WELDON SPRING, Mo. (KMOX) — Authorities have added increased checkpoints and more officers will be on the road this Labor Day weekend as thousands of motorcyclists, many of them stunt riders, gather in the St. Louis area.
A St. Louis street bike freestyle stunt team known as Streetfighterz hosts the annual “Ride of the Century” event starting Friday.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says he doesn’t want to say exactly where officers will be or if they’ll shut down streets or on-ramps to keep the driving public away from cyclists, but he warns all drivers to be extra careful this weekend. Adding reckless and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated.
In the past, police say stunt riders have caused havoc, backing up traffic, weaving in and out of cars and doing tricks.
Rider Jason Cadell says of the riders out this weekend, most won’t cause any problems.
A crackdown last year resulted in 63 citations and 19 arrests.