ELY, Iowa (KCRG) - Social media users report dozens of thumbtacks along Linn County trails, causing a safety concern for many cyclists.

While some may not know about the tacks in their tires till after the ride, for those traveling at higher speeds and in groups this can become very dangerous.

“If they were to hit a tack, just knowing how densely populated it can be at some times during the day, one biker goes down, and that could take out three or four more behind them. And so it’s just a scary situation,” said Stephanie Mei, a trail user.

Mei says she is most worried about this happening on weekends when the trails are busiest.

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