Bicyclist dies

A bicyclist riding with a group of 10-15 others on LeGore Bridge Road lost control and skidded on the bridge before falling over the bridge to his death.

A Woodsboro man in his 70s died Wednesday night after he reportedly lost control of his bicycle and fell about 80 feet from a bridge near New Midway.

A group of 10 to 15 bicyclists was riding down a steep hill on LeGore Bridge Road toward the LeGore Bridge over the Monocacy River at around 7:15 p.m., when one bicyclist lost control, according to Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Chad Atkins.

The bicyclist skidded on the tall, stone bridge as he was turning right onto it from the road, Atkins said. The man was thrown from the bicycle as it skidded, falling to his death.

Rescue workers were able to reach the man and tried to resuscitate him, but their attempts were unsuccessful, according to Atkins.

Law enforcement officials say they are waiting to complete an investigation and notify the man’s family before they release his name.

After the man fell, the group of cyclists he was riding with remained at the entrance to the bridge as deputies and fire and rescue personnel investigated.

No one else in the bicycle group was injured and the death remains under investigation, according to Atkins.

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(5) comments


Of all places to happen... Anywhere else he would have rolled in to a ditch and broken an arm.


Sad news. Condolences to the family and all who knew this man.


Very sad. Just goes to show that you never know when your time will come.

William Smith

I’d known him since 1984. He was a very good husband and father.


So Sorry to see this. Condolences to you on your friend, and to his family. Sounds like he was a man who lived life to the fullest.

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