The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police Detachment welcomed the OPP Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team to Thessalon, Blind River, and Elliot Lake over the weekend.
The 17 motorcycles used by the Golden Helmets are Harley Davidson Police Specials.
They have 1690 c.c. engines and weigh 800 pounds. These motorcycles are the same ones used on normal patrol. During each 30-minute performance the riders took their machines through a series of complex patterns, which are intended to demonstrate the maneuverability of the machines and the riders' skills.