Cyclist dies during mountain bike trail ride

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ST. GEORGE – A man died Sunday morning while mountain biking in Fry Canyon in Coconino County, Arizona, according to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Weinberg, 63, of Cornville, Arizona, was mountain biking with a group when he fell behind. His absence from the group wasn’t noticed for about five to 10 minutes. When the group turned around to search for Weinberg they found him unresponsive and on the ground by his bike.

Members of the group started CPR while others called 911 around 8:16 a.m. which resulted in sheriff’s deputies and medical personnel being sent to the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Medics performed life saving measures, but were unable to revive Weinberg and he was pronounced dead.

Members of Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue carried the body out in a litter (medical basket) to a Forest Service road.

The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

No additional details were released regarding the incident.

According to the Trails.com, the mountain biking trail is 13.4 miles long and sits at an elevation of 6,500 to 7,000 feet. It has a technical difficulty of “easy” according to the website. The trail is located in the Coconino National Forest 14 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona.

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