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Do you want to become a POLICE or EMS cyclist? From September 7th to  10th Cypress Creek EMS is offering its next International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Public Safety Cyclist Course. This course is a minimum of 32-hours of classroom and on-bike instruction. No matter how you use your bike fleet, this essential emergency vehicle operations course will improve your response times and help you meet your goals. Learn how to select and pack equipment, maneuver a fully loaded bike at slow speeds, perform basic bike maintenance and on-the-road repairs as well as patrol tactics. The course includes night operations and real-world scenarios.

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EMS Cyclist Operations Course

Safety, job performance, and efficiency are at the root of this training program. EMS personnel on bikes can frequently respond more quickly than those in motor vehicles, especially in congested urban areas and in crowds. They are also effective in search-and-rescue operations, such as those resulting from natural disasters. Students learn basic and emergency bike-handling skills, riding single and in pairs under various traffic conditions, ways to effectively and safely pack equipment, techniques designed to safely handle EMS scenes, and personal safety techniques. This course is a must for EMS and SAR personnel seeking to develop and improve their riding skills and their use of the bike on the job.

Course Length: minimum 32 hours

Testing Procedure: written & on-bike

Requirements: Applicants must currently be EMS personnel currently assigned to bike units, EMS personnel applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of an agency considering the use of bicycles.

Helmet, eye protection (for day and night riding), pedal retention devices, Bike gloves, water bottle or hydration system, and a reputable mountain bike are required. Department issued bike uniform and duty gear is required.

Certification: IPMBA Certification is available to EMS personnel who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.

Police Cyclist Course

Bicycle officers need to ride whenever and wherever they are needed. Proper training is essential to an officer’s on-the-job performance and safety. It is also critical in reducing liability. The PC course provides bicycle officers with the skills they need to effectively serve their communities. The course is divided into eleven units: Bike Handling & Vehicular Cycling, Bike Fit, Group Riding, Hazard Recognition & Common Crashes, Obstacle Clearing & Riding Techniques, Patrol Procedures, Nighttime Patrol, Community Policing, Basic Maintenance, Legal Issues & Traffic Laws, and Fitness & Nutrition. This demanding class involves over 20 hours of on-bike time to develop and improve riding skills.

Course Length: 32 hours

Testing Procedure: written & on-bike

Requirements: Applicants must be police officers currently assigned to bike patrol, officers applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of a department considering use of the bicycle.

Helmet, eye protection (for day and night riding), pedal retention devices, Bike gloves, water bottle or hydration system, and a reputable mountain bike are required. Department issued bike uniform and duty gear is required.

Certification: IPMBA Certification is available to sworn police officers who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.

TCOLE credit for successful completion of the course will be awarded to Texas Peace Officers.