ALBANY – Police fielded calls Sunday afternoon after a large group of bikers sped through Albany, temporarily halting traffic and allegedly bypassing traffic signals.
The bikers headed west on Central Avenue around 1:30 p.m. and exited onto Western Avenue toward Guilderland, Albany Police spokesman Steve Smith said.
In a 16-second video posted to Twitter Sunday afternoon, Glens Falls Post-Star reporter Chad G. Arnold captured at least 50 bikers speeding through traffic at the intersection of Western and Manning Boulevard. The bikers took up both lanes of traffic, popping wheelies as cars sat still at a green light.
A few dirt bikes and four-wheelers were mixed in with many bikers, Arnold reported. They allegedly ran a red light at the intersection, though that incident was not included in the video.
“Scary moment,” Arnold wrote.