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IPMBA Police Bicyclist Course

Course Summary

Students receive training that combines Emergency Vehicle Operations for bike officers with patrol procedures, tactics, night operations, scenarios, and basic bike maintenance and on-the-road repairs. Learn to ride like a pro, avoid crashes, and use your bike to foil the bad guys every time. Off-road riding and bike-specific live-fire exercises are also components of this course.

Course Requirements

To receive IPMBA certification, students must successfully complete the practical skills test, complete the written exam with at least a 76%, become a member of IPMBA, and submit an application to IPMBA for certification.

Special Instructions

The uniform for this course is appropriate law enforcement cycling clothing for cycling portions and agency uniform for firearms portions.

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Courses may be modified due to COVID-19 Restrictions

•Properly-fitted Mountain Bicycle (high-quality) in good mechanical order;
•Street/combination tires, filled to a minimum of 50 lbs., or to within 5 lbs of max pressure;
•Pedal retention devices (toe clips or clipless pedals);
•Water bottle cages and bottles, AND/OR backpack with water bladder;
•Headlamp, 42 lumens or more;
•Eye Protection, both dark and clear;
•Flashing LED taillight;
•Rear bicycle rack and equipment bag (not required if using a pack and water bladder);
•Bicycle needs to be equipped with a kickstand, preferably mounted to the chainstay. If you are lucky enough to have disc brakes, you may have to settle for a kickstand attached to the bottom bracket, though there are after-market chainstay kickstands for almost all brands/makes of front-suspension bikes out there.

• Tire Patch Kit;
• 3 Tire levers;
• 2 or 3 spare tubes that fit your rims/tires
• 1 frame-attached tire pump or CO2 tire inflator (with 2-3 spare CO cartridges);
• Allen Wrenches (4, 5, 6, 8mm)
• Wrenches (8, 10mm)
• 1 Floor Pump per group (recommended)

• Bicycle Helmet (ANSI, Snell or CPSC approved), properly fitted (required!);
• Padded Cycling gloves (highly recommended, not required);
• Padded Cycling shorts (highly recommended, not required)
Rain Gear/Cold weather gear and/or other clothing appropriate for the weather conditions typical for a Wyoming spring;
Reflective Vest (optional)

• Duty Belt with holster
• Handgun with magazines
• 100 rounds of lead free frangible ammunition

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IPMBA Police Bicyclist Course