Beginning November 1, 2017, Texas A&M Transportation Services will require all bicycles on campus to be registered and show proof of registration by displaying a permit to avoid enforcement action.
Mandatory bike registration includes a required $10 dollar fee applied to each bike registered. The program offers a fee-free registration period for those who register prior to October 31.
It is critical for planning and communication purposes that Transportation Services have a complete and accurate database of bicycles and bicycle ownership on campus,
which our new registration and permit system will help provide.
We would like to more efficiently communicate with the entire campus bicycle community, and the best way to do that is to have contact information of bicycle owners.
This allows us to proactively reach out to bicyclists who might be impacted by an event on campus, such as construction.
We will be able to scan the bicycle permit and send specific information to those who will be impacted.
Throughout the year, Transportation Services is asked to cut locks for bicycle owners when the lock fails to unlock for one reason or another.
Proof of ownership is required before the lock can be cut. If a bike is registered, this is an easy process.
If it is not registered, proof of ownership may prove more difficult for the bicycle owner.
There are instances of bike theft on campus, and the local and university police would also benefit from a more complete database of bicycle information, and one that includes serial numbers.
This allows law enforcement to more easily identify owners of property allowing them to prosecute for theft. If a victim cannot be identified, there is no proof of theft.
If registration is completed prior to October 31, 2017, registration is FREE. Beginning Nov. 1, there is a $10, one-time registration fee per bike, which is due at the time of registration.
No annual registration is required.
The bike program has grown considerably over the past several years to include many services, the majority of which are free of charge to students, such as:
Yet, the bike program has never had a dedicated source of funding. The $10 registration fee will not completely cover the cost of the bike program, however it will help to ensure it can continue for years to come.
We ask our visitors to abide by the bicycle rules mandated by the state and the regulations for our campus.
At this time, we are not requiring registration for non-affiliated visitors parking bikes on campus.
Beginning November 1, 2017, registering bikes on campus will be mandatory for all students, faculty and staff that plan to ride their bike on campus.
Mandatory bike registration can be completed by logging into the My Account portal select Bike Registration under the My Bikes header.
As soon as the decision to bring a bike on campus is made. All bicyclist must comply with the mandatory requirement to avoid enforcement.
All bikes on campus must be registered by October 31, 2017 to avoid enforcement action.
If you registered your bicycle under the old system (Blue Sticker) you need to reregister your bicycle under the new system if you intend to have and use it on campus.
Please log into your My Account and register the bicycle again as you did before and we will mail you the current system’s sticker.
Please be sure to do so before October 31, 2017 to avoid the fee.
Your bike may be impounded. In order to get your bike released, you will first need to register your bike and obtain your permit.
Then, call the Alternative Transportation office at 979.847.2453 and schedule an appointment to visit the impound.
You will need to bring your permit to the impound, and we will help you apply it to your bike.
There is no charge associated with retrieving a bicycle from the impound.