How fast can a bear sprint?

That’s the question Ed asks after he sees this news report.

Kathy Black, 26, called 911 as she cycled away from the 300-pound bear, which chased her for the length of at least six telephone poles.

More in the National Post: Woman on bicycle chased by a 300-pound bear.

7 Comments

  • Brent
    June 10, 2010 - 6:25 pm | Permalink

    This site puts a bear at 30 MPH:

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004737.html

  • June 10, 2010 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    does the usual advice about dealing with chasing dogs (should “No!” in a firm voice, put bike between yourself on the dog) also apply to bears?

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  • bikesgone wild
    June 11, 2010 - 5:01 am | Permalink

    …you know what they say about being chased by a bear, right ???…

    …you don't have to be faster than the bear – you just have to be faster than your friend…

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  • June 11, 2010 - 10:11 am | Permalink

    So those races to the next stop sign can have very practical application after all!

  • June 11, 2010 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    I've scared a couple bears when I've been mountain biking downhill. Let's just say I was glad they ran away instead of toward me. I'm not sure I would have gotten away even riding downhill.

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