Unregistered bicycles may be confiscated; registration is free

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Thousands of Penn Staters pedal their way to, from and through the University Park campus every day. Unfortunately, not all of the bikes are registered. Bicyclists must register or renew their bicycles with the Parking Office.

Starting April 18, officials from Penn State Transportation Services will be tagging unregistered bikes on campus. If the owner of a tagged bicycle doesn't contact Transportation Services within 72 hours, the bike will be taken and held for 90 days.

Bikes that are seriously dilapidated and/or inoperable (both registered and unregistered) will also be removed as they are eyesores and take up valuable space on campus bike racks.

After 90 days, the bike will be released for sale at Lion Surplus. Bikes chained to objects other than bike racks -- i.e. railings, stairways and fences -- will be detained immediately. Transportation Services is not responsible for reimbursing any bicycle owner for cut locks or chains after removing a bicycle.

Students, faculty, staff and local residents can register their bicycles by calling the Parking Office at 814-865-1436 or by stopping by the office at the Eisenhower Parking Deck. Registration is easy, quick and free.

Bicyclists need the proper information to complete registration, including the bike's manufacturer, model, serial number and color.

For more information, contact Parking Manager Jean Harris at 814-863-7021.

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Last Updated April 16, 2012