IPMBA Newsletter

IPMBA News Vol. 23 No. 2 Spring 2014

IPMBA News Vol. 23 No. 2 Spring 2014

Cover Story: Electric Bikes: Hype or Hope?

Director's Column:  Putting the "I" in IPMBA

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Duro Berm Master Tire
  • Mobile Edge
  • Product Purchase Program Updates
  • Trek29er Police Bike
  • Whistles for Life

Instructor Corner: 

  • Bikeology
  • Call for Instructors and Workshop Proposals
  • Pedal Retention

​Operations:  Passenger Side Vehicle Approaches

Member News:

  • James Englert Earns Medal of Valor
  • Tom Lynch MBE and LAS CRU Receive Alastair Liddell Memorial Prize
  • Virgil White Retires

President’s Column:  All the Necessary Equipment


IPMBA News Vol. 23 No. 1 Winter 2014

IPMBA News Vol. 23 No. 1 Winter 2014

Cover Story:  Bring Back the Bike!

Director's Column:  Spring Training in Tampa

Instructor Corner: 

  • IPMBA Board Openings Announcement
  • Al Simpson Retires from Instructor-Trainer
  • Instructor Course Graduates (Tempe AZ; Washington DC)

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Detours Panniers
  • Guardian Angel
  • JET Lites F-U2
  • Product Purchase Program
  • Report from Interbike
  • Shimano Click 'R Pedals
  • Supplier Listing
  • X-Fire Bikelane Light System

Member News:

  • Bike Rodeo in Central Point
  • IACP Bike Patrol Presentation
  • IPMBA EMS Committee
  • IPMBA Remembers Brian Todd Schimpf
  • Maintenance Lesson #1:  Do Not Rush
  • Mill Creek Officer Organizes Bike Night at Skatepark Once a Month
  • Moore OK Getting Back to Normal
  • New Instructor-Trainer:  Patrick Hernandez
  • Tom Woods, PCI #010T, Retires/Tribute to Tom Woods

President’s Column:  An App that can Save Lives


IPMBA News Vol. 22 No. 4 Fall 2013

IPMBA News Vol. 22 No. 4 Fall 2013

Cover Story:  Bicycle Law Enforcement
Director's Column:  It’s Here!  New IPMBA Website
Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Industry Relations Committee
  • Fenix Lighting
  • Tifosi Veloce Sunglasses

Instructor Corner: 

  • Call for Education Committee Members
  • Completing the Course Record and Roster
  • IPMBA Instructor Course Graduates:  Indianapolis IN

Issue Focus: The Board Issue

  • Bicycle Response Team Training for EMS
  • Bikes in Schools
  • Every Moment Counts
  • Four Simple Tools
  • IPMBA Training Enhances Mutual Aid
  • To Be or Not To Be
  • US State Department Speakers and Specialists
  • What’s Next?  Are YOU Ready?

Member News:  Retirements:  Michael Anderson, Kevin Gibbons, Charlie Irvine, Jason Schiffer, M. Craig Wainman

President’s Column:  The Tactical Value of Being Nice


IPMBA News Vol. 22 No. 3  Summer 2013

IPMBA News Vol. 22 No. 3 Summer 2013

Cover Story:  Bikes to the Rescue

Director's Column:  Promoting Public Safety Cycling

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Epic Action Cam
  • IPMBA Seeks Industry Relations Committee Members
  • NiteIze
  • RAND Momentum Bicycle Lube

Instructor Corner:  Innovative In-Service Training

Issue Focus: 2013 Conference Highlights

  • Competition 2013:  Fast and Furious
  • Education and Exhibitors
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • Photo Montage
  • Thanks to Our Hosts:  Did You Get Back to Baton Rouge?
  • Vendors and Supporters

Member News:

  • Jeff Eversoll wins Police Magazine's Well-Dressed Bike Officer Contest
  • Greg Parsons and Jeff Taylor Earn Instructor-Trainer Status

News from the UK:  Cycle Response Units Keep on Rolling

President’s Column:  Training as a Personal Responsibility


IPMBA News Vol. 22 No. 2 Spring 2013

IPMBA News Vol. 22 No. 2 Spring 2013

Cover Story:  The Future of Urban Policing?  Inside Mid City's Proactive Bike Unit

Director's Column:  Reinventing the Wheel

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Get More Space on Your Handlebars
  • Lift & Storage
  • The 26th Toronto International Bicycle Show

Instructor Corner: Call for Instructors and Workshop Proposals

Issue Focus: In Memoriam

Member News:

  • 162 Bike Patrol Patches and Counting
  • Mike Anderson: 40 Years of Service
  • First on Scene with Baltimore Fire Department
  • Volunteers on Bikes

News from the UK: Solidarity and Summer

President’s Column:  Training is Vital, but Safety is Paramount


IPMBA News Vol. 22 No. 1 Winter 2013

IPMBA News Vol. 22 No. 1 Winter 2013

Cover Story:  Chandler Police Department Bike Team Testing Process

Director's Column:  IPMBA Resources

Instructor Corner: IPMBA Board Openings Announcement

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Genuine Innovations Mountain Pipe
  • Holster Light
  • Interbike 2012:  Hot Products
  • Panasonic Toughbook
  • POC Trabec Helmet
  • Trail Rail Light
  • Volcanic Bicycles

Member News:

  • Cpl. Mike on a Bike:  Mike Clymer Retires
  • Oldest Retiring!  Nigel Keane

News from the UK: 2013 and Beyond…

President’s Column:  Stabilizing the Traffic Safety Triangle


IPMBA News Vol. 21 No. 4 Fall 2012

IPMBA News Vol. 21 No. 4 Fall 2012

Cover Story:  Leaner, Faster, Friendly: How Cops on Bikes are Good for Cities

Director's Column:  Get Back to Baton Rouge

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Code 3 Max Patrol 600
  • Cygolite Centauri 1000 OSP

Instructor Corner: Congratulations DC Instructor Course Graduates

Issue Focus: The Board Issue

  • Bicycling Resources on the Web
  • Building Up Your Bike School
  • Conquer Your Dirt Demons
  • EMS Equipment: What to Carry
  • How to Host an IPMBA Conference
  • Is Your Bike Safe to Ride?
  • Putting Your Explorers on Bikes
  • Warrior Aid for Bike Cops
  • Why IPMBA

Member News:

  • Duluth Data Collection
  • First IPMBA Course in Malaysia
  • Keep an Eye on Your Bike
  • The New Federal Transportation Bill
  • Velocop Demonstrates His MTB Tricks of the Trade

President’s Column:  Below 100 and Public Safety Cyclists


IPMBA News Vol. 21 No. 3 Summer 2012

IPMBA News Vol. 21 No. 3 Summer 2012

Cover Story:  Safe Routes to School:  A Guide to Getting Started

Director's Column:  Stats Matter!

Instructor Corner:  Riding Between the Lines

Issue Focus: 2012 Conference Highlights

  • Competition 2012:  Can it Get Any Better?
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • IPMBA Impacts the Industry
  • Photo Montage
  • Photo Retrospective
  • Thanks to Our Hosts:  Saint Paul has it All
  • Vendors and Supporters

Member News:

  • Ashley Sweetland Receives British Honour (MBE)
  • Ray Ranne Earns Doctorate
  • Kathleen Vonk Receives LMB Award
  • Scottsdale Police Bike Officers Featured in National Geographic Video
  • William Gish Pedals 10,000 Miles in Columbus Airport

News from the UK:  It's Only Just the Beginning

President’s Column:  Training as an Investment


IPMBA News Vol. 21 No. 2 Spring 2012

IPMBA News Vol. 21 No. 2 Spring 2012

Cover Story:  Bicycle Response Teams Key to Success

Director's Column:  IPMBA at 20

Industry/Product Reviews:  The 26th Annual Toronto International Bicycle Show

Instructor Corner: News from NHTSA

Issue Focus: A Look Back

  • April 1992: Officers Declare Police on Bikes Conference a Success
  • October 1993:  Training for Bike Patrol Officers - Who Needs It?
  • June 1994:  "Just Write It" Policy Considerations for Bike Units
  • October 1995:  Make Sure You Know What Training You're Receiving
  • February 1996:  Part-Time Bike Units - Are They Really Needed?
  • September 1997:  IPMBA's First EMS Course a Success
  • June 1998:  Simple Ways to Strengthen Police on Bikes
  • Summer 1999:  True Grit

Member News:

  • Greg Bowen Earns Award for Excellence
  • Todd Clingenpeel Retires
  • Code Enforcement/Bike Unit Training Day in Scottsdale

News from the UK:

  • Bike Officers Escort Olympic Torch
  • Olympics, Diamond Jubilee, and World's Largest EMS Bike Deployment

President’s Column:  Welcome Bernie Hogancamp


IPMBA News Vol. 21 No. 1 Winter 2012

IPMBA News Vol. 21 No. 1 Winter 2012

Cover Story:  Use of Force:  The Impact of Your Bike

Director's Column:  Bootleggers, Gangsters, and IPMBA

Instructor Corner: What Cyclists Need to Learn About Trucks

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Action Wipes
  • BiSaddle
  • Five Ten Shoes
  • IMPACT Radio Accessories
  • InterBike 2011: 30 Years and Still in Vegas
  • Rolling with the Big Boys
  • Spenco Heat Wave 2.0
  • Storm Quest Saddle
  • Teny Cyclone Rims

Member News: 

  • Pedal Patrol: Eric Struss Retires
  • Louisiana Legislature Recognizes Police Bikes
  • IPMBA Remembers Michael Boehm

News from the UK: Cycle Response Unit Journeys to New York

President’s Column:  People of Integrity = Organization of Integrity


IPMBA News Vol. 20 No. 4 Fall 2011

IPMBA News Vol. 20 No. 4 Fall 2011

Cover Story:  Operation School's Out

Director's Column:  Saint Paul's Got it All

Industry/Product Reviews: Hold Fast or Die

Instructor Corner:  

  • Boulder and Fairfax County Instructor Course Graduates
  • Bicycle Safety and Education Resources
  • Troubleshooting the Rear Derailleur Cable

Issue Focus: Conference 2012

Member News: 

  • Bruce Jackson Earns IT Status
  • Clint Sandusky Competes in World Police and Fire Games
  • IPMBA Remembers Nick Armstrong and Ryan McCandless
  • Juan Atan Promoted to Battalion Chief
  • Mike Shep Rides from Ground Zero to Pentagon
  • Niagara EMS Ride for Heart

News from the UK:  Riots, Economics, and New York City 

President’s Column:  The Dangers of Complacency


IPMBA News Vol. 20 No. 3 Summer 2011

IPMBA News Vol. 20 No. 3 Summer 2011

Cover Story:  Final Four 2011: VCU Police Use Bicycle Teams to Quell Riots

Director's Column:  Innovation

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Athena GTX
  • Camelbak Octane LR, Prestacycle Ratchet/Tallac Bags/Twofish Fasteners
  • Safariland Slimline Magazine Pouch

Instructor Corner:  Instructor Tips and Tricks:  Scheduling a Course over Several Weeks; Reading Assignments

Issue Focus: 2011 Conference Highlights

  • Competition 2011:  The Challenge of Challenges
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • Officer Wins Bike, Donates it to Police Department
  • Photo Montage
  • Thanks to Our Hosts:  Making it Happen in Richmond
  • Vendors and Supporters
  • Vendors Strut their Stuff

Member News:

  • Jason Schiffer:  Changing of Guard for Bethlehem Police
  • Kurt Feavel Retires:  26 Years to the Day

News from the UK:  Royal Riding

President’s Column:  Too Early to Think About It?


IPMBA News Vol. 20 No. 2 Spring 2011

IPMBA News Vol. 20 No. 2 Spring 2011

Cover Story:  Stepping Outside the Norm of Bike Training: Mountain Bike Search and Rescue

Director's Column:  Headlines

Industry/Product Reviews:  

  • BiSaddle
  • Cycle Siren
  • Ironman Pro ILS
  • StatPacks
  • The 25th Toronto International Cycle Show

Instructor Corner:  2010 by the Numbers

Issue Focus: Members

  • Bethlehem Officer of the Year:  Jon Pesesko
  • Enough Funerals:  Mike Shep
  • Lose the Training Wheels:  Todd Myers
  • The Greatest Gift:  Brian Goff

News from the UK:  Hitting the Ground Rolling

President’s Column:  Operating Essentials


IPMBA News Vol. 20 No. 1 Winter 2011

IPMBA News Vol. 20 No. 1 Winter 2011

Cover Story:  Bike Patrol Combats Theft

Director's Column:  IPMBA News Turns 20

Instructor Corner:  

  • Writing Recommendations for Instructor Course Candidates
  • Baton Rouge Instructor Course Graduates

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Adjustable Seatpost Revolution
  • Akslen Night Stalker
  • Dream Bike 2011:  Your Product Purchase Program at Work
  • InterBike 2010:  We'll be Back in Vegas
  • London International Cycle Show 2010
  • Louis Garneau HRS-80 Lite Trainer
  • Scorpion Micro DV

Member News:

  • John Brandt:  From Police Captain to Bicycle Coordinator
  • Bernie Hogancamp Retires 

News from the UK:  New Year, New Faces

President’s Column:  IPMBA - A Living, Breathing Organization


IPMBA News Vol. 19 No. 4 Fall 2010

IPMBA News Vol. 19 No. 4 Fall 2010

Cover Story:  Grant Me My Wish

Director's Column:  Doing More with Less

Industry/Product Reviews:  ArmorPur Body Armor Products

Instructor Corner:

  • P.I.G. Tales
  • Spotting Drills for Safety

Issue Focus: Policy

  • It IS About the Bike
  • Partnership Required?
  • Pedal Retention Primer
  • Traffic Stops:  Lessons from Milwaukee

Member News:

  • IPMBA Remembers Will Phillips
  • IPMBA Remembers Andy Paradowski
  • IPMBA BRT Training in Milwaukee
  • Sergeant Ted Wilson Retires
  • St John Ambulance CRU Receives Team of the Year
  • UK Smarter Travel Awards 2010 (Tom Lynch MBE, Ashley Sweetland)

News from the UK:  Matt Langridge's Last Column

President’s Column:  Why is Bike Patrol Still a Novelty?


IPMBA News Vol. 19 No. 3 Summer 2010

IPMBA News Vol. 19 No. 3 Summer 2010

Cover Story:  Trail Patrol: A Proactive Approach to Public Safety on Trails

Director's Column:  Operation Velo

Instructor Corner:

  • P.I.G. Tales
  • Tweaks in Teaching 

Issue Focus: 2010 Conference Highlights

  • Back to Reality:  A Note from Our Host
  • Competition 2010:  The Attack of the 999 Cones
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • Photo Montage
  • Second to None
  • Support Those Who Support You
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • Vendors and Supporters

Member News:

  • Bicycle Patrols Conquer the Antwerp
  • Cops on BMX
  • Dwight Edwards Earns IT Status
  • Gary McLaughlin Retires
  • It was a Race to Save Him (Boston Marathon)
  • Matt Lane Emerges after Week in Hospital
  • Neal Mitchell Retires
  • Officers Provide Role Models for Fifth Graders

News from the UK:  When the Days are Still Long

President’s Column:  20 Years in the Making


IPMBA News Vol. 19 No. 2 Spring 2010

IPMBA News Vol. 19 No. 2 Spring 2010

Cover Story:  Growing Up with IPMBA: The Bratwear Story

Director's Column:  National Bike Month

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • 24th Toronto International Bicycle Show
  • Cycling Training Books
  • Giordana Shorts 

Instructor Corner:

  • 2009 by the Numbers 
  • P.I.G. Tales

Issue Focus: Advocacy

  • 2010 National Bike Summit
  • Get Involved with Bike Advocacy 
  • More News from the Bike Summit
  • Supporting Urban Pathways
  • What's Happening with the Transportation Bill

News from the UK:  Weathering Storms on Many Fronts

President’s Column:  Responsibility


IPMBA News Vol. 19., No. 1 Winter 2010

IPMBA News Vol. 19., No. 1 Winter 2010

Cover Story:  Grants Guide

Director's Column:  "Just" the Fundamentals

Instructor Corner:

  • IPMBA Video Wins Prestigious LEVA Shield Award
  • Revised Instructor Course Eligibility
  • Test Diagram Clarification

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Connex by Wipperman
  • Ergon Handgrips
  • Interbike 2009: The Good Times Keep on Rolling
  • Karma Army
  • Marin Hawk Hill
  • Princeton Headlight and Taillight

Member News:

  • Bethlehem Police Lt. Jason Schiffer Chosen as Next Deputy Commissioner
  • Combating Crime Sprees
  • Cycling into the Sunset
  • Happy New Year from the Netherlands
  • Mad March and ISUPD Make Front Page News!

News from the UK:  Happy New Year from the UK

President’s Column:  A Safe 2010


IPMBA News Vol. 18 No. 4 Fall 2009

IPMBA News Vol. 18 No. 4 Fall 2009

Cover Story:  Mean Green:  Life on the Line (Bike Patrol on the Border)

Director's Column:  IPMBA Goes Platinum

Industry/Product Reviews:  Aruba Sport Eyewear

Instructor Corner:

  • 2009 Instructor Course Graduates:  Tampa FL (June 2009); Rochester NY (August 2009)
  • Google:  The Hub for Instructor Information

Issue Focus: Traffic Stops

  • Bike Patrols Doing More with Less
  • DWI Suspect Thinks He Can Escape Bike Cop
  • Following Your Mental Map
  • Get Ready to React
  • Park Police Crack Down
  • Traffic Stops:  An Essential Function
  • Traffic Stop Guidelines

Member News:

  • First Nations' First Certified
  • G-20 Summit:  Thanks for the Back-Up
  • IPMBA Remembers Mike Goetz
  • LAFD Workin' Day and Night for King of Pop's Funeral
  • On the Road with IPMBA
  • Paul Conner Named Bicycle Patrol Officer of the Year
  • Police Bikers Build Smiles (Bike Patrol Study Day 2009)
  • See You at the Carnival (Or Not):  Bike Squad Rides to Forefront During Big Carnival

News from the UK:  Happy Autumn from the UK

President’s Column:  Traffic Stops on Bikes


IPMBA News Vol. 18 No. 3 Summer 2009

IPMBA News Vol. 18 No. 3 Summer 2009

Cover Story:  The IPMBA Course is a "Smoker":  How to Prepare More and Hurt Less

Director's Column:  That's How We Roll

Industry/Product Reviews:  Galeforce Siren by Bike Tac

Instructor Corner:  Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your ITK

Issue Focus: 2009 Conference Highlights

  • Bethlehem Lt. Jason Schiffer Tops on Bike
  • Competition 2009:  Hot Competition at High Altitude
  • Conference's Positive Impacts
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters 
  • Photo Montage
  • P.I.G. Tales
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • Vendors and Supporters

Member News:

  • Bike Patrol Study Day in the Netherlands 
  • Bike Training in Bonaire
  • EMS Cyclists go the Distance
  • Joe Martin Retires
  • Paul Melanson and Jeffrey Glaude Retire
  • Scottsdale Police Department Bike Unit Has Local Impact
  • When You Least Expect It (Donations from Neumann Foundation)

News from the UK:  There are Few Things More Annoying than a Policeman's Smile

President’s Column:  Christmas in April


IPMBA News Vol. 18 No. 2 Spring 2009

IPMBA News Vol. 18 No. 2 Spring 2009

Cover Story:  Community Police Riding Bikes to Help Clean Up Neighborhoods

Director's Column:  Ahead of the Curve

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • 23rd Annual Toronto International Bicycle Show
  • Bike Patrol Supply Companies
  • Epic Erik:  Adventure Mountain Biking Bags
  • Noseless Saddles Provide Protection
  • TDI Law Enforcement Knife

Instructor Corner:

  • IPMBA's Teaching Tools
  • 2008 by the Numbers

Issue Focus: Members

  • East Baton Rouge EMS
  • Fit for Life
  • IPMBA Remembers Angel Antonio Acuna
  • Los Angeles Fire Department Cycle Team
  • Work Never Stops (London Ambulance Service)

News from the UK:  A Good Year for Cycling

President’s Column:  To Viz or Not To Viz


IPMBA News Vol. 18 No. 1 Winter 2009

IPMBA News Vol. 18 No. 1 Winter 2009

Cover Story:  IPMBA Goes to Guyana

Director's Column:  Inauguration Action

Instructor Corner:

  • Bike Safety Education Resources
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Resources
  • Geared Up!  The Essentials of Adult Bicycling
  • Sieze the Moment (Teachable Moments)

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Ess Flyby
  • Pletscher Hard Case
  • Purple Extreme
  • Interbike 2008: Live from Las Vegas
  • International Cycle Show London 2008: Shiny and New
  • Rudy Project Freeon Golf
  • ZInn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance DVD

Member News:

  • Belgium Mountain Bike Championship for Police Forces
  • Blue Springs Police Bicycle Patrol Update
  • Brian Bobick Receives Positive Force Award
  • Clarence White, PCI #211T, Retires After 30 Years
  • Police Helping Disabled Students Get on their Bikes
  • Saint Paul Police Give Homeless Extra Attention During Holiday Season

News from the UK:  Cycling To and At Work

President’s Column:  The Cycling Industry is Strong


IPMBA News Vol. 17 No. 4 Fall 2008

IPMBA News Vol. 17 No. 4 Fall 2008

Cover Story:  Sidewalks - Cruising into the Danger Zone

Director's Column:  Keeping Citizens Safe

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Brake Director
  • E+ Tactical Police Bike
  • No-Nose Bicycle Saddles Improve Reproductive Health
  • Refra Door Controller
  • Springfield XD-M

Instructor Corner:

  • Cramping Muscles and Dehydration: Related?
  • Instructor Course Graduates: New Britain CT (July 2008) and Tacoma WA (September 2008)
  • IPMBA Instructor Update: The Proportion Pitfall from the Pulpit
  • IPMBA to Produce Cycling Video
  • P.I.G.Tales

Issue Focus: Crowd Operations

  • Bike Medics in Action at the DNC
  • BRRT Triumps at the RNC
  • Doing it Right in Denver: The DNC and the Colorado State Patrol
  • Freewheelin' at the RNC and DNC
  • Obama Voicemail Lifts Spirts (of delegate treated by bike medics)
  • We Trained and Worked Hard to Protect and Serve

Member News:

  • Bear Contact and Apprehension
  • Bike Patrol Between Dikes and Dunes: Fifth Dutch International Police Bike Patrol Day
  • Biking in the Netherlands: Training after the Basic Course
  • Follow that Stolen Bike: From Virginia to Baltimore and Back
  • Queensland Museum Receives Piece of Police History
  • Ten Heroes Among Us (bike patrollers SAR mission)
  • Weight Loss on Wheels: Swansea Police Officer Sheds 47 Pounds

News from the UK:  Transitions

President’s Column:  Don't Lose Ground


IPMBA News Vol. 17 No. 3 Summer 2008

IPMBA News Vol. 17 No. 3 Summer 2008

Cover Story:  Tired of Pricey Gas, Police Pump Up Bike Patrols

Director's Column:  Pedals, Not Petrol

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Cycle Force UK
  • IllumiNITE Techical Wear
  • Size Doesn't Matter:  The Debate over Wheels Continues
  • Tough Traveler Rescue Carrier

Instructor Corner:  Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your ITK

Issue Focus: 2008 Conference Highlights

  • Competition 2008:  Racing into History
  • Dateline Indianapolis:  A Note from Our Hosts
  • EMS Cyclists in Indy
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • My Letter to "Home"
  • Photo Montage
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • The Grandest Hall of All
  • The View from the "Other Side"
  • Vendors and Supporters

Instructor Corner:  Technicalities and Technique

Member News:

  • Andy DeBerry Named Denton Patrol Officer of the Year
  • Bike Officers Catch Man Urinating in Fuel Tank
  • Bike Patrol Officer Greg Pallauf Retires after 30 Years
  • Brent Denny  Receives ISU Police Department Life Saving Award
  • Cypress Creek EMS Bike Team to the Rescue
  • IPMBA Remembers Jeff Yoha
  • Lubbock Police Bike Patrol Cleans up High-Crime Area
  • P.I.G.Tales
  • Temple Owls are Everywhere
  • Temple University Implements Active Shooter Training

News from the UK:  999 Awards and More

President’s Column:  And Introducing...David Hildebrand


IPMBA News Vol. 17 No. 2 Spring 2008

IPMBA News Vol. 17 No. 2 Spring 2008

Cover Story:  Bike Patrol and Budget Cuts

Director's Column:  Milestones, Memories, and Mission

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Gatorz Sunglasses
  • Lumicycle 9038 Octolite System
  • Sweetskinz Reflective Tyres
  • The 29er - Bike Patrol Breakthrough?
  • Tubus and Old Man Mountain

Instructor Corner:

  • 2007 by the Numbers
  • Mounting and Dismounting
  • Ongoing In-Service Training for Bike Officers

Issue Focus:  History

  • A Brief History of EMS Cycling
  • Pedaling into History
  • The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Bicycle Patrol

Member News:

  • Skateboard Ambulances:  Revolutionising Emergency Healthcare in Central London
  • Tour de Force 2007

News from the UK:  Now for the Real News

President’s Column:  Pride and Accomplishment


IPMBA News Vol. 17 No. 1 Winter 2008

IPMBA News Vol. 17 No. 1 Winter 2008

Cover Story:  Cops on Bikes Snare Seat Belt Scofflaws

Director's Column:  Keeping You Up to Speed

Instructor Corner: Real Training for Real Life

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Cannondale LE Carbon
  • Dero Track Rack
  • Fuji Bicycles
  • Interbike 2007
  • International Cycle Show 2007
  • Swagman XC Bike Rack
  • Vehicle-Mounted Racks

Member News:

  • The Three Musketeers, Part I:  First Impression
  • Wiltshire Search and Rescue
  • LAS Cycle Response Unit Heathrow Expands
  • Toledo Police “Biker Boys” on a Roll
  • IPMBA Member Hit by Teen Driving Limo

News from the UK

President’s Column:  It’s That Time of Year Again…


IPMBA News Vol. 16 No. 4 Fall 2007

IPMBA News Vol. 16 No. 4 Fall 2007

Cover Story:  Bike Patrol Officers:  The First Line of Defense

Director's Column:  An Eventful Year

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Dynamik Trail Bike by RANS
  • Teaching an Old Bag New Tricks

Instructor Corner:

  • How to Design a Bad Presentation
  • Instructor Course Graduates:  Minneapolis MN (July 2007); London UK (September 2007); Fredericksburg VA (October 2007)
  • The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling has Arrived!

Issue Focus:  Events

  • EMS Bike Team Deployment:  One Size Does Not Fit All 
  • Races and Rides 
  • Relying More on Bike Patrol
  • You Look Sick:  Rolling Patient Assessment for EMS Bike Teams at Foot Races

Member News:

  • Bikes Bust Burglars
  • IPMBA Meets the Tour
  • IPMBA Remembers Chad Schieber and Christopher Maclure
  • New Mountain Bike for Park Rangers
  • Sacramento Police Bike Unit Expands and Invests
  • Tulsa Police Receive Bike Donation
  • The (Inter) National Police Bike Patrol Day in the Netherlands 

News from the UK:  Now for the Real News

President’s Column:  Eventful England


IPMBA News Vol. 16 No. 3 Summer 2007

IPMBA News Vol. 16 No. 3 Summer 2007

Cover Story:  Bicycle Crash Investigation:  Part 2 of 2

Director's Column:  East Baton Rouge EMS Takes the Cake

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • CitraWipe Degreaser
  • ESS Eyewear
  • Grove Quick Release Seat Lock 

Instructor Corner: 

  • Enhancing Bicycle Safety Through Enforcement:  Tools for Officers
  • NHTSA Bicycle Safety Activity Kit
  • NHTSA Bicycle Safety Educational Materials

Issue Focus: 2007 Conference Highlights

  • Competition 2007:  Challenging and Innovative
  • Industry & IPMBA: Exhibit Hall, Product Showcase, and More
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • IPMBA's International Flair
  • Photo Montage
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • Vendors and Supporters
  • Winning Words:  MOCEAN Grant Award Winners

Member News:

  • Bicycling in the Movies:  Summer Movie List
  • Bikes Come to Boston
  • IPMBA has Class
  • IPMBA Remembers Leon Szcepanski
  • Letter to the International Public Safety Cycling Community

News from the UK:  An MBE Among Us

President’s Column:  A New Standard is Set


IPMBA News Vol. 16 No. 2 Spring 2007

IPMBA News Vol. 16 No. 2 Spring 2007

Cover Story:  Bicycle Crash Investigation: Part 1 of 2

Director's Column:  Without Our Members...IPMBA Wouldn't Exist

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Brooks Saddles
  • National Bike Registry
  • Rainlegs
  • Segway:  Next "Best" Thing or Expensive Fad?

Instructor Corner:

  • Cycling Resource Guide
  • K.I.S.S. It:  Keeping it Simple
  • Spin Doctor:  A Tool for Teaching

Issue Focus:  Members

  • Bike School Goes to the Carnival
  • Denver Health Paramedic Division All Terrain Medical Unit
  • Good Fortune: Buddie Clark Rides UK Police Unity Tour
  • High Honors:  Tom Lynch Awarded MBE
  • IPMBA Member Statistics
  • IPMBA Remembers Tom Devlin
  • Lessons Learned:  Jeff Burgess thanks the Ski & Bike Shop
  • Man Drops from Veterans Bridge:  Jason Wagnon First on Scene
  • On the Road with Off-Duty LEOs:  Jim Pierce Leads Rides
  • West Mercia Constabulary's Tim Larrad Trains 50th

News from the UK: 

  • 999 Emergency Services Awards: Celebrating London's Cycling Communities
  • Marking Milestones

President’s Column:  Here Comes Summer


IPMBA News Vol. 16 No. 1 Winter 2007

IPMBA News Vol. 16 No. 1 Winter 2007

Cover Story:  Polar Pedaling: The Art of Winter Cycling

Director's Column:  A Tribute to an Important Industry

Instructor Corner:  Instructor Course Graduates, Nacogdoches TX (November 2006)

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • AllTuff Bike Medic Bag
  • Bonk Bike Finish Protector
  • Bratwear Powderdry Tee
  • Bycycle BiSaddle
  • Crate Works Pro XLC Plastic Bike Box
  • Interbike 2006:  What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas
  • Ironman Cold Snap Gloves
  • London International Cycle Show 2006
  • Marwi NitePro Slammer
  • Mastering Mountain Bike Skills Techniques
  • Maxxis CrossMark Tires
  • PowerGrips
  • Topeak MTX Trunk Bag
  • WTB Rocke Saddle and Moto Raptor Tire
  • Zoic Apocolypse Short

Member News:

  • Denver Health Paramedic Team Seeks IPMBA Training
  • Whitechapel Bike Safety Day 

News from the UK:  Encouraging News

President’s Column:  Project IPMBA


IPMBA News Vol. 15 No. 4 Fall 2006

IPMBA News Vol. 15 No. 4 Fall 2006

Cover Story:  After 30 Years...Artie Gonzales Passed on Promotions to Stay on Streets

Director's Column:  An Ongoing Theme

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Cannondale Grind Pants
  • Crateworks
  • Cygolite

Instructor Corner:

  • Important Information for Instructors:  IPMBA Courses, Course Records, Maintaining Instructor Certification
  • Instructor Course Graduates, Portsmouth UK (July 2006); Tacoma WA (August 2006)
  • IPMBA Certifies First Security Cyclist Instructor: Francis Tutell
  • Tools for Bike Safety Education

Issue Focus:  Success

  • 2006 MOCEAN Grant for Public Safety Cycling Winners
  • Bike Cops Arrest Man in Killing (Seattle WA)
  • Colorado State Patrol Protects the Capitol (Denver CO)
  • Grant to Train and Equip Bike Paramedics (Baltimore MD)
  • Kudos to Wetaskiwin RCMP Bike Patrol
  • Police Get Some New Wheels (Hamden CT)
  • Roanoke Bicycle Police Receive Gift from Target (Roanoke VA)
  • Violent Crime in City Drops Significantly (College Park MD)
  • Who Says Bikes Aren't Useful? (Lewisburg PA)

Member News:

  • Bike Officer Goes to the Dogs (Alan Kuterbach)
  • Injured Bicyclist Wins $3.1 Million Settlement (Kirby Beck)
  • IPMBA Remembers Michael Briggs
  • IPMBA Remembers Gary Martin and Gary Dudley
  • National Bike Patrol Study Day in the Netherlands 2006
  • Police Bike #1 Finds New Home in National Police Museum (Tommy Hamelink)
  • Police Officer Reluctantly Parking His Bike (Ed Valerio)
  • Thousands Pay Tribute to Slain Manchester Police Officer (Michael Briggs)

News from the UK:  Seminars, Shows, and Thanks

President’s Column:  The Many Qualities of IPMBA


IPMBA News Vol. 15 No. 3 Summer 2006

IPMBA News Vol. 15 No. 3 Summer 2006

Cover Story:  Two-Wheeling It:  Bicycles Squeeze Through to Create an Important Service Niche

Director's Column:  Wanted:  Articles for IPMBA News

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Endura Helmets
  • Kuji Reflectek Helmets
  • SweatGUTR
  • The IPMBA Industry Relations Committee

Instructor Corner:

  • Chad McDaniel Earns Instructor-Trainer Status
  • Death by PowerPoint

Issue Focus:  2006 Conference Highlights

  • Competition 2006:  The "Ratz" Get Revenge
  • Industry & IPMBA: Exhibit Hall, Product Showcase, and More
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • IPMBA Involves the Industry
  • Photo Montage
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • The Novelty Never Wears Off - the International Attendees
  • Vendors and Supporters

Member News:

  • Bike Patrol Study Day in the Netherlands 2006
  • Connecticut Passes Bicycle Bill
  • Cycle Cops Bag the Burglars (Mark Jenkins and Matt Langridge)
  • Greater Manchester CRU has Immediate Impact 
  • MS 150:  Miami to Key Largo (Jim Pierce)
  • The IPMBA Education Committee
  • TV Star Saved (Dave Brook)

News from the UK: 

  • Lights:  Keep it Legal
  • New Correspondent in the UK

President’s Column:  Another Successful Conference


IPMBA News Vol. 15, No. 2 Spring 2006

IPMBA News Vol. 15, No. 2 Spring 2006

Cover Story:  Supercop:  Mountain Bike Maurice

Director's Column:  Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling

Instructor Corner:  Acquiring the "Feather"

Issue Focus:  Product Guide, Continued

  • CatEye Electronics Triple Shot
  • Falcon LE Bicycle Helmet
  • Inova Emergency Light 
  • MOCEAN
  • Nite Ize Combo Upgrade, Marker Band, and Helmet Marker
  • Spenco Ironman Gloves
  • Volcanic Bicycles

Member News:

  • $8500 Donated to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Bicycle Emergency Response Team
  • IPMBA Members in Pictures
  • Wheeler Healers: Broward Sheriffs Office Fire-Rescue Airport Team

News from the UK:   Awards to Celebrate the Capital's 999 Cycle Teams

President’s Column:   Brush Up Your Bike Skills


IPMBA News Vol. 15 No. 1 Winter 2006

IPMBA News Vol. 15 No. 1 Winter 2006

Cover Story:  Overcoming Burnout in an Israeli Volunteer Bicycle Police Unit

Director's Column:  Legacies Live On

Instructor Corner:  Pushing Paper:  On Doing it Right the First Time

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • How to Buy a Public Safety Mountain Bike
  • BodyTeq Helmet Liner
  • Breeze Headset
  • Browning Smartshift Limited Edition
  • CycleSiren Mini-Siren
  • Diamondback Topanga Comp
  • Eco-Bike Tornado
  • Fuji Police Special 
  • Giant F-500 Police Bike
  • International Cycle Show London 2005
  • KHS Soft Tail Police Unit
  • Montague Paratrooper
  • R&B Fabrications EMS Panniers
  • Smith & Wesson Public Safety Bicycle 
  • Trek 2005 Public Safety Bicycle

Member News:

  • Adam Bernhardt Receives 2005 Bicycle Achievement Award of the Year 
  • Instructors Showed their IPMBA Stuff in 2005
  • Getting "Territorial":  Saint Croix Bike Medics Seek IPMBA Training
  • London Ambulance Service CRU Members Receive 2005 Health and Social Care Award
  • Rochester Police Department Rides to End Juvenile Diabetes

News from the UK:  On Holiday

President’s Column:  Respect


IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 4 Fall 2005

IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 4 Fall 2005

Cover Story:  Guidance to Athletes:  Preventing Hyponatremia and Dehydration

Director's Column:  Hurricanes Hit Hard

Instructor Corner:  

  • Cycling Knowledge Test:  A Tool for Training
  • Helmet Caution
  • Instructor Course Graduates:  Washington DC (July 2005); US Border Patrol (August 2005, El Paso TX)
  • More Miles Doesn't Mean Better Training

Issue Focus: Funding

  • Bike Club Donations Make a Difference (Michigan)
  • College Police to Begin Using Bikes (Victor Valley Community College CA)
  • Getting the Goods
  • Golfers Raise Money for Police Bike Patrol (Cranbury NJ)
  • Grant Gives Deputies Pedal Power (Spokane County Sheriffs Office)
  • Health Department Grant Helps Put Oregon Troopers and Corvallis Officers on Bikes
  • Hopatcong Police Start Bike Patrol:  Donations from Business Community Fund Bike Operations
  • Riding Through FoundationLand
  • Runners Pitch In to Provide Bikes for Traverse City Police
  • Successful Grant Writing

Member News: 

  • Almost Arizona! (Nigel Tottie)
  • Bagging Bad Guys in Spokane County
  • Blue Angels and the B-CC Bicycle Emergency Response Team
  • First Annual Police Bike Challenge in Alvin, Texas
  • IPMBA Remembers Brian Steven Gregg
  • IPMBA Remembers James McBride
  • Job Envy (Christian Oles)
  • Miami-Dade Bicycle Response Team Rolls into Fort Lauderdale
  • Second Annual Bike Patrol Study Day in the Netherlands
  • Tour de Port:  A Baltimore Tradition

News from the UK:  IPMBA UK Training Grows

President’s Column:  Funding


IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 3 Summer 2005

IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 3 Summer 2005

Cover Story:  "Watt's" It All About?:  Shedding Light on New Technology

Director's Column:  Keeping Cyclists Safe

Instructor Corner: 

  • Instructor Course Graduates:  York, England (June 2005)
  • IPMBA Education Committee

IPMBA Conference Highlights: 

  • Competition 2005:  Back In Action...and it was a Good Run!
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • IPMBA and the Industry:   A Productive Partnership
  • Mocean Grant for Public Safety Cycling Winners
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • The "I" In the IPMBA Conference Continues to Grow
  • Vendors and Supporters
  • You Know You're a Hard-Core Rider...

Issue Focus:  Education and Enforcement

  • Bicycle Enforcement Training Tools
  • Bicycle Safety Education Resource Guide 
  • Enforcement for Bicycle Safety
  • Massachusetts Police Training Committee Votes to Incorporate Bike Law Training
  • National Bicycle Safety Network
  • Safety Through Stunts?

Member News:

  • Bike Medics Save Lives (Bucks County Rescue Squad)
  • Dave Brook Receives Commander's Commendation
  • Don Hudson Retires
  • Charlie Summers Recognized for Firearms Training Program for Bike Officers
  • Homeless Outreach Benefits Public Safety (Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department)
  • Hurricane Season is Busy One for Bike Cops (Pasco County Sheriffs Office)
  • IPMBA Does Expos
  • John Washington Achieves Instructor-Trainer Status
  • Pedaling with the Police Unity Tour (Jere Clark)

News from the UK:  

  • Who Ya Gonna Call?  The Bicycling Bobbies!
  • York Goes IPMBA-Crazy

President’s Column:   The Four "E's" 


IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 2 Spring 2005

IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 2 Spring 2005

Cover Story:  The "Bike Man" Retires (Kirby Beck)

Director's Column:  Unconventional Ops

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Exposure Lights
  • Maxit Products 

Instructor Corner:  EC on DVD!

Issue Focus: Tactical Bike Patrol 

  • BBC Films Cycle Response Unit Success
  • Bike Officers on the Prowl:  Night Patrol in Las Cruces
  • Helmet Cams and Public Order
  • High Wycombe Team Off to a Good Start
  • Integrated Training and Bike Response
  • M.O.R.S.E.:  Mobile Off-Road Surveillance Equipment
  • Project Impact:  Patrolling the "Fatal Crescent"
  • The Many Roles of the Nashville Airport Police
  • Treating Travellers in the Terminal:  LAS Cycle Response Unit at Heathrow
  • Two Police Departments Unite to Strengthen Patrol

Member News:

  • A Good Time for All!  Palatine Police Bicycle Challenge
  • Capitol Hill Case Closed!  Denver Officer Donald Reed Recovers the Goods
  • Mocean Awards Grants to Six IPMBA Members
  • Police Cycle Unit Welcomes Olympic Cycling Champion 

News from the UK:  

  • Look Out - York's A-Comin'!
  • 999 London Cycing Awards

President’s Column:  Get Out There and Ride!


IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 1 Winter 2005

IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 1 Winter 2005

Cover Story:  Fit, Filthy, and Fun

Directors Column:  Marking Milestones

Instructor Corner: 

  • Civilian Cycling Education Resources
  • Instructor Reminders:  Membership Media Package, Communication
  • Instructors Showed their IPMBA Stuff in 2004

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • CLIMITTS Cycling Mitts
  • DeFeet Socks
  • East Valley Uniforms Equipment Vest
  • Freestyle Jacket
  • Interbike 2004:  Candy from Interbike:  It was a Good Year
  • IRC Tires
  • KIT Trousers
  • Lapel Lights:  LED Lenser 360 Microflex Torch by Coast Cutlery; QuigLite
  • Lightrider
  • London International Cycle Show 2004
  • PolarPak Hydration System
  • SIXSIXONE Protective Gear
  • Specialized Milano Saddle
  • Vision 2000 Camera

Member News:

  • Andy Burnham:  In Action
  • Model Bike Patrol Policy Now Available
  • News from South Shoreditch Cycle Squad
  • North Woolich Bike Team Strikes Again

News from the UK: 

  • Divisional Commander Goes for a Ride
  • The UK Year in Review

President’s Column:  Research, Reviews, Reports


IPMBA News Vol. 13 No. 4 Fall 2004

IPMBA News Vol. 13 No. 4 Fall 2004

Cover Story:  In the Line of Duty:  Officer Fights for Pension after On-Bike Injury

Director's Column:  Leader of the Pack

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Art of Urban Cycling
  • Bicycle Saddles Without Protruding Noses Reduce Problem-Causing Pressure
  • Saris "Bones" Rack
  • The League Guide to Safe and Enjoyable Cycling 
  • Zensah Compression Shirt

Instructor Corner: 

  • IPMBA Instructor Course Graduates:  Newport RI (August 2004); Indianapolis IN (August 2004); Charleston SC (October 2004)
  • Nightmare on Lectern Lane! Presentation Horrors and How to Handle Them

Issue Focus:  Lead, Don't Follow

  • IPMBA in the Balkans
  • Mr. Rogerson's Neighborhood:  Newly Certified PC Making an IMPACT
  • Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office Bicycle Unit
  • Part-Time Unit Works Gang Interdiction
  • Who You Gonna Call?  Fugitive Squad Turns to Bike Unit

Member News:

  • Clarence White earns Instructor-Trainer Status
  • First National Study Day for Bike Patrol in the Netherlands
  • Fuel Savings:  One More Reason to Ride
  • IPMBA Remembers Fred Fanning
  • IPMBA Remembers Jonathan Walsh
  • New South Wales Police Doubles Bike Patrol
  • Ride for Kids Makes Money for Cancer Camps (Chris Whaley)

News from the UK:  

  • Bike Patrol Keeps Getting Noticed
  • On the Record:  Digital Cameras Record Disorder

President’s Column:   IPMBA Welcomes a New President


IPMBA News Vol. 13 No. 3  Summer 2004

IPMBA News Vol. 13 No. 3 Summer 2004

Cover Story:  Making a Case for Training

Director's Column:  IPMBA and IACP Partner

Industry/Product Reviews:  

  • Cateye Opticube
  • Counting the Coppers: Cycling Police Officers are Good for Cycling, Good for the Trade
  • Under Armour

Instructor Corner:

  • Emergency Stops:  Move Back and Stay Back
  • Greetings from the Education Director
  • IPMBA Approved as Training Provider in Indiana
  • Security Cyclist Course Lesson Plans Now Available
  • Writing Recommendations for Instructor Course Candidates

IPMBA Conference Highlights:

  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • Mocean Grant for Public Safety Cycling Winners
  • Now What Do I Do?  A Note from our Host
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • The Art of Marketing to Public Safety Cyclists on Exhibit
  • The Vision is Becoming a Reality:  International Attendance Increases
  • Vendors and Supporters

Issue Focus:  In-Service Training

  • Building Training from Lessons Learned
  • Creating an Annual In-Service
  • Getting Back to Basics:  Continuous and In-Service Training
  • In-Service Training - With a Twist!
  • The In-Service Training Holy Grail 
  • Training and Practice - Why Bother?

Member News:

  • IPMBA Instructor Stars as "The Cookie Sheriff" (comic strip)
  • IPMBA Remembers Steven Martin and Charles Kiser
  • National Magazines Highlight Public Safety Cyclists 
  • Special Bicycle Unit Reaping Big Benefits:  Las Cruces TNT

News from the UK: 

  • Britain Came to San Antonio
  • This Bunch of Brits is Making Things Move
  • UK Unit Profile:  The Redland Police Bike Team

President’s Column:   IPMBA Welcomes a New President


IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 2  Spring 2004

IPMBA News Vol. 14 No. 2 Spring 2004

Cover Story:  The Tour of Hope

Director's Column:  IPMBA in Action

Industry/Product Reviews:  Medical Information Carrier

Instructor Corner:  

  • Course Scheduling, Retaining Instructor Certification, Security Cyclist Course
  • Instructor Best Practices: Training Bikes, Injury Reports, Pedal Retention, Failing Students

Issue Focus: IPMBA in Action

  • A Fresh Look at Bike Patrol Comic Strip
  • English History:  Hackney Borough, London UK
  • Fremont's Bike Medic Program:  Continued Success
  • Health Screening and Fitness Test for London's EMS Bicycle Team (UK)
  • Police Bicycle Patrol Techniques:  The Churchill Fellowship Adventures of an Australian Bike Officer
  • Spring Tryouts:  Interested Members Compete for Placement on Boston EMS Bike Team
  • Springtime in London:  A Young Man's Fancy Turns to Thoughts of Bikes
  • Sunshine and Rowdy Golf:  Scottsdale (AZ) Fire Department at the Phoenix Open
  • Witnesses Applaud Response Time at G-8 Parade:  Savannah (GA) MedStar One

Member News:

  • MOCEAN Training Grant Awarded to Sykesville (MD) Police Department
  • NHTSA Community Bicycle Safety for Law Enforcement Instructors
  • State DOT Bicycle Information Websites
  • Training Day in the Badlands

News from the UK:  IPMBA Moves Forward in the UK

President’s Column:  Farewell after 10 Years


IPMBA News Vol. 13 No. 1  Winter 2004

IPMBA News Vol. 13 No. 1 Winter 2004

Cover Story:  Mock Ye Not for Our Cause is Just

Directors Column:  IPMBA to the Rescue

Conference Promo:

  • San Antonio Singletrack
  • There'll Be a Rodeo in Texas

Feature:   EMS:  Back to Basics:  Guidelines on Establishing a Bike Medic Program

Instructor Corner:

  • Instructor Course Graduates:  Scottsdale AZ (November 2013)
  • Instructors Showed their IPMBA Stuff in 2003

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Bike Equipment for UK Officers
  • Do-Wrap Performance Headwear
  • Holsters and Weapon Retention: A Guide to Five Models
  • Interbike 2003:  Interesting Intel from Interbike
  • KIT Equipment and Armour Carrier
  • Enforcer Custom Patrol Bike by Patrol Cycles LLC
  • NiteRider Universal Mount
  • Openhouse Products Medical Pannier Bags
  • Road ID
  • Spinergy Xyclone V-Disc Wheels
  • Tallac Accessories
  • Tips for Marketing to Public Safety Cyclists
  • Trek Public Safety Bicycle
  • Trek Wrench Force Tool Kit
  • You Own It, You Clean It:  A Guide to Cleaning and Lubrication

Member News:

  • Going for the Goal: Ron Burkitt Rides Ohio
  • IPMBA Implemented:  Instant Success in Sandpoint ID
  • Memoirs of a Board Member:  Chapter Three:  Secret Proceedings Revealed! 

News from the UK:

  • Andy Burnham Awarded Portsmouth Community Policing Initiative Award 2003
  • Cyclists in Public Service London Awards 2004
  • New Year's Honours:  David O'Grady Named MBE

President’s Column:  Friends Don't Let Friends Ride Junk


IPMBA News Vol. 12 No. 5  Fall 2003

IPMBA News Vol. 12 No. 5 Fall 2003

Cover Story:  ABCs of Advocacy

Director's Column:  Success Sells

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Blue Racer Headsets
  • Debate over Bicycle Saddles Continues
  • EKO Sport Total Air Cartridges

Instructor Corner: 

  • Important Information:  Course Record Submission, Maintaining Instructor Certification, Security Cyclist Course 
  • Instructor Course Graduates:  Wisconsin (August 2003)

Issue Focus: Success

  • Bike Officers Catch Thief
  • Cannondale Partners with IPMBA to Award Four Bikes
  • DC Bicycle Officer Kills Suspect in Robbery
  • First Annual Emergency Services Cycling Seminar in the UK
  • First on Scene...Bike Medics:  Life-Saving Stories
  • First IPMBA Police/EMS Cyclist Course in Ontario
  • Just Another Day at the Fair:  EMS Explorers and Bike Paramedics Team Up to Save a Fair-Goer's Life
  • London's Life-Saving Team:  LAS CRU Meets Need for Faster Response Times
  • London's MET Adopts IPMBA
  • Palm Beach County Bicycle Unit Awarded FBA's Enforcement Program of the Year
  • Protecting the Ambassador:  Ra'anana Bicycle Police Secure Israel's Top VIPs on July 4
  • Small Town Fourth of July in Udall KS
  • S.T.O.R.M. Trooper's Third Patrol:  Young Volunteer Assists Injured MTB Rider
  • Teen Charged After Hitting Bike Patrol Officer
  • Training Class Makes a Catch 

Member News:

  • Chris Whaley Certified as Ontario's First PCI and Canada's First EMSCI
  • IPMBA Members in the Military

President’s Column:  IPMBA.  The Sweet Smell of Success


IPMBA News Vol. 12 No. 3  Summer 2003

IPMBA News Vol. 12 No. 3 Summer 2003

Cover Story:  Held Up President

Director's Column:  A Different View

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Jandd Rac Pac II
  • Rudy Project Sunglasses

Instructor Corner:  Stop Annoying Your Audience

IPMBA Conference Highlights:

  • Competition 2003:  Bethlehem Police and Williamson Medical Center EMS Take Top Honors
  • Exhibit A:  Over 20 Vendors Support IPMBA and You
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Instructors and Presenters
  • International Contingent Growing Strong
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • Vendors and Supporters

Issue Focus:  Occupational Safety and Health

  • Bike Patrol, Health and Safety:  Equipment Implications for You and Your Employer
  • Body Armor for Bicyclists
  • Choose Your Duty Sunglasses Carefully
  • Cycling's Deadliest Risks Don't Always Involve Accidents
  • NIOSH Studies a Delicate Problem
  • Occupational Health Issues and Bicycle Riding
  • Saddle Sore - The Debate Over Bicycle Saddles
  • Study Recommends Ways to Reduce the Risks of Injury 

Member News:  Bike Officer Involved in Shooting

President’s Column:   IPMBA.  Doing it Safely


IPMBA News Vol. 12 No. 2  Spring 2003

IPMBA News Vol. 12 No. 2 Spring 2003

Cover Story:  Bicycle Fleet Management

Director's Column:  Reprise:  Putting the "I" in IPMBA

Industry/Product Reviews:  GAMEBIKE Training and Gaming System

Instructor Corner:

  • How to Become a League-Certified Instructor
  • Instructor Course Graduates:  Florida (February 2003)

Issue Focus:  IPMBA Around the World

  • Bikes Against Terror:  The Israeli Experience
  • Doin' Calls by the Falls:  Bike Medics Respond to 200 Calls
  • Getting Started the Hard Way:  Promoting Security Bike Patrol is No Easy Task
  • IPMBA Meets "The Met"
  • Mountain Bike Patrol in the Netherlands
  • Rescue is Just Part of the Job for Niagara EMS
  • The Israel Police Force:  Maale Adumin
  • The North Yorkshire Police: York Community Cycle Unit Pilot

Member News:

  • Fitting the Racial Profile
  • Having Trouble Getting Departmental Support?
  • How to Double the Size of Your Bike Patrol:  Advice from a Two-Time Chief
  • IPMBA President Don Hudson Steps Down; TJ Richardson Steps In
  • Stealth Bikes Strike Again:  Silent Approach may have Saved Cop's Life

President’s Column:  IPMBA:  Doing it Better, Doing it First


IPMBA News Vol. 12 No. 1  Winter 2003

IPMBA News Vol. 12 No. 1 Winter 2003

Cover Story:  Going the Distance:  The Thrill of the "Chase"

Directors Column:  IPMBA's First Product Guide

Issue Focus: Product Guide

  • Alerte System Trailblazer Bicycle Light System
  • Annual Maintenance Checklist
  • Bike Patrol Uniforms: We've Come a Long Way, Baby
  • Component Primer:  Drive Trains
  • Helmet Safety:  Separating Fact from Fiction
  • How to Pack a Bicycle
  • Interbike 2002
  • IPMBA Corporate Membership Program Launches
  • Industry Relations Committee
  • Lighting Primer
  • Manitou Public Safety Black Fork
  • Patrol Cycle's Patrol Shoe
  • Swagman XP Fold-Down Bike Rack
  • Winterizing Your Bike

Member News:

  • Accessibility Cited in Suspect Grab
  • Ann Arbor Police Department Receives Grant from Target
  • My Favorite Bike Patrol Tactic
  • Police Unity Tour 2002

President’s Column:  Products Pass the IPMBA Test


IPMBA News Vol. 11 No. 2  Fall 2002

IPMBA News Vol. 11 No. 2 Fall 2002

Cover Story:  IPMBA Forms Membership Committee

Director's Column:  Results Build Success

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Bates Enforcer Series Special Ops Bike Shoe
  • Cell Safe
  • IPMBA Industry Relations Committee 2002-2003

Instructor Corner:  Instructor Course Graduates: Nashville TN (June 2002)

Issue Focus: Success

  • Beyond Community Policing:  The Crime-Fighting Effectiveness of the Police Cyclist
  • Bike Officer Aids Drive Having Seizure
  • Chasing Crime on Two Wheels
  • Cincinnati Pilot Study Flies:  Holiday Task Force Results
  • Drug Dealers Lash Out at [Bike] Police
  • EMTs on Bikes Prove Valuable
  • Hard Won Training:  Perserverence Key to Implementing Refresher Training
  • Night Life for Chicago PD:  Bike Patrol Expands Hours
  • Pleasure Ride Turned EMS Bike Team Deployment
  • Remembering the Alamo:  Foot and Bike Patrol Rolled Out and a City is Reborn
  • What's a Bike Team Worth?
  • Woodward Dream Cruise

Member News:  2001 IPMBA Member Survey

President’s Column:  Do You Need Bike Training?


IPMBA News Vol. 11 No. 3 Summer 2002

IPMBA News Vol. 11 No. 3 Summer 2002

Cover Story:  Compete to Complete: Competitive Bike Teams Benefit Departments

Director's Column:  Fit for the Job

Industry/Product Reviews:

  • Reflections on Being Seen
  • Sealskinz

IPMBA Conference Highlights:

  • Are We Done Yet?  Reflections of a Tired Host
  • Competition 2002:  No Rain Delay Today
  • EMS on the Rise
  • IPMBA's Industry Partners Contribute to Conference Success
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • Thanks to Our Hosts
  • Vendors and Supporters

Issue Focus:  Fitness Standards

  • Get Ready - Physical Fitness Standards are Back
  • It Pays to Exercise in Boca Raton and Topeka, Too
  • Physical Fitness Standards for Police Cyclists
  • Physical Fitness for the Public Safety Cyclist

Member News:

  • Call for Education Committee Members
  • Farewell to Board Members Al Simpson and Ray Ranne

President’s Column:   Thanks All Around


IPMBA News Vol. 11 No. 2  Spring 2002

IPMBA News Vol. 11 No. 2 Spring 2002

Cover Story:  The Case for Bicycle Law Enforcement

Director's Column:  Spring into Action

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Mini Mums Bike Storage 
  • Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance

Instructor Corner:  Instructor Course Graduates:  Florida (February 2002)

Issue Focus:  Bicycle Safety Education

  • Bicycle Safety Education for Kids:  Bike Rodeos
  • Bike Safety Education Programs
  • Bike Safety Education Publications
  • Bike Safety Education Resources
  • Makin' It Happen in the Sunshine State:  PBSO's Bike Safety Education Program

Member News:

  • MRL Awards AED Grant to MAST Ambulance
  • Memoirs of a Board Member, Chapter 2

President’s Column:  Education, Enforcement, and You


IPMBA News Vol. 11 No. 1  Winter 2002

IPMBA News Vol. 11 No. 1 Winter 2002

Cover Story:  Riding in a Winter Wonderland

Director's Column:  Reviewing the "Fund-amentals"

Industry/Product Reviews:  Figuring Fabrics

Issue Focus:  Funding

  • Enterprise Foundation Backs Bike Patrol
  • Funding Bike Patrols with Non-Departmental Money 
  • Funding Resources and Websites
  • Law Enforcement Project and Funding Development
  • Ormet Donates Bicycles to Wheeling (WV) Police
  • Weed and Seed in Ogden
  • Work Hard, Be Patient, Get Creative 

Member News:  Riding "Under" the Influence: Arcata Bike Cops 

President’s Column:  For the Love of the Job


IPMBA News Vol. 10 No. 4  Fall 2001

IPMBA News Vol. 10 No. 4 Fall 2001

Cover Story:  Everybody Falls

Director's Column:  Get Your Pens Ready to Put the "I" In IPMBA

EMS: 

  • Bike Medics Score Another Save
  • EMS Cyclists Go for the Gold
  • EMS Memorial Ride
  • Not as Easy as Riding A Bike

Health:  Keeping the Eyes of Eye-Pim-Bah Safe 

Instructor Corner: 

  • Instructor Course Graduates:  Boulder CO (June 2001);  Minneapolis/Saint Paul (July/August 2001)
  • Putting the Brass on Bikes
  • Three-Mile Time Trial

Issue Focus:  Putting the "I" in IPMBA

  • An American in the Netherlands
  • Fit for Military Service (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • IPMBA Exhibits at INFOPOL (Belgium)
  • Working in Paradise (Saint Croix)

Member News: 

  • IPMBA Member Survey
  • Ogden PD Bike Patrol Gears up for the Winter Games

President’s Column:  Putting the "I" In IPMBA - With a Twist


IPMBA News Vol. 10 No. 3  Summer 2001

IPMBA News Vol. 10 No. 3 Summer 2001

Cover Story:  Water, Water, I Need Water!

Director's Column:  Stand Up and Be Counted

EMS:  

  • Bicycle Medics Deliver Quicker Care at the Fair
  • Helping Hearts helps Purchase AEDs 
  • Police Officer Survives Marathon Heart Attack

Issue Focus:  Conference Highlights

  • Behind the Scenes at the IPMBA Conference
  • The View from the "Back of the House"
  • Competition 2001:  Great Turnout 
  • EMS Shines at the 2001 Conference
  • Gone -- But Not Far:  A Tribute to Kirby Beck
  • Instructor Course Graduates
  • IPMBA Conference - Cincinnati-Style!
  • Photo Montage
  • Vendors and Supporters

Member News:

  • IPMBA to Conduct Membership Survey
  • Post MPs Come Along for the Ride

President’s Column:   Ready, Set, Go...


IPMBA News Vol 10 No. 2  Spring 2001

IPMBA News Vol 10 No. 2 Spring 2001

Cover Story:  Keepin' Busy:  Support Still Growing for Tennessee Bike Medic Team

Director's Column:  Bike Cops Rule!

EMS:  EMS Cycling is HOT!

Industry/Product Reviews:  Ibis Attack Police Bicycle

Instructor Corner:  Instructor Course Graduates:  Orlando FL (February 2001)

Member News:  2000 Bike Operations Survey Results

President’s Column:  What a Wonderful Ride


IPMBA News Vol. 10 No. 1  Winter 2001

IPMBA News Vol. 10 No. 1 Winter 2001

Cover Story:  Training Miles: Get 'Em Where You can

Director's Column:  Interest and Support of Bike Patrols Continue to Grow

EMS:  City Mayor (Orlando) Endorses EMS Bike Team

Industry/Product Reviews:  

  • Bike Spike
  • The Shooter Law Enforcement Glove

Instructor Corner:  Instructor Course Graduates:  San Antonio TX (June 2000); Evanston IL (September 2000); New Orleans LA (October 2000)

Member News:  Aviano Security Cops Ride Bikes on the Beat

President’s Column:  Welcoming in the New Year


IPMBA News Vol. 9 No. 2 Fall 2000

IPMBA News Vol. 9 No. 2 Fall 2000

Cover Story:  Good Guys and Bad Guys on the Streets of Philadelphia

Industry/Product Reviews:  

  • Diadora Bike Patrol Shoe
  • PowerGrips
  • ProLink Chain Lube

Member News:  Airman Gets Highest SPS Award

President's Column:  Introducing our New Staff

Training/Operations:   Bike Patrol as High Liability Activity


IPMBA News Vol. 9 No. 1 Summer 2000

IPMBA News Vol. 9 No. 1 Summer 2000

Cover Story:  Training and Policy

EMS:  

  • EMS on the Move (Again)
  • Butler County's First EMS Bicycle Patrol Deployed

Conference Highlights:  10th Annual Police on Bikes Conference:  Great Weather, Great Host, Great Success

Industry/Product Reviews:  Rolf Wheels

President's Column:  Upcoming Year - Changes and Challenges

Training/Operations: 

  • Weapon Retention:  Exercise, Training, and Equipment Issues for Bike Patrol Officers
  • Conference Discussion Prompts Policy Explanation

IPMBA News Vol. 9 No. 3 Winter 2000

IPMBA News Vol. 9 No. 3 Winter 2000

Cover Story:  IPMBA Advanced:  The Ultimate Police Cyclist School

IPMBA Conference:

  • Bicycle Rapid Response
  • Firearms Training for the Mountain Bike Officer
  • EMS at Cinci 2001
  • Host Department Profile:  Cincinnati Police Division
  • The Mountain Bike Competition:  Anticipated by Many, Feared by Most
  • Registration Materials

President's Column:  Protestors Discover a Formidable Foe


IPMBA News Vol. 8 No. 3 Fall 1999

IPMBA News Vol. 8 No. 3 Fall 1999

Cover Story:  Evolution of a Successful Bike Patrol

From the Field:  

  • The Rooster Sped Away in a Bronco
  • Fill it Up...with Bikes
  • The Nose Knows

Industry/Product Reviews:  Second Chance Body Armor

President's Column:  Flying Really, Really Fast

Training/Operations:  Clothing Tips for Winter


IPMBA News Vol. 8 No. 2 Summer 1999

IPMBA News Vol. 8 No. 2 Summer 1999

Cover Story:  Keeping Your Weapon Where it Belongs

Education Corner:  Looking Ahead

EMS:  Emergency Medical Services:  On the Move

From the Field:  Promotion:  A Vital Step

Industry/Product Reviews: Kenda Police Knite Glo Tires

Issue Focus:  Starting a Bike Patrol - Getting Back to Basics

President's Column:  1999 Conference - Heros, Friends, and "Phenoms"

Training/Operations:  Bicycle Polo:  The Sport of Horseless Kings and Queens


IPMBA News Vol. 8 No. 1  Winter 1999

IPMBA News Vol. 8 No. 1 Winter 1999

Cover Story:  IPMBA Goes Out on Its Own

Education Corner:  Experts Wanted

From the Field: Front Rangers Cyclng Club: A Success from All Angles

Industry/Product Reviews:  Bike Control Shockster

Member News:

  • 1998 Bike Operations Survey Results
  • IPMBA Remembers James Spignesi
  • Robert Ogden (Deerfield IL) Reports Success

IPMBA News Vol. 7 No. 3  Fall 1998

IPMBA News Vol. 7 No. 3 Fall 1998

Chair's Column:  EMS:  Welcome to IPMBA

Cover Story:  From Road Warrior to Road Rash

Education Column:  The Police on Bikes Conference:  Knowledge is Useless,Unless it is Shared

From the Field: 

  • Bike Cop Makes Arrest in Carnival Shooting
  • Clean Air Grant Buys Bikes for LA Area Agencies

Industry/Product Reviews: SIDI Police Model Shoe

Training/Operations:  A D.A.R.E.-ing Bicycle

Unit Notes:  

  • Charleston WV Police Trains Neighborhood Assistance Officers on Bikes
  • Palm Beach County Bike Patrol:  A Decade of Growth

IPMBA News Vol. 7 No. 2  Summer 1998

IPMBA News Vol. 7 No. 2 Summer 1998

Cover Story:   Changing of the Guard

Conference Highlights:  

  • Bike Cops Have All the Luck
  • Conference Instructors 
  • Has it Been Eight Years Already?
  • Photo Montage

Education Column:  New Education Chair

Training/Operations:

  • Simple Ways to Strengthen Police on Bikes
  • South Carolina Amends Emergency Vehicle Code to Include Bikes

IPMBA News Vol. 7 No. 1  Spring 1998

IPMBA News Vol. 7 No. 1 Spring 1998

Chair's Column:  Stepping Aside After Eight Years, But Not Leaving

Cover Story:  Toting Firearms and Equipment on Airlines

Education Column:  Gene Miller's Last Column

Member News:  

  • Bob Sisley thanks Dominic Angiolillo, Al Simpson, and Tony Valdes for a great class
  • Paul Landstrom (CUNY Public Safety) Named Bicycle Patrol Coordinator
  • Thanks to Tom Woods, Andy McLellan, and Gene Miller for their service to IPMBA

Note from the Editor:  Out with the Old, In with the New (Andy McLellan's last issue)

Training/Operations: 

  • Just Ridin' in the Rain
  • Ricin Warning:  Contact with Highly Toxic "Bait" Fatal to Officers, Others
  • Where to Find Bicycle Safety Information

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 6  November/December 1997

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 6 November/December 1997

Cover Story:  Bike Patrol in Africa:  Not Your Ordinary Bike Unit

Education Column:  Advancements in Bicycle-Specific Firearms Training

Industry/Product Reviews: Sidetrak Excess Access Bar

Instructor Corner:  The Objective of the PCI Program

Training/Operations:  He'll Be Comin' Down the Mountain


IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 5  September/October 1997

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 5 September/October 1997

Chair's Column:  Changes...

Cover Story:  Have Gun, Will Travel

Education Column:  IPMBA Copyright

EMS:  IPMBA's First EMS Course a Success

Industry/Product Reviews: Vredestein Special Edition Law Enforcement Tyre

International:  Panama City Hosts First IPMBA Police Cyclist Course

Unit Notes:  Philadelphia PA Housing Authority Police Runs Junior Bicycle Patrol Program for Kids


IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 4  July/August 1997

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 4 July/August 1997

Chair's Column:  Moving Ahead

Cover Story:  Consider the Sun a Bad Guy

From the Field: 

  • Bridgeport CT Police - Bike Cops Arrest Suspect 45 Minutes after Mug Shot Posted
  • Columbia Mall MD Security - brings bike patrol into the Mall at Columbia

Industry/Product Reviews:  Lightman Commuter Remote Xenon Strobe

Maintenance:   Derailleur Adjustments:  Which Way do I Go?  

Training/Operations:

  • Bike Patrol Check-Up
  • IPMBA PC Becomes Training Standard for Chicago Police
  • Officer Safety - OC Deployment Errors

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 3 May/June 1997

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 3 May/June 1997

Chair's Column:  New Chair Elected to IPMBA's Governing Board

Cover Story:  7th Annual Police on Bikes Conference - A Kickin' Good Time

Conference Highlights:  Photo Montage

Education Column: It's Easy to Become Involved

Maintenance:  A Spoke Wrench is More Dangerous than an UZI


IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 2  March/April 1997

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 2 March/April 1997

Chair's Column:  Seven Years Marked by Growth, Miles, and Friends

Cover Story:  Your Work and Word Matters in the "Big Picture"

Industry/Product Reviews:  Paradigm Products Lock/Pump 2

PCI News:  Changes in the Police Cyclist Instructor Certification Program

Training/Operations:

  • The Case for Bicycle Law Enforcement
  • Stay Cool:  Tips for Summertime Riding 

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 1  January/February 1997

IPMBA News Vol. 6 No. 1 January/February 1997

Chair's Column:  Wanted:  Continued Strong Leadership

Cover Story:  Search and Rescue:  Mountain Bikes Aren't Just for Recreation Anymore

Industry/Product Reviews:  CliMitts

Training/Operations: Olympics/Paralympics Show Need for Specific Training

Unit Profile:  Big Shoulders, Windy City, and Bike Patrol (Chicago IL)


IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 6  November/December 1996

IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 6 November/December 1996

Chair's Column:  Reflections from the Seat of Another Kind of Bike

Cover Story:  Winter Hydration

Education Column:  The Complete Guide to Police Cycling Released

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Patrol Bike Lightbar
  • Product Purchase Program Debuts

Training/Operations:  Kansas Recognizes Bikes as Emergency Vehicles


IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 4  September/October 1996

IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 4 September/October 1996

Chair's Column:  See the World "By Cop"

Cover Story:  The Bike Ride from Hell

Education Column:  Conference Reflections and Our Education Future

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Aerospoke
  • Technology:  From Cutoffs to Environmentally Friendly

Member News: 

  • Bike Cops Awarded Saint Paul (MN) Officers of the Year (Tim Bradley & Lucia Wroblewski)
  • Lander (WY) Holds Second Police Cyclist Course

Training/Operations:  Bicycle Registration: A Useful Tool for Bike Cops


IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 3  July/August 1996

IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 3 July/August 1996

Chair's Column:  Bike Cops Should Use Unique Opportunities with Public to Educate

Cover Story:  Rochester NY:  Host of the Successful 6th Annual Conference

Industry/Product Reviews:  Shimano M323 Pedals

Member News:

  • News from the Rocky Mountains
  • Pacific Blue:  Baywatch on Bikes

Training/Operations:  Bike to Run Transition


IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 2 April/May 1996

IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 2 April/May 1996

Chair's Column:  Supervisor Bike Course

Cover Story:  Why Bike Cops Should Care About What Happens in Washington DC

Education Column:  Police Cyclist Instructor Development Course (PCID)

Industry/Product Reviews:  Crash Pack

Tech Talk:  Shelter, Fabrics, and Layering:  One of Life's Basic Needs

Training/Operations:

  • A Fund-y Thing Happened on the Way to Bike Patrol
  • Talking Hands

IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 1 February 1996

IPMBA News Vol. 5 No. 1 February 1996

Chair's Column:  Sixth Annual Police on Bikes Conference is "Where it's At"

Cover Story:  IPMBA Voice Heard by Traffic Planners at UC Berkeley

Industry/Product Reviews:  Product Review Policies

Maintenance:

  • Brakes Halt the Freeze
  • Tire Replacement

Member News:

  • Bike Cops Roll into Hollywood (Gary Gallinot Advises Pacific Blue)
  • IPMBA Remembers Gilbert Mast 

Training/Operations:

  • Advanced Serpentine
  • Part-Time Bike Units:  Are They Really Needed? 

Unit Profile:  Nampa (ID) Police Bike Patrol Unit Looks Forward to Becoming Full-Time

Vice Chair's Column:  The Winter Months:  To Do and Review


IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 6  December 1995

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 6 December 1995

Chair's Column:  Divorcing Ourselves from Stereotypes

Cover Story:  It's Chilly Out There:  Tips for Cold Weather Gear

Education Column:  Bicycle-Oriented Firearms Course

Member News: 

  • Covert Bikes (Cincinnati OH)
  • Flower Picker Pinch (Milwaukee WI)
  • Mistaken Identity (Western Kentucky University) 
  • The One that Almost Got Away (New Orleans LA) 

Training/Operations:

  • No Brakes
  • Stealth Riding and Visibility:  An Option and a Choice

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 5  October 1995

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 5 October 1995

 Chair's Column:  Make Sure You Know What Training You're Receiving

Cover Story:  Winter Months Maintenance:  A Few Cleaning Suggestions

Industry/Product Reviews:  A "Shocking" Column: Suspension Systems

Training/Operations:

  • A Case for Officer Bike Repair and Maintenance
  • IPMBA Police Cyclist Course certified by Illinois POST
  • On the Job Training
  • Pursuit Tactics

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 4  August 1995

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 4 August 1995

Chair's Column:  IPMBA:  Then and Now

Cover Story:  Police Cyclists and Use of Force

Industry/Product Reviews:  What's Everyone Else Riding?

Member News:

  • First Troy (OH) Family Fun Ride a Success
  • Springfield Technical Community College Police Rodeo and Competition
  • Stealth Bike Strikes Again (John Grisetti)

Training/Operations:

  • Protecting Yourself from Liability 
  • When the Mercury Rises, Drink Up
    • Basic Tips for Hot Weather Riding

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 3  June 1995

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 3 June 1995

Chair's Column:  Best Law Enforcement Conference

Conference Highlights:

  • Exhibitors
  • First PCI Development Course
  • Photo Montage

Cover Story:  Police Cyclist Course at 1995 Conference a Great Success

Education Column:  Bike Maintenance Quiz

Training/Operations:

  • IPMBA Certification Becomes Law in Tennessee
  • What to do with the Whistle?

Unit Profile:  Chicago (IL) Mayor Mandates Bike Patrol


IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 2 April 1995

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 2 April 1995

Chair's Column:  Learn About Effective Cycling

Cover Story:  Introducing the Police on Bikes Movement to Recreational Cyclists

Education Column:  Levels of Police Cyclist Instructor

International:  Project Harmony Phase II:  Russians Visit the USA

Member News:

  • Bike Patrol Unit Assisted by Local Club (Moline IL)
  • Don Hudson Saves Boy's Life
  • Stealth Cop Strikes Unnoticed (Chuck Luise)

Unit Profile:  Rochester (NY) Housing Authority Police: So Bikes Aren't Effective? 


IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 1 February 1995

IPMBA News Vol. 4 No. 1 February 1995

Chair's Column:  The League's Board is there for You

Cover Story:  Civil Liability Part III:  Conspicuity is Vital to Safety

Education Column:  Experience and Practice Lead to Successful Arrests

Industry/Product Reviews:  Scott USA's "Over Rock" Shoes

Maintenance:  Five Patrol Tips for Effectiveness and Safety

Training/Operations:

  • New Bicycle Friendly Communities Program

Unit Notes:  Helena MT - issues "ice cream citations" for helmet use

Unit Profile:  Philadelphia Housing Police


IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 6  December 1994

IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 6 December 1994

Chair's Column:  Document Your Bike Patrol History for Future Reference

Cover Story:  Civil Liability, Part II

Education Column:  Don't Let Winter Stop You from Staying in Shape

Member News:  Terry Welshan Honored by US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Training/Operations:

  • California Recognizes Bikes as Police Vehicles
  • Continual Training:  Challenging Yourself to Get Better
  • Crime Bill Money Available for Police Bicycle Patrols
  • Non-Traditional Funding for Bike Units

Unit Notes:

  • Rome GA Police - hosts competition 
  • Trenton NJ Police - designs bike patrol patch
  • Zion IL Police - tallies seasonal statistics 

IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 4  October 1994

IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 4 October 1994

Chair's Column:  IPMBA Membership Reaches 1,000 Mark

Cover Story:  Helmets and Us

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Equipment Needs of the Bicycle Patrol Officer, Part V
  • Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Review

Training/Operations:  Winter Hydration

Unit Notes:

  • Cincinnati OH Police - thanks Cincinnati Cycle Club for support
  • Oak Forest IL Police - applies for $10,685 in CMAQ funds

Unit Profile:  Milwaukee (WI) Police Department 


IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 4 August 1994

IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 4 August 1994

Chair's Column:  Bike Patrols Can Make A Difference

Cover Story:  Civil Liability:  A Serious Concern

Education Column:  There is No Substitute for Training

Industry/Product Reviews:  Equipment Needs of the Police Bicycle Officer, Part IV

International:  IPMBA Trains and Outfits Russian Bicycle Patrol

Training/Operations: 

  • The Law is for All Video Release
  • Minnesota POST Approves IPMBA 
  • Mountain Bike Gears and Shifting

Unit Notes:

  • Aurora IL Police - purchased two more bikes
  • Baltimore MD Police - hosts competition
  • Baltimore County MD Police - began trading card program
  • New Brunswick NJ Police - recovered stolen Merlin
  • Newark NJ Police - hosts competition

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 3  June 1994

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 3 June 1994

Chair's Column:  Conference Wrap-Up

Cover Story:  4th Annual Police on Bikes Conference Best Yet!

Education Column:  PCI Roundtable Discussion Produces Valuable Insight

Industry/Product Reviews:  Equipment Needs of the Police Bicycle Officer, Part III

Training/Operations:

  • Beyond Stretching
  •  "Just Write It" Policy Considerations for Bike Units
  • Overview of Bike Patrols
  • Silence Your Salt Cravings
  • The Shocking Truth:  Recognizing and Treating Shock

Unit Notes:

  • Asheville NC Police - conducts Bicycle Rodeo
  • Charleston WV Police - receives $500 from Mountain State Wheelers 
  • Cleveland OH Police - receives $2 million to outfit and deploy 27 officers

IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 3 April 1994

IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 3 April 1994

Chair's Column:  IPMBA's Progress Result of Member Involvement

Cover Story:  The Eyes Have It

Education Column:  Becoming an IPMBA Police Cyclist Instructor

Industry/Product Reviews:  Equipment Needs of the Police Bicycle Officer, Part II

International:  Bicycle Police in Japan

Training/Operations:  Effective Use of Cover

Unit Notes:

  • Anne Arundel County MD Police - hosts competition
  • Omaha NE Police - developing a program for at-risk kids
  • Orleans MA Police - started bike patrol in Summer 1993
  • Philadelphia PA  Police - made three dozen felony arrests, 60 misdemeanor arrests, and responded to 2,000 calls for service
  • Xenia OH Police - working on bike ordinances
  • Rockford IL Police - received mountain bike from Blackhawk Bicycle and Ski Club

IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 1  February 1994

IPMBA News Vol. 3 No. 1 February 1994

Chair's Column:  Bicycle Patrol Standard Operating Procedures

Cover Story:  Overwhelming Interest in Police on Bikes Conference

Education Column:  Help Your Bike Make it Through the Winter

Industry/Product Reviews:   Equipment Needs of the Police Bicycle Officer, Part I

Training/Operations:  Pursuit Considerations

Unit Notes:

  • Butler University IN Police - increased to five officers
  • Falmouth MA Police - trained 10 officers
  • Metro Nashville TN Police - deploys bike in two of four sectors, day and night
  • San Jose CA Police - deploys bikes in and around the San Jose International Airport
  • Seattle WA Police - bike cops make five times the arrests
  • New Units
    • Glastonbury CT Police (two officers)
    • Jacksonville FL Sheriffs (seven officers)

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 6  December 1993

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 6 December 1993

Chair's Column:  Gaining Support and Approval of Patrolling on Bikes

Cover Story:  Get Out and Ride

Education Column:  Changing Weather Creates Hazards for Cyclists

Industry/Product Reviews:  Police Bikes "Suspended"

Training/Operations:   You Can't Just Drink When You are Thirsty

Unit Notes:

  • New Orleans LA Police - combats snakebike flats with pre-ride tire pressure check
  • West Hartford CT Police - receives $1412 donation
  • New Units
    • Belleville IL Police (two officers)
    • Greenville NC Police (five officers in Tactical Patrol Unit)
    • Nashville TN Police (12 officers)
    • Scott's Valley CA Police ($1100 donation)

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 5  October 1993

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 5 October 1993

Chair's Column:  Continued Involvement Necessary for IPMBA Growth

Cover Story:  Bike Presence in City Projects Scores Big with the Rochester (NY) Community

Training/Operations: 

  • Training for Bike Patrol Officers - Who Needs It?
  • Training Tips:  Traffic Stops

Unit Notes:

  • Scituate MA Police - targets seat belt violations
  • Washington DC - deploys bikes in all seven districts
  • New Units
    • Dyess Air Force Base TX (two officers)
    • Fort Worth TX Medstar (12 paramedics)
    • Knox County OH Police (three bicycles)
    • Rio Rancho NM Police (three officers)
    • University of Cincinnati OH Police (two officers)

Unit Profile:  San Fernando Police Department:  A Smaller Department's Perspective


IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 4  August 1993

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 4 August 1993

Chair's Column:  Cycling Clubs Provide Good Funding Options

Cover Story:  IPMBA Police Cyclist Course On-Line

Training/Operations: 

  • A Look at a Small Community Bike Patrol
  • An Analysis of Police Stress, Fitness, and Job Performance Opinions
  • Bicycle-Mounted Officers Serve as Role Models to Cyclists in Community
  • Training Tips for Panic Stops and Stair Climbing

Unit Notes: 

  • Arapahoe National Forest CO - First full-time mountain bike ranger in US Forest Service
  • Campbell CA Police - patrols Los Gatos Trail with Explorers
  • Omaha NE Police - conducted bike rodeos for Housing Authority
  • University of Toledo OH Police - officers participated in Bike the Bay charity ride
  • New Units
    • Cleburne TX (five officers) 
    • Fremont CA (four officers
    • Harrisonburg VA (two officers)
    • Lisle IL (two officers)
    • Ormond Beach FL (seven officers)
    • Salem MA (three officers)

Unit Profile:  From Boats to Bikes:  Pedal-Powered Coast Guardsmen Check the Docks for Pollution


IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 3  June 1993

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 3 June 1993

Chair's Column:  Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Durango, Colorado

Conference Highlights:

  • Competition Results
  • Conference Exhibitors

Cover Story:  Police on Bikes Conference a Hit

Training/Operations: 

  • A Welcome from the Education Chair
  • Group or Partner Riding
  • Riding Against Traffic - Exploring the Myth

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 2  April 1993

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 2 April 1993

Cover Story:  Patrolling by Bicycle...A Citizen Approach

Industry/Product Reviews:  Uniform Needs of the Bike-Mounted Officer Part V

Member News:  IPMBA Remembers Darrin Kimo Cayetano

Training/Operations: 

  • A Note on Gun Holsters
  • Effective Dismounts, Part II
  • Minnesota Sticks it to Murphy (Bikes Recognized as Police Vehicles) 

Unit Notes:  Cape Town, South Africa

Unit Profile:  Tasmania Police, Australia


IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 1  February 1993

IPMBA News Vol. 2 No. 1 February 1993

Chair's Column:  It is Time to Get Involved

Cover Story:  3rd Annual Police on Bikes Conference Promises to be a Fount of Information

Industry/Product Reviews: 

  • Bicycle Selection and Multiple Use Bikes
  • Uniform Needs of the Bike-Mounted Officer Part IV

Training/Operations:

  • Police Cyclist Certification Training Seminar to be held April 25-18
  • Police Unit Notes

Unit Notes:

  • Cedar Hill State Forest TX - First Texas State Park with bike patrol
  • Lynnhaven Mall Security, Virginia Beach VA - Private security patrol reduces crime
  • Salem MA Police Department - New bike patrol patch

Unit Profile:  Memphis' Beale Street Patrol


IPMBA News Vol. 1 No. 4 December 1992

IPMBA News Vol. 1 No. 4 December 1992

Chair's Column:  Police Cyclist Certification

Cover Story:  Outfitting a Bike Patrol:  Working with Vendors

Industry/Product Reviews:  

  • Uniform Needs of the Bike-Mounted Officer, Part III
  • Vista-Lite:  Adapting a Vista-Lite for Police Use
  • Your Friend, Your Bicycle Helmet

Instructor Corner:  Bicycle Education Resources

Training/Operations:

  • Proper Braking Techniques to Stop on a Dime, Part II
  • Slip-Sliding Away:  Winter Riding Tips

Unit Profile:  University of Massachusetts-Amherst Police Department


IPMBA News Vol. 1 No. 3  November 1992

IPMBA News Vol. 1 No. 3 November 1992

Chair's Column:  On the IPMBA Burner

Cover Story:  Bicycle Patrol in the Private Sector

Industry/Product Reviews:  Uniform Needs of the Bike-Mounted Officer, Part II

Training/Operations:  

  • Policing LA's Housing Projects by Mountain Bike
  • Proper Braking Techniques to Stop on a Dime, Part I

Unit Profile:  Orlando, Florida, Police Department


IPMBA News Vol. 1 No. 2 July 1992

IPMBA News Vol. 1 No. 2 July 1992

Chair's Column:  IPMBA:  An Organization of Action

Cover Story:  3rd Annual Police on Bikes Conference to be held in Fort Lauderdale

Industry/Product Reviews:  Uniform Needs of the Bike-Mounted Cop, Part I

Instructor Corner:  Teaching Cycling Effectively Isn't Kid Stuff

Training/Operations:

  • Pursuits and Takedowns
  • Training and Tactics

Unit Notes:

  • Omaha NE
  • Rehoboth Beach DE

IPMBA News Vol. 1 No. 1 April 1992

IPMBA News Vol. 1 No. 1 April 1992

Chair's Column:  Setting an Agenda for IPMBA

Conference Highlights:  Conference Exhibitors

Cover Story:  Officers Declare Police on Bikes Conference a Success

Industry/Product Reviews:  The Shocking Truth About Suspension Systems

Training/Operations:

  • Motorists Think They’re Kings of the Road
  • The Stair-Stepping Method