Texas police on alert for Bandido rally, nothing happens
AMARILLO, TX (BIKER DAD)– Police in Texas were on high alert for the Memorial Day weekend, all hot and bothered about a “biker gang” taking over their town. Thousands of bikers flocked to Amarillo for the Bandido Motorcycle Club Rally.
The Randall County Sheriff said he was heading up a task force to make sure nothing bad happened. But it seems the only thing that broke out was fun and frolicking…and some (legal) racing on a track. TV station KAMR reported on the races. You can watch that in the video player above.
The Sheriff said, “The Bandido organization has been classified as an ‘Outlaw Motorcycle Organization.’ by the United States Department of Justice and the Texas Department of Public Safety.”
Sheriff Christopher Forbis also said, “while we hope the presence of a large number of Bandido members in the area will remain peaceful, national and global intelligence about this gang and its affiliates effectuates the need for caution and demands a substantial law enforcement presence.” Turns out it turned out peaceful, but there may be questions about whether this actually did “demand a substantial law enforcement presence.” The Biker Dad Blog cannot find any reports of criminal or other bad behavior during the rally.