Bike Theft & Prevention
If your bicycle is stolen, please report it immediately to Campus Police, at 406-243-6131. Follow up by contacting ASUM Transportation with your police report.
Additionally, you can post pictures and a description of your bike on the Missoula Bike Hounds Facebook page, and members of the group will keep an eye out for it.
How to Lock Your Bike
Always lock up your bike, even if you will only be away from it for a minute. Use the best lock you can afford (preferably a U-lock, which can’t be easily cut through with bolt-cutters). You can purchase at-cost U-locks from the Office of Public Safety for just $20.
The lock should always go both around the bike frame and around the post, at minimum. If you have a quick-release wheel, your lock should also go through the wheel.
Lock your bike only to bike racks. Bikes damage trees, and can block access to buildings for those with disabilities.
Registering your bike is a free and painless process offered through the City of Missoula Bike/Ped Office. Registration ensures that if your bicycle is stolen but later found or recovered, it can be returned to you. Although the process is completely optional, it is always a good idea. Just having the registration sticker on your bike may deter some thieves.
Register your bike online, and the sticker will be sent to you in the mail. All you need to know is the make and model of your bicycle, and its serial number, which can be found printed on your bicycle frame in one of the following locations: