Cyclists Need to Follow Campus Guidelines

Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation for many to and from campus. As the school year begins, the Office of Public Safety wants to remind all cyclists of the campus guidelines.

Anyone operating a bicycle must obey the same traffic control regulations that apply to cars and motorcycles, such as stopping for stop signs and riding in the right-hand portion of the roadway. Bicycles which are ridden after dark must be equipped with a headlight, large red reflector on the rear, and white or amber pedal and spoke reflectors.

Bicycles parked on campus must be left in bicycle racks, which are provided in convenient locations. Bikes are not to be left in buildings, entrances, ramps or any other hazardous location. They should not be attached to any trees or light poles. Bicycles which are illegally parked are subject to parking tickets and/or confiscation by the Department of Public Safety. Bicycles should be ridden on streets, not on sidewalks, lawns or parkways that are property of Truman.

Students are strongly encouraged to register their bikes with Public Safety. Registration permits are issued free of charge. More information on the biking policies may be found at

The Bike Co-op, located near Grim Hall on Patterson Street, is a student organization that runs a bike workshop equipped with tools to do most repairs on bicycles. Its purpose is to teach people how to repair their own bikes.

Co-op members usually staff the shop Monday to Friday 12-4 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Specific hours are determined each semester. For more information on the Co-op, email