Local ‘Made in America’ performer part of city’s illegal dirt bike culture

    How did Philly’s illegal dirt bike riders get mixed up with the upcoming ‘Made in America’ festival? Because of a guy by the name of Robert Williams, also known as Meek Mill.

     

    It was just last week that the Philadelphia Police put out a request to citizens looking for information on illegal dirt bikes and ATVs. They asked for residents to call a tip line and inform authorities about where the bikes are being stored.

    Usually, you wouldn’t think of dirt bike riding as a city problem. But anyone who’s spent much time in Philadelphia during the summer months has undoubtedly come across a bike or two zipping across an intersection at least once. And if you haven’t seen one, you’ve heard one. This year, I actually saw a guy on a bike wheelie westbound on I-76, just passed the zoo.

    The problem? It’s getting more and more dangerous as riders continue to push the limits.

    The city also made a big announcement about the Made in America festival this passed week.

    Coincidentally, one of the performers, a Philadelphia native and rapper known as Meek Mill has actually been posting videos promoting his city-riding lifestyle, reports ABC6

    The video really gets rolling about two minutes in, when Mill is shown gassing up, peeling out, and zipping through traffic on busy city streets.

    Though the timing couldn’t be any worse for the Police department’s efforts, it’s a well-played promotion for the local entertainer.

    Nonetheless, residents and police are very worried about the dangerous repercussions riding through busy city streets may cause.

    As for where the bikes are being stored, Mill’s video depicts a four-wheel bike being lowered down from what looks like the upper level of a garage. Looks like the gig is up.

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