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ASPEN, Colo. - The Pitkin County Coroner's Office says a longtime Aspen resident who collapsed and died while cycling near the summit of Independence Pass suffered a heart attack.
An emergency room nurse and an EMT passing by on their way to a wilderness expedition stopped to help 51-year-old Steve Menscher on Saturday afternoon, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Friend Jonathan Birnkrant was riding with Menscher and another less-experienced rider. He told the Aspen Daily News they were riding at a slower pace than usual, and Menscher was considered an experienced rider.