June 15, 2012 |
Two battered, dusty dirt bikes and an ATV sat in a far corner of the city impound lot, looking about as appealing as green meat in a butcher's case. But when Philadelphia Parking Authority workers opened the chain-link gate to start a recent auction on unclaimed autos, crowds beelined past the sedans, station wagons, trucks and even a Lexus that was up for grabs. They gathered around the dirt bikes and quad, eyeballing engines and everything else as they shot sidelong glances at other would-be buyers to gauge the competition.
February 2, 1996 |
Bicycle thrills aren't frozen out as Jim Havir, 16, of Palmyra, soars with his Mongoose BMX bike. A break in school and dirt hills on the riverbank on Bank Avenue in Palmyra had him jumping yesterday.
August 13, 2012 |
Sixty-six down, a kajillion to go. One week after confiscating 37 dirt bikes and ATVs in a crackdown on the vehicles, police seized another 29 in live-stops throughout the city this weekend. "It's on!" police spokesman Lt. Raymond Evers said of the city's battle against riders who zoom through streets and parks. Police, working undercover and in uniform, took 16 dirt bikes and 13 four-wheelers from Cobbs Creek Park, the Belmont Plateau and areas frequented by riders in the 24th, 25th and 26th districts, police said.
May 31, 2012 |
PUT JAY-Z on a Yamaha YZ-250, Kanye on a Kawasaki KX-125, or Lil Wayne on a little Honda, and they have nothing on Meek Mill, a Philly hip-hop artist who's risen from local mix-tape legend to next-big-thing, chasing his dreams to the top on one wheel. "Any rapper, too, I'll bet any rapper you can't wheelie better than me," Mill says in a YouTube video , where he's mostly on a dirt bike. The Daily News tried to catch up with Mill, born Robert Rahmeek Williams, but we missed calls, traded texts and, for weeks, made plans that never panned out. He's as elusive as Philly's notorious and illegal dirt-bike riders, but any mention of the dirt bike/ATV scene would be remiss if it didn't mention him. Mill loves dirt bikes and ATVs.
August 29, 1991 |
In a hushed courtroom in Pottstown yesterday, Rebecca Mack told a tale of murder on a country road. First, she said, there was a gunshot. Then, Fernando Garcia, 18, hopped back into a friend's car, tucking a gun in his pants. She said he told the carload of teenagers: "I shot him. " In testimony yesterday, Mack, 17, of Pottstown, said she was in the car on Aug. 14 when Garcia allegedly shot and killed Thomas Adam Mumma, 13, as the boy was riding his orange-and-red dirt bike on an unpaved road in rural Chester County.
April 12, 1990 |
The way Larry Paglia saw it, everybody would win. He knew that Newtown Township supervisors wanted to fill and grade a vacant lot next to the township building on Bishop Hollow Road to build a baseball field. Bids were opened on the project in July 1988, and officials said the lowest bid was $105,000, a figure beyond the township's means. Paglia also knew that James D. Morrissey Inc. of Philadelphia, a construction company working on the Blue Route project between Routes 3 and 30, needed to get rid of tons of dirt.
May 31, 2011
NEWARK, Del. - A Newark teenager died and another teen was hospitalized in serious condition after two dirt bikes collided Monday afternoon, according to Delaware State Police. Cody J. Kegelman, 14, was pronounced dead at Christiana Hospital, where he was taken after the 1:15 p.m. crash on a dirt access road about a quarter mile east of Delaware Route 72, state police said in a news release. Authorities say Kegelman was traveling west while Nicholas Schrader, 16, of Newark, was traveling east on the same access road.