MIAMI Dozens of riders took to the streets of Miami for the annual “wheels up, guns down” ride in South Florida, putting themselves and others at risk.
Around 3:30 p.m., riders could be seen speeding through the streets of Miami, some doing tricks on their dirt bikes and ATVs.
The riding event began a few years ago as a way to promote non-violence over the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. But the message of putting down guns has been lost or overshadowed in recent years as the riders block traffic, break laws, and put people’s lives in danger.
On Sunday, as sort of a preview to Monday’s official ride, riders on motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATVs raced through the streets of Miami and onto highways, some performing dangerous stunts. One driver wiped out at 62nd Street and 22nd Avenue and was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Cops are currently chasing the bikers.