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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.

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