VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (AP) — A motorcycle rider from California has died in a crash during the Virginia City Grand Prix race Saturday in northern Nevada.
Storey County sheriff’s deputies say 59-year-old Robin Schmidt of Livermore drove his motorcycle off an earthen embankment and became separated from it Saturday afternoon in Virginia City, about 20 miles southeast of Reno.
Efforts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead.
The cause of the 3 p.m. crash is under investigation.
The motorcycle race starts in the historic mining town of Virginia City, then winds its way through surrounding hills with speeds of up to 90 mph.