I have heard of a few cases like this (wire strung across singletrack) locally.
Be careful out there!!! Article below: American Motorcyclist Association warns riders of booby traps on public trails PICKERINGTON, OH – July 12, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Motorcyclists and
all-terrain-vehicle riders in three states have discovered booby traps along trails
on public lands that place riders, hikers and others at risk, the American Motorcyclist
Association reported today. In Idaho, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, someone or some group is deliberately trying
to harm off-highway-vehicle riders who use trails on public lands. Booby traps also have
been reported in recent years along trails in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Booby Trap that was found in 2014 Photo courtesy of the Arizona Game and Fish Department “This type of activity is extremely dangerous,” said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO.
“A motorcyclist who hits one of these traps can be seriously injured or even killed.
We want anyone with information about these tactics to contact law enforcement immediately.” Already this year: Off-highway riders in Massachusetts found cables strung across trails in four state parks,
according to the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the state Department of Conservation
and Recreation. Authorities are asking anyone who notices suspicious activity to call the
24-hour Environmental Police line at (800) 632-8075 or the DCR Park Watch Hotline at
The New England Trail Riders Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
Members of the Mount Moosilauke ATV Club Riders near Warren, N.H., discovered boards with
nails in several places along the multi-use trail system. Before anyone was injured, club
members removed the boards, along with scattered nails and broken glass. The ATV club is
offering a $1,350 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the
In Custer County, Idaho, riders found a piece of barbed wire strung across a trail about
4 feet from the ground, endangering off-highway-vehicle riders and mountain bikers,
according to Sharetrails.org.
“The AMA is issuing AMA Action Alerts to riders in areas where these incidents have
occurred,” Dingman said. “But, at the same time, riders everywhere should use due caution
on the trails, because we know there are people out there who would do us harm.” In addition to contacting local law enforcement authorities, the AMA asks that you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org about these incidents, so other motorcyclists can be alerted. Sign up for AMA Action Alerts at www.americanmotorcyclist.com > Rights > AMA Action Center. About the American Motorcyclist Association
What makes these people think that they have the right to do these things? Do they hear little voices in their head or think that "Mother Earth" speaks directly to them? Are they so self-consumed and self-rightous that they think any means justify their twisted ends?
Here is a link to a manual for trailside attack devices with a cover story that the poster is only doing it for instructional purposes.
Remember, this is all about legal recreation in approved areas. This indescriminantly targets kids, bicyclists, horses, everyone. They are the criminals, NOT US !!
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