Barbed Wire Strung Between Trees on Bike Trail Sending Victim to Hospital

Bragg Creek, Alberta – RCMP from Cochrane detachment are asking for the public’s help after a cyclist was injured by barbed wire that was strung across a trail in the West Bragg Creek area.

On July 5 at approximately 8:00 pm, two cyclists departed for a bike ride on a trail in the West Bragg Creek area. A short distance into the ride, one cyclist struck a barbed wire that had been strung between trees on the trail. The incident happened on a downhill slope while the cyclist was standing, resulting in the wire hitting him in the shoulder area and knocking him off of his bike. The pair removed the wire and walked back to their vehicle, leaving the victim’s mountain bike a the scene. The victim went to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. The following day, when they went to recover the bike, it was gone.

The Cochrane RCMP are asking anyone with information about these events to call the Cochrane Detachment at 403-932-2211. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [] for instructions on how). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.


Cochrane RCMP

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