Vandals have been hitting a local mountain bike trail, tearing down railings off of bridges. One local group is now fighting back and rebuilding after the damage has been done.
"Somebody is coming in knocking down the railings we have built to easily access across the rivers and creeks," FAST President Kyle Anderson said.
Leaving nails sticking out of the wood and 2X4s laying in the creek, vandals are hitting two bridges on the Leaders Park Mountain Biking Trail.
"One started going and pretty soon, we started noticing all the other ones were gone too," Anderson said.
Anderson helped build the bridges. They finished the trail last year. Anderson says they first started noticing the broken rails last October and they say it has only gotten worse through the year.
"We will prosecute, to a point. It is damage to the park that we created," Anderson said. "It's probably about a 15 to 20 foot drop from both bridges; it's not a short drop by any means. It is something that we do need to get back up."
They hope to finish rebuilding before cyclists hit the trails this spring.
"It's not safe. I'm not telling people to not ride on it by any means. Just be weary and know it will get done here pretty soon," Anderson said.
Anderson says he hasn't seen any new damage since November.
"We are watching for it and we have a lot of good volunteers that are watching for it as well," Anderson said.
FAST says they are increasing trail patrol to keep this from happening again.
On Saturday, FAST will be meeting for an inventory meeting to figure out exactly what they need to rebuild.
The non-profit organization uses donations to fund this project. You can contact them on their Facebook page if you'd like to donate or volunteer.