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Police Mountain Bike Training Program

Photo of police training on bikes navigating a tight coned course.

The Baltimore County Police Department utilizes police mountain bikes for patrol settings that are difficult to navigate by patrol car. Bike patrols are used for festivals, public events and patrol along the Northern Central Railroad trail and Robert E. Lee Park, to name but a few locations.

Course Description

The course includes classroom instruction and practical exercises through a demanding coned course at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The final day includes an extended ride through northern Baltimore County.

Upcoming Training

Date: April 9 to 11
Time: 0800-1600 hours
Location: Timonium Fairgrounds

Photo of police training on bikes indoors.

Prerequisites

  • You must be able to ride a bicycle – this course is an advanced maneuver program and does not provide basic bicycle operation.
  • You must bring an operating police mountain bicycle.
  • You must bring a bicycle helmet and eye protection (gloves are optional).
  • You must be in average physical condition. 
  • This is an advanced course that involves precision skills maneuvering, complex performance ability and endurance. 
  • The course includes long rides (a 15-mile ride and a 27-mile ride), defensive tactics, off road terrain and descending stairs.

Contact

Contact Sergeant Jeff Dellman for class opportunities at 443-840-3833 or by email at jdellman@baltimorecountymd.gov

Revised March 3, 2014

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