Services and Programs : Bicycle Registration & Locks

Bicycle Registration & Locks

University policy requires that all bicycles kept on campus be registered with the Public Safety Department. Registration is free and if your bike is every lost, stolen, or confiscated registration will aid in identifying and returning your bicycle.

How to Register and Claim a Free U-Lock

Just bring your bicycle and University ID to the Public Safety Department Operations Office — located at 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 100 — between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You will be given a unique registration decal and, if you ride your bike on campus at least 5 days per month, a free lock.
U-Locks may also be purchased for $20.

Related Documents

Bicycles: Registration, Locks, Securing & Abandonment Policy A-038.
Bicycle Registration & Lock Issuance Form A-038A.
Guide to Bicycles on the Medical Campus.

Securing your Bicycle

University policy requires all bikes that are not in use to be secured to a bike rack or safely locked in a bicycle locker.
When you secure your bike to a rack, be sure to secure the lock around a closed section of the bicycle frame, not a tire, seat, or other removable part.
Bicycle lockers are located inside 14th Street Garage and between the Fox Building and RSMB. To gain access to these lockers, simply bring your white access card (Indala card) to the Public Safety Office once you have registered your bike.

Rules of the Road

Did you know that in the State of Florida bicycles are considered vehicles? As a result, cyclists are bound to many of the same laws as drivers. It is important to follow the rules of the road when riding your bicycle:

  • Wear a helmet at all times.
  • Ride with traffic, to the side of the road. Obey all signs.
  • Florida Statute requires all cyclists riding between sunset and sunrise to have a light on the front of their bicycle.
  • Pay attention to vehicles around you and never assume that a motor vehicle will yield to you.
  • Never wear headphones while cycling.

UM’s Bike Safe Program

Bike Safe Program