The Star Tribune reports:
Minneapolis police issued a warning Wednesday after several bikers were robbed -- some at knifepoint and one with a gun -- on the popular Midtown Greenway and a connecting route.The Southwest Journal adds:
[There have been]...about 10 attacks in recent weeks aimed at bikers on the trails. Typically, police said, they involve several men who block the trails and take backpacks, wallets, electronics and purses, but not bikes.
Though numerous robberies - all of which have involved the assault of moving cyclists - were reported in recent months, almost all of them happened east of Interstate 35W.Bikers plan to meet at the Greenway entrance near the Calhoun Beach Club apartments at 4 p.m. The ride ends at Grumpy's Bar & Grill downtown.
For November, Minneapolis police only have one incident in the 5th Precinct portion of the Greenway on record, said Crime Prevention Specialist Chelsea Adams. But it's possible some robberies have gone unreported, she said.