San Rafael police participate in bicycle training

Marin Independent Journal

POSTED:   04/11/2014 10:43:49 AM PDT

Downtown footbeat Officer George Schikore of the San Rafael Police Department watches as Officer Sam Garanzini navigates cones as he rides a bike in San Rafael.

A group of San Rafael police officers spent Thursday afternoon training on bicycles to learn the skills needed to be a bicycle cop. Schikore led the training session, which included weaving in and out of small, orange construction cones and riding up and down stairs.

Schikore said bicycles are great asset for police officers.

"A majority of the time people don't see us before we come up on them, " he said. "We can get places very quick."

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