Newspaper article The Canadian Press

GoFundMe Campaign for Cyclist Suspended, Funds on Hold during Investigation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

GoFundMe Campaign for Cyclist Suspended, Funds on Hold during Investigation

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GoFundMe campaign for cyclist suspended

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CALGARY - A GoFundMe campaign for a 37-year-old cyclist who says he was clotheslined by barbed wire strung across a riding trail has been suspended and the organization says it is investigating complaints.

Stelios Psaroudakis started the campaign last week asking for help to raise $8,000 to help him pay for medical bills and replace his bike, which he said was left on the trail while he sought medical help, and gone by the time a friend went to retrieve it.

After only $851 was raised, the campaign was closed and GoFundMe tells CTV Calgary the money has been put on hold.

Derek Lee, the owner of Calgary Cycle, posted to the business's Facebook page that he had been out on that trail near Bragg Creek, Alta., that day and did not see anything unusual, adding he has turned over his time-coded GPS information to the RCMP. …

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