If you would like to register your bicycle for free you can click on the link below.
Register, IDentify, Educate is a program sponsored by the University Police Department. We work in partnership with Auxiliary Services to promote bicycle registration and use on the university campus.
Below you will find information on how to register your bicycle to park on campus, the on-campus bicycle cooprerative, and bicycle laws and rules you should follow when riding in our community.
Bicycle theft is a major problem on university and college campuses across the nation resulting in thousands of dollars in losses. It only takes a few minutes to steal a bicycle. A thief will scout a bicycle rack in search of a bicycle they can take with relative ease. Texas State University alone in 2007 had approximately 12 bicycles stolen costing students an estimated total of $4025.00. Only you can prevent these thefts!
...your bike with UPD at no cost. There are a number of ways to register:
Registered bikes are more likely to be recovered if stolen.
If you register your bike and it is stolen, UPD will enter the serial number into the Texas Crime Information Center (TCIC) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). This allows any police agency to search records for specific items by serial number. Without a serial number, this is impossible.
...the serial numbers of your valuables and write them down in a safe, easily accessible place.
... your bicycle specifically and in detail. Do you have a specific type of gear shifters (i.e., Shimano)? Are there scratches, chipped paint, etc.?
...a safe, well-lit, high-traffic area to secure your bicycle.
...any suspicious activity or persons in or around the bicycle racks. Do not approach a person who may be attempting to steal a bike; get a description (clothing, hair, hat, facial hair, size, race, backpack, etc...) and a direction of travel. If you can, keep the suspicious person in your sight.
...yourself on the laws of the road for bicycles.
...yourself on how to secure your bicycle properly.
...yourself on the basic mechanics of your bicycle.
...yourself on safe routes around the city and campus.
...yourself on basic bicycle safety.