MANATEE -- A bicyclist was killed Friday night when he lost control of his bike and flew off of it on Cortez Bridge, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
James A. French, 52, was riding his bike east on Cortez Bridge on Friday at 8:07 p.m. when he lost control, according to a release.
French flew off the bike and hit his head on the sidewalk, deputies said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
French's next-of-kin was notified Tuesday morning.