Dayton to host future International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference

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Dayton was awarded the 2020 International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Conference last June during the 2018 IPMBA event in St. Louis, MO.

The City of Dayton and the Dayton Police Department, in conjunction with the University of Dayton and Five Rivers Metro Parks, have announced that the Gem City will host the 30th Annual International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference in 2020, according to a release from Police Information Specialist Cara Zinski-Neace.

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This organization was created with assistance of retired Dayton Police Sergeant Allan Howard, and the a previous IPMBA conference was also held in Dayton in 2006.

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“We are honored to be able to once again host the International Police Mountain Bike Association Conference as it comes home to Dayton in 2020 for its 30th year,” said Chief Richard Biehl. “Our department takes great pride in our bike patrol and the fact that we have numerous officers who are also IPMBA instructors. This will be the second international policing conference Dayton has hosted in the past eight years. In 2013, we welcomed the International Problem Oriented Policing conference.”

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This conference is expected to bring at least 500 law enforcement officers from around the world to Dayton.

“We’re excited that the International Police Mountain Bike Association chose our city to host their 2020 conference,” said Mayor Nan Whaley. “Dayton is a perfect fit for this event, with our rich history involving the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop, our bike-friendly downtown, and miles of bike paths throughout the region.”

Anyone with additional questions about the conference, please contact Sgt. Gordon Cairns at Gordon.Cairns@daytonohio.gov.

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