The Reynoldsburg Police Bike Unit was established almost twenty years ago with the addition of one mountain bike and one bicycle officer. Since then it has grown to its current size of five bikes and seven IPMBA trained bicycle officers. All officers must be selected after volunteering for the rigorous and challenging International Police Mountain Bike Course. Officers learn the basic techniques for safely utilizing a bicycle as a law enforcement tool. Bicycle officers are assigned as teams to target areas for both visibility and stealth depending on the missions. They are also deployed in strength to special events such as the Fourth of July Parade, the fireworks, the tomato festival, and the Mt. Carmel Fitness challenge. The unit is available for special events with prior requests and approval.
Reynoldsburg is known as "The Birthplace of the Tomato". The tomato was 'born' in Reynoldsburg in the 19th century with the help of local favorite son Alexander W. Livingston. Livingston developed the 'Paragon Tomato', billed as the first ever tomato bred for commercial use. His legacy lives on in the Livingston House and Museum on Graham Road, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes.