Bicycle Registration

Bicycling at Butler University

Riding a bike is one of the best ways to get around campus. A relaxed bike ride to your campus destination is often quicker than using a car and offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and architecture of the Butler campus. If you choose to bike, and we hope you do, please remember that your bike is a vehicle. Just like a motorist, it’s your responsibility to learn and obey the rules that apply to you as a cyclist.

Registration is FREE

If you plan to park your bicycle on campus, university regulations require that you register and display a valid bicycle permit. A bicycle can be a major investment, so be sure to protect it by registering with Butler University Police Department as soon as possible. Registration aids in the recovery of lost or stolen bicycles, and can even help with accident victim identification.

How to Register Your Bicycle

Applications for bicycles registration are free and can be picked up in person at the University Police Department, located at 525 W. Hampton Drive, or can be completed online by using our Bicycle Registration Google Form.

You will need all of your bicycle’s identifying information:

  • Make, model, year, color, and any other identifying marks
  • Serial Number (most important)

Receive Your Decal

Online application completion: After submitting your application via Google forms, you can retrieve your permit from the BUPD dispatch window at your leisure. You will need to produce your Butler University ID card before receiving your permit. It cannot be retrieved by anyone other than the owner of the bicycle.

Application completed in person at BUPD: You will receive your decal immediately upon completion of the application.

Decal Placement: Place your decal on the frame of your bicycle. It should remain there as long you are at Butler University. You only have to register your bicycle once with BUPD.


Please contact the University Police Department at 317-940-9396, option 1, if you have any questions.