Steamboat cycling advocate unhurt in Spring Creek bike crash
June 21, 2012
Steamboat Springs — A local cycling advocate involved in a scary collision Wednesday on the popular Spring Creek Trail is urging fellow cyclists to ride responsibly.
Corey Piscopo, a Moots employee and founder of the Steamboat Stage Race, was not injured in the collision involving another cyclist who was speeding downhill, but his bike was severely damaged. His front wheel, fork and handlebars were destroyed in the crash.
Piscopo said he was about two miles up the multiuse trail and heading toward Dry Lake Campground on Buffalo Pass when a cyclist came around a corner and crashed into his front wheel.
"He took the front of my bike out, and I pretty much went straight over him, which was pretty fortunate," Piscopo said. "He was flying. It has to have been close to 20 miles per hour."
He said he feels lucky to walk away from the collision. The other rider stopped, as well.
"He was just as stunned as I was," Piscopo said.
He got the rider's information, and Piscopo said the man said he was going to take care of the damage to the bike. The man Piscopo collided with was not injured, and his bike was fine.
Piscopo said he has a lot of respect for the sport of downhill biking but that the Spring Creek Trail is not the place to do it.
"It's just not a trail to be driving up and riding down fast," Piscopo said. "It's a multiuse trail. To try to fly down it is crazy."
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