Mountain Biker Hurt In Suspected Barbed Wire Trap In Toronto Area Trail

Another mountain biker falls victim to a trail trip, this time barbed wire in Ontario, Canada.
Photo: Gillie Rhodes, Flickr

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.

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.