Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147


Bicycles donated to RPD Bike Team

Riverside, Ca- Six new bicycles have been, donated by BMW of Riverside, have been put into service with the Riverside Police Department Bike Team. The BMX Cruise Bike is manufacturer-equipped with state-of-the-art Digit 3.0 V brakes, front SRAM 3.0 derailleurs, back SRAM SX derailleurs and a 24-speed Rapid Fire shift system.

The 20-inch frame bikes will be used to patrol parks and pedestrian areas as part of the department’s Mobile Field Force.

“Over the course of many years, the BMW has achieved a singular reputation for product excellence,” said Phil Riley, Parts Department Manager at BMW of Riverside, “and we are proud to contribute a superior product to the important work of the Riverside Police Bike Team.”

The donation “shows a shared commitment to the public playing an active role as co-producers of public safety,” Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach said. “We are pleased by this show of corporate support for community policing.”

Media availability / photo opportunity:
What: Donated BMW bike in service on RPD Bike Team
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 12:15 p.m.
Where: Bobby Bonds Park, 2060 University Ave., Riverside

Members of the Bike Team and Mobile Field Force will be on hand.