Bicycles are a popular mode of transportation on campus and everyone is encouraged to use bicycles for transportation on campus - they are quick, easy to park and environmentally friendly.

If you bring a bicycle to campus, Public Safety urges you to register at BUPS Bike Registration.

Registration enables us to locate missing or stolen bicycles and return them to their owners.

Some guidelines for using bicycles on campus

  • Bicycles must be parked in the designated bicycle racks on campus. If they are parked elsewhere, they may be removed by Public Safety for safety reasons. Do not lock bicycles to trees, signposts, lampposts, railings, or places where they may be an obstruction.
  • When not in use, bicycles should be locked to a bicycle rack at all times with a heavy-duty steel chain and padlock (both with at least a ¼" shank) or U-type bar lock.
  • Any bicycles found abandoned, locked in an improper location, or left in a bicycle rack after the end of the academic year will be removed and placed in a Public Safety storage area for 90 days. After 90 days, Public Safety will dispose of such bicycles by donating them to a charitable institution that distributes bicycles to needy families.
  • Public Safety and Bucknell University assume no responsibility or liability for bicycles abandoned, left in improper locations, or left unclaimed for more than 90 days.

Safety tips

  • Wear a helmet.
  • Learn, use, and obey traffic safety signals and laws.
  • Ride with traffic, not against it.
  • Do not ride on walkways or on the grass.
  • If riding at dusk or at night, use reflectors and lighting systems. Be visible!
  • Give pedestrians the right of way.
  • Don't weave in and out of slow or stopped traffic.
  • Keep your bicycle well maintained with regular check ups and service visits to your local bicycle service center/shop.
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