Bear attacks outside of Glacier Park are rare events

By | July 7, 2016

Sun Road griz: A grizzly walks the centerline of Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road in this file photo. Despite thousands of bikers on the road each spring, there has never been a mauling of a cyclist in Glacier’s history. Photo by Chris Peterson

The Hungry Horse News says that the fatal bear attack that killed Flathead National Forest law enforcement officer Brad Treat was a rare event. Prior to this incident no one has been fatally mauled while riding a bicycle in the region. In Glacier National Park, thousands of people ride their bicycles each spring on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. While bear encounters are not uncommon with cyclists, none have resulted in human fatalities. Read the full story here.

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