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A NOKOMIS MAN WAS ATTACKED LAST NIGHT WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 48 YEAR OLD JAMES HOLDER WAS RIDING ALONG TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH AT AROUND 9:15PM WHEN HE WAS CONFRONTED BY AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO BATTERED HIM.  HOLDER WAS ABLE TO FEND THEM OFF AND RIDE HOME TO CALL DEPUTIES.  HE HAD INJURIES THAT WERE CONSISTENT WITH HIS ACCOUNT AND WAS TREATED AND RELEASED FROM THE VENICE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER.  CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS HAS TAKEN OVER THE PROBE, AND ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CAN GIVE THEM A CALL AT 861-1719, OR YOU CAN LEAVE ANONYMOUS INFORMATION WITH CRIME STOPPERS, EITHER BY PHONE AT 366-TIPS, OR ONLINE AT WWW.SARASOTACRIMESTOPPERS.COM.