Disturbing Report of Mountain Bike Trail Sabotage in Canmore

This week’s Rocky Mountain Outlook reports suspected sabotage along Canmore’s Montane Traverse trail, a popular mountain bike trail on the north side of the Bow Valley. The Outlook reports that RCMP Const. Sanjay Sachdev said “… the most aggravating aspect of the complaint, which he observed along the trail descending on the west side of Silvertip Golf Course, was a piece of barbed wire that had been strung across the trail two feet off the ground”. He said, “… the wire appeared to have been strung from a fence to a tree on the other side of the trail, but it had been dislodged and was lying on the ground when he observed and removed it”.

“What is even more concerning is that farther down the trail, in up to 10 different areas, either rocks or logs had been obviously moved to affect mountain bikers.”

The outdoor community needs to be vigilant until the issue has been resolved, and report any evidence of sabotage or suspicious activity to the RCMP.

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