The RCIPS is partnering with local bikers this weekend for their annual Ride Out Cayman (ROC) event.
Last year police arrested some bikers during the event after they caused havoc on Cayman’s roads.
But this year the police have changed their approach.
RCIPS acting inspector Roje Williams said he and his team are working with Cayman’s motorcycle riders to keep those in the community safe.
“There was a clear disconnection between the RCIPS and the riders within the community. So this year we decided to take a different approach and we engaged the riders to see what their needs and concerns were, so far we have received positive feedback from a lot of the riders. We also have positive feedback from members of the public,” said Mr. Williams.
To this end, the RCIPS is working with riders for this weekend’s Ride Out Cayman event and while Mr. Williams said the police have given the riders some leniency, he assured breaches of the law will not be tolerated.
“There may be some facets of persons that won’t abide by the conditions set out, as in still riding lawlessly. We will have a strong police presence on the day,” said Mr. Williams.
Willie Farrington through the Esterly Tibbetts Highway will be closed off for bikers to do tricks on Sunday (25 November,) but acting Inspector Williams said there are strict rules.
“We encourage all persons that are going to the closed section of West Bay to do the stunts etc, to transport their motorcycles to the area,” said Mr. Williams.
He said all riders need to ensure that their bikes are street legal.
“We will have checkpoints for persons to check that they are legal in terms of their motorcycles,” said Mr. Williams.
He is advising motorists to be aware of the routes for the event.
“Members of the public can also expect some delays,” said Mr. Williams.
The Ride Out will be held this Sunday (25 November) starting in the Industrial park in George Town.
The RCIPS has granted a procession and road closure request to the organizers of Ride Out Cayman (ROC), a motorbike ride that will take place this Sunday, 25 November, from approximately 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The procession will begin in Industrial Park at 12 p.m. and proceed to East End, then North Side, back through George Town, and ultimately to West Bay (see route description and Map 1). The ride will conclude along the extension road between Willie Farrington Drive and Esterley Tibbetts Highway (ETH) in West Bay, where there will be skills riding session from until 7 p.m.