Bicycle Security

Bicycle loop racks

Bicycles should only be parked at designated bike racks and should not be taken into U-M buildings. Bicycles parked such that they block sidewalks or roadways are subject to citation and impoundment by U-M Police Department (UMPD). Please see the U-M Ordinance for more information regarding bicycle impoundment and removal.

The UMPD now offers bicycle registration. If your bicycle is lost or stolen, you can easily be identified as the owner when it is recovered by law enforcement. Learn more about the program and officially register your bicycle.

When parked at a bike rack, bicycles should be secured through the frame and one or both of the wheels. While quick release front wheels are the easiest to be removed, the rear wheel actually has more value components; both can be targets for thieves. Expensive saddles and bike accessories such as lights can also be targets and should be removed or secured.