Chain Reaction Bike Crash Puts Brakes on Race

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The start of a 5K bike race in Brooklyn, New York came to a screeching halt, literally, for dozens of riders, when a stalled motorcycle caused a chain reaction crash that caused a massive tangle of bikes and riders.

Seven people were injured in the pileup Saturday night, which was caused when the motorcycle that was to lead the riders stalled, and was rear-ended by dozens of competitors already moving at full tilt in the annual Red Hook Criterium Finals.

The resulting wreckage blocked the entire course for some time.

The scrum was caught on camera by a few cyclists, like Antoine Fabry, who recorded the mishap and uploaded the accident to YouTube.

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