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Bike Theft Prevention

Bicycle theft is an ongoing problem. If you haven’t already, you should record the make, model and serial number of your bicycle and then login to myUWOportal to register your bike.

Once you have registered your bike, a sticker permit will be mailed to your residence. You should then place the permit onto your bike as described.

Bicycle Registration Policy

Bicycles
In accordance with the provisions in Chapter UWS 18.06 Conduct on University Lands: 18.06 (8) Bicycles. No person may park or store his bicycle in buildings, on sidewalks or driveways or in motor vehicle parking spaces, except in areas designated for that purpose or in bicycle racks.

Bicycles shall be parked so as not to obstruct free passage of vehicles and pedestrians.

Registration
  • Residents should register the bike or similar wheeled device by using the Bike Registration portal. 
  • Any bike or similar wheeled device that is stored in or around residence life buildings or structures must have a bike registration sticker affixed to the frame or seat post of the bicycle in a clearly visible manner.
    • Bikes without registration stickers are subject to removal by UWO Police Department. 
  • Registration may be completed under myUWOportal. If you live on campus, the registration sticker will be sent to you through campus mail. If you live off campus, the sticker will be sent through US Mail. 
  • Any questions about the bike registration process can be emailed to uwopolice@uwosh.edu
Removal/Disposal
  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in or around any residence life building or structure without an official registration sticker properly displayed will be removed from the location (this includes lock removal/permanent disposal) and will be retained for thirty days.
  • Upon expiration of the 30-day time period, the bike will be deemed abandoned property.
  • Any resident that chooses to bring a bicycle or similar wheeled device to campus must store the bicycle or similar wheeled device in a designated bicycle storage area.
    • In the event that a bicycle or similar wheeled device is stored in a non-designated area and it is registered with the University, the owner will be notified and given three consecutive days to remove the bicycle or similar wheeled device. Failure to comply with this notice could result in disciplinary action such as a citation and removal of the bike. If the bicycle or similar wheeled device is in violation of UWS 18.06 (8); it would be removed immediately.

Exception: Bikes that violate UWS 18.06 (8) (specifically – “Bicycles shall be parked so as not to obstruct free passage of vehicles and pedestrians.”) will be removed immediately. 

  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in areas that are not designated as bicycle storage areas (i.e. locked or chained to railings, trees, benches, etc.) will be removed from the location (this includes lock removal/permanent disposal) and will be retained for thirty days. Upon expiration of the 30-day time period the bike will be deemed abandoned property.
  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in or around any Residence Life building or structure that remains at the close of the residence halls (following spring interim) will be deemed abandoned property.
  • Any bicycle or similar wheeled device that is stored in or around any Residence Life building or structure must be in safe working condition.  It is the responsibility of the owner to maintain said condition and remove the bicycle or similar wheeled device if it is not in safe working condition.
  • In the event that the UWO Police respond to a complaint of a secured or unsecured abandoned bicycle or similar wheeled device; they will determine if the bicycle or similar wheeled device is stolen and/or registered with the University.
  • If the bicycle or similar wheeled device is registered or reported stolen, the bicycle or similar wheeled device will be returned to the owner with appropriate action taken.
  • If the bicycle or similar wheeled device is not stolen and not registered with the University the bicycle or similar wheeled device will be removed and handled in accordance with the abandoned bicycle polices.

Locking Your Bike Correctly

While it’s not possible to make your bicycle 100% theft-proof, there are some simple steps you can take to increase the security of your bicycle and its parts:

  • Use a case-hardened “U” lock; cable locks are easily cut.
  • If you use a regular padlock, purchase one with a 7/16″ shank, the largest size that will fit the campus bike racks.
  • Lock your bike in a well-lit area.
  • Lock your bike in an area that can be seen by passing pedestrians or motorists.
  • Remember to also lock parts attached with quick-release mechanisms.