Register a Bike
All bicycles used on campus must be licensed.
Proof of ownership may be required to register and license a bicycle.
Register your bike at the Parking & Transportation Services office, 340 Bonair Siding; it's your only chance of recovering it if stolen. The registration fee is $5.00 and is valid while at Stanford. There is a short bike registration form to complete. Please note that you must have your bike with you for us to verify the serial number that is engraved on the bike.
Notice: Effective September 2017, we no longer issue bike registration renewal stickers. If your bike is currently registered, the blue registration sticker on your bike is now valid while at Stanford.
Some of the questions you'll be asked include:
• Frame size (see photo [JPG, 66 KB] on how to measure frame size; yard sticks are available in our office)
• Wheel size (usually listed on the bike tire)
• Bicycle serial number (usually located under bottom bracket of bike)
If you have any difficulty finding this information, ask one of our staff members, and we'll be happy to help you.
From the Stanford University Traffic & Parking Code:
Chapter 7: BICYCLE LICENSING
Section 7.1 Licensing of Bicycles Required.
(7.1.1) All bicycles used, stored, parked or operated on Stanford property shall be licensed with a valid California bicycle license. Every bicycle must display a valid state-issued sticker imprinted "California Bicycle License" including a unique registration number.... In this chapter "bicycle" also refers to motorized electric bicycle and motorized scooter.