DENVER -- Hundreds of bikers 'killed da streetz' Sunday afternoon as they rode through Denver roadways in order to raise awareness of motorcyclists on the road.
During one their rides, the bikers momentarily shut down northbound I-25 near University Boulevard by performing tricks such as wheelies and donuts in the middle of the interstate. Hundreds of drivers were stalled. Many of them were upset by the demonstration.
"People that ride bikes recklessly and endanger everyone around them ruin it for the rest of us bikers who truly love to ride! I can only hope they get thrown in jail so I can enjoy the road without people hating me for just being on a motorcycle," said on person on Facebook.
"A lot of people were mad, but you know what, at the end of the day we’re all safe and everybody’s had a great day,” said one of the riders who asked not to be identified.
"[We] Had a couple cars try to cut us off and whatnot, but we were all able to steer around them and block them off,” said Brittany Casper, who rode in the event.
"I was driving in this as a large group got on 25 from 70. It was one of the most dangerous things I have ever seen on the freeway. They were weaving in between traffic in close proximity, doing tricks, and driving in the marginal - many were videotaping each other. All in freeway traffic. It was certainly not a 'look twice to save a life' biker event," said another upset commenter on the Denver7 Facebook page.
The bikers gathered in the area of Interstate 70 and in Northfield at 11:30 a.m., according to information released on a Facebook event page.
Casper said they rode as far north as Thornton, as far east as Aurora and south to Greenwood Village before ending the ride near I-25 and Colfax.
Riders told Denver7 the second annual event is a great way to make friends and bond as motorcyclists.
"I like motorcycles, you know? I’ve got my family with me, all my family honestly, I do what I do because it’s a thrill you know, it’s awesome,” said one rider who also asked not to be identified.
"We ride on two wheels, four wheels move the person, two wheels move the soul,” said another rider.
The group alleges the event was created to raise awareness of the dangers motorcyclists face on a day-to-day basis every time they take the road.