Kudos to the many students embracing sustainability by commuting to class by bike! The Office of Community Safety and Emergency Management encourages you to also think about protecting your investment while you’re on campus. Here are a few tips to better protect your bike:
Invest in a good lock
Most cable locks can be easily cut and thieves are often well-equipped. The Sustainability Office recommends the Kryptonite brand, which offers both the U-lock and chain-style bike locks, and provides information on which locks suit what purpose and how long they may withstand attack. Kryptonite and others have various rating systems; “Sold Secure” is a common standard.
Lock up properly
Lock all components of your bike that have a quick release function, such as wheels and seats. The TRU Cycling page has a great video on how to lock your bike properly.
Secure your bike indoors
In addition to the bike racks all over campus, TRU has indoor cages under the stairwells in Old Main, A&E, Open Learning, and Trades. All cages store six bicycles and are available on a first-come, first-served basis to those registered. Email Aaron Wiebe at the Sustainability Office to start your registration.
Join Project 529 Garage
Register your bike with the RCMP’s Project 529 Garage, a community-powered bike recovery service. Registration is free!
A reminder to never leave your valuable belongings (phones, laptops, backpacks, etc.) unattended, and to always ensure your vehicle is locked with no valuables in sight.
Report any suspicious activity to campus security immediately using the TRU SAFE app (Get Help) or by calling 250-828-5033.