store before and liked the bikes.
They outfitted and customized
a couple of Pedego bikes for the
department. They used them for about
two years and found that they could go
places much faster than they could on a
traditional bike, responding to calls from
other officers or dispatch. Now Pedego
makes the Ridge Rider mountain bike,
and they offered to swap out the older
bikes for the newer design. The officers
love the new bikes, saying they’re a big
improvement over the originals.
The department has several bicycle
officers, but not just anyone is ready for
patrolling on two wheels.
Chiseled and friendly, Officer Michael
Striek is the training officer for the
department. He is charged with having
Training officer Striek teaches officers to correctly and quickly descend stairs.
The Suntour XCR fork with 120mm of travel takes up the stairs in the front,
but with the aluminum frame, the rear suspension is all in the legs.