Fan of the Fan has a post on RIchmond Bike Week. Don’t forget about the upcoming Capital to Capital Trail Ride. Also, here’s an announcement by Richmond Police Department: Over the next week, April 9-16, up to 250 police bicycle officers and administrators from around the country and the world will report for assignment in […]
Also, here’s an announcement by Richmond Police Department:
Over the next week, April 9-16, up to 250 police bicycle officers and administrators from around the country and the world will report for assignment in Richmond.
The International Police Mountain Bike Association conference starts tomorrow at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and at other locations throughout the city.
The IPMBA conference is the only national event where professionals learn about every aspect of public safety bicycle use. Officers and administrators from police departments, parks, universities and EMS units will receive the highest level of training.
A welcome to the attendees from Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood is offered in a video that shows the department’s bike units on patrol and highlights the city’s many bike trails. It may be viewed on the city’s website at www.richmondgov.com/police.
This is Richmond’s first time hosting the event and the first time in years it’s being held in an east coast city. The Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau spearheaded the effort to attract IPMBA by using the unique collaboration of the Richmond Police and Fire Departments, Richmond Ambulance Authority, VCU Police and Virginia Capitol Police in what proved to be the successful pitch.
Other factors were Chief Norwood’s strong commitment to an active and outstanding police bike officer program, and the excellent conference spaces and amenities the city offers. The beauty of Richmond and the challenge of the trails in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ James River Park System were also a major draw.