Man dies in mountain bike accident

2013-04-06T21:14:00Z 2013-04-07T10:10:04Z Man dies in mountain bike accidentJennifer Naylor Gesick Journal staff Rapid City Journal
April 06, 2013 9:14 pm  • 

A 21-year-old Rapid City man is dead after a mountain biking accident Saturday afternoon near Rockerville.

The victim had been riding with a friend on a U.S. Forest Service trail near Silver Mountain Road about 3:20 p.m., according to Pennington County Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Foster.

The man's friend said the victim was going down a steep hill when he hit a small rock in the trail, lost control of his bike, came off the bike and hit a tree, Foster said.

The victim suffered a serious head injury. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

"It was just a tragic accident," Foster said. He said the man, who was reported to be a very experienced rider, was wearing a helmet.

The identity of the victim is not being released until his family has been notified.

Contact Jennifer Naylor Gesick at 394-8415 or jennifer.naylorgesick@rapidcityjournal.com.

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