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Video shows car weave through bicyclists during ‘Bike the Drive’

CHICAGO (WS) – Horrifying video shows a car driving erratically around cyclists during Sunday’s “Bike the Drive” event.

The annual event took place Sunday morning on DuSable Lake Shore Drive, with most lanes of the road closed to car traffic to allow thousands of people to ride their bikes on the road.

Jeff Ulrich had a 360-degree camera mounted on his bike and was recording near McCormick Place when the incident happened.

“I was absolutely amazed that there was a car, and not only that there was a car but that it was driving very fast, probably at least 40 miles an hour or more,” he said. was going.” “And then I saw in front of me that she was getting up right behind the cyclists and weaving in and out like a slalom race or something.

Roadblocks were set up to keep drivers off the road, Ulrich said, with one driver violating them somewhere along the way.

DuSable Lake Shore Drive was closed for at least an hour and a half for the event, which drew 16,000 riders.

“I was afraid someone was going to get hurt and I was hoping that the others were listening to her and kind of moving and that she would get off the course as quickly as possible,” Ulrich said.

At one point, Ulrich said, a volunteer moved a barrier to get him out of the way.

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“I mean if I accidentally got on the road I think I would have pulled over or thought, ‘Oh I’m in a place I shouldn’t be, let me slow down. ,’ but he was like, ‘Just keep plowing,'” she said. “It was almost as if she was surprised that there were cyclists and we were in her way.”

Ulrich doesn’t believe the driver was ever ticketed. He only hopes that the route can be made safer in the future.

“Maybe just more awareness, maybe more police presence or to make sure people aren’t going around the barriers,” he said.

Police said they could not find any reports of the incident. Ulrich said he was happy to let police see his footage.

Thankfully, no one was injured.

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