We’ve just been made aware of some terrible news circulating around the mountain bike world today, the man who changed our perceptions of what is possible on a mountain bike at Rampage, Kelly McGarry has passed away in New Zealand while riding his bike. We’ll be expecting more details in the coming days and will keep you posted. Everyone in the office at IMB is deeply shocked and our thoughts and hearts go out to Kelly’s family, girlfriend, friends and teammates at this difficult time.

Let’s enjoy that magical moment from Rampage once again while we spend a moment to reflect on this tragedy…

Full News Report from the Otago Daily Times:

A man has died while mountain biking in Queenstown.

Queenstown emergency services were called to the mountain bike crash on the Ben Lomond Track above Queenstown at 4.14pm. Police said the call was to a report of a male having fallen from his bike and requiring urgent medical assistance.

St John Central Lakes territory manager Kelvin Perriman confirmed a man had died.

“It looks like it’s been a medical event.

“We’ve flown two paramedics from Queenstown up there. It is apparently at the back of the Ben Lomond track – it is a fairly remote area only accessed by helicopter. We believe its a gentleman in his late 30s declared deceased at the scene.”

He was not able to confirm the man’s nationality, or who raised the alarm.

Photo: John Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool

Photo: John Gibson/Red Bull Content Pool

Mon 1st Feb, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

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