Upon purchasing or renting a bicycle, we recommend you take a photo of your bicycle and write down the serial number to be kept in a safe place. Keeping this information on hand greatly increases the chances of recovery.
We also recommend contacting the Moscow Police Department to register your bicycle or to report it stolen.
Proper Locking Technique
The best way to help prevent bicycle theft is to always lock your bike when leaving it unattended — even if only for a few minutes. When locking your bike to a bike rack on campus it is important that you use a quality bike lock. For high security, use a U-lock and a cable lock to together. It is recommended to first lock your frame and front tire to the bike rack using the U-lock. Then as an extra precaution, use the cable lock to connect your back tire to the frame and if possible the rack.
Reporting Your Bike Stolen
If your bike is missing, please call the Parking and Transportation office at 208-885-6424 to make sure it has not been impounded. If your bicycle has indeed been stolen, your next step is to call the Moscow Police Department at 208-885-COPS (2677) to file a report.