Julia Sit, owner of the Flying Swan Motorcycle Cafe in Vancouver, BC, passed away in a tragic accident on route back from "Bog's Loop" towards Hope, BC, Sunday evening, July 10th, 2005. Julia failed to negotiate a gentle right hand corner, ran off the road, and succumbed to her injuries. Witnesses said that Julia was not speeding, and it appeared as though she simply veered off the road. Julia is survived by her son Jason, her parents, two brothers and her fiance Robert.
Julia was a pillar of the motorcycle community in Vancouver.
In June 2004, her partner Bogdan passed away in a speed related accident on the same stretch of road. (See related news story here). Julia showed all motorcyclists immense strength by striving to "keep riding" and to continue to promote the sport she loved so much, despite the loss of her partner. A true motorcyclist at heart, she will be missed by all members of this close knit community.
Many of us at Bikeland were close to both Julia and Bog, and we know that she would want all of us to keep riding. Her door was always open to all motorcyclists, and her welcoming smile will be missed by all. (See related news story here)
Online memorial and additional info: http://www.vrombc.com/