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Ride of The Century Finds Home at Columbia's Top Shooters Sports Bar Amid Police Pressure

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via Facebook / Ride of the Century
Ride of the Century is having a rough 2013. Law enforcement have publicly vowed to make life as hard as possible for riders breaking the laws of the road, but the increased police pressure also prompted Big St. Charles Motorsports to cancel its long-running Ride of the Century "Funfest" at the last minute. After frenzied searching, the ride announced on its Facebook page that a new venue has been found: Top Shooters Sports Bar in Columbia. (531 Old State Route 3 Columbia, IL 62236)

According to the event's Facebook page, it will include a "Lot Ride, Competitions with (Prize Giveaways), Raffles, Food, Alcohol, Music and, much more..."

See also: Could 2013 Be Final Ride of The Century in St. Louis?

Earlier this week, Daily RFT reported that Big St. Charles Motorsports decided the risk of police checkpoints harassing customers was too much, and cancelled the event. Though Ride of the Century officially starts today KMOX reports that police have already arrested dozens of motorcyclists on I-70 Thursday night.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson reiterated the planned efforts of law enforcement to "combat this reckless and dangerous behavior" in a blog post he published today.

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14 comments
Keith Siatkowski
Keith Siatkowski

Chad. My father in law did not need to 'watch out'. He was asaulted. Those mother fuckers are assholes. Period.

Chad Lowe
Chad Lowe

there's assholes everywhere and yes some ride bikes but to generalize a hole group for the action of a few is wrong ! and please watch out for motorcycles !!

Keith Siatkowski
Keith Siatkowski

My future father in law was riding his motorized bicycle @ 35 mph and one of these asshats drove by and kicked him off of his bike. He was hurt pretty badly. What a bunch of fucked up shit head losers. I'd love to see one of them try that shit with me.

Jamie Van
Jamie Van

Thank god. Fucking annoying bastards.

Jim Volner
Jim Volner

If it was Bikers for baby's this wouldn't even be news!

John Lupia
John Lupia

I don't care if they break the law. I care that they are annoying tools who don't care that I have shit to do!

Kristin Scudder
Kristin Scudder

Oh joy, I live in Columbia. Wonder what excitement will come when you mix alcohol, testosterone, fast bikes and no helmet law!! And please save your "watch out for motorcycles" shit because with these guys, your safety is not their mission, they will ride your bumper and fly in and out of traffic doing all sorts of stupid shit. So- watch out for my car cause I am watching out for myself, not your stupidity.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

there's always a few douchebags in any crowd...and they have ruined it for everyone in this group.

ut_4_me
ut_4_me topcommenter

I don't have a horse in this race, but you are moving to a place where the only access is old Rte 3 which is two lanes that connect to 255 at Dupo  to the north or back to Columbia south.   You are essentially fencing yourselves in at this place.  If you are looking to avoid road blocks, this ain't the place to do it. 

Blake Harris
Blake Harris

Ride of the century is a misleading name with a measly 3000 bikes, not even half as many as the rat run. Notice the cops leave the real bikers alone...

DéMarius Jones
DéMarius Jones

good radiance. Sorry, but a few jackasses constantly made the entire group look like idiots last year.

Billy Rhodes
Billy Rhodes

God forbid we get some tourism in the most dangerous city in the country.

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