Young bicycling enthusiasts are filling the streets of big cities all over America for weekly “night rides,” often on a Friday night, where hundreds or even thousands of riders cycle through the city in a huge pack.
Problems arise when traffic is stalled or stopped due to the sheer number of cyclists. A few riders also have a loose interpretation of road rules and laws, angering locals and earning lots of attention from the local constables.
One Chicago media outlet called them “bicycle terrorists.”
Really? People on bicycles are “terrorists?”
I decided to check out some riders from these groups to find out what’s the dealio.
I captured some of these scofflaws in action. You can decide for yourself.
Here is one of the rebels pulling into a street without checking for traffic.
This guy is asking for a trip to the pokey. He’s in such a rush to check out the new comics, he lays his bike right in the doorway to the drug store.
What’s this? He’s hanging on that truck for sheer thrills. A visit to the big house is in order.
This guy is riding all crazy-like every which way on a playground. How long will we stand for this nonsense?