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Bicyclist reports assault on Warren bike trail

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WARREN, Ohio - The president of a local bicycle club says the assault of a cyclist in Warren should not discourage people from using local trails.

That's the assessment from Outspokin' Wheelmen President Dave Hughes when asked about a reported attack on a 27-year-old Mineral Ridge man who was riding along a section of the bike trail in the city.

Nicholas Baldwin tells police that two males began throwing rocks at him as he was riding the trail near Charles Street just after 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

According to the police report, Baldwin says the two suspects approached him and the next thing he knew, he was laying on the ground and his bike was gone.

Police say Baldwin was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital for treatment of a swollen cheek and head laceration

Baldwin told police he couldn't give them a better description of the assailants because his glasses were knocked off during the attack. 

Police do not have any suspects in the case.

While acknowledging that the attack is unfortunate, Outspokin' Wheelmen President Dave Hughes points out that such incidents are the exception, rather than the rule.  He tells 21 News that members of his bicycle club and countless others have been riding the local trails without incident.

Hughes says it's more likely that riders will meet some of the friendliest people along on the trails.

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