ATV, Dirt Bike Riders Hit South Florida Streets Ahead of MLK Rideout

Two people were arrested after a large group of ATV and dirt bike riders hit the streets of Miami-Dade Friday evening, days ahead of the so-called "Wheels Up, Guns Down" MLK Rideout that's usually held on the Monday holiday.

The group was seen driving in northwest Miami-Dade before stopping at a gas station in the area of Northwest 17th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street. The group then headed to Downtown Miami.

Footage showed many in the group popping wheelies and driving on sidewalks. Most were riding in and out of traffic and going the wrong way down roads.

Two men were arrested as of Friday night involving the rideout. Miami-Dade police said 21-year-old Jonathan Spignolio and 28-year-old Raymond Gonzalez were arrested for weapons violations at the intersection of NW 119th Street and 24th Avenue.

ATV and motorcycle riders have been taking part in the massive South Florida rideout on Martin Luther King Day in recent years, but police and the Florida Highway Patrol say they are doing all they can to stop it this year.

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