Updated: Alameda Man Killed in Oakland Hills Bike Accident

The cyclist has been identified by the coroner as 53-year-old Alan Douglas Lee of Alameda.

A 53-year-old Alameda man riding his bicycle in the Oakland Hills was killed Saturday morning in a collision with a vehicle, an Alameda County Coroner's Office spokesman said. 

The spokesman said the cyclist had been riding with a group of about 15 cyclists. He was identified early Monday morning as Alan Douglas Lee.

Police responded to Claremont Avenue and Grizzly Peak Boulevard at about 11:30 a.m. Lee was pronounced dead at the scene, Oakland police said.

According to an Oakland Tribune report, Lee lost control of his bike while going downhill and crashed into the path of oncoming traffic. 

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the driver of the car was a 39-year-old man from Pleasant Hill.

Oakland Fire personnel, East Bay Regional Park District police and the California Highway Patrol also responded to the scene.

The road was closed for several hours, police said.

Lisbeth Allen September 28, 2011 at 03:28 PM
Beautiful remark Grateful.
Alana Dill September 30, 2011 at 03:57 AM
re potholes- there's one in Tilden as you're coming down the hill from spruce, with the old pony rides on your right and the Little Farm on your left a little ways up. That pothole is as big as a kitchen sink and growing. Unless it's patched I doubt the road will make it through the first big winter rain. Keep an eye out for it when you're heading into Tilden!
Linda Rugg October 01, 2011 at 05:31 AM
I so much regret Allen's death, and I do believe that better road maintenance could have prevented it. I, too, often ride on Grizzly Peak past Claremont, as many, many other cyclists do. It offers one of the most fantastic views of the Bay. But it is rutted and pocked and holey beyond belief, particularly the part where Allen had his accident. The roads department has gone out and marked the worst ruts and holes with spray paint, but that doesn't really do the trick; they need to go out and FIX the roads. Can anything other than a massive lawsuit inspire repairs? It is a terrible state of affairs.
Turnstile October 04, 2011 at 01:34 PM
How about ride somewhere that doesn't have so much pot holes? Easier than bringing up a lawsuit! I'm just sayin'
Tom Brody October 10, 2011 at 05:00 PM
Thanks for reminding me of the old pony rides. It is too bad that the ponies are gone. My "little one" took her first pony ride ever at this place, and the pony was named Ginger. But to remain aligned on our topic, once about 10 years ago, I noticed that an automobile had gone right off of that steep road, and had plunged into the canyon where the pony ride was located. Perhaps, a speed limit of 25mph should be mandated for Claremont Ave., and a speed limit of 15mph should be mandated for the steep road above the pony ride canyon.


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