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Patrol Bikes Press Releases

January 14, 2014
Safariland Now Offers NiteRider Light Systems for Its Patrol Bikes

Safariland® Patrol Bikes announced the addition of three new patrol bike light combinations for its Safariland/Kona® Patrol Bike line through its new partnership with NiteRider, an industry-leading light manufacturer. The three new light systems are the NiteRider Patrol Light and Siren, the NiteRider Lumina and Mako Systems. All three packages offer a powerful high-performance light and are quick and easy to install.

June 11, 2013
Safariland® Supports Project 999 Memorial Ride

Safariland® salutes Project 999 Memorial Ride participants for cycling 630 miles from the California State Peace Officer Memorial in Sacramento to the Peace Officer Memorial in Tustin, CA on May 24 – 28. Project 999, a non-profit fundraiser supervised by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (CA), provides financial support to the families of fallen officers injured or killed in the line of duty. Every May, officers from different agencies throughout Orange County come together for this Memorial Ride to commemorate the lives of these officers. This year, Safariland sponsored the Orange County Sheriff’s department with team jerseys for participating officers.

March 19, 2013
Safariland/Kona Team Members excel at XTERRA World Championships Now on Air

Safariland® announced today that Team Safariland members Dave and Jodi Ruby, multi triathlon-champions, competed on their Kona® 29er bikes at the 2012 XTERRA World Championships which will be televised on several stations throughout the US from March through June. Dave Ruby was on the podium as the first American male to victory and placed fifth place overall in the male 50-54 division while Jodi also stood on the podium placing fifth overall in the female 50-54 division.

January 15, 2013
Safariland®/Kona® White Patrol Bike Introduced for Its Increased Visibility for Public Safety Agencies

Safariland® announced today that it has released the Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike (29er) in white. The Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike is built from the ground up as the premium patrol bike for law enforcement and security markets and utilizes some of the most technologically advanced components in the industry. The new white color with its bright high-gloss finish provides increased visibility for those in public safety and industrial markets.

January 15, 2013
Half-Finger Bike Patrol Gloves Allowing Greater Weapon Control in Humid Areas Introduced by HATCH®

HATCH® announced today the introduction of the Model SUBH100 Half-Finger Special Unit Bike Glove, designed specifically for bike patrol officers looking for greater dexterity of motion in the fingers while on patrol. Engineered with advanced materials to provide a glove that is both durable and comfortable for all-day bike patrol, this Special Unit Bike Glove features closed-cell foam in the palm area to help reduce fatigue and stress on the hand.

June 14, 2012
Break Free® Enters Bike Market with New Chain Lube Lubricant

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that its Break Free® line has released Chain Lube, a high-performance lubricant for bicycles or any chain driven equipment. Utilizing the most advanced lubrication technology, Chain Lube overcomes friction and wear in the most demanding and adverse conditions. Break Free Chain Lube is among several new products introduced as part of the new Safariland Patrol Bike product line.

June 08, 2012
Safariland® Save Sgt. Randy Crowther Represents Safariland in 2012 Police Unity Tour

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, is pleased to announce that Sergeant Randy Crowther of the Orem, UT Police Department, and a member of the Safariland® Saves Club®, represented Safariland in the 2012 Police Unity Tour. Crowther, riding his Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike 29er, left Somerset, NJ with a small group of 300 other officers from the Western United States for the first leg of the tour. This group was part of a much larger assembly of law enforcement officer cyclists who were making the ride to Washington, DC to take part in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation (NLEOMF) ceremony.

April 30, 2012
Safariland Introduces Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike for Law Enforcement

Safariland®, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today at the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Conference that it is introducing a brand new Patrol Bike product line for the law enforcement market. Safariland has teamed with Kona USA, one of the world’s leading all-terrain bicycle manufacturers, to develop the flagship product in the line, the Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike 29er. Safariland is supporting this with an integrated line of bike related products from their branded armor, duty gear and protective gear lines to new offerings of bike accessories, including apparel and hardware.

April 26, 2012
Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike Team Participates In 24 Hours at Old Pueblo

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, participated in the 13th annual Kona® Bikes 24 Hours of Old Pueblo with its new Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike 29er. Held in Tucson, Arizona on February 17-19, 2012, this event is described as the largest 24-hour mountain biking event in the United States. Safariland’s involvement in the ride was focused on testing their law enforcement Patrol Bike to see just how well the 29er would do against the rough and rugged desert environment.

January 26, 2012
Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike Unveiled at 2012 SHOT Show

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, previewed their new Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike at the 2102 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 18-21. Poised to launch to the market later this year, Safariland used this venue to announce the partnership with world-renowned mountain bicycle manufacturer, KONA, USA, Inc. to offer a premium patrol bike to meet the specific needs of bike patrol officers.