Professional mountain biker Kelly McGarry was training in Queenstown, New Zealand, on the Ben Lomond Track, when he fell from his bike. Two local paramedics flew to the remote location where McGarry was pronounced dead on the scene.


McGarrys sponsor, YT Industries, confirmed his death in a statement:

One of the most likable mountain bike riders has passed away in Queenstown on Monday, February 1 2016. Which conditions have led to his tragic death are still unclear at this point. Apparently, the 33-year-old was out on his mountain bike.

The entire crew at sponsor YT is absolutely perplexed about the shocking news:

We were informed about his death in the morning and are petrified, shocked and heartbroken about losing one of our family members. Kelly was a warm-hearted, friendly and relaxed guy. He stood for the true essence of mountain biking through every aspect of his life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, girlfriend and his friends. The mountain bike world lost an exceptional character.

We consider it an honor that Kelly was riding for the YT Family last year.