A member of the Hells Angel motorcycle club from Saskatoon suffered serious head injuries after crashing his bike into a rock wall just east of Hope, after a weekend-long celebration at the organization’s Langley clubhouse.
Police were out in force this weekend to ensure public safety by monitoring the annual Hells Angels Canada Run held at the White Rock chapter’s clubhouse on 61 Avenue in Milner. The celebration attracted a high number of motorcycle club members, including many from outside the province.
Aside from the biker being injured in the crash, police said the bikers didn’t cause any problems.
“These events happen yearly and for the most part they are uneventful,” says Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, spokesperson for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
But police stress that members of the Hells Angels are involved in drugs, weapons, and violence-related offences and have been identified as being part of an organized crime group, he said.
“It will be the police’s job this weekend to pre-empt any potential for conflict,” he said before the party.
The annual Hells Angels Canada Run took place, but it also marked the White Rock chapter’s 30th anniversary. That chapter is based out of the Langley clubhouse.