Two cyclists injured by trip line on trail in Colorado Springs

From OutThere Colorado

By Leslie James


The trip wire was found stretched across this bridge. Photo Courtesy: Trails and Open Space Coalition

Two bicyclists were injured Saturday after hitting a trip line stretched across a Colorado Springs trail.

The Trails and Open Space Coalition on Wednesday said the line was on Rock Island Trail, which runs along Constitution Avenue between North Powers Boulevard and North Weber Street.

The trip line was stretched across a bridge on the trail between North Academy and North Union boulevards, the coalition said. One cyclist is recovering from a broken collarbone, cracked ribs and a concussion. The other cyclist was badly bruised.

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