Wildout Wheelie Boyz

Baltimore's Boyz have become a national tail-scrapin' sensation.

Story: Alex Bernstein

Photography: Jonathan Hanson

Something’s been happening in Baltimore. Massive crews are taking their “off-road only” toys to the streets. The boys in blue are out in full force on the hunt for street riders, but on a warm Sunday afternoon, the Wildout Wheelie Boyz—numbering in the hundreds—can be found poppin’ up front wheels at full speed, whether it’s a park hill, a city block or a highway.

Steven, a.k.a. “Honda Moe,” created Wildout Wheelie Boyz five years ago with his brothers Hoon and Scony in an effort to unite their love of street riding. “The name came from our style of riding,” Steven says. “It’s the sickest, wildest style around.” The popularity doesn’t surprise him. With YouTube giving the world access to their wild ways, some Wheelie Boyz videos have more than 800,000 views. This ain’t no amateur hour, though. This is dangerous. It’s illegal. And people have died.

While stuntin’ on dirtbikes and quads is dope, it’s more a statement than anything when it’s on public roads. They’ll do whatever it takes to stop things from getting rowdy, but when you’re dealing with groups of this size and riders of this skill level, it can get out of hand fast. “I’ve seen people get killed running from the police—crash into parked vehicles and poles. I’ve seen Baltimore City Police run people right off the road,” Steven says regretfully. “We just want Baltimore City to give us a safe place to ride.” But that doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon. However, the crew is on the rise, and the lifestyle around these Boyz is intoxicating enough to keep it going strong. Even the kids come out; they hit 12 o’clock on their bicycles while making two-stroke engine noises as loud as their young voices will allow. The Wheelie Boyz are role models of a sort, and that’s a more dangerous thing than any—but inevitable nonetheless in a community so tightly knit.

The “wildout” style is part of the culture in Baltimore. “Any rider who can handle their business and not get caught by the police is a Wowboy,” Steven says sternly. So if you think you’ve got what it takes, get your ride ready and head for the 443.

  • loulou

    ttes trooop fort Chino tro fort je veut voir des nouvelle vidéos de vous 2012

  • Pacman

    They have skills to ride wheelies there is no doubts but, they ride dangerous and insane when go fast crossing roads and parked cars. Of corse its a lifestyle way and make then prouded among gangs. I would like to know it then can realy buy motorbikes brand news for wheelies or, it bikes came from onother ways like stolen. This is the question that criminal actions like both (ride and stolen) shall be countered.

  • dogpound

    Before you write an article on them you should see all the stolen mx bikes they ride. They are theives not talented heros. They are theives and a gang in baltimore that carry guns and steel things. The baltimore city sissy cops wont even do anything about them. BUMPSTIKS does not do their suspension. They are stolen from MX riders. Example (#36)

  • carl chilvers

    dees bees som bich ass bike theifs. they stolt dem bikes like they snatch boys booty up in here