Courtesy of News12.com
WOODBURY - A group of local motorcyclists is rejecting the notion that bikers are careless and violent.
The push to squash the bad rap comes after a string of recent incidents and arrests involving motorcyclists. A video that recently went viral caught a group of motorcyclists smashing the window of an SUV on the West Side Highway.
Since that incident, police have received numerous 911 calls about large groups of bikers speeding, especially on the Long Island Expressway. Several bikers have been arrested.
Jim Barr, president of the motorcycle group Long Island Abate, held a news conference today to dispel the bad reputation. "The motorcycle community as a whole is predominantly honest, patriotic and hard-working,” he said.