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Mtn bike trail sabotaged with spikes and wire

A multi-use trail in the Barsby Lake area off of Nanaimo Lakes Rd was sabotaged with jagged spikes and wire strung at neck level

Sikes in ground  

A local woman made an alarming discovery early this week when she came across a wire strung at neck level and wooden jagged stakes in the ground, along a trail used by mountain bike enthusiasts and others.


The items were found on February 27th and were placed on a logging road that accesses Barsby Lake, located approximately 13 kms from the Wakesiah Ave intersection, along Nanaimo Lakes Road. The items were removed and the Nanaimo RCMP is investigating. Currently no suspects have been identified.


"These items could have caused serious injury to an unsuspecting mountain biker or someone on a dirt bike. There have been no other similar reports in that area so we are hoping it was a onetime incident. Having said that, we are looking to the public to assist in identifying who may be responsible", said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.


If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. TIPS can also be received by text at 274637, keyword Nanaimo or can be submitted online at

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