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Lost Bicycle Information 

There are two departments to check with for missing bicycles on campus. The first department to contact is Parking & Transportation Services. If you have Uaccess, you can fill out a Missing Bike Search Request Form at Lost Bike Form If you are a visitor to the campus and your bike has gone missing, please send an email with bike make, model, area last seen, and date to Parking & Transportation Services is responsible for collecting abandoned bicycles left on campus. Bikes registered with Parking & Transportation Services will have a record of the make, model, and serial number, if provided at the time of registration.

The other department to contact is UAPD if you believe the bike was stolen. To file a lost or stolen property report, please contact UAPD's non-emergency line at (520) 621-8273. Provide them with the last known location, detailed description, whether it was secured with a cable lock or U-lock, and permit # if available. For bikes lost or stolen off campus, contact Tucson Police Department to file a non-emergency police report UAPD Crime Reporting.

Helpful Tips for Preventing Theft:

While crime is not always preventable, these tips will help ensure your bike stays with you. We highly recommend all students, faculty, and staff register their bikes used on campus. Bike registration is a free service available to Wildcats and our Tucson community. Registering your bike helps assist our department and UAPD in returning lost or stolen bikes, if found.

To register your bicycle, please complete the Bicycle Registration Form Bicycle Registration Form. Once you receive your bike registration sticker, we suggest placing it in a prominent location on your bike.

Securing your bicycle with a U-Bolt style safety lock is recommended along with a cable. When locking your bike, make sure to secure the frame of the bike and the front wheel to the bike rack using the U-lock. When possible use a cable to loop through the back rim and secure to the U-lock for added security. Only securing the lock to one wheel or only the to the bike rack makes for an easy target for parts to be stolen.

Consider using our free Bike Valet Bicycle Valet service or using secured parking areas such as bike rooms, lockers, and enclosures. Reach out to your building manager or RA to see if your building offers these amenities. Our department also offers rentals for our campus bike lockers and enclosures Bicycle Lockers and Enclosures. Please note, secured bike parking on campus is limited and in high demand; availability for some areas may have waitlists.

Never take your bike into a building, secure to railings, or store in stairwells, doing so poses a serious fire safety hazard. If found, bikes are subject to immediate impoundment.

Impounded Bikes:

Parking & Transportation Services enforces parking of bikes on campus and is responsible for impounding improperly parked bikes and bikes deemed abandoned. Bicycles are considered abandoned if they meet two or more qualifying conditions (a missing seat, flat/damage tires, rusted chains, frame damage). PTS provides at least a two-week notice period before impounding and collecting abandoned bikes. Impounded bikes are stored for 45 days and if unclaimed, bikes are then turned over to the Surplus department.

Email if you believe your bike may have been impounded. Please provide where your bike was last parked and the best description of your bike you can. If your bike has been impounded, contact our Commuter Programs department (520) 621-7727 to arrange for bike release.