|Colorado off road motorcycle riders lost a great friend and supporter of our sport on 22 December 2010.
Victor (Zeek) Ziemer was a long time Colorado resident that rode the trails in Colorado starting in 1968. His favorite areas were the Gunnison, Crested Butte, Taylor Park. Zeek loved motorcycles and rode competitively for many years, and then started enjoying the pleasures of just “trail riding” with his friends. Zeek was a great ambassador of our sport, and was one of the original
Victor M. “Zeek” Ziemer died on December 22, 2010. Vic was born June 2, 1948 in Hutchinson, KS to Billie and Dare Ziemer. Vic graduated from Arvada West High School. He attended Western State College in Gunnison, CO and graduated in 1971 with a degree in History. He married Diane Buresh and moved to Colorado Springs after college. Vic began work for Chief Petroleum in 1972, later buying the company in 2001. Vic and Diane had three children, Clayton (27), Amanda (26) and Rachael (22). In 2003 Vic married his 2nd wife, Lisa and became a stepfather to Emily (18).
Vic loved motorcycles and rode motocross competitively for many years. He also enjoyed trail riding with friends on Captain Jack’s here in Colorado Springs and on trails in Crested Butte. Vic was a pilot and enjoyed flying to Kansas to hunt with friends and family.
His father, Dare and his brother, David, precede him in death.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 10:30AM at Central Christian Church located at 2002 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs. In Lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to one of Vic’s favorite sports, motorcycle trail riding. Donations can be made in Vic’s name to the Trails Preservation Alliance.Vic was one of the first and major supporters of this organization. Even when Vic could not ride, he wanted others to be able to enjoy the sport that he did.