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Caught on camera: Motorcyclist unleashes ‘road rage’ on bicyclists in GR

Posted at 11:53 PM, May 07, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., - A video confrontation between a man on a motorcycle and a bicyclist is making the rounds on Reddit.

Friends Greg Newland and Kent Sinclair were biking along Cherry Street Wednesday when they witnessed the altercation.

"We hear honking, beeping and he's yelling get off the road, get off the road," Newland told FOX 17 News. "I'm in the shared bike lane and it has painted chevrons on it, so we're all the way on the right side, and I'm thinking I can't get over any more and he's still honking."

The friends say the bicyclist behind them was focus of the man's anger. They say he practically tailgated the bike rider, before speeding up, going around him and slamming on his brakes. The maneuver caused a collision, with the motorcycle's side car hitting the biker.

"It was hard to tell if he wanted to fight us or if he was going to do something else," explained Sinclair. "It's just the wildest thing, you really had to have seen it."

Newland whipped out his phone to record what happened next. The video shows the man yelling at the group before speeding away.

The bicyclist that was hit was not injured, although he tells FOX 17 his bike was damaged. He added that he planned to file a police report.

FOX 17 reached out to the motorcyclist, who declined to comment.

Watch the video above to see the confrontation and learn more about the incident.