DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. - A mountain biker injured in the Indian Creek Rocky Mountain Endurance Series had to be airlifted to the hospital on Saturday.
Deputies said the cyclist was on the Power Line Trail southwest of Roxborough State Park when he hit a log and fell forward.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said the man landed on his face.
Douglas County Search and Rescue was volunteering at the race. They worked with West Metro Fire and AirLife to get the man in a rescue basket, then to a waiting helicopter.
It took almost three hours from the initial call until the time the man was loaded onto the AirLife helicopter for transport to Swedish Hospital.
The 41-year-old man's name and condition have not been released, but officials said his injuries were not life-threatening.