Brand New Tucson MTB Trails Sabotaged With ‘Booby Traps’

The new Mckenzie Ranch Trails Park was reportedly sabotaged and the bike trails were set with traps.
Vandalism at the new park. photo: SDMB Facebook page

Three mountain bikers riding new Tucson, Arizona area mountain bike trails found booby traps including chest height trip wires, according to

The Pima County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the traps and are currently investigating. Anyone with knowledge about the event is encouraged to speak with the sheriff’s office.

According to the cyclists, who chose to remain anonymous, the wires were discovered around 2:00 PM on October 7, 2018. The riders weren’t positive how the wires were anchored, but they were strung on a downhill section on a trail at Mckenzie Ranch Trails Park. The mountain bikers removed the traps after discovery. reports that the same park was vandalized earlier in the month. Many of the park’s signs were torn down and damaged, one sign was removed and speared through a cactus, gates had locks cut off, a wildlife camera was stolen, and a bulldozer was damaged.

McKenzie Ranch Trails Park is supported by the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, and is set to have a grand opening on November 3. Officials say that everything will be repaired before the grand opening event.

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