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Mountain biker sustains head, chest injuries in fall on Colorado trail – OutThere Colorado

Mountain biking near Boulder

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A 60-year-old man was seriously injured Friday in a mountain biking crash in Colorado’s mountains, according to Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. 

The rider had injuries to his head, chest, and hand after taking a fall of his mountain bike on the Canyon Loop Trail in Betasso Preserve Open Space about 6:40 a.m.

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Other mountain bikers were with the man when the crash happened and were able to call 911.

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Sugarloaf Fire Protection District crews responded to the injured rider and began first aid efforts. The injured man was transported to a hospital in Boulder after the rescue mission took about two hours, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Other agencies that helped with this rescue included Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.