Screaming Eagles relocate annual event

Updated: May. 7, 2017 at 10:37 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A long-standing Derby tradition in West Louisville has moved out of the neighborhood.

The Screaming Eagles Motorcycle Club used to host their Derby Picnic in Parkland each year.

But this year, they moved the event to the Ohio Valley Speedway due to safety concerns.

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"It's been so rough in the neighborhood, West End, East End, with all this killing going on," Screaming Eagles Vice President Aaron Caudell said. "So I just want to have it somewhere where it's safe. The racing is safe, the vendors and everybody riding motorcycles are safe. You know, that's the first priority is safety."

2017 is the 57th year for the Derby Picnic event.

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