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WATCH: 150 Dirt Bike, Motorcycle and ATV Riders Take Over Section of Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale Sunday

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Around 150 riders on dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and motorcycles took over a section of Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale Sunday, pictured (Photo: screenshot)

July 19, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Around 150 riders on dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and motorcycles took over a section of Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale Sunday – blocking cars and causing traffic delays.

The unruly sight — captured on video and posted to Twitter — shows the convoy of riders obstructing a two-block stretch of the roadway from 81st Road to the intersection at Union Turnpike.

The riders – many of whom are not wearing helmets – are stopped in the southbound lane of the road revving their engines and honking their horns.

The riders are spread across all three lanes – including a bus lane – while some riders are on top of the concrete ramp that divides the northbound and southbound traffic lanes.

The blockade appears to be stopping regular traffic, with the video showing a number of vehicles and a police car stuck at the tail end of the convoy.

The video was posted to Twitter by @enforcelawsNYC, a Twitter account that posts about traffic-related incidents in New York City. It is unclear what time the video was taken.

Many of the riders appear to be breaking the law – since dirt bikes and ATVs are forbidden from being used on roadways. Blocking traffic is also illegal.

The video was retweeted by Council Member Robert Holden Monday, who blasted the bikers.

He also posted images of the group behaving menacingly along an elevated section of Woodhaven Boulevard. The images show an ATV turned sideways in the middle of the road with a rear passenger hanging out of the side of the vehicle. The front passenger is sticking his phone out the side of the vehicle and taking a selfie.

“This was an astounding display, yet again, of the lawlessness on our streets and the blatancy of criminals,” Holden said in a statement to the Queens Post.

“Driving in New York City is like a white-knuckled scene out of a Mad Max movie.”

Holden said he spoke to Mayor Adams about the incident and urged him to put a stop to this type of behavior.

“These make-believe road warriors should be in jail and their vehicles confiscated,” Holden said. “Dangerous stunts that put everyone at risk should get them criminal charges. If they have driver’s licenses, they should be revoked.”

Kevin Ryan, communications director for Robert Holden, said many of the riders in the convoy engaged in various “tricks” and reckless shenanigans, such as wheelies. He said that similar incidents have been going on in the neighborhood for well over a year.

Another video posted to Twitter yesterday allegedly shows the same group riding through Washington Heights in Manhattan. The group appears to be much larger in size with more than 250 separate vehicles visible. The video was posted by @CrimeinNYC, an account that posts about New York City crime.

Some are pulling wheelies while riders toward the rear of the convoy break a red light, preventing pedestrians from crossing the street, the video shows.

The NYPD did not say if any arrests were made in relation to Sunday’s incidents.

However, the police said that it has been clamping down on riders using illegal vehicles this year. For instance, the NYPD has sized 1,921 illegal vehicles so far this year compared to 1,022 in 2021, an 87.9 percent increase, according to data provided to the Queens Post by the NYPD.

“The NYPD is aggressively pursuing every method to rid our streets of illegal dirt bikes and ATVs,” a spokesperson for the NYPD said.

“The end result must ensure the safety of our citizens while ridding our streets of this menace.”

The convoy in Manhattan consisted of around 250 vehicles. Some riders towards the rear of the convoy break a red light, pictured, preventing pedestrians from crossing the street. (Photo: screenshot)

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we need a new sane guiliani

so we went from 2020 police reform stemming from George Floyd, to if you have dark skin. you can smash jewelry cases, beat up elderly asians, rob people left and right, ditch bail, fill up duffle bags w walgreens,…. what is it, white guilt?? we have to abandon all laws and have chaos? Hey good solution, looks like this is working well!

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There are no sane Giulianis

Rudy sweats hair dye and is under federal investigation. Andrew’s expertise is golfing.

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Only a Republican can save this city

Quality of life is out of control. Between defund the police and BLM, illegal dirt bikes will continue to be an issue, especially with liberal “Mayors of swagger” Adams. This is what liberal voters wanted, and this is what they get…chaos.

I dare someone to ask the bikers to stop causing traffic. The entire 50+ person posse will break your car windows. By the way, if you really look into a bikers eyes and pupils, you’ll see they are under the influence of a narcotic.

Bail reform is a joke, politicians are a joke, and that’s how these bikers view the city…as a complete joke with no regards to law and quality of life.

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Republicans believe in myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

Republicans run the highest crime states according to FBI statistics. Many of those states are rural like Alaska and Mississippi so don’t bother posting your standard it’s Democratic controlled cities. Republican controlled cities like Jacksonville, FL, Oklahoma City and Tulsa are flat out dangerous and at the top of the worst cities for crime according to FBI and state crime statistics.Republicans will only bring more gun violence and mass shootings.

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Smh

Actually more fake news from this elitist tool. The top 10 most dangerous cities are all liberal cesspools. And let’s see… it’s true Mississippi it at the top as the most dangerous state, but look up the highest crime cities in Mississippi. Top 3 are all democratic cities. And why use Alaska? It’s an anomaly. Alaska is an anomaly. It’s the biggest outlier for this type of data and you are using it. So desperate to sound smart? Lmao. Try again junior.

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you know who

10 Most Dangerous Cities in the US
Detroit, Michigan.
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Baltimore, Maryland.
Memphis, Tennessee.
Cleveland, Ohio.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Kansas City, Missouri.
Shreveport, Louisiana.
All Dem cities bro…but please remember it is the high population of Amish in these cities who commit all these crimes…it is not dems or reps it is the Amish who cause all the problems in our society…generations of social welfare for the Amish and no progress they just blame everyone else for their shortcomings….the world would be better off if we stop subsidizing and growing the Amish population…

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Democrats can't describe what a women is and say thing like birthing person

Please do look at the statistics the top 30 most dangerous crime filled cities are Democrat run.

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Tired of misinformation

Why don’t you post a link ? I can’t find what you’re saying about top 30 cities. However I found the fifteen safest American cities according to Forbes, a Republican contributor: Notice New York is on the list, so stop the misinformation campaign.
15 Safest Large Cities in the US (with a population over 300,000)

1-Virginia Beach, Virginia
2-Honolulu, Hawaii
3-Henderson, Nevada
4-El Paso, Texas
5-Mesa, Arizona
6-San Diego, California
7-Raleigh, North Carolina
8-Anaheim, California
9-San Jose, California
10-Santa Ana, California
11-New York City
12-Austin, Texas
13-Arlington, Texas
14-Las Vegas
15-Riverside, California

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurabegleybloom/2022/02/23/crime-in-america-study-reveals-the-10-most-dangerous-cities-its-not-where-you-think/?sh=1fe4fd737710

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helter skelter

why do these amish kids always behave badly then wonder why nobody wants them living near them?…then they pretend its racism against the amish…I wish the amish would just go away…

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Todd

It’s obvious that black and brown people of these city have a license to do as they please. Imagine if the police intervened. The press, Al Sharpton and others would call it racial profiling. Tons of people and businesses are bailing out of this city and no one seems to care. Our mayor does little to nothing about these problems and the DA of Manhattan just collects his paycheck. Bikes, mopeds on the sidewalks are accepted as the norm as is mass intimidation of the citizens of this city. I think this will continue for years to come.

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Ban Cars!

Car culture is toxic! I don’t know how else to say it, but we need to get the cars off the streets. First step is to ban cars. We don’t need these here in Queens.

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no name fear of being cancelled

future rappers of america rally? good for them!
gas came down in price now they can ride all day and night.

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Gardens Watcher

This is a dangerous escalation of what I witnessed and reported to 911 last year as I was driving down Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. It’s only gotten worse.

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Nate

Oh my…a group of colored men riding dirt bikes through a majority white neighborhood…how scary for them…Get a Grip, Get a Life, and Get Over it!!!

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Get over it

Nate, the point is , it’s illegal for these types of vehicles to be on city streets. They belong off road on dirt.

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Amy

I seen a group of black dudes riding in the neighborhood while walking my dog. I let them all pass me so they could have their fun. I seriously thought it was the most badass thing I had ever seen. Took plenty of selfies as they rode by too and got many likes on social media.

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MT

Facts.. got my r6 when I was super depressed and man it changed my life no joke.. the feeling I get when I’m on my bike is like no other man.

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Anaiya

I swear y’all are worried about the wrong thing if you don’t like the dirt bikes and you don’t like what these dirt bikers are quad riders or three wheelers do then move somewhere else there’s plenty of other places and live. Stop being a KAREN and a KEVIN and move somewhere else if you don’t like it. It’s really That simple. New York isn’t quiet. we have car meets every night we have people on the bikes every night, and especially since it’s summertime of course they’re gonna be outside and doing what they wanna do having fun without it being issue. Because when the fall or winter is over you’re not gonna hear of it again! it’s just in the summertime in the spring time that you hear all the noise.

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Just Sayin'

Why is it ,that you don’t see groups of white kids going into black and brown neighborhoods making noise?

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Nicky

They do whatever they want .. cops don’t engage and told not by the police commissioner. mayor only cares when its time for a photo op and enough abandoned ones were taken by DOT to display them at a news conference… so they just gonna keep doing it.

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Gardens Watcher

I blame DeBlasio for allowing this to go on during his last term and during his failed bid for President.

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Yula

I think one was wearing a BLM t shirt. So most elected officials and people would publicly deem this just fine. 😆

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Why are you criticizing Trump for giving out taxpayer money for free?

What should “they” be allowed to purchase?

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NY is heaven for criminals

The bail reform will release them if caught, because they are innocent kids just having a bit of fun.
How on earth is this even allowed to happen?

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Tim

My new neighbor has 4 children and the 18 yr old son has a dirt bike parked in the yard. Its so loud when he starts it up. I asked him nicely with the help of a spanish translator not to turn it on in the back after 11 pm but he doesn’t care. Neither does his mom. Called cops 3 times to report them but its been over 3 months and they never showed up.

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David

Yes, this is actually a form of racial bullying. They instigate and provoke people in the hopes of a reason to toss somebody a beat down, like they did to that Asian man on the west side highway. I heard these people laugh and joke about scaring and waking Ken and Karen. How many of these ATV and dirt bike riders live in Glendale? Why choose Glendale?

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BR

To all you liberal progressives:
* Radical left democrats have to go
* Get rid of bail reform
* Bring back stop and frisk
* Bring back the plains clothes anti-crime unit
This madness has to stop

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Gullible Republicans believe in myths fairytales and conspiracy theories

This is actually an act of intimidation. Much of it is rooted in racism.

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Baby daddy issues

Send in the social workers to help these young men deal with their emotional issues brought on by systemic racism, ni doubt.

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