contribution to our memories!

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