When the Streetfighterz motorcycle group—known for doing stunts will traveling on highways—came to St. Louis for its annual Ride of the Century, hundreds of bikers from across the country rolled into town on Saturday. Missouri Department of Transportation officials and area police officers stepped up patrols, and drivers took pictures of the ride at various points.
In fact, the Missouri Highway Patrol used road blocks to stop hundreds of the group's bikers from traveling on certain highways over the weekend. As many as 1,700 motorcycle riders were estimated to be convening in St. Louis for this event.
Randy Vaughn, spokesperson and officer of the St. Louis County Police Department, released on Monday afternoon the final enforcement numbers related to activities associated with the “Ride of the Century” event covering the period from Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16:
Total Enforcement Numbers:
- 76 Related Calls for Service
- 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