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St. Louis Police Arrest 47 During Ride of the Century Rally

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Some of the estimated 2000 motorcyclists arrive at the St. Louis riverfront for the start of the Ride of the Century, motorcycle ride in St. Louis on September 1, 2013.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Some of the estimated 2000 motorcyclists arrive at the St. Louis riverfront for the start of the Ride of the Century, motorcycle ride in St. Louis on September 1, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The final numbers are out, and St. Louis police say they made 47 arrests and 58 bikes were towed during this weekend’s Ride of the Century motorcycle rally.

Most of the arrests happened at the beginning of the four-day gathering.

The violations ranged from careless and reckless driving to operating stolen motor vehicles St. Louis County arrested six riders for registration violations and towed eight motorcycles.

This 11th annual event was sponsored by a St. Louis stunt motorcycle team known as Streetfighterz. Police from throughout the region pledged a crackdown for any violations this year.

Authorities say the only day that there was no police activity involving motorcyclists was Saturday. However, one biker was killed Saturday morning in St. Charles County after he ran a red light, and another died Saturday night after colliding with a parked undercover police car in the Hill neighborhood. Read more: Two Motorcyclists Killed During Annual Stunt Rider Gathering

The number of event-related arrests are expected to increase after the Missouri Highway Patrol releases its own statistics later Tuesday.

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