The increasing popularity of bicycling as a sport and a means of transportation has made bicycles an easy target for thieves. It is estimated that over 1.5 million bicycles are stolen every year. Nowhere is bicycle theft a bigger problem than on college campuses.
What is the bicycle registration program?
The bicycle registration program is essentially a data bank of bike information (the owner’s identification along with the brand, model, serial number, and color of the bicycle). The purpose of the program is to help the bike owner protect their property.
Why should I register my bicycle?
Bikes that are registered are less likely to be stolen, and if stolen and recovered, more likely to be returned to their owners. The bicycle registration information is kept on file at Ball State University Police Department, so even if the owner has graduated or moved, Ball State police will be able to provide ownership information on the bicycle.
How do I register my bicycle?
Any Ball State student, faculty or staff member can register their bicycle online.
Where is the serial number located?
The serial number is generally stamped onto the bicycle frame (not on wheels, etc.). It generally starts with SN and is rarely a sticker.
Across the top bar
On the seat mast
On the lower bar
On the hanger bracket near the Sprocket
On one of the rear forks (left) or (right)
6. On one of the rear stay bars (left) or (right)
For more information contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Mike Baker @ (765) 285-3009