May 26, 2023

Kansas man dies in bicycle accident

Posted May 26, 2023 8:30 PM

LYON COUNTY—A Kansas man died in an accident just after 11:30a.m. Friday in Lyon County.

Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of Road U in Lyon County for a bicycle accident involving one rider, according to Deputy Chuck Moore. First responders found 82-year-old Michael Welch of McPherson, unresponsive.  CPR was started and he was declared deceased at the scene. 

The sheriff's office said Welch was traveling downhill and entered a ditch. He was participating in the Unbound Gravel event in Lyon County. There were no other vehicles involved.