Updated: Friday, 16 Oct 2009, 11:22 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 16 Oct 2009, 11:22 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Three recent incidents of trip wires strung across Albuquerque-area bike paths have sent one cyclist to the hospital and left others on alert.
Bike ABQ , a group that works for the rights of bicyclists, reported that a man was thrown off his bicycle on Thursday on a path along Interstate 40 at Juan Tabo Boulevard NE.
"Apparently, he was headed east, hit this wire, and it took him off his bike," Bike ABQ spokesperson Jennifer Buntz told KRQE News 13. "He sustained a concussion. He was unconscious for a time."
The Albuquerque man was taken to a hospital, held for tests and then treated and released.
Cyclists interviewed by News 13 Friday are on edge and ticked off.
"Oh gosh, it's dangerous and it makes me afraid to bike," recreational cyclist Marilyn Ryerson told News 13. "We bike at all times of the day,"
"If it happened to me, I'd be angry," added cyclist Roy Jorgenson.
Bike ABQ hopes word of the wire incidents makes cyclists and
runners more vigilant along the paths.