Motorcycle packs invade downtown, thousands of noise complaints registered
April 28, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Packs of motorcycles, numbering dozens, even hundreds of riders strong, have become an increasingly common sight, and sound, in Chicago.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Packs of motorcycles, numbering dozens, even hundreds of riders strong, have become an increasingly common sight, and sound, in Chicago. For many residents, that's not a good thing. Ksenija Glusac said the loud roar of bikers keeps her up at night, even though she lives on the 57th floor of a South Loop high rise. "They sometimes come at midnight or 1, even 2 a. m. ," she said. Residents from the South Loop to the North Side say larger motorcycle groups are assembling late at night, usually on weekends, and riding through their neighborhoods with modified exhaust systems making them extra loud.
Some residents have also reported reckless riding on sidewalks, and collisions or near-misses with pedestrians and other vehicles. "Last night it was really loud," said South Loop resident Luke Hanley.