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Number: 722

June 19, 2023 - June 22, 2023
0800-1600 on 6/19, 6/20, 6/22; 1400-2200 on 6/21/23

The Police Cyclist course is a 32-hour course for officers and first line supervisors in the practical application of a police bicycle patrol. The training focuses on the use of the bicycle as a patrol vehicle. Participants will spend approximately half of each 8-hour day riding their bikes and negotiating hazards, learning to use the bicycle to make traffic stops, citizen and suspect contacts, and how to safely handle the bicycle in pursuit situations. Participating officers should be in good physical condition.

Course content includes a selection of uniforms and clothing, bicycle and uniform accessories, basic physical fitness and avoiding injuries, bicycle nomenclature, traffic strategies and approach to calls, negotiation of basic and advanced obstacles, vehicle and suspect stops, pursuits and take downs, night patrol, drug enforcement, community relations, and bicycles and firearms.

Equipment List:

Duty Bicycle:

  • Reputable manufacturer public safety bicycle in good working order, properly fitted
  • Street/combination tires (26-29 x 1.5 to 26-29 2.1 recommended; no knobbies
  • Pedal retention (including acceptable flat pedal/footwear systems)
  • At least one water bottle cage and bottle
  • Hydration delivery system (recommended)
  • High-intensity headlight with 4-hr run-time
  • L.E.D. steady or flashing red taillight
  • Rear mount kick stand
  • Derailleur guard (recommended)
  • Agency-mandated carrying system (e.g. rear rack with rack bag, frame pack, panniers, etc.)


  • Patch kit
  • Tire levers
  • Two spare tubes
  • Frame-mounted tire pump or CO2 inflator with cartridges
  • Allen wrenches (4-/5-/6-/8-mm)
  • Wrenches (8-/10-mm)
  • Bicycle lube
  • Shop towel
  • Disposable gloves


  Safety Equipment:

  • Bicycle helmet (approved by ANSI, Snell, CPSC, CSA, or equivalent)
  • Eye protection (wraparound, clear and tinted)
  • Padded cycles gloves (highly recommended)
  • Body armor protective vest (if worn on duty)


  • Full duty uniform (worn daily)
  • Padded cycling shorts (highly recommended)
  • Footwear compatible with pedal retention
  • Foul weather gear

Duty Belt/Vest:

  • Agency-mandated duty gear


  • Note-taking materials
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes


A Get Active Questionaire will need to be completed prior to the course.

Participants will be required to sign a liability release/waiver on-site.

The classroom will be secured at the end of each day. Equipment may be left in the classroom.