Reminder: All bicycles need to be registered

August 02, 2011

As a reminder to students, faculty and staff, all bicycles on Penn State's University Park campus, downtown and in surrounding townships must be registered. Register bicycles online, or 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.

Bicycle registration helps to identify owners of lost and stolen bikes and provides statistical data to the University regarding the number of bicycles that need to be accommodated. Officials from Transportation Services tag unregistered bikes on campus. An owner of a tagged bicycle should contact Transportation Services within 72 hours. If he or she does not, the bike will be taken and held for 90 days. After 90 days, the bikes are released for sale at Lion Surplus. Bikes chained to objects other than bike racks, such as railings, stairways and fences, are taken immediately. It is the bike owner's responsibility to properly register and park his/her bike.

Registering with the Parking Office is quick and simple. To complete the registration -- including information on the bike's manufacturer, model, serial number and color -- go to

For more information, contact Jean Harris, parking manager, at (814) 863-7021 or


  • Bicycles sit outside of Pattee Library on Penn State's University Park campus.

    IMAGE: Andy Colwell

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Last Updated August 09, 2011