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Online bicycle registration

Conveniently register your bicycle online beginning in May each year.  Either pick up your permit at the Parking Office free of charge or have it mailed directly to your address for a shipping and handling fee of $4.00. Please bring your OSU student/employee ID if selecting in-house pick up.


Prior to registering your bicycle, you are required to review a safety guideline tutorial and take a Bike Safety Video and Quiz. Once you have completed the quiz, you may register your bicycle through our permit purchasing process on our parking portal.


Bicycle permits are not transferable. If the bicycle is sold/gifted remove current and/or previous bicycle permits and contact Parking Services to remove ownership from your account. You will be considered responsible for the bicycle if your permit remains on the bicycle.


Bicycle registration is mandatory.

Here’s what you will need to view the tutorial, to complete the quiz and to register your bicycle:

  • Your student ID /Employee ID (CWID)
  • The make, model and color of your bicycle
  • The serial number from your bicycle.

Most commonly the serial number is located below the hub where your pedals turn. This number is unique and engraved on your bicycle. It can also be along the support bar next to the chain or at the front of your bike near the handle bars (refer to picture of common locations). If your bicycle does not have a serial number, we can engrave a unique number for you using your CWID in our OrangeRide bicycle shop (8am to 5pm M-F).


This is a friendly reminder for everyone to remember to take their bicycles home when leaving campus.


  1. Please remember to take your bicycles home when leaving campus. If you are graduating and can not take your bicycle, you can donate it by contacting OSU Parking Services.
  2. Unregistered bikes left on campus are subject to being impounded.

Bicycle Registration is MANDATORY. Bicycles must be parked at approved bicycle racks only.


Parking bicycles at light poles, fence/sign posts, stairwells, shrubs, trees, etc. is prohibited. Any bicycle (registered or unregistered) that is incorrectly parked may be impounded by the OSU Parking and Transit Services office and a citation will be issued at the time of release. (Residential Life and University Apartments allow parking inside University Housing with approval of housing officials.)


Abandoned bicycles will be picked up and impounded at regular intervals. Bicycles may be considered abandoned if they are not moved or relocated within a 30-day period, and/or are not in a reasonable operable condition. Additionally, all bicycles must be removed from Residence Hall bike racks on the last day of the spring semester when the student moves out. Bicycles that are left will be impounded and treated as abandoned property and may be disposed of according to law. The University shall not be liable to the owner of any securing device or the owner of the bicycle for the cost of repair or replacement of the device that is removed during the impound. The University assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any bicycle, attached accessories, or contents at any time the bicycle is operated or parked on campus.


Gopeds, scooters, Segways, and other motorized vehicles not legally permitted on public streets are required to be registered without charge at the OSU Parking Office. These vehicles may be parked at approved bicycle racks only. Parking these vehicles at light poles, fence/sign posts, stairwells, shrubs, trees, etc, is prohibited. The OSU Parking and Transit Services Office may impound any Goped, scooter, Segway, or other motorized vehicle not legally permitted on a public street that is incorrectly parked and a citation will be issued at the time of release.


For more Information on bicycle safety follow this link. 


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