by: John Brewington TACKY — Bikers in the Seattle to Portland Classic ride had to contend with tacks on the highway Sunday from Scappoose to Cornelius Pass Road.

Before thousands of bicyclists rode their way down Highway 30 Sunday for the annual Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, someone scattered tacks on the roadway across a four mile stretch starting at Scappoose, presumably to impede the ride's progress.

Communication director of the Cascade Bicycle Club, M.J. Kelly, told The Oregonian that one rider was hospitalized after a tack punctured their tire and they fell and were knocked unconscious. Kelly did not return The Spotlight's call by press time.

The Scappoose Police Department is aware of the presumed crime.

In past years there have also been reports of tacks being scattered on the highway as the bikes come through town.

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