Photo Gallery: Hells Angels 2006 World Run in Cody

In 2006, an estimated 1,300 Hells Angels motorcycle club members and their associates gathered in Cody, Wyo. for the group’s World Run.

Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam said he has been informed by federal officials that the group is planning to return to Cody this summer for its U.S. run, which could draw approximately 600 bikers from the group.

Here are a few selected images from the 2006 Hells Angels gathering, which was peaceful and largely uneventful.

Photos by Ruffin Prevost

Hells Angels member Jose G. participated in a special bull-riding contest for the bikers at the Cody Nite Rodeo during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

Hells Angels member Jose G. participated in a special bull-riding contest for the bikers at the Cody Nite Rodeo during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

A member of the Wyoming National Guard, who asked not to be identified, stands guard  at the entrance to the old Law Enforcement Center at Beck Avenue and 11th Street during the 2006 Hells Angels World Run in Cody, Wyo.

A member of the Wyoming National Guard, who asked not to be identified, stands guard at the entrance to the old Law Enforcement Center at Beck Avenue and 11th Street during the 2006 Hells Angels World Run in Cody, Wyo.

Two Hells Angels motorcycle club members from California survey a few of the thousands of firearms on display at the Cody Firearms Museum in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

Two Hells Angels motorcycle club members from California survey a few of the thousands of firearms on display at the Cody Firearms Museum in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

Hells Angels motorcycle club members cruise Sheridan Avenue in Cody, Wyo. during the group's 2006 World Run.

Hells Angels motorcycle club members cruise Sheridan Avenue in Cody, Wyo. during the group's 2006 World Run.

Members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and a friend check out the bikes at Cody Custom Cycle during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

Members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and a friend check out the bikes at Cody Custom Cycle during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

A Hells Angels member from Arizona checks traffic  before pulling onto Sheridan Avenue during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

A Hells Angels member from Arizona checks traffic before pulling onto Sheridan Avenue during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club tries on footwear at Wayne's Boot Shop during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle club tries on footwear at Wayne's Boot Shop during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

Cody resident Long Shaughnessy reviews a citation he is receiving from Officer Jason Marcus, of the Gillette Police Department during the 2006 Hells Angels World Run in Cody, Wyo. Marcus and dozens of other law enforcement personnel were in town to assist during the gathering, drawing criticism for what some residents called a heavy-handed approach.

Cody resident Long Shaughnessy reviews a citation he is receiving from Officer Jason Marcus, of the Gillette Police Department during the 2006 Hells Angels World Run in Cody, Wyo. Marcus and dozens of other law enforcement personnel were in town to assist during the gathering, drawing criticism for what some residents called a heavy-handed approach.

Members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club  and friends stand atop the bucking chutes  at the Cody Nite Rodeo during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

Members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club and friends stand atop the bucking chutes at the Cody Nite Rodeo during the group's 2006 World Run in Cody, Wyo.

A Hells Angels motorcycle club member from Austria and one from Germany watch a mock gunfight at the Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyo. during the group's 2006 World Run this week.

A Hells Angels motorcycle club member from Austria and one from Germany watch a mock gunfight at the Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyo. during the group's 2006 World Run this week.

9 thoughts on “Photo Gallery: Hells Angels 2006 World Run in Cody

  1. As a 4th generation North Forker, and a great believer in the invisible hand, as to the question of the so called “Hell’s Angels”, I say let the markets decide. I feel that Mayor Brown, Commissioner Livingston and Gov. Mead could form a crack team of volunteer entrepreneurs — a so called “A Team” — that could work in over lapping 12 hour shifts to advance economic opportunities “niche” marketed to our motorcycle friends. On to a bigger question, what can we do about the deer in the city limits? I think the city should study it, on a volunteer basis, and come up with a plan. I would advocate for a Teddy Roosevelt style in town hunting season. And Mr. Prevost, thank you for all you do. I don’t think you hear that enough. T.H. III

  2. Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway.
    Lookin’ for adventure or whatever comes my way!
    Some of those guys look like they could wrastle a grizz…and win!!!
    Let ‘em come. Keeps things interesting!

  3. Its just as much a club as the CHP. people don’t understand what a band of brothers is.oh and john you are a sheep who follows what ever the man says