This email was forwarded to me by a friend, from her friend. Apparently this recently happened and has been a recurring event as of late:
I just found out that one of my friends was assaulted on the lake path (near McCormick) when he was out for a long ride last night around 7pm. Apparently, a group of about eight men (about 17/18 years old) jumped out at him with long sticks and started taking swings. He was hit. They were trying their best to take him down. Fortunately, my friend, an extremely experienced cyclist, was able to maintain his composure and ride north until he found a police office.The incident was reported. Based on what the officer said, attacks like this have been becoming more of a problem.