Oceanside bike rider dies after apparently crashing into a tree

For the third time in two weeks, a bike rider has died in an offroad fall in Southern California.

San Diego’s CBS2 is reporting that an unconscious man was found around 9:40 this morning just off a bike path in Oceanside, near North Santa Fe Avenue and state Route 76.

The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was found with his bicycle next to a tree at the bottom of an embankment. He was pronounced dead at the scene, despite attempts to resuscitate him.

No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call Accident Investigator Gabe Cobian with the Oceanside Police Department at 760/435-4989.

This is the 16th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the first in San Diego County.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for the victim and his loved ones.



  1. Richard Fox says:

    Very sad. More info would be helpful from the media. Was he on the paved San Luis Rey River Trail, or nearby dirt trails? Was he wearing a helmet?

  2. Mark Castro says:

    As the owner of Omega Bicycle Shop.Our shop is very close to this site. I heard the news later in the day. It saddens us every time we here of a cyclist fatality. Our prayers be with family & friends

  3. JD says:

    We offer up our prayers for the family and friends of the victim.