1. Bicycles must be registered when brought to campus and annually thereafter, at the Office of Campus Safety. There is no charge for registering your bicycle.
2. When registration is completed at the Office of Campus Safety, a dated decal will be issued which must be affixed to the center post of the bicycle frame. Students are encouraged to bring locks for their bikes and to have bikes insured in case of damage, loss, or theft. Copies of the College's bicycle regulations may be obtained at the Office of Campus Safety.
3. Bicycles must be stored in the shelters provided or in students' rooms. Bikes are not allowed in hallways, stairwells, residence-hall storage areas or summer storage. Bicycles found in violation of regulations will be impounded by security and you will need to provide proof of ownership to claim it.
4. During the summer vacation, registered bikes may be stored in the Student Affairs Center basement at no charge on a space available basis. The College takes no responsibility for bikes stored. Bicycles left out on campus, in impound, or in student storage after Commencement will be donated to charity.
IF YOUR BICYCLE IS MISSING OR STOLEN:
1. Contact the Office of Campus Safety immediately.
2. Give your name and bicycle registration number.
3. Be on the lookout for your bicycle. If you locate it, contact the Office of Campus Safety.
SOME CYCLIST SURVIVAL RULES TO KEEP IN MIND:
(Rules for the operation of bicycles on campus coincide with the regulations of the state of Ohio)
- Cyclists must stop at stop signs and red lights.
- Cyclists must go with the flow of traffic.
- Adult cyclists cannot ride on sidewalks.
- Cyclists can signal turns by simply pointing in the direction they want to go.
- Passing on the right is no more legal for bikes than it is for motor vehicles. Legally, you can only pass motor vehicles on the right when there is room for another line of traffic or when the vehicle in front of you is turning left.
- Cyclists must ride as close as possible to the right side of the roadway, except:
- You can ride far enough to the left to avoid a hazard (like a drain grate, a parked vehicle door, right turning vehicles or debris).
- You can ride in the middle of the lane if you are going the speed of traffic OR if the lane is too narrow to safely share.
- You can move left to make a left-hand turn.
There is a wonderful 14-mile bike path that winds through Knox County, going through the Gambier area. Please feel free to check it out at:
Kokosing Gap Trail