IPMBA Annual Conference

Schedule and Program

29th Annual IPMBA Conference | April 8-13, 2019 | Fort Worth, Texas

Online registration will open this fall; the downloadable registration packet is available here.  

How to Register...Register Online (coming this fall)...Download Registration Packet (PDF)...Download Exhibitor Registration Packet (coming this fall); (PDF; to use the tab-through function effectively, download the PDF, complete the form, and then save it as a new file, ideally, your company name.)

IPMBA Training Courses 

IPMBA’s training and certification courses range from 3-5 days in length.  These comprehensive, multi-day courses provide essential training for public safety personnel in general and specialized bicycle operations.  Course attendees may attend workshops on Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday at no extra charge (schedules permitting), and everyone will have a chance to test their mettle in Friday's Obstacle Course Competition, followed by the Graduation and Awards Ceremony.  For full course descriptions, including model schedule, pre-requisites, equipment requirements, and testing procedures, visit the training page. Current IPMBA membership required for all training courses.

IPMBA Workshops 

Offering essential, dynamic, and innovative on-bike sessions AND insightful and information-packed in-class workshops, the IPMBA workshops are ideal for new and experienced police, EMS, and security cyclists as well as supervisors and administrators.  Workshops are included in the fee for multi-day courses (schedules permitting).  A 2.5-day (Thursday-Saturday) workshop-only option is also available.  All participants are invited to compete in Friday's Obstacle Course Competition, followed by the Graduation and Awards Ceremony.  

Schedule at a Glance

IPMBA Courses 

Course descriptions can be found at About the Courses

IPMBA Instructor Course – April 8-12, 2019 – $775 (includes Saturday workshops; night ops sponsored by Police Bike Store
IPMBA Maintenance Officer Course – April 8-12, 2019 – $625 (includes Saturday workshops) 
IPMBA Police/EMS/Security Cyclist Course – April 8-11, 2019 – $400 (includes Friday-Saturday workshops; sponsored by EMSWorld; night ops sponsored by Police Bike Store)
IPMBA Police/EMS/Security Cyclist II Course – April 8-10, 2019 – $500 (includes Thursday-Saturday workshops) 
IPMBA Bicycle Response Team Training – April 8-10, 2019 – $575 (includes Thursday-Saturday workshops) 

**Register early!  Fees increase $50 on March 1, 2019.**

Workshops

April 11-13, 2019 (Fees range $350-$500 based on membership and registration status)

  • 1 x 1 Policing:  New Approaches to Community-Oriented Policing
  • Advanced Off-Road Riding
  • Advanced Suspect Contacts
  • Bicycle Low-Light Firearms Training
  • Bicycle Response Team Training Instructor Seminar
  • Bicycle Response Team Roundtable
  • Bike Maintenance 101/102
  • Blown Up and Struck by Lightning
  • Campus Community Policing
  • Car Stops:  Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario
  • Creating a Full-Time Bicycle team
  • Creating a Practical (and Fun) Bicycle In-Service Training Program
  • Disc Brake Clinic
  • DIRT Devo for the IPMBA Instructor
  • Discovering Your Urban Riding Playground
  • E-Bikes and Public Safety:  A Skills Primer
  • Electrified:  An Introduction to E-Bikes for IPMBA Instructors
  • EMSCI to PCI/SCI Transition Course
  • Equipment Selection in an Evolving Industry
  • Exploring the Trinity River Trails
  • Firearms and Street Survival
  • Krav Maga for Public Safety Cyclists
  • Nightlife District Operations and Tactics
  • PCI/SCI to EMSCI Transition Course
  • Preparing Bike Operations for National Security Special Events (NSSE)
  • Technical/Off-Road Skill Building 101/102/201
  • Tourism-Oriented Policing

Exhibit Hall – April 10-11, 2019

Outdoor Demo - April 12, 2019

Competition & Awards Ceremony - April 12, 2019

Registration Options

Register Online (coming this fall)...View Details Online (coming this fall)...Download Registration Packet (PDF)...Download Exhibitor Registration Packet (coming this fall) (PDF; to use the tab-through function effectively, download the PDF, complete the form, and then save it as a new file, ideally, your company name.)