Ever ridden your bike on campus? It’s an awesome thing to do, and it’s a great way to exercise and get from place to place quickly. That is, of course, until you get where you’re going and can’t find a space on a bike rack.
Then you probably have to wind up attaching your bike to a tree, lamp post, or the side of the UL, or even worse, stashing it in the bathroom of whatever class building you’re in.
Try these simple rules of bike etiquette to make sure your bicycle experience on campus is as easy as possible.
1. While it’s probably fine in most places to attach a bike to a tree or chain-link fence, it’s also best to make sure beforehand you don’t attach it somewhere it’s not supposed to be or in an area that might disturb traffic. And definitely don’t store your bike in the bathroom or any other part of a building you’re attending class in. If it’s unsecured, chances are it could be gone before you get to class.
2. Always secure your bike with a bike lock. Most of these locks are extremely cheap, come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can be easily purchased at several local retailers, many of whom offer discounts to students.