If your key no longer works on your bike lock, you may call Public Safety at 541-737-3010. You will need your OSU ID and proof that you own the bike.
We recommend you purchase a new lock prior to calling us to cut your current one. A sturdy U-lock is the most secure style for the frame, with a cable in addition for securing wheels.
5.10.10. Bicycles may be impounded by the Department of Public Safety if they are left in a place that creates a safety hazard or if they appear to be non-functional or abandoned. A notice of impoundment will be placed on bicycles prior to their impoundment. Bicycles may be claimed from Department of Public Safety. The university will not be liable for the cost of repair or replacement of a securing device damaged when removing and impounding a bicycle. After 30 days the university may discard any unclaimed impounded bikes.
OSU has a large amount of bikes on campus. Some owners abandon their bikes when they leave campus and do not take their property with them. Public Safety monitors the condition of bikes left at bike racks.
Conditions that may lead to a bike being impounded:
If an Officer notices the conditions above, an impound notice is left on the bike. If the bike is not repaired to operating condition within 24 hours, it may be impounded.
All impounded bikes are held by the Department of Public Safety for 30 days. If the owner does not claim their property in that timeframe, the bikes are turned over to Surplus Property. Surplus may sell or dispose of the bicycle.
If your bike is not at the rack you left it at, it may have been stolen or impounded. Please call Public Safety at 541-737-3010.
Bicyclists must also obey all traffic laws that apply to vehicles
Oregon Revised Statutes pertaining to bikes: