A man lost control of a bicycle with a homemade motor attached just south of the UCF Main Campus early Tuesday morning.

Gabriel Rodriguez, 25, was traveling on Adela Avenue — a street just west of the Village at Science Drive student housing complex — when he hit a dip in the roadway, lost control of his bicycle and was thrown over the handlebars, according to a release from Florida Highway Patrol.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The release states that Rodriguez was not wearing a helmet and alcohol was not involved.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Ryan Gillespie is the Editor-in-Chief at the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @rgillespiecff or email him at

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