IPMBA Basic Police Mountain Bike Course



Location: University of Utah, 2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(Across the Street from Hogle Zoo, look for the Police Trailer)

Lodging: University Guest House (Police Bike School Special Room Rate $105)

Class Size: 20

Registration Fee: $175                                                                                                                                                               

Register & Pay  

Included with Registration:
  • Information Packet
  • IPMBA The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling (Book)
  • Daily Lunch (all you can eat)
  • Daily Prize Giveaways
 Materials/Equipment Needed:
  • Mountain Bike
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Duty Belt & Weapon
  • Vest
  • Practice Ammo (150 rounds)
  • Water Bottle
  • Bike Lock
  • Sun Screen
  • Appropriate Clothing
IPMBA Certified Instructors:
  • Sgt. Garth Smith
  • Officer Aaron Nelson
  • Officer Mike Johnston


Course Description:

The Basic Police Mountain Bike Course is taught by certified International Police Mountain Bike (I.P.M.B.A.) Instructors. Students will be required to complete basic skill development courses. Students will also be required to participate in a group patrol team building exercises and an 8-12 mile road ride.  At the conclusion of this course, participants are required to complete a written test and demonstrate proficiency on a skills practical course.  Upon successful completion, participant’s names will be submitted to IPMBA for Certificates.  This course qualifies for 32 P.O.S.T. training hours.

This basic bike course is a pre requisite for the Advanced Course.  You will receive a course information packet after registration.

Course Agenda:

Day 1

  • Bike Fit
  • Classroom/Power Point
  • Lunch (@Heritage Center)
  • Skills Course/Cone Patterns

Day 2

  • Long Ride
  • Lunch (@Football Center)
  • Range Skills (@ Skills Course)
  • Classroom/Power Point
  • Skills Course/Cone Patterns

Day 3

  • Firearms Range
  • Lunch (@Heritage Center)
  • Skills Course/Cone Patterns
  • Classroom/Power Point

Day 4

  • Off Road Ride
  • Lunch (Catered BBQ @ Skills Course)
  • Test Review
  • Written Test
  • Skills Course/Practical Test