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MCT donates patrol bicycles to Madison County Sheriff’s Office

From left, Captain G. Cale Becker and Sheriff Jeff Connor inspect one of the donated bicycles. (MCT photo)


In an effort to encourage law enforcement bicycle patrols on the MCT Trails, Madison County Transit (MCT) donated two RECON Interceptor battery-powered bicycles to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, July 13. The new ruggedized bikes will allow Sheriff’s Office employees to patrol the MCT Trails as well as other unincorporated areas of Madison County.

Over the last five years, MCT has donated patrol bicycles to police departments in Alton, East Alton, Edwardsville, Granite City, Maryville, Highland, Troy, South Roxana, and Venice, as well as to campus safety officers at SIUE and Lewis & Clark Community College.

RECON is a law enforcement electric bike company specializing in patrol bicycles. The all-terrain bicycles donated to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office have a heavy-duty frame and durable, puncture resistant 4-inch tires. Each bike contains a 1000-watt mid-drive motor for optimal speed and hydraulic disc brakes for greater stopping power. Complete with emergency police lights, sirens and a police bag, these bicycles were designed with public safety patrol in mind.


From left, ACT GIS Specialist Dave Cobb, Madison County Sheriff’s Captain G. Cale Becker, MCT Managing Director SJ Morrison, Madison County Sheriff Jeff Connor, and Madison County Chief Deputy Sheriff Marcos Pulido are shown with patrol bicycles recently donated by Madison County Transit to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. (MCT photo)

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