In February and March there have been six incidents of a group of "young men" who emerge in force to attack Minneapolitans on bicycles. Police have noted these assaults do not seem to be motivated by theft: they are simply attacking cyclists for the sake of violence.
- City Pages article
- St. Patrick's Day beating
- Patio riot, witnessed by police
- Flash mob assault (video)
- StarTrib article on assault
Cyclists: be on alert for any large group of "young men" emerging from a bus shelter along Nicollet Mall. These attacks have occurred as early as 8 PM, and at least one developed right in front of police.