LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The California Highway Patrol Saturday escorted a bicycle rider off the car-less San Diego (405) Freeway in West Los Angeles.

The cyclist was spotted about 8:36 a.m. near the Montana Avenue in Brentwood, California Highway Patrol Officer said.

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“We were surprised to see that,” California Highway Patrol Officer Brandon Sherman said. “Obviously, it’s not something common that you see on the freeway,”

A CHP motorcycle officer shadowed the man and persuaded him to pull off the freeway near the junction with the Santa Monica (10) Freeway about 10 minutes later, he said.

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It was unclear if the rider would be cited or where he got onto the freeway.

A group of riders had sought permission to plummet southbound through the pass while the freeway was closed, but that request was denied.

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