Tucson, Arizona:  As an avid cyclist I’ve heard persistent rumors in the past month that debris has been deliberately left on some of Tucson’s bicycle lanes.

On Monday, June 24, 2013 the Arizona Daily Star reported that the Tucson cycling community faces a new threat of thumb tacks thrown onto popular bicycle routes.  The article reports that in at least one instance tacks were strewn along a portion of the Catalina Highway near Mt. Lemmon frequently used by cyclists.

The article relates that tacks have also been reported along bicycle routes on Gates Pass Road and near the intersection of University Boulevard and First Avenue.   Cyclists are urged to be extra vigilant in looking for debris in bicycle lanes or along bicycle routes.  All efforts should be made to stop rather than swerve out of the bike path.