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

  • Please bring your bicycle to BUPD, located at, 525 West Hampton Dr. Indianapolis.
  • This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Receive Your Decal

Submit application 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.