BC-CA--Biker's Death Ride,128
%reldate(2012-06-19T12:25:24 Eds: APNewsNow.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The family of a man who died while speeding down a Berkeley hill on his bicycle is suing a website that allows bikers and runners to compare their times on routes.
KGO-TV (http://bit.ly/KJeHU3 ) says the family of 41-year-old William Flint sued the Strava website for negligence on Monday in San Francisco, alleging it encouraged him to speed.
Flint was doing at least 10 miles above the 30-mph limit on a hill in Berkeley's Tilden Park two years ago when he braked to avoid a car and his bike flipped over. The Oakland man reportedly had learned someone else on the Strava site had clocked a better time.
A spokesman for the San Francisco-based website, Mark Riedy, says Flint's death was tragic but the suit is without merit.
Information from: KGO-TV.