Through lectures, skill practice, and isolation drills, the eight-hour IPMBA e-Bike Training Module is designed to transition fundamental public safety cycling skills from conventional bicycles to e-Bikes. It is intended for public safety cyclists who have already successfully completed the applicable IPMBA Public Safety Cycling Course. E-Bikes are faster, heavier, and less maneuverable than conventional bicycles; therefore, public safety cyclists should first master the skills on a conventional bike and then complete this training module prior to being deployed on an e-Bike.
*Note: this training module is not for use with out-of-class electric vehicles (OCEVs) that exceed the maximum legal speed limit for e-Bikes.
- Dynamic mounts and dismounts
- Curb/stair ascents and descents
- Negotiation of basic obstacles
- Slow speed and balance
- Basic physical fitness and injury avoidance
- Critical situation riding techniques
- Basic maintenance, tire changing, brake and gear adjustment
- Pre-ride safety inspections
- Traffic strategies and approaches to calls
- Scene management
- Equipment selection and load placement
- Patrolling, vehicle stops, suspect stops
- Pursuits and takedowns
- Night patrol
Participants must bring a legal quality mountain e-Bike, pedal retention, a bicycle helmet that meets current safety standards, and protective eyewear. Duty uniforms and cycling gloves are recommended, but not required.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Student bikes MUST meet IPMBA standards for appropriate frame height and size, i.e., there should be 1.5 to 3 inches of clearance between the rider and the top tube of the bike when the rider is astride it in a flat-footed stance.
Date and Time
Friday, Oct. 7, 2022
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Homeland Security Education Center (HEC)