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Virginia ABC Cracking Down on Biker Bars in Central Virginia

Sign at a pub in Louisa warning bikers not to wear their colors or cuts (NBC29)
Sign at a pub in Louisa warning bikers not to wear their colors or cuts (NBC29) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

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ORANGE (WSLS 10) - Motorcycle gangs in Central Virginia are the focus of a new campaign by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

ABC agents are delivering a letter to 30 bars and restaurants, warning of an increase in "outlaw motorcycle gang" activity.

Some business owners believe police and the ABC are targeting bikers after a dust-up between a member of a motorcycle club and another customer.

The ABC letter threatens to revoke the license of businesses that become a meeting place or rendezvous for outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Members of motorcycle clubs and supporters are sending letters to the governor and general assembly about this issue.

They call the ABC's actions "intimidation" and an "infringement of freedom of speech."