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Parking and Securing Your Bicycle


Bicycle racks are conveniently provided throughout campus for your use. Bicycles may not be stored in residence hall stairways, landings or hallways. Riding and/or storing bicycles in a residence hall/apartment or academic building is a safety hazard and is prohibited.

Bicycle Safety

Safe Riding Tips

  • Ride in a straight line, to the right of faster-moving traffic.
  • Stay as close as possible to the curb or the edge of the road.
  • Use caution when passing parked cars, as doors may open without warning.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way on all sidewalks.
  • Don’t use a cell phone while riding a bicycle.
  • Signal your turns and moves.

Locking Tips

  • Always lock your bike to a bicycle rack.
  • Use a high-quality U-shaped lock. Avoid using lightweight cables or chains.
  • Always lock your bicycle through the frame and both wheels to a bicycle parking rack.
  • Lock all free parts of the bike or take them with you.
  • Before leaving your bicycle, give the lock a tug to ensure it is secured.

Bicycle Registration

All bicycles can be registered with the Department of Public Safety. Registration is free and designed to prevent theft. The registration process assists with the recovery and return of stolen bikes and identifying rightful owners. Serial numbers are the most important part of the registration. Here are the most likely areas to find your serial number:

  • Top bar
  • Seat post mast
  • Lower bar
  • Hanger crank near the sprocket
  • Rear fork or stay