By Courtney Gousman
St. Louis County, MO (KSDK) - As a kid, you probably tried popping wheelies on your bike, but would you do ever consider doing it on a motorcycle, going 60 miles an hour down the interstate?
Those that do are considered stunt riders.
NewsChannel 5 talked to a local woman who says they're creating a huge hazard on St. Louis area roads.
This past weekend stunt riders made an appearance in both Illinois and Missouri.
It was on Interstate 70, near I-170, where a local woman says she got caught in the middle.
A motorcyclist popping wheelies is not exactly what you want to see when you're driving down the highway.
"I mean we try to be as safe as we can," said biker Gregg Conners.
Conners says he was one of 150 traveling across the bi-state during a memorial ride on Sunday. He says they were riding to honor a fellow biker killed on the road, but he admits some bikers also use these rides as an opportunity to show- off.
"A lot of people get upset," said Conners.
A woman who only wanted to identify herself at Martha says on Sunday she found herself in the middle of those stunt riders, while traveling on I-70 near the airport.
"They were popping wheelies and doing handstands. I was afraid with the tricks they were doing. One of them was going to fall off," said Martha.
She says these bikers were also blocking entrance ramps, and controlling the flow of traffic.
"We're really looking out for them. We're trying to get them away from guys who are doing wheelies," said Conners.
Martha says she called Missouri's Highway Patrol twice with her concerns, but no one ever showed.
Conners says he remembers passing a number of officers from other agencies during Sunday's ride.
"He waved at every one of us as we drove by. There was another one on the highway. He just let us pass and go on," said Conners.
"I thought, this isn't a parade! I was just upset. I really was. Don't endanger my life because you want to mess around on the highway. That's not fair," said Martha.
Troopers with Missouri's Highway Patrol confirm they received two complaints from drivers that afternoon, but didn't have anyone in the area to respond. Troopers say these stunts do pose a safety risk for other drivers, and if they catch bikers performing them, they will take action.