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Bicycle Theft & Safety

Bicycle Safety Tips

  • Keep equipment in good repair, checking tires, spokes, brakes, pedals, and chains.
  • Be sure bell or horn works properly.
  • Be sure light is visible for 500 feet and reflector for 300 feet when riding at night.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Always give hand signals before turning.
  • Yield to pedestrians at crossings or on sidewalks.
  • Never race or play games on public streets.
  • Wear a helmet for best protection.

How Not to Get Hit By Cars

Preventing Bicycle Theft

  • Use a quality case-hardened steel U-bolt lock.
  • Secure the bike at least through the frame and rear wheel to a bicycle rack.
  • Engrave your driver’s license number on the frame of the bike.
  • Report suspicious behavior around bicycles racks by using one of the Blue Police Help phones or by calling 979.845.2345 or the appropriate police agency.

Additional information from University Police

If Your Bike Is Stolen

Report the theft immediately to the University Police Department at 979.845.2345 or to the appropriate police agency.

For questions about bicycles on campus, email the Alternative Transportation Coordinator at .