MCT Donates Power Patrol Bicycles to L&C Campus Safety

Article by: Jan Dona, L&C Marketing and PR,

GODFREY – In an effort to facilitate bicycle patrol programs throughout the county, Madison County Transit donated a pair of RECON Interceptor Power Bicycles to Lewis and Clark Community College Campus Safety.

RECON is a law enforcement ebike company, specializing in patrol bikes. A pair of all-terrain bicycles were donated to both L&C and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

According to L&C Campus Safety Director Brad Raish, the bikes will not only enhance safety at L&C, they will allow his office to better serve the community, especially as walking trails are developed in and around the Godfrey campus.

“This incredible donation to our Campus Safety patrol division will not only increase our community policing vision, they will allow us to help the surrounding communities with events like Taste of Edwardsville, BikeMS and the Godfrey fireworks,” he said. “We cannot thank MCT enough for this donation.”

The bikes have a heavy-duty frame and puncture resistant, four-inch tires. Each contains a 1000-watt, mid-drive motor for optimal speed and hydraulic disc brakes. They come complete with emergency police lights, sirens and a police bag. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for each bike, depending on model, is between $2,299-$3,495.

Following some training, Campus Safety officers will begin bike patrols this spring.

In the last five years, MCT has donated similar patrol bicycles to police departments in Alton, East Alton, Edwardsville, Granite City, Maryville, Highland, Troy, South Roxana and Venice.

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