- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A cyclist who collapsed and died near the summit of Independence Pass on Saturday was a longtime Aspen resident and experienced rider.

An emergency room nurse and an EMT passing by on their way to a wilderness expedition stopped to help 51-year-old Steve Menscher on Saturday afternoon but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friend Jonathan Birnkrant was riding with Menscher and another less-experienced rider. He told the Aspen Daily News (https://bit.ly/1ntZckM ) that they were riding at a slower pace than usual.

Family and friends believe he had a heart attack but the coroner has not released a cause of death yet.

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Information from: Aspen Daily News, https://www.aspendailynews.com

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