A 30-year-old Colorado mountain biker died last week following an accident on the Captain Ahab Trail southwest of Moab.
Eric Dube of Breckenridge was riding his bike uphill on a rock ledge on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 3, when he lost his balance and fell a few feet from his bike. He lost consciousness and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Grand County Sheriff’s Lt. Kim Neal.
Dube, who was wearing a helmet and other protective gear, had been experiencing chest pain prior to the accident, Neal said in a statement.
Grand County Emergency Medical Services, Grand County Search and Rescue and the Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Classic Air Medical crews recovered Dube’s body, which was transported to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner in Salt Lake City.
Originally from western Massachusetts, Dube worked as a physical therapist for Howard Head Sports Medicine at the Vail Valley Medical Center in Colorado.
He was part of the Howard Head team since 2011, and worked closely with the local surgical and primary care medical groups in Summit County, according to the medical center’s website.
Dube also worked with the US Snowboardcross Team, covering World Cup and World Championship events internationally. He was also board certified as an orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, according to the center.