Finger Lakes History

Auburn's Death Riders

The “Death Riders” were an informal group, with no designated leaders. They congregated at Louie Mentillo's gas station, at the corner of Columbus and Clark streets, from where they took “spur-of-the-moment” rides. They would ride around Lake Ontario or Lake Erie, stopping only for food and short rests. On Sundays, they would ride to Caledonia for the motorcycle races. Read more at

Auburn Death Riders

Submitted by William Hecht
Courtesy of the Frontenac Historical Society and Museum, Union Springs, NY

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