Thank You from IPMBA

Thank you for participating in the 2014 IPMBA Conference in Tampa, Florida.  Although this letter is long overdue, we truly appreciate your support!  IPMBA is committed to assisting industry suppliers in their efforts to market to the public safety community.


Although you were not able to join us in the exhibit hall, we appreciate your contributions to our conference.  Attendees enjoyed their welcome bags and the items found within as well as the opportunity to bid on many excellent products.  If you donated an item and would like to contact the person who secured your product, please let me know.


Please see the article posted at about all of our wonderful supporters.


At the first conference of bike-mounted police, in 1991, our founding fathers could only dream of a future with thousands of police, EMS, and security personnel riding bikes in the line of duty.  On the eve of our 25th Annual Conference, public safety cycling is widely recognized as effective, economically smart, community oriented, and good for the environment, too.


Please take advantage of the many ways that IPMBA can help you increase your visibility in the market.  For more information about corporate membership, advertising in IPMBA News, participation in the IPMBA Product Purchase Program, sponsorship opportunities, and/or exhibiting at next year’s conference, please contact me at 410-744-2400 or


Thank you again for supporting IPMBA.  We look forward to seeing you in the Exhibit Hall at the 25th Annual IPMBA Conference in Chandler, Arizona.




Maureen Becker
Executive Director
International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA)

In case you haven’t heard!

Brian Matter 2Well – Hopefully you know by now, but if you don’t I’m stoked to let
you know I pulled off another Chequamegon Fat Tire 40 win!  Making my
total number of victories Six!

They race is pretty special.  If you haven’t been or haven’t seen the
pictures check out this video.  2500 bikes rolling out together for
the start of one of the biggest and most iconic races in the US.

Again, I couldn’t go it without your support.  Whether its been for
this season or since my first Chequamegon in 2003 I’m really really
thankful for this opportunity to turn my passion of racing bikes into
my ‘job’.


Brian Matter


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From Gross, to Fresh and Clean

So I just got back from the Breck Epic, six days I brutal mountain biking…and am finally getting around to unpacking things like my sweaty, muddy, salt crusted and just generally nasty helmet.

Now, in the past this is something I might have just ignored, or maybe if I remembered…brought it in the shower for a shampoo rinse. But with the ProGold Foaming Helmet Cleaner and Deodorizer, this was literally a 5 minute job that took my helmet from gross, to fresh and clean with almost no work. I just liberally coated all the surfaces of the grimy helmet…waited a few minutes while the foaming action did it’s thing, rinsed it off and bam! Like new helmet…no more mud, salt stains or sweat stank!  I hit my shoes up too, which to be honest are an even more often neglected piece of equipment…and those came out awesome too.

It’s not often you find a product that completely changes how you go about your equipment maintenance routine, but this cleaner is going to be key to keeping my helmets and shoes clean on a week-in, week-out basis throughout the season. And, I think it’ll save me time to boot. Hard to argue with that.

Justin Lindine
Professional CX & MTB Cyclist
Redline / NBX


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Another Awesome Product

I love to do work on my bike.  One of the downsides is the amount of dirt and grease I get on my hands and shop rags.  It’s seemed inevitable that I’d be dirtying up rag after rag whenever I did maintenance on my bikes.

Enter ProGold ProTowels.  I first bought these in order to clean my Cyclocross and Mountain bikes after short rides, when just a quick clean was needed.  They have since been relegated to many bigger roles.  I use the towels to clean my hands, chains, frame, shifty bits, pretty much anything in the shop that gets dirty I can whip out a ProTowel and get it clean.

I also like that they can be recycled so after I’m done I just toss it in the paper bin with everything else going out for the week.

I’ve been using these towels for about 6 months now and really recommend them for any DIY’er to keep around the shop, they don’t just work great for bikes I use them to clean up after all sorts of household and home improvement related tasks.

Thanks Progold for making another awesome product I can use to make my life a little easier!


Carter Chappell

901 Racing

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Carter Chappell and ProGold a Outstanding Pair

This weekend I raced in the Montgomery Bell Classic Tennessee State XC

The race was held during a constant downpour with trail conditions
turning to a solid sheet of mud and trail fodder.

I prepared by using ProGold Extreme Chain Lube to keep my drivetrain tight.
Even through the worst of the race when I put extreme pressure on the
drivetrain, things ran smoothly. I attribute a maintenance plan that
centers around ProGold products to maintaining a bicycle that works in
event the worst of conditions. My best effort was good enough for
third place in the State category 1 Men’s 30-39 division.

The Finish

Carter Chappell’s effort was good enough for
third place in the State category 1 Men’s 30-39 division.


After the Race I used Blast Off Degreaser, followed by Citrus Chain
Shine, Bike Wash, Bike Shine,  and another application of Extreme Lube
to top things off.


Before cleaning with ProGold products.



After good as new.


I can’t thank ProGold enough for making products that stand up to the
level of abuse I put my equipment through. Without such outstanding
products I might not have had such a  great experience.

Job Well Done

Eric Marcotte led a 1-2 finish for his team SmartStop in a field sprint to capture the men’s national road title at the 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn.

(all photos by Jonathan Devich)

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I only trust ProGold !!

My name is Jon Pettit.  A wonderer, lover of getting lost, bike rep, wrench, appreciator of great whiskey and cold pbr’s.  I’ve traveled the US down the continental divide, spent my youth in the muck and mud of the Pacific Northwest ruining equipment and burning through lubes, cleaners and what not’s, now I rip across the desserts of the southwest in the dust and heat encountering all sorts of mechanical issues and harsh vegetation.  I Co-habitat with a pro racer, my garage seems to be the local shop, I’ve lost count of the amount of builds, overhauls and repairs done in one of my favorite spaces.

I use whatever works, and works the best.  I met Bruce in Prescott for the first real time, and have since kept in steady contact with the nomadic lube man.  He dispatched some of his goods a couple years back and to my surprise, it wasn’t a junk hand off, I’m skeptical of products that boast such names as “the best stuff ever?!!!!!   Usually means you’re going to use it till it’s gone and go back to your old ways.  But from day one, I was proved wrong and not only does Bruce use his enthusiasm for bikes but it matches his knowledge of products.  We sometimes have 8 bikes that hang in the garage, and right now I have another two bikes I’m building for friends.  The girls rode team was in town earlier this year, and that meant washing 8 bikes every day, cleaning, lubing and riding, and we tried to get some bike work done too….

From the progold bike wash/degreaser, luber pen (my personal favorite), extreme lube, citrus degreaser and the gnarly blast off that will surely cure any ugly incident.   I turned some wrenched for FCS/Zngine earlier this year for the San Dimas road race and a couple others.  While traveling with the team I wasn’t able to bring out my usual accoutrement of tools and goodies.  I sorely missed my ProGold loving, working with subpar cleaner and lubes was frustrating, and didn’t leave the bikes with the usual shine and sparkle, when you’ve got Amber Neben winning the TT, you want the bike to be perfect.

From the road rigs, tt bikes and more importantly the mountains bikes that see thousands of miles of abuse in the dusty, rocky heavens of Arizona and beyond I only trust ProGold to leave me with the end result I’m looking for, and while doing clinics for SRAM and Rockshox Its only going to be progold products that get used on my own rides and those I get to fix in the compounds of my compound.

There’ll be more from the trail, but use the best, leaves us for more time on the trails, with people and friends we love and of course whiskey and ice cold PBR’s, until next time JP.