Police release name in Ore to Shore race death

MARQUETTE – The Marquette City Police Department has identified a 37-year-old Wisconsin man who died while participating in an Ore to Shore mountain bike race Saturday.

Police said they do not suspect foul play in the death of Peter Joseph Bausch, from Elm Grove, Wisconsin.

An autopsy has been conducted and results from the Marquette County Medical Examiner’s office are pending.

Police said officers were first advised at approximately 2:30 p.m. Saturday a racer was overdue at the finish line.

Officers immediately began looking for the Bausch and located him just off the race course near the 1900 block of Presque Isle Avenue.

Police said Bausch was unresponsive and efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Jackie Stark can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 242.