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Philadelphia Police said a “sea” of dirt bikes and ATV’s descended upon the streets of Philadelphia on Friday night. ABC ACTION NEWS Chopper 6 followed along from the sky as riders on dirt bikes and ATV’s reportedly weaved in and out of traffic.
The 6 ABC report goes on to say, police believe the huge groups plan their “meetups” on social media. Chopper 6 followed the riders as they made their way through the Philly Streets. The ride reportedly started on Aramingo Avenue in the Port Richmond section of the city. The group made their way down Delaware Avenue, until they got to the Lukoil Gas Station on Spring Garden Street, where the group gassed up their rides before heading out again.
The bikers eventually made their way to Center City. Police tried to create a barricade at Broad Street & Washington Avenue. The riders avoided the barricade by turning down Ellsworth Street.
This comes as Philadelphia City Council unanimously approved legislation to make riding dirt bikes, ATV’s, and Dune Buggies on the streets of Philadelphia illegal. Police say most bikes they stop are usually unlicensed drivers, and most dirt bikes and ATV’s in the city are not registered.