Bicycles on Campus
If you choose to use a bicycle to get around campus, please
remember that a bicycle is a vehicle and it is your responsibility
to learn and obey the rules that apply to you as a cyclist.
For a list of all locations of bicycle racks, check out our
Bicycle Rack Map.
Register your Bicycle
A bicycle can be a large investment and registering your bicycle
through the University Police Department will only benefit you, in
the event that your bicycle gets stolen or lost.
What do I need to register my bicycle?
- Make & Model
- Serial Number (important!)
- Other identifying markers (basket, banana seat, horn,
- Owner's name and contact information
- Picture (not required, but recommended)
Where Do I Register my Bicycle?
Bicycle registration is located at the University Police
Department, 525 W. Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208 and can be
done at any time.
There is currently not a fee to register your bicycle.
Bicycle Rules and Regulations
- Always ride with the flow of traffic, and never on sidewalks or
other pedestrian walkways, on grass or non-paved areas, or in
- Park your bike only in designated areas (and as a courtesy to
fellow cyclists, park in only one space).
- Also remember not to block traffic including access for the
disabled and blind.
Please do NOT park your bike in the following locations:
- Inside administrative or classroom buildings.
- In stairwells or hallways of residence halls.
- On sidewalks.
- Against or fastened to any tree, bush, plant, or foliage.
- Chained to or rested against disabled ramps, light poles,
telephone poles, handrails, University signs, public seating
fixtures, trash receptacles, or fences.
- Against or fastened to any water, steam, or gas pipe or any
electrical fixture or emergency device.
Summer Bicycle Registration
In an effort to deter bicycle theft and also improve the
aesthetics of the campus community, the University Police
Department will remove bicycles from University-owned bike racks
during the summer months if the owner does not claim the
The week following commencement, the University Police
Department will tag each bike in the rack with a RED zip-tie near
the handlebar. The owner of the bike has 14 days from the day the
bike was tagged to notify the University Police Department that
their bicycle is still in use. If no owner comes forward after 14
days, the University Police Department will begin the process of
removing the unclaimed bicycles. Any damage incurred to the lock,
cable, or bicycle during the removal process is the responsibility
of the owner. The University Police Department will hold onto
unclaimed bikes for a maximum of 30 days. After such time, the
bikes will be disposed or donated to a not-for-profit agency.
Securing your Bicycle
- Always lock your bike, even if you're leaving it for just a
minute. Whenever possible, always lock your bike to a legal, fixed
device such as a bike rack.
- Lock your bike in a highly visible, well-lit location.
- Outfit your bike with the best locking system you can.
- U-shaped high security locks are among the most theft-resistant
locks available. Be aware, however, that they can nonetheless be
easily defeated by knowledgeable thieves. Accessories are available
that may reduce the effectiveness of leveraging devices used by
thieves to defeat U-locks.
- Heavy duty chains with case-hardened, 5/16" thick links are
more secure than cables. All cables are relatively easy to defeat.
Padlocks also should have case-hardened 5/16" shackles.
- Quick-release wheels and seats can be secured with a cable,
chain, or other security devices available at bike shops.
Local Bicycle Dealers/Repair Shops
Bicycle Exchange-Broad Ripple
5345 Winthrop Avenue, Ste. B
Indianapolis, IN 46220
4340 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Fax: (317) 577-0264
Bike Line-Broad Ripple
6520 Cornell Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Local Cycling Events
24 Hours of Booty
24 Hours of Booty is held at Butler University. The event, which
hosts 400+ riders, raises more than $200,000 for cancer research
and survivorship. For more information visit www.24hoursofbooty.org
Bicycle Laws of Indiana: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/2010/title9/ar21/ch11.html