The Milford Board of Aldermen this week adopted a bike riding ordinance in response to increasing reports of reckless young bike riders in town. Youngsters who ride recklessly may now see their bicycles impounded.
People have been complaining about so called “gangs” of mostly middle school aged bike riders for about a year. Police have said some of the riders are Milford residents and some ride into town from Stratford and West Haven. The young cyclists have been seen pedaling straight into oncoming traffic, forcing cars to stop, doing wheelies in the middle of the road and weaving in and out of traffic. One group of bike riders reportedly followed a woman home and harassed her after she scolded them.