Cyclists angry about tacks being strewn on popular bike routes are taking matters into their own hands.
Riders from around the region have pledged $2,500 to offer a reward for information leading to an arrest of the person or persons who are responsible for putting down the tacks.
Advocate Damion Alexander started asking people if they were interested in contributing and received the $2,500 in pledges.
At the same time, Pima County Sheriff’s officials are urging cyclists to call their department for each incident.
According to Lieutenant Michael Grider with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, they have surveillance tools that can help find the culprit, but they can’t be deployed along the entire five miles.
Grider said if people report each and ever incident it can help them narrow down the areas to focus.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy and Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee liaison, Ryan Roher suggested cyclists contact the non-emergency line first to file a report, get a case number and follow up with Lt. Grider. The number is 520-351-4900
Roher also suggested reporting any strange interactions with people along the stretch in case they are related.
Check out the KVOA story about the reward here.