CHRA Administrator. Lt. Barry Parslow receives new Cyrusher e-bikes from Jeff Flammer, August 23, 2022.
LOGAN – The Logan City Police Department has new wheels thanks to the generosity of a new local bike shop. Cyrusher recently donated two electric mountain bikes to the patrol division.
Logan City Police Administration Lt. Barry Parslow said his neighbor recently approached him asking to give the bikes to officers. That neighbor, Jeff Flammer, had recently opened a new distribution center and store in Logan for Cyrusher, a global cycling company with locations already in France and the UK.
“I was in my yard and Flammer came by on his bike,” Parslow said. “He and his family ride bikes a lot and he approached me and said they wanted to provide bikes to the police department.”
Last week, Flammer showed up at the police department to officially give officers the two mountain bikes. The XF690 Max are equipped with large 4-inch wide tires, for on-road and off-road use. The yellow and black painted frame can also fold in half to make them a bit more compact.
Parslow said the new motorized bicycles will allow officers to travel faster in unique circumstances. Bikes will be especially useful when patrolling large gatherings of people.
“We plan to use them in parades, to help keep crowds out and safe, so floats can get through and everyone can have a good time. We are hosting special events during the fireworks in Willow Park around Independence and Pioneer Day celebrations that will help us keep the crowds safe and keep everyone safe. It also allows us to be mobile from our posts, to be able to monitor and ensure that everyone is well.”
The e-bikes will be added to the other mountain bikes and Segways the patrol division already uses.
Flammer said the Cyrusher bikes will allow police to move quickly, both on and off road. They have hub motors and full suspension, plus extra wide tires.
“They run the trails and rides around town,” Flammer said. “So whatever the Logan City Police Department uses them for, they’ll be fine for that.”
Cyrusher has been manufacturing bikes in China for seven years and opened its hub in Logan to increase its US sales base. Their warehouse is located near 700 W. 200 North. In July, they opened a store at 124 S. 600 West so they could sell e-bikes locally.
Flammer said he got involved with Cyrusher when he started looking to buy e-bikes for his family. The popularity of pedal-assist bicycles continues to grow.
“Everywhere you go you see e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-skateboards. The future is truly electric and the market is headed in that direction.
Electric bikes donated to the police department sell for around $2,000.