Prairie Village police ticket 26 bicyclists for disobeying stop sign

Posted by PVPoster on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:00 am.

Source: Prairie Village Post

A reader-submitted photo of the cyclists being issued citations.

A reader-submitted photo of the cyclists being issued citations.

A large-scale ticket-writing operation on Oxford Road in Prairie Village last night had many residents of the neighborhood west of the Village Shops turning their heads.

Police pulled over a total of 26 bicyclists Thursday around 7:30 p.m. after the group rode through the intersection of 69th Street and Oxford Road without stopping at a stop sign.

Thursdays are a popular evening for group bike rides in northeast Johnson County, with the “Prairie Village Yacht Club” having met each week in the parking lot outside the Blue Moose Bar & Grill for years. Police Captain Wes Lovett said the department had received a prior complaint about riders’ behavior in the area, which appears to be the motivation behind last night’s intervention.

“We meet with these groups every year so that we can try and avoid what happened last night,” Lovett writes.

The Urban Cyclist "Shuck and Jive"

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