Manitowoc man dies after Brown County bike race

Man reportedly suffered heart attack

A 38-year-old Manitowoc man is dead after competing in a mountain bike race in Brown County.

According to county sheriff’s department, Robert Schuette was cycling up a steep hill during the race at Brown County Reforestation Camp Sunday. He got off his bike and told a nurse that he couldn’t catch his breath.

WLUK-TV reported that he was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It said he suffered a heart attack.

More than 600 competitors took part in the 24-mile race organized by Wisconsin Off Road Series.