last updated 14 June 2019
Over $250,000 worth of bikes are stolen in the city of Davis and on the UCD Campus each year.
Things to do before your bike is stolen:
Register your bike at TAPS - UC Davis Transportation and Parking Services
Bike Dept. 530 752-2453 at Hutchison La Rue Intersection
Take a picture of your bike
Write down the serial Number
Contact the Davis Bike Club about getting a
tile to attach to your bike for tracking.
Crime Prevention Tips to Prevent Bike Theft | City of Davis
Theft Prevention | UCD Transportation Services
Theft Prevention | MIT
When your bike goes missing:
Someone just borrowed it.
Bikes have turned up someplace else on campus.
With 15,000 - 20,000 bicycles at UC Davis on peak-use days
it will be hard to find, but it has been done by chance.
Someone took it home and abandoned it.
The police will pick up abandoned bikes and return them if they are registered.
or sell them at the UCD Bicycle Auctions
Abandoned Bike Policy | UCD Transportation Services
Someone stole it
They may sell it on eBay (They have turned up in the East Bay and Sacramento)
Check flea Markets and pawn shops.
Police recover 69 bikes sold to Sacramento-area pawn shops. | Davis Enterprise
Bikes were stolen In the fall of 2018 from campus and town.
Stolen bikes have been reported to have shown up at a bike shop in the mall
near Trader Joes on Russell Blvd.
A transient took it and left it at one of the transient camps
along the railroad and other places.
They may cannibalize it whatever parts they can sell
In 2016 Dixon police recovered 31 bikes from a u-haul van
See What Happens to Stolen Bicycles? | priceonomics.com
What to Do:
Notify UC Davis Police (530) 752-1230
Online Crime Reporting
Report a Stolen Bike | City of Davis, CA 530 747-5400
Online Crime Reporting | City of Davis, CA
Bike Recovery System - Davis - LocalWiki
Where do stolen bikes go? : UCDavis : Reddit
Report it with a picture on the Nextdoor app
Check craigslist for Sacramento and the SF bay area(East Bay).
Set up multiple Google alerts with information matching your bike.
That way if it turns up for online sale—or
if a local chop shop gets raided—you’ll be notified.
If you never registered it, go to the bike auction early
and they will let you look for it.
See 9 things to do AFTER your bike's stolen! | The Best Bike Lock
UCD Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program
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9 things to do AFTER your bike's stolen! | The Best Bike Lock
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Bike Davis Club
Bicycle Education and Enforcement Program