Mountain bikers are being advised to steer clear of several popular trails on Vancouver’s North Shore after an inquisitive black bear gave three cyclists a scare.
On September 27 the cyclists were travelling down the black diamond trail when they noticed a black bear standing in the distance. Suddenly, the bear began running towards them and the trio quickly rode down the trail in an attempt to create a safe distance between themselves and the bear.
Brad Martyn captured the scene on his helmet-mounted camera and is heard urging his friends to hurry and cycle quickly.
The trio briefly stopped after travelling one kilometre down the trail to see if the bear was gone only for it to barge out from the trees a few moments later.
They figured that a new strategy was needed, so they lifted their bikes up to appear larger and began making loud noises. Their efforts worked and the bear turned around and walked away.