To the persons who vandalized the ribbons and trail signs on the Coon Creek Trail last weekend during the Montaña de Oro Endurance Ride:
You may have thought it was a funny joke to play on the riders, but a female rider was seriously injured as a result of your actions. She was knocked from her horse by a tree limb in following your moved signs; she sustained a concussion, possible facial and spine fractures and a broken shoulder. You changed her life forever.
You may be unhappy about sharing trails with horses; you are in a minority when compared to the wonderful coalition of mountain bikers, equestrians and hikers who have come together to develop and maintain these trails.
The trail you vandalized would be impassible if not for the trail work done by these groups.
Saturday’s ride was a benefit fundraiser for trail maintenance, raising $4,000 to keep trails open for you to use. What you did was a criminal act, resulting in great bodily harm to somebody just trying to enjoy the same trail as you.
You will not dissuade us from continuing to put on this ride.