Bike - Basic

Course Description:
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
  • Fitness & Nutrition

This demanding class involves over 20 hours of on-bike time to develop and improve riding skills.

Course Length: minimum 32 hours (40 Hours including Firearms)
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.
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.

YOU MUST PURCHASE AND READ "The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling, Second Edition" from IPMBA BEFORE CLASS

Contact information

Kevin N. Driver
BLET School Director
(919) 464-2352

Dr. Jamie Wicker
Dean of Transportation and Public Safety
Public Safety Building J1011
(919) 464-2358

Wendy Tart
Administrative Assistant, Public Services
(919) 464-2369