As of Sept. 25, 2021, bicycles are no longer registered with Campus Safety. Campus Safety will still maintain the information for those who registered before that date.
Students are encouraged to record the serial number, have photos of their bikes, bring u-locks for their bikes, and have bikes insured in case of damage, loss, or theft. If there are accessories or markings on the bike, those should be noted as well. These things will help Campus Safety in determining ownership in the event a bike is lost or stolen.
It is important to read Kenyon College's Bicycle Regulations and the Ohio Department of Transportation's Cycling Smarter Guide.
Bicycles must be stored in the shelters/bike racks provided or in students' rooms. Secure the bike to an approved stationary rack using a lock. Bikes are not allowed in hallways, stairwells, residence-hall storage areas, or any other areas that block egress or emergency routes or exits. Bicycles found in violation of regulations will be impounded by Campus Safety and you will need to provide proof of ownership to claim the bike.
On the Monday following Commencement, all bikes must be removed from campus. All bicycles left on campus after that date will be considered abandoned and will be confiscated by the College. Confiscated bikes will be donated, sold, or discarded.
If Your Bicycle is Missing or Stolen
- Complete a Preliminary Bicycle Theft Report.
- Be on the lookout for your bicycle. If you locate it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyclist Survival Rules to Keep in Mind
Rules for the operation of bicycles on campus coincide with the regulations of the state of Ohio.
- By law, a bicycle is a vehicle. Bicyclists are responsible for obeying all traffic laws.
- Cyclists must stop at stop signs and red lights.
- Cyclists must go with the flow of traffic.
- Adult cyclists cannot ride on sidewalks or the Middle Path.
- 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.
- If riding your bike between sunset and sunrise, see these requirements.
Kokosing Gap Trail
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: Kokosing Gap Trail.