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Bicyclist in Climb to Kaiser ride dies in crash

Posted: June 30, 2012 4:00 p.m.
Updated: June 30, 2012 4:00 p.m.


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A bicyclist taking part in what is considered one of America's most grueling bicycle rides has been killed after he lost control of his bicycle and hit a tree.

The California Highway Patrol says the man was riding downhill on a road near Shaver Lake in Fresno County when he lost control of his bicycle on a curve, went off an embankment and hit the tree around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

CHP officers, deputies and paramedics tried to render medical aid, but the man died at the scene.

Adrienne Moser, a ride organizer, confirmed to the Fresno Bee the bicyclist was taking part in the ride known as the Climb to Kaiser.

The event's website says the ride, which begins in Clovis, is 155 miles long and requires 13,500 feet of climbing, though shorter 62- and 100-mile routes are also offered.

The name of the man has not been released.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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