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(Uodated 10:30 a.m., July 22
Carlsbad Springs bracing for Hells Angels gathering this weekend
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The residents of Carslbad Springs are bracing for the arrival of an estimated 500-700 Hells Angels this weekend as the Ontario chapter of the notorious motorcycle club celebrates its 15th anniversary.

Reaction to the national run, which is mndatory for Hells Angels members, has ranged from anxiousness and trepidation, to indifference and even heightened anticipation. A similar gathering in the 1990s went off totally incident free and other national runs in Saskatoon in 2012, Langley, B.C., and Windsor, Ont. have all gone off without any major incidents.

Hells Angels members are normally on their best behaviour during these large gatherings so as not to draw any negative publicity, or upset their hosts.

The gang has maintained a clubhouse on Piperville Road on the west side of Hwy. 417, for the past .

The clubhouse is on a large gated property that will be the centre of the activities this weekend, although members are expected to venture into Ottawa as well where they will visit establishments frequented by fellow club members in the past.

D&S Southern Comfort BBQ, which is located at the intersection of Russell and Boundary Roads, is adding additional staff this weekend in anticipation of the gathering.

The building where the restaurant is located has a long history with local motorcycle clubs, and was once called the Oasis which also operated as a strip club.

The highlight of the weekend gathering will be a mass ride to an undisclosed location for a "group" photograph.

Besides the hundreds of Hells Angles members who will be descending on the small rural community, local residents will also notice a heightened police presence as the Ottawa Police Service, the OPP, and the RCMP will all be out in full force to keep an eye on the proceedings.

The national gatherings give police agencies an excellent chance to record licence plate numbers, provinces of origin, strength of numbers and even individual identities of hundreds of members,

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

 

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