- Commute Options
- Bicycle Program
- University Airport
- Heavy Equipment
Each year, hundreds of bicycles are stolen on campus and in the city of Davis. Most thefts can be prevented by properly securing the bicycle with an adequate lock to an approved, fixed object. Always lock your bike and lock it to a bike rack or bike pod! The majority of stolen bicycles have been left unlocked, locked only to themselves, or secured with a lock too weak relative to the value of the bike. U-locks are recommended, but a knowledgeable thief can easily defeat even these. A 6-foot cable or chain (the thicker the better) used with a U-lock allows you to lock to any rack or pod available and secure your wheels as well. Be aware that any cable is easily cut. Don't entrust your good bicycle to a cable alone. A less expensive bicycle is usually at lower risk of theft, but you should not compromise safety, reliability or efficiency when choosing a bike.
If, in spite of all these precautions, your bike is stolen, be sure to report it to the police. Call (530) 752-1230 to report thefts on campus, and (530) 747-5400 if your bike is missing within city limits. Bicycle thefts that occur in the city can also be reported online at http://police.cityofdavis.org/online-crime-reporting. To license your bike, bring it by the Transportation Services office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For additional bike theft prevention tips, call (530) 752-2453.