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A peaceful ride down a forested trail by two mountain bikers at the Malinô Brdo Bike Park in Ružomberok, Slovakia, was suddenly interrupted by a bear that came out of nowhere and began chasing the first rider. Dušan Vinžík was filming his friend riding ahead of him. He captured the frightening encounter which was described as intense.

When the bear appeared, Vinžík can be heard yelling ahead to his friend who continued to ride down the trail.

Bear Chase: What Would You Do?

Many people online questioned the idea of stopping when a bear is chasing you. However, the mountain biker was heading for a right turn on the trail that might have led to a collision course with the bear had it made the shortcut down the slope.

Fortunately, by the time the mountain bikers stopped to assess the situation, the bear had run back into the woods. It was likely scared off by Vinžík’s yelling.

What would you have done?

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