Mon
27
May
THUMPERRRR's picture

Rolling Thunder rides through nations capital for last "Freedom Ride" on Memorial Day weekend

(video) --- WASHINGTON D.C. -- For some, it’s a day to celebrate, for others it’s a day to mourn and reflect. But some take to their motorcycles, in fact, thousands of people revved up their motorcycle engines in our nation’s capital to celebrate this Memorial. Rolling Thunder, a national advocacy group of riders, is a group that helps bring full accountability for prisoners of war and missing in action service members of all U.S. wars. Group organizers say this year may have been their last tribute.

Fri
24
May
THUMPERRRR's picture

'Unwanted:' Once again, bikers flock to Myrtle Beach. Once again, some feel targeted

Downtown Myrtle Beach was popping Thursday night as bikers blasted Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” up and down Ocean Boulevard, along with Drake, Nelly, 2Pac and other hip hop and rap mainstays. 

Women on the sidewalks swayed their hips if the music was right. One man even hopped off his bike for an impromptu dance performance in the middle of Ocean Boulevard.

Paul Lynch leaned back onto his Big Dog motorcycle just outside the Diplomat Motel and smiled as bikes rumbled past, enjoying the last night on Ocean Boulevard before dealing with the threat of the 23-mile traffic loop.

The Bennettsville biker smiled.  

“It never gets old,” he said. “There’s something new every year.”

Despite their merriment, some bikers remain frustrated.

Music nearly drowned out Lynch’s voice as he vented about changes he’s noticed implemented in the boulevard area.

Fri
24
May
THUMPERRRR's picture

'Unwanted:' Once again, bikers flock to Myrtle Beach. Once again, some feel targeted

Downtown Myrtle Beach was popping Thursday night as bikers blasted Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” up and down Ocean Boulevard, along with Drake, Nelly, 2Pac and other hip hop and rap mainstays. 

Women on the sidewalks swayed their hips if the music was right. One man even hopped off his bike for an impromptu dance performance in the middle of Ocean Boulevard.

Paul Lynch leaned back onto his Big Dog motorcycle just outside the Diplomat Motel and smiled as bikes rumbled past, enjoying the last night on Ocean Boulevard before dealing with the threat of the 23-mile traffic loop.

Tue
21
May
THUMPERRRR's picture

Member of biker club finds body of fatally shot man on Detroit's west side

Motorcycle set on fire behind club

DETROIT - A member of a biker club found the body of a man who had been fatally shot on Detroit's west side, police said.

The Detroit Gentlemen biker club is located at Grand River and Hubbell avenues.

Detroit police officers and firefighters found a motorcycle had been lit on fire behind the club.

Authorities said the man was found shot at the club, but they're unsure if this is a homicide case.

He was one of the older members of the club, according to fellow bikers.

Family members and friends arrived at the scene and learned about their loved one's fate.

 

Fri
10
May
THUMPERRRR's picture

Kingsmen member gets 10 years in prison on firearms possession, RICO convictions

A local member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club, convicted of RICO conspiracy and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, was sentenced in federal court Thursday to serve 123 months in prison, according to the U.S Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said  Edgar Dekay, 38, of Buffalo, admitted to being a member of the Kingsmen crime gang which, authorities said, engaged in such crimes as distribution of controlled substances, maintaining premises for the use and distribution of controlled substances, possession, use and sale of firearms, sales of untaxed cigarettes and promoting prostitution.

On Sept. 21, 2012, Dekay participated in a drive-by shooting, in retaliation against a former Kingsmen member who assaulted a Kingsmen regional president.

Sat
04
May
THUMPERRRR's picture

Duncan man charged with eluding officer

Stephens County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Duncan man for eluding police while allegedly intoxicated.

According to On Demand Court Records, Ronald David Baidwan faces charges of endangering others while eluding a police officer and driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Reports obtained from the court house indicate around 7:45 p.m. April 26, deputies were patrolling north on 13th Street near Fuller Road when they observed a motorcycle traveling in front of them weaving in the north bound lane when “it suddenly swerves to the right near the edge of the roadway then swerved back to the left across the centerline.”

Deputy notes state they initiated their lights at this time to make a stop near Cherokee Road, but the driver didn’t stop so deputies sounded their sirens just north of the Old Armory on 13th Street. Affidavits stated the motorcycle again swerved in its lane but didn’t slow down.

Wed
01
May
THUMPERRRR's picture

Casper Police: There is No Ban on Motorcycle Jacket Patches

Contrary to a social media firestorm, the Casper Police Department has not banned motorcyclists wearing jackets with patches during an upcoming parade, its spokeswoman said Wednesday.

"We are not banning them in any way, shape or form," Rebekah Ladd said.

Every May, the local ABATE organization sponsors a major motorcycle ride to mark motorcycle awareness month because the weather is getting more pleasant and more bikers will be on the road, Ladd said.

"As part of that, the PD wants to protect them as they are going through town; I think they typically expect up to 400 bikers to participate in this parade," she said, adding the department will provide an escort.

The department had requested, but by no mean mandated, that bikers not wear patches or insignia identifying organizational affiliations so the ride could speak for itself as a safety-promoting event, Ladd said.

Wed
01
May
THUMPERRRR's picture

Deputies: Man chased motorcycle riders off road, fires gun in road rage incident

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The driver of a pickup truck repeatedly drove into a group of motorcyclists, Sunday, chasing them for about 20 miles as they tried to get away from him, and fired a gun at least twice at them, according to investigators.

“It’s called road rage,” said Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Doug Rainwater. “He was so engulfed in anger, for whatever reason, he just didn’t like the fact that they [the bikers] were driving up [Georgia Highway] 400 on a sunny Sunday.”

Fortunately, no one was injured.

The pickup truck driver, identified by the sheriff’s office as 44-year-old Christopher Brechka of Dawsonville, is facing charges of felony aggravated assault with a gun and reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.

The investigation is still underway and the sheriff’s office said Brechka could face additional charges.

Sun
28
Apr
THUMPERRRR's picture

Sheriff: Man, 41, gunned down at Pontiac motorcycle club

Pontiac — Early Saturday in Pontiac, a 41-year-old man was slain at a motorcycle club, a second man was shot, and a suspect was arrested in the double shooting, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.

It was about 3:30 a.m. when police responded to a call of shots fired at the Nightriders Motorcycle Club on the 300 block of Raeburn. That's north of South Boulevard and east of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Deputies arrived to find "several subjects fleeing the establishment," went inside and were told by club members that a man who'd been shot was on the bathroom floor, and that the alleged shooter was being held by members of the group.

Police entered the restroom to find the victim, a 41-year-old man, "obviously deceased and beyond help."

Fri
26
Apr
THUMPERRRR's picture

Suspect arrested in motorcycle club attack; faces preliminary arson, criminal mischief charges

(photo gallery) --- EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Evansville man accused of driving his pickup truck into a North Side motorcycle club earlier this week and trying to set fire to it has been arrested.

Cale E. Winternheimer, 47, was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on Thursday afternoon. He faces preliminary charges of arson, criminal mischief and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

A probable cause affidavit filed after his arrest reveals more details about the attack reported Wednesday night at the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club on Diamond Avenue.

Pages

Disclaimer: The opinions in this article are solely those of the writer, and may not reflect the beliefs of anyone at the Biker News Network/Outlaw Biker World. This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this site or through this service, you may notify our copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, it must meet certain criteria, and you must Click Here to contact acting agent.