Glen Peoples, according to initial findings by the Summit County Coroner, died of a heart attack in the middle of a the 2015 Gold Rush Run mountain bicycle race in Breckenridge, Colorado.
He was found unresponsive with his legs tangled in his bike.
There is little doubt that he was dead before he hit the ground as there was no evidence that he tried to block the fall with his hands.
Glen was 54. He had one son, one daughter, three granddaughters and one grandson.
Valeta and I have known Glen for many years. He was our son-in-law for more than eight years and was the grandfather of four of our great-grandchildren.
He was an adventurer who went out on his terms and in good spirits.
The 2015 Gold Rush Run race was canceled after Glen’s tragic fall. However, there are plans to ‘finish the race’ on Sunday June 28, 9:00am, Queen of the West Rd. Breckenridge, Colorado.
Glen’s son Allen will lead the race on sunday riding his father’s mountain bike (shown above). Many will join Allen while other relatives and friends will walk a portion of the trail.
A memorial / celebration of life service for Glen Allen Peoples will be held at Campion Academy, 300 42nd St SW, Loveland, CO 80537 on Saturday June 27th at 3pm.
Our original posting is here.