Injured biker airlifted from park

Unidentified man takes two helicopter rides to get to Enloe

Emergency responders rescued a mountain biker from Upper Bidwell Park via helicopter following a nasty wipeout on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The unidentified mountain biker was riding with a friend when he crashed on the South Rim Trail late Tuesday morning, according to the Chico Enterprise-Record and KRCR-TV.

The accident left the man too injured to hike out of the park, forcing Chico firefighters to hike 45 minutes to reach the pair. A CalFire helicopter lifted the biker out of the park around noon and dropped him at a landing zone, where he was switched to Enloe Medical Center’s FlightCare helicopter and transported to the hospital for treatment.

The California Highway Patrol closed a section of Highway 32 near the 10-Mile House Trail to allow for the rescue. The man’s condition has not been disclosed.