Keep Your Bike Safe Too!
Keep Your Stuff Safe On Campus
Bike theft on college campuses is a growing problem according to the National Bike Registry. The Registry states that over half of property crimes reported at the University of California involve bike theft. I know that at my alma mater, Grand Valley State University, unsecured bikes are likely to end up stolen, in a tree, or thrown off the Little Mac Bridge. You don’t want to wake up late for class to find that your bike has disappeared into the night and then be walking running to class and look down from the pedestrian bridge to see it resting in a tree at the bottom of a ravine. Bike security on campus is not difficult to maintain; all it takes is some attentiveness and motivation.
Lastly, in case your bike is stolen, there are precautions you can take:
A side note: Many campuses require bike permits – if your bike is missing and did not have a permit be sure to check that campus police didn’t confiscate it before reporting it stolen.