Mountain Biker Almost Shot By Stray Bullet On Canadian Trail

Steve Reidles on the Blown Away trail on Mt. McIntyre, Yukon Territory, Canada, where a mountain biker was reportedly almost shot. Photo by Lee Lau.

The Whitehorse Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is searching for a suspect who reportedly almost shot a mountain biker on accident.

On July 16, 2018 two mountain bikers were riding in the Mount McIntyre area outside of the town of Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory when one of the riders was almost hit by a round fired by a person sighting in their rifle.

The RCMP is describing the incident as “careless use of a firearm.” They’re looking for someone who is tall, close to 200 pounds, 60-70 years old, and driving an older model, grey, Ford pickup truck.

“This trail is heavily used by the mountain biking and hiking community, and this type of activity poses a serious safety concern for trail users,” said RCMP in a news statement.

RCMP posted the press release July 26, 2018. They don’t have any updates on the incident at the time of publishing. Witnesses of suspicious activity in the area are being asked to report information to 1-867-667-5555.