Georgia Tech Police Department

Preventing Bike Theft on Campus

Fall has officially arrived. With that, many are taking to the great outdoors — often by bike to make the most of the convenience, health benefits, and environmentally friendly aspects of this mode of transportation. Unfortunately, criminals want to make the most of bikes, too.

“On average, more than 50 bicycles are reported stolen on campus every year. Inexpensive bikes are stolen as frequently as expensive bikes,” said Captain Randy Barrone of Georgia Tech Police Department’s (GTPD) Crime Prevention Unit.

Bike Repair Rack to Roll onto Campus; Students School Officers on Cycling Laws

As the observance of National Bike Month comes to a close at the end of May, campus bicycle enthusiasts will still put one wheel after the other in their work to make Georgia Tech and its surrounding areas more bicycle-friendly.