Two Aids LifeCycle participants hospitalized after collisions in North County
–The Templeton CHP office investigated two separate bicycle collisions during the San Luis Obispo County leg of the AIDS/LifeCycle bicycle ride.
The LifeCycle is a non-sanctioned ride that traveled through Paso Robles and State Route 46 on June 6, 2018, on its path from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Both injured riders were associated with the LifeCycle ride.
The first collision occurred on State Route 1 south of State Route 46 at approximately 9:13 a.m. In this collision, bicyclist Bryan Alvarado of San Diego was involved in a solo bicycle collision which resulted in a broken clavicle. Alvarado was transported by private vehicle to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and is expected to be released later today after treatment of his injuries.
Less than an hour later, at approximately 10:10 a.m., bicyclist Gregory Enriquez was riding his bicycle westbound on State Route 46 west of the summit and west of the Vista Point on his way to State Route 1. At this location, the westbound lane of State Route 46 travels downhill and consists of one lane bordered to the north by a paved asphalt shoulder. The shoulder is separated from the westbound lane by a painted solid white line with an embedded rumble strip. As Party 1 traversed the rumble strip, he lost control of the bicycle and was thrown free of the bicycle and over the handlebars. He struck the westbound lane of the highway and sustained major injuries which rendered him unconscious. CHIP helicopter H-70 responded to the scene and transported the rider to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. Enriquez was admitted to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center due to the extent of his injuries.