UCLA Bike Safety, Regulations and Resources
UCPD reports that most bikes stolen from campus locations were not locked!
How to Keep Your Bike Secure
Always lock your bicycle: Most thefts can be prevented by using an adequate lock and properly securing the bicycle to an approved parking facility such as a bicycle rack. It is best to lock the frame and wheels by using a U-Lock and a six-foot cable or chain.
Record your bike's ID: Write down the unique manufacturer's frame number. You'll find it stamped on your bicycle frame. Store it in a safe place along with a photograph of your bike.
Immediately report a bicycle theft: If your bicycle is stolen, report it immediately to the UCLA Police. You will need to complete a police report that specifies the location where the bicycle was parked and whether or not it was licensed.
Retrieve an impounded bicycle: If your bicycle was parked illegally or chained to a pole or railing, or if it appears to have been abandoned, it may have been impounded. To retrieve your bicycle, contact Citation Review and Adjudication at the number below.
Stay aware of bicycle safety tips: View cycling safety tips at the City of Los Angeles Bicycle Services.
UCLA Cycling Regulations
Registering your bike creates an "ownership paper trail"—valuable documentation that improves the chances of recovering a stolen bike, wherever it is found. Register your bike through the Bike Index free of charge.
- It is illegal for cyclists under the age of 18 to ride a bicycle without a helmet. Wear your helmet for protection at all times.
- It is illogical for cyclists of any age to ride a bicycle without a helmet. Safety matters at every age.
- Always lock your bicycle on approved bicycle racks positioned throughout campus.
- Do not park, or lock, your bicycle in any of the following pedestrian areas (Note: If a bicycle is parked in violation of this rule, it will be impounded and the owner will be subject to penalties and fees):
- Pedestrian pathways or passageways
- Poles or hard rails such as those on or near stairways and walkways
- Individuals with disabilities Access Ramp
- Bicycle riders must obey all stop signs, traffic signals and other traffic signs.
- Always remember to give pedestrians the right of way.
- It is illegal to operate a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Abandoned bicycles may be subject to impound.
View the CA Vehicle Code regarding the operation of bicycles.
If you are cited for a cycling violation, you may be eligible for the UCLA BruinBikeSmart Program instead of paying the full citation amount (process fee required).
Knowledge is Power & Safety
The following list of bicycle resources is provided as a courtesy and for information only. UCLA does not endorse these organizations or their services.
1071 Gayley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Martin Imports Bicycles
8330 Beverly Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90048
UCLA Bike Program
Email: [email protected] | Phone: (310) 794-7433
UCLA Police Department
Email: [email protected] | Phone: (310) 825-1491 | Mail Code: 136408
601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364
Monday – Friday 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.Station Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Citation Review and Adjudication
Email: [email protected] | Phone: (310) 825-2029