Brave Cyclist Intervenes to Save a Woman Getting Attacked by a Black Bear

Published 08/23/2023, 10:08 AM EDT

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Have you ever faced a situation that made your heart race and your instincts kick in? Well, let me tell you a story that’s sure to give you goosebumps. Imagine you are on a tranquil evening hike and suddenly a black bear attacks you. This is exactly what happened recently at Coco Trail in Squamish, B.C. when a woman got attacked by a bear.

A fateful meeting on Coho Trail

Imagine hiking along Coho Trail, taking in the beauty of the surroundings, when out of nowhere, a black bear emerges. Yes, you read that right – a black bear! Our intrepid hiker was faced with this formidable creature around 7 p.m., near the second trestle bridge. But this was no ordinary bear sighting. The bear’s demeanor was far from friendly; it exhibited signs of aggression that sent shivers down the hiker’s spine.


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In a split second, adrenaline took over, and the hiker made a daring decision. She jumped down the side of the bridge, hoping to escape the bear’s pursuit. But the bear was relentless – it chased her down with the threat of danger palpable in the air.


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Fueled by sheer survival instinct, the hiker grabbed a piece of lumber, her makeshift weapon against the wild predator. The stage was set for an intense showdown between human and bear.

The cyclist saves the day for the lady


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Just as the confrontation escalated, a person cycling through the trail, caught sight of the unfolding drama. Without a second thought, the cyclist sprung into action. The brave individual, armed only with determination, took on the black bear to protect the lady.

Furthermore, the cyclist and the hiker united against the bear. With nerves of steel, they faced off against the fierce creature. The cyclist’s presence alone seemed to rattle the bear, creating a temporary barrier between danger and the hiker. It was a battle of wills – a display of human courage and the wild’s untamed spirit colliding in a remote corner of nature.

According to news reports, the bear eventually backed away. The duo’s unyielding determination won, forcing the bear to retreat into the wilderness. While the danger had passed, the bond between the cyclist and the hiker was forever etched in this heart-pounding experience.


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As conservation officers continue their efforts to locate the bear, we’re left pondering the threads that connect us to the wild. Could you be the brave cyclist in a similar tale? How far would you go to protect a fellow human from nature’s wrath? Share your thoughts below!


Written by:

Kumar Rohan


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Kumar Rohan is a writer at EssentiallySports who covers Sports Viral Moments. He is a sports journalist with a knack for writing. His sports expertise comes in handy when he breaks down events skilfully, in his own style.
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Amal Joyce