Police Cyclist Course – IPMBA

Upcoming IPMBA Course

Train to become an Certified Bicycle Officer in this International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Course.

Current IPMBA Police and Security Course

To register, you must complete, and submit the registration form online, complete the Par Q and Medical Clearance, IPMBA Cycling Experience Query Sheet, make payment or deposit, and fax completed forms to Bobby Sellers at 281-655-0414.

Required Documents

Police Equipment Check List

PARQ and Medical Clearance Form

Mandatory Equipment & Materials Checklist

IPMBA Cycling Experience Query Sheet

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, 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.


$270.00 – includes IPMBA membership, certificate, and course text “Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling”

Deposit Amount: $125.00 paid by cash, check, M/O, credit card or company Purchase Order.

Deposit Policy: Please understand that Cypress Creek EMS and the Cypress Creek Advanced Tactical Team are 501 c(3) non-profit corporations. Class size is kept to a specific level to maximize the student to instructor ratio, which is for the benefit of their students; therefore, no reservation will be held and you will not be registered for the class until a deposit has been received.

Refund Policy: If your class is canceled, your deposit is fully refundable. If you cancel at least 14 days prior to the first day of class, half of your deposit is refundable, OR the full deposit can be applied to hold another available class slot. If you cancel with less than 14 days before the beginning of your class, your deposit becomes totally NON-REFUNDABLE, OR half of your deposit can be applied to another available class.

All cancellations must be made in writing or by email to bsellers@ccems.com. If email is unavailable then contact Bobby Sellers at 281-378-0828.

The logistics of hosting this course are intensive and require cooperation from the host agency. Contact Bobby Sellers at bsellers@ccems.com for details.

Lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring lunch or purchase lunch near the training areas.

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn 832-912-1000 (website)

Group Name for reservations: IPMBA Bike Training

Group Code: IPMBA1

Hotel Address: 7979 Willow Chase Boulevard – Houston, Texas 77070

Hotel Amenities:

Breakfast is included in your rate

Complimentary Wifi throughout the hotel

Complimentary VIP Access to Lifetime fitness and Complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel. Contact the hotel to schedule Onsite laundry facility and same day Dry Cleaning (additional fees apply.) Walking distance to several nearby restaurants. Evening Room Service. Full service Food and Drink Restaurant.

Lunch will not be provided. Students are encouraged to bring lunch or purchase lunch near the training areas.

TCOLE credit

TCOLE credit for successful completion of the course will be awarded to Texas Peace Officers. Students will be provided all classroom materials. Students will be sent a complete list of required items upon request. Firearms training is an optional (additional) 8 hour day,  available only upon request and depends on enrollment and range availablity.