Motorcycle chase through Boulder Canyon reaches speeds of 100 mph By Heath Urie, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2010 11:47:21 AM MDT
Authorities in Gilpin and Boulder counties were chasing a motorcycle rider Thursday morning who reportedly failed to pull over for several officers along Highway 119 south of Nederland, through Boulder Canyon and into the city of Boulder.
The rider was reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph, according to police dispatchers. Authorities in Gilpin County were chasing the rider, followed by assistance from Boulder County sheriff's deputies. The rider reportedly entered the city of Boulder about noon and city officers are on the lookout.
According to police radio traffic, the rider passed officers at the Boulder County Justice Center and it ran a red light at the intersection of 9th Street and Canyon Boulevard.
The rider allegedly was passing vehicles on a double-yellow line before running from officers.
The rider was described as wearing a white helmet, a black jacket and tan pants. The rider was on a black motorcycle with dual headlights. If caught, the rider faces possible charges of felony eluding and failing to yield for police.
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This chase happened on and around Colo. highway 119, also known as "Peak-to-Peak Highway" and is one of my very favorite areas to ride. It's beautiful, it's accessible being just a few minutes away, there's interesting curves. it's fun to hit this road hard at a bit faster than the legal speed. This rider apparently got away, I'm hoping this incident doesn't cause the cops to crack down on all riders in the area. Good thing nobody got hurt!