Continuing Education Workshops

IPMBA Police Cyclist Course

This event has concluded.  Please check back in April for details on next years event.

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 Police cyclist 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.

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. Class participants must read The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling – Second Edition (available through most on-line bookstores), prior to the start of the class.


Session 1: May 21 - 24, 2018 
Session 2: June 4 - 7, 2018

Register OnlineClosed

Registrations accepted online until noon three days prior to start of each session. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.

Registration: $200.00

Fees Include

The fee covers mandatory $70.00 IPMBA fee (certificate ($15.00) and membership ($55.00) and UWWPS registration fee ($130.00), written and on-bike testing procedure, instruction and certification for registrants who pass.


Early cancellations will receive a full refund minus 6% cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the event. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows .  All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant's name and event title. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.


Check-in will take place at 7:00 a.m. in Esker Hall, room 120.

What to Bring

  • Writing instruments
  • Water bottle
  • Bag lunch/dinner

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.


You may park in Lot 17, free of charge, on the date of training.  You will receive your parking pass at check-in.  Lot 17 is directly across the street from Esker Hall.  More inforamtion on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website.


Day One 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day Two 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day Three 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Day Four 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

*All times are subject to change


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 fees (included in the cost of the course).

For More Information

If you have questions about the course, please contact:

Lt. Steve Hanekamp
262-472-1429 (office)

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.