ATV, dirt-bike riders take to the streets in South Florida for MLK Day event

- Motorcyclists and ATV riders took to the streets of South Florida for the "Wheels Up, Guns Down" event on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Law enforcement was out in full force Monday after warning riders and the public of traffic safety and illegal ATV and dirt bike riding ahead of time.

Last year, a man was killed when his bike slammed into a car in Miami. 

Authorities urged riders to stay home and warned people that unregistered ATVs and dirt bikes are not allowed on South Florida roads.

Still, countless bikers were seen Monday popping wheelies and pulling dangerous stunts through traffic. 

Law enforcement said they will be making arrests and towing bikes on Monday. They told WSVN the best way to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King is to attend a sanctioned event such as a parade or a community event.


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