Shocking moment speeding mountain biker jumps over a black BEAR on a downhill trail at a park in Canada
- A mountain biker was caught on camera as he soared over a black bear
- Cyclist was careering down the side of a mountain in Whistler, British Columbia
- At a gap in the hillside, the biker took to the air as he jumped over the bear
- The animal didn’t realize what had happened until the biker had already passed
A biker ended up jumping over a black bear as he careened down a mountain in Canada.
The cyclist was travelling at speed at the Whistler Bike Park in Whistler, British Columbia at a venue which is specifically designed for mountain bikers to push themselves to the limit.
In a brief three-second clip, the biker can be seen launching into the air as he comes off the side of a slope.
A mountain biker was caught on camera as he soared over a black bear, left, just creeping into view, right, the bike is airborne
Cyclist was careering down the side of a mountain in Whistler, British Columbia
The black bear appears to be completely unawares as to what is happening as the bike soars right over him.
By the time the animal scurries out of the way, the cyclist has long since passed and is continuing his journey down the hillside.
‘I was riding the Whistler Bike Park when I almost hit a bear mid-trail. The bear was standing right on the landing of a jump, when another rider yelled at me to stop. I almost ran into the bear but managed to stop, then ran back up the hill to warn other riders,’ wrote one biker on YouTube.
‘One rider didn’t seem to get the message and dropped into the jump over the bear. I hardly had enough time to film it as he jumped over it. Both the rider and bear were fine. Five seconds later, the bear returned to eating grass completely unphased.’
At a gap in the hillside, the biker took to the air as he jumped over the bear
The animal didn’t realize what had happened until the biker had already passed