Student poses wearing a helmet and mask.
Antonio Urgarte, Student, poses with a helmet and mask. Ryan Jones/UCDavis

Welcome First-Year Aggie Cyclists!

It’s time to register your bike on Bike Index!

It's been a while but finally, campus residents are moving in! That means suddenly, campus will have a lot of cyclists joining our bicycling Aggie family--and that's exciting! You know what else is exciting? We've just launched Bike Index, a brand new digital bicycle registration tool! (It's awesome!) 


  • STEP 1 ​​​​​​ - Join Bike Index, online bike registry. 
    Visit, record your bicycle's info. Follow directions in confirmation email. 
  • STEP 2 - Get your official bicycle registration sticker!
    Contact Bicycle Program at 
    530-752-2453, email. We'll verfiy your info and give you a UC Davis x Bike Index Bike Registration sticker. 

Introducing Bike Index, Theft-Prevention Registry

The Bicycle Program is excited to now be partnered with Bike Index, a nonprofit online bicycle registration system whose main goal is to eliminate bike theft. We're excited to bring this new system to campus and hope that you find immense value in this online bike registry system too. 
>> Learn more about Bike Index and how the registry works to help recover stolen bicycles

EVENT: First-Year Aggie, Fall Bike Registration Details 

To accommodate those new to campus, we're holding special office drop-in hours for first-year Aggies where we expect to get the vast majority of new students verified and registered. To manage the demand, we're asking certain campus communities to come on certain days. General campus--our advice is to avoid the first-year student rush (it can get busy). Contact us for an appointment starting October 4 (530-752-BIKE (2453),

  • DATESWednesday, September 22 - October 1 , Monday-Friday
  • HOURS | 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • LOCATIONTransportation Services, 200 N. Dairy Road, Davis
    • Segundo Residents, drop-in appointments are on odd-numbered days
    • Tercero Residents, drop-in appointments are on even-numbered days

Be Prepared When You Arrive!

Like adult contemporary jazz...let's make this smooooth! When you arrive to the Transportation Services office to verify your bike information and get your registration sticker, here are some tips to make the process move along for everyone:

  • Have a device logged into Bike Index
  • Be prepared with your Daily Symptom Survey
  • Bring your bicycle
  • Wear your mask
  • Visa/Mastercard or check payment only (no cash)

Curious why you need to register your bike? 

  • It’s required | Our campus policy states that, "...all bicycles used, stored, parked or operated on the University shall be licensed with a valid University issued bicycle license.” (Ch. 6, Section 6.01.) 
  • Reduce the risk of theft | A registered bicycle is better protected against theft because a registered bicycle is much riskier to steal. If a thief is found in possession of a registered bike that doesn’t belong to them, they will be forced to surrender it. Help deter theft, register your bike.
  • Let’s stay together | A registered bicycle offers peace of mind for the owner and for the Bicycle Program, as we’re more likely to reunite a lost or stolen registered bicycle with its owner than a non-registered bicycle. Additionally, the Bicycle Program oversees a robust abandoned bicycle abatement program. If your bicycle ends up forgotten, we kindly notify you of it’s forgotten location and afford an opportunity to retrieve it prior to impounding. From time to time, construction work will require bicycle rack removal, and when that happens registered owners are notified right away. That early notification will give you a better chance of removing your bike before our team comes through to clear the racks in preparation for their removal. With over 27,000 bike parking spots on campus, there’s a lot of activity to keep them in good and available condition.
  • Do it for the perks! | Some UC Davis Bike Program services are available only to those whose bikes have been registered with UC Davis. Bike lock cuts, Valet Bike Parking (a tease), Summer Bike Storage--it's all available to those who have registered! 
checkmarkThe Bicycle Program works tirelessly to better bicycling on campus. Through registering your bicycle you help fund the student hours to keep bike parking available around campus, you help fund improvements to bicycle education and our bicycling facilities, you are supporting the current generation of Aggie Bicyclists and for many generations of Aggie Bicyclists to come.

Above all, we want you to be happy

Beyond bicycle registrations, our department wants to help you be a happy Aggie Bicyclist. If you ever need help -- being more comfortable, more confident, or just looking for basic biking advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Bicycle Program. Reach us at or call us at 530-752-BIKE (2453).

Peace, Love, and Bicycles -- From your friends at the Bicycle Program

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