Bicycle Safety

We care about your safety. Follow these tips to remain safe when biking on campus.

  • Consider using a U-Bolt-style lock for your bicycle. Attach the lock through a wheel, the frame, and a stationary object such as a bicycle rack. 
  • Register your bicycle’s make, model, and serial number with Campus Safety and Security.
  • Engrave your bicycle to deter thieves and to help in identifying and returning a stolen bicycle. Mark your identification in two different locations on non-removable parts. 
  • Report any suspicious behavior you see around the bicycle racks. Never leave your bicycle unattended anywhere.
  • Be sure that the bicycle cannot be lifted over what you are locking it to.
  • For bicycles with quick-release wheels, lock both wheels and the frame to a secure structure.
  • Secure components such as lights, seat posts with quick release levers, and saddle bags or remove them. 
  • Make the lock as awkward as possible to get at.
  • Do not leave your bicycle locked to racks on campus over the summer unless you are attending the university. 
  • Before you walk away from your bicycle, do a quick check that your lock is really secure and there are no easily removable items.
  • Make sure that in parking and locking your bicycle you are not impeding pedestrian or handicap access.
  • Keep a record of your bicycle’s make, model, color, and frame number.