Authorities Concerned as Motorcycle Event Returns to St. Louis
WELDON SPRING (AP) - Authorities are pledging a no-tolerance policy as thousands of motorcyclists, many of them stunt riders, gather in the St. Louis area for the Labor Day Weekend.
A St. Louis street bike freestyle stunt team known as Streetfighterz hosts the annual "Ride of the Century" event starting Friday.
St. Louis city and county police and the Missouri Highway Patrol scheduled a news conference Wednesday to outline how they'll combat any reckless behavior during the three-day event.
Two motorcyclists died and another lost a leg in 2011. Several motorists complained that year about dangerous stunts and clogged roadways. A crackdown last year resulted in several arrests and tickets.