BUENA VISTA, Colo. (CBS4) – A cyclist in Ride The Rockies has died after a crash on the road.

Jim Deblois, 67, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., fell and hurt his head on Monday while coming down Tennessee Pass. The accident happened along Highway 24 on the route between Buena Vista and Edwards.

Deblois’ wife was riding ahead of him and no one apparently saw him go down.

Tuesday is Day 4 of the ride. The route on Tuesday runs 80 miles — from Edwards to Steamboat Springs.

LINK: Ride The Rockies

Comments (4)
  1. Julius says:

    if you are not from CO, stay out of CO!

    1. bikesforothers says:

      Julius your reply is totally insensitive to the victim and his family. Most of us welcome visitors from other places. The world would be a better place if you kept your close-mindedness to yourself. My heartfelt thoughts to the family and friends of this rider.

      1. Scott says:

        If you are white or black, latin or asian, I hate to tell you but you are NOT NATIVE Coloradan. The only natives are Utes/Cheyenne/Arapaho, etc. I hate these people that say they are “FROM” Colorado. I bet Julius is not “native” at all.

  2. Lana says:

    thats pretty mean. that has nothing to do with anything. so your saying if people live in another state but have family in Colorado that they cant come to colorado to see family!? thats what your pretty much saying!

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