It appears another mountain biker has been injured in a suspected trail trap. On June 4, Cycle Solutions, a bike shop in Toronto posted a picture of one of the shop’s riders with several cuts on his arm.
In the caption, Cycle Solutions says the rider ran into a barbed wire and razor blades on a descent down the Loblaws trail heading to the Pottery trail in the Don Valley trails near Toronto.
“Def some angry trail users that don’t like cyclists,” said Cycle Solutions in the Instagram post.
Be careful out there everyone. Team rider @jlobraico was descending from Loblaws down to Pottery and there were some razorblades and barbed wire on the final descent to Pottery. Def some angry trail users that don’t like cyclists sabotaging the trails! #notsostoked #wejustwanttoride #stopthesabotage
Singletracks reached out to Cycle Solutions for comment on the story and to connect with the rider, but our calls were not returned before publishing. We will update this post if we receive more information.
A report of “trail terrorism,” like this is common to hear about once or twice a year. Last year, Singletracks wrote about another Canadian rider who rode into a suspected trap made of barbed wire, but his claims turned out to be fraudulent.
On the surface, the rider from Toronto and his injury seem authentic, although Singletracks can’t confirm anything at this time. We will update readers if we receive any new information.