Halloween was a bit of a nightmare for many Guadalajara motorists and bus passengers, as “caravans” of motorcyclists out to have fun on the year’s spookiest evening created havoc on the streets.
A group of several hundred motorcyclists, many of them with the faces covered and not wearing helmets, gathered at the Minerva Gloria to ride around the city in convoy, disrupting traffic, with some, say municipal authorities, taking things too far, vandalizing property and threatening pedestrians. At one point, the entire bike collective stopped for a few minutes on the Matute Remus suspension bridge, blocking traffic flow and angering drivers. Around 110 motorcycles were withdrawn from circulation for various irregularities during the evening. Bus passengers didn’t escape the mayhem, as around 20 city routes suspended service when revelers began throwing rocks and stones at some units. Around 50,000 passengers found themselves stranded due to the suspensions.