PHOTO CAPTION: Pedego electric-assist bicycle similar to that now used by Newport Beach PD.

Newport Beach Police Now Patrol on 'Bionic'-like Electric-Assist Bicycle

$4,000 Pedego bicycles have been customized for police patrol work and are seen as a natural fit for beach patrols.

Published: 05-Apr-2014

NEWPORT BEACH – By design, this officer’s bicycle has super powers and a serious purpose.

“It’s almost like it’s bionic,” Newport Beach police Officer John Mika said Thursday morning, wheeling around a new electric patrol bike.

Last week, officers began patrols on two customized, $4,000 Pedego bicycles. The patrol bikes are likely the first in the county, officials said.


Electric-assist bicycle rider.

John Knox urges his fellow Australians to consider adopting electric-assist bicycles for a host of positive reasons.

Cykno electric-assist bicycle.

Masterminded by Bruno Greppi, the 26 kg electric-assist bicycle offers range up to 60 km.

Couple riding electric-assist bicycles.

City is asking, via online survey, what their views are on electric-assist bicycles and mopeds.


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