Bicycle/Scooter Safety and Registration

Bicycle/Scooter Registration and Lock Program

Bike/Scooter registration on the Coral Gables campus is mandatory. U-Locks and registrations are provided to all bicycle/scooter owners by UMPD. To register your bicycle/scooter and receive your free lock, simply click here or on the link below. Choose "Register Bike," log in using your CaneID, and complete the form with a photo upload of your bike/scooter. After you have done this, come to the UMPD station, which is located on the first floor of the Flipse Building, to pick up your lock and registration sticker.

If your bicycle/scooter is ever lost, stolen, or confiscated for non-compliance with the University guidelines, registration will aid UM Police in locating and returning your bicycle. Anyone affiliated with the University in any way may purchase a discounted lock for $20.00, payable by check or money order.

Bicycle/Scooter Registration

Register your bike here

Non-Secured Bicycle/Scooter Locking Program

The objective of the program is to eliminate the presence of unattended or unsecured bicycles making for fewer "easy targets" for thieves to steal. UMPD as a matter of practice will lock non-secured bikes as they are encountered. Should this happen to you, you will need to contact UMPD to have the bicycle unlocked.

Abandoned Bicycle/Scooter Confiscation Program

UMPD does confiscate abandoned bicycles. Call UMPD for more information about our process for removing bikes abandoned on campus. 

Bicycle Laws and Safety

In the state of Florida, bicycles are legally defined as vehicles. Cyclists must obey the same traffic laws as other drivers. Pedestrians must be given the right of way. Cyclists should follow these guidelines. More than 70 percent of bicycle-related fatalities are the result of head injuries, please wear your helmet. 

Bicycle Safety Tips

  • At night, always wear light-colored clothing and make sure you have an illuminated headlight and taillight—it's state law.
  • Ride with traffic. Don't ride against the flow of traffic.
  • All bicycles used, kept, or otherwise on the Coral Gables campus are required by University policy to be officially registered with UMPD and secured whenever not in use at a designated bicycle rack with a UMPD issued U-lock. Bicycles in violation of this policy are subject to being secured and/or impounded. UMPD bicycle registration and U-locks are free of charge.

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