Former Aspen Harley dealer killed in motorcycle accident
August 1, 2009
WYOMING – Bruce Rossmeyer, who opened Aspen Valley Harley Davidson in Aspen in 1995, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Wyoming on Thursday.
According to Aspen Valley Harley general manager Steven Scott, Rossmeyer owned the establishment until June 2006, when the then-Glenwood Springs dealership at 2922 Grand Ave. was purchased by Mike Lehman of West Palm Beach, Fl.
“It’s a very sad state of affairs. He was an icon in the industry,” Scott said.
According to the Daytona News Journal, Rossmeyer, 66, was passing a recreational vehicle on a southern Wyoming highway when the vehicle swerved into his lane and struck his motorcycle. The News reported that Rossmeyer was riding with a group of friends from Denver to Sturgis, S.D., site of the annual Sturgis Rally.
Rossmeyer owned the Grand Junction Harley Davidson and 12 other locations in Massachusetts, Tennessee, Florida, along with several auto dealerships as well.
He is survived by his wife, five children and seven grandchildren.