Hundreds of bikers will be roaring into Whanganui on Friday to bid an ex-president of Hells Angels goodbye.
Shane Bullock died on Monday after he was involved in a crash at the intersection of State Highway 1 and Whitford Brown Avenue in Porirua.
The 50-year-old was escorted back to Whanganui on Tuesday afternoon by family and members of the Hells Angels.
A funeral service will take place at the clubhouse, located on Kaikokopu Rd, on Friday at 1pm, followed by a burial at Aramoho Cemetery.
Mr Bullock's son Jack and daughter Hazel have spoken out about their loss.
Jack said his father was still quite young but had lived his life to the fullest.
"Dad will always be remembered as the big cuddly family guy and as a big bad ass from Hells Angels - that was his life and that was who he was."
Hazel said she couldn't imagine life without her dad.
"He was the best dad that anyone could imagine."
A police spokeswoman said an investigation into the crash was underway.
The Chronicle has received a number of claims that Mr Bullock ran a red light and hit another car, injuring the driver.
The police spokeswoman said as the crash was under investigation they were not in a position to comment on the cause.
"These are things for the Serious Crash Unit to determine," the spokeswoman said.
Senior Sergeant Shayne Wainhouse said Whanganui Police did not expect any problems with the additional bikers in town for the funeral but had sufficient resources to deal with any issues.