Police bikes have been in service for longer than police cruisers. In 1880, the first police bike patrols set out on penny-farthing bikes in Boston and Chicago. Since then, bicycles have proven their value as effective patrol vehicles. A 2008 study, “Bicycle patrols: An underutilized resource” demonstrated that in the average hour, a patrol car would have 3.3 contacts with the public, while bicycle patrols had 7.3 contacts in the same time. Bicycle patrols resulted in twice as many contacts with the public compared with automobile patrols. Any agency looking to increase their presence and visibility in their community would be wise to invest in police bikes.