Nails, screws scattered along cycling tour route in eastern Colorado

Posted at 4:51 PM, Sep 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-17 16:40:23-04

STERLING, Colo. – The Colorado State Patrol is advising participants in a popular cycling tour in eastern Colorado to look out for nails and screws this weekend.

The warning comes after troopers found several of the sharp metal objects Saturday afternoon scattered along a road near Brush, which is among one of the routes for the Pedal the Plains Cycling Tour.

Troopers say it’s not clear if the incident was an accident or intentional. The CSP tweeted several pictures of the nails and screws being removed from the roadway.

The three-day annual cycling event through the Eastern Plains of Colorado draws hundreds of participants who average around 50 to 70 miles per day.

The Morgan County road the nails were found on Saturday is part of the day-two leg of the route. It’s not known if any tour participants were affected.