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Mountain biker found dead in Vic park

AAP logoAAP 19/09/2016 Helen Velissaris

A fall or a medical condition may have caused the death of a mountain bike rider whose body was found in Victoria's You Yangs regional park.

The 55-year-old man from Geelong West, who was an experienced rider, was reported missing late on Monday after he failed to return from a ride.

Search and rescue police, the air wing and SES workers found his body after 4am on Tuesday.

"It appears that he had come off his bike and he has died at the location," a police spokeswoman told AAP.

The death has not been treated as suspicious and police will prepare a report for the coroner.

"The Coroners Court will make a final decision as to what happened to him, it may have been a medical condition, or it may have been the fall," the spokeswoman said.

Police believe he was well prepared for the ride.

After he was reported missing, police found his car at the mountain bike trail car park in Stockyard.

They found his packed lunch untouched, meaning he hadn't made it back.

The Stockyards Mountain Bike Area is a 50km network of purpose-built tracks of varying length and levels, and has become a popular track for Victorian mountain bikers.

The most advanced trail, dubbed Turbulence, is a 1.5km one-way track that includes jumps, bridges, and steep drops.

Parks Victoria has labelled the track as having "no room for error among dense vegetation" and has recommended riders wear full body protection.

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