This article is Part Five in the series on e-bikes. Previous articles were Savvy E-Biking To A Car-Free Future, Everyone’s A Racer Now, E-Bikes: Education, Training & The Law, and E-Bike […]
About Clint Sandusky
Clint is a CyclingSavvy Instructor Candidate and certified Cycling in Traffic Expert. He is a retired law enforcement officer after a 24-year career including both the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Riverside Community College District Police Departments. While at RCCDPD, he was a longtime police cyclist.
He is a 29-year active and certified California Bike Patrol Instructor and currently instructs Bike Patrol Courses for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. He has been an IPMBA (International Police Mountain Bike Association) member since 1994, is a former IPMBA instructor and current member of the e-Bike Task Force. At the 2018, 2019 and 2022 IPMBA conferences, he presented/co-presented e-Bike workshops and/or courses to instructors and general attendees.
Clint owns two e-Bikes and runs errands, commutes, races, teaches, and patrols (at his church) on them.
He has also presented e-Bike seminars and presentations for local bicycle clubs, CABDA (Chicago Area Bicycle Dealers' Association) Expos, and the Florida Bicycle Association. He has authored several e-Bike-related articles for BRAIN (Bicycle Retailer and Industry News), CyclingSavvy and IPMBA.
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E-Bike (electric bike) sales and use continue to grow here in the U.S., Europe, and beyond. E-Bikes are faster, heavier, and at times less nimble than their “conventional” counterparts.
Cyclists using e-bikes need to know how they and their bikes work together, especially under high-speed, emergency and/or adverse conditions. As Clint Eastwood said in the movie Magnum Force, “A man’s got to know his limitations.” Therefore, the faster you intend to go, the more skill and training you need.