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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pocket bikes cause trouble

Assistant Police Chief Cory Hillesheim reports that small gas-powered scooters or pocket bikes on and near the East Hill in Windom have been a problem this summer, and the police want to alert residents.

Pocket bikes are small, two-wheeled recreational vehicles approximately one-quarter the size of a regular motorcycles, and are often powered by two-stroke internal combustion engines which can be extremely loud if not properly exhausted.

“If they are above 100cc, they need lights and license,” said Hillesheim.
He also noted that many of the machines are too loud and violate the city’s nuisance laws.

Hillesheim said some of the scooters are commonly called pocket rockets.

Please see the August 16 edition of the Citizen for more details on this story.

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