Hells Angels roll into Cody for weeklong 'run'

2014-07-29T05:55:00Z 2014-08-01T16:08:07Z Hells Angels roll into Cody for weeklong 'run'By JEREMY FUGLEBERG Casper Star-Tribune The Billings Gazette

CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club rolled into Wyoming on Monday for the start of an annual week-long gathering.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office confirmed via its social media accounts that members of the Hells Angels were checking into Cody hotels for the road-trip rendezvous, known as a “run” in biker parlance.

Between 400 and 500 bikers and associates are expected to visit Cody and the area for the Hells Angels’ U.S.A. Run, the first run for the notorious club in the area since its worldwide run called Cody home in 2006.

“While there is no intelligence to support specific intent or plans for significant events and/or confrontations in conjunction with the Cody Run, the Park County Sheriff’s Office has plans in place to insure public safety during the Hells Angels’ visit,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote on its Facebook page on Monday.

The Sheriff’s Office will work in coordination with other area law enforcement agencies and have all of its personnel on duty, it said. Both the Sheriff’s Office and the Cody Police Department plan to keep the community updated during the run, via social media accounts and through a daily press briefing by a Cody police spokesman that will be aired on the local city television channel.

National Guard units deployed to aid local law enforcement and bolster security in the area during the 2006 Hells Angels Worldwide Run centered in Cody.

The Hells Angels said the run featured 800 bikers, but police estimated attendance at closer to 1,500.

The run went quietly, featuring only a handful of arrests and one incident of intimidation. Local law enforcement agencies even scaled down their visibility after hearing complaints from the community about aggressive traffic enforcement and other tactics.

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