ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - St. Louis was a host to the "Ride Of The Century" motorcycle meet-up last weekend. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts showed up in the Gateway city to show off their rides and their skills. Many performed trick rides on St. Louis highways and streets. They are part of a motorcycle riding group that goes by the name "Streetfighterz".
St. Louis County Police have released the statistics related to any crime that may have been associated with the “Ride of the Century”. County police say that although there was some crime there were no fatal accidents, assaults or property damage reported. These numbers are police information from Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16.
Police said they would have massive enforcement to keep the motorcycle riders in check. They did and police say their effort was a success.
St. Louis County Police Crime Statistics:
- Related Calls for Service: 76
- 63 Citations
- 19 Arrests (two drug arrests, 1 warrant arrest, all others were traffic arrests)
- 18 Towed motorcycles
- 3 guns seized
- 2 drug arrests
- 1 vehicle accident
Missouri Highway Patrol Crime Statistics:
- 85 Citations
- 5 Warrant Arrests
- 95 Warnings
- 18 Bikes Towed
- 4 Accidents
There were two minor accidents related to the ride as well.
Some of the riders who came from all over the country say they believe the safety issue is being overblown by police. They claim the motorcycle rider is in the most danger not the driver of a car. There were no traffic fatalities, assaults or property damage related the Streetfighterz activities.
St. Louis city police reported no arrests, citations or accidents with the motorcycle group.
St. Louis county police went one step further in enforcement, sending letters to the insurance companies of those ticketed for dangerous driving.
More info: Video: Streetfighterz Take to St. Louis Highways, Rerouted By Police