IPMBA News

Interbike 2017: A Dream Come True

Interbike 2017: A Dream Come True

by Jared Williams, PCI # 1214 Tacoma (WA) Police Department Interbike.  This event has conjured up dreams for me for well over a decade.  It is touted as the largest annual gathering of the Bicycle Industry in North America.  ...
Just Another Tool in the Toolbox

Just Another Tool in the Toolbox

By Maureen Becker, Executive Director Some may say it is a cliché, but all indications point to the e-Bike as exactly that.  It is not a substitute for a strictly pedal-powered bicycle any more than a bicycle is...
Pedal power boost for Columbus police

Pedal power boost for Columbus police

By NBC4 Staff , August 24, 2018 COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) - Six pricey bikes will give a push to Columbus police patrolling downtown, thanks to a grant awarded as part of the Smart City challenge. The e-bikes' pedal assist will help officer...
Business donates bike to Palatine police

Business donates bike to Palatine police

by Bob Susnjara, August 23, 2018, the Daily Herald Palatine police are adding to their fleet of patrol bikes thanks to the generosity of a local business. Allied Air Conditioning & Heating Corp. donated the bike after hearing a longtime customer's...
Police spoke in praise of bike

Police spoke in praise of bike

Jamie Wright, far right, owner of Gorham Bike & Ski, donated a Trek police bike to the Kennebunk Police Department. Pictured with Wright are (L to R) Lt. Eric O’Brien, Gorham Bike & Ski Kennebunk store manager Jon...
Smart Columbus provides pedal power for police

Smart Columbus provides pedal power for police

by MAUREEN KOCOT, 10TV, August 23, 2018 The Columbus Division of Police boasts one of the largest bicycle units in the entire nation, with 130 to 140 officers trained to fight crime on two wheels. Smart Columbus is now investing in a half dozen...