Man dies in Breckenridge mountain bike race |

Man dies in Breckenridge mountain bike race

Cycling at sunset.
Phil Lindeman / |

A 54-year-old man died while competing in a community mountain bike race in Breckenridge on June 17.

Glen Peoples of Dillon was riding in the Gold Run Rush race when he collapsed on the trail, according to witnesses. Officers with the Breckenridge Police Department and the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District responded to the scene at 7:47 p.m.

Race officials called a halt to the event shortly before EMTs arrived, according to an email from Jeff Westcott, who organized the event.

The Summit County coroner is investigating the cause of death and will release final results, pending an autopsy.

The race was held on trails in the French Gulch area, including portions of B&B Trial, Minnie Mine and Side Door. This is the first recorded death at a Summit County mountain bike race.

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