Public Safety e-Bike Training

Through lectures, skill practice, and isolation drills, the eight-hour IPMBA e-Bike Training Module is designed to transition fundamental public safety cycling skills from conventional bicycles to e-Bikes.  It is intended for public safety cyclists who have already successfully completed the applicable IPMBA Public Safety Cycling Course. E-Bikes are faster, heavier, and less maneuverable than conventional bicycles; therefore, public safety cyclists should first master the skills on a conventional bike and then complete this training module prior to being deployed on an e-Bike.  

*Note: this training module is not for use with out-of-class electric vehicles (OCEVs) that exceed the maximum legal speed limit for e-Bikes.  

Topics Include

  • Braking
  • Dynamic mounts and dismounts
  • Curb/stair ascents and descents
  • Negotiation of basic obstacles 
  • Slow speed and balance
  • Basic physical fitness and injury avoidance
  • Critical situation riding techniques
  • Basic maintenance, tire changing, brake and gear adjustment
  • Pre-ride safety inspections
  • Traffic strategies and approaches to calls
  • Scene management
  • Equipment selection and load placement
  • Patrolling, vehicle stops, suspect stops
  • Pursuits and takedowns
  • Night patrol

Participants must bring a legal quality mountain e-Bike, pedal retention, a bicycle helmet that meets current safety standards, and protective eyewear. Duty uniforms and cycling gloves are recommended, but not required.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Student bikes MUST meet IPMBA standards for appropriate frame height and size, i.e., there should be 1.5 to 3 inches of clearance between the rider and the top tube of the bike when the rider is astride it in a flat-footed stance.  

Date and Time

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homeland Security Education Center (HEC)
Hours: 8
Tuition: $149

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