University Police

Bike Registration

Bike registration

How do I register my bike?

We offer free and easy bike registration. This tool ensures that we can identify your bike and contact you if your bike is located. You will need to sign in with your account or another Google email account.

What information will I need to register my bike?

You will need:

  1. Your bike's serial number
  2. The manufacturer and model
  3. Your bike's type and frame color
  4. If you would like a license sticker for your bike, you will need to submit a fee of $12

Why should I register my bike?

When you license your bike, the information you provide is entered into the City of Chico database.

If your bike is stolen, your bike's information is stored and can be retrieved from the City of Chico and entered into a statewide law enforcement stolen property database. When law enforcement officers stop a person for any reason while riding a bicycle, the bicycle's serial number is checked against the statewide stolen property database. If the bicycle was reported stolen, it will display as stolen and list the owner's information, so the bicycle can be returned to its rightful owner.

Bike registration proves ownership in cases where a bicycle is accidentally locked to another bicycle, a bicycle lock jams, or the key to a bicycle lock is lost. CSU, Chico Police Department staff are unable to cut a bicycle lock unless ownership can be proven.

Additionally, the California Department of Motor Vehicles requires all bicycles to be licensed.