So today I was heading across the only bridge in town, and going the other way was a group of motorcycles about 40-60 I'd guess. They were shutting roads that merged with their ride. No police escort, just parking bikes across lanes for the duration of their group. Traffic was starting to back up into other lanes behind it. They were exiting right of the bridge, and there is a second lane that goes under the bridge and merges with that lane to form a 2 lane road for a while. They shut down that lane. On the other side of the bridge they had shut down the other lanes that feed into the bridge. I thought it was a pretty douchetastic move to do at 2 pm on a Saturday. Hard to tell how many bikes, but there was a lot of them, they weren't in a hurry, and they weren't very tightly grouped either. Probably not great PR for motorcycles, shutting down the only bridge in town. If their ride was important, they should have got a police escort through town IMO. Curious as to others thoughts to this kind of thing. I know there has been large group rides on the forum. I haven't been involved with one.