Register a Bike
All bicycles used on campus must be licensed.
Bike registration is required for bikes on Stanford property, including Stanford Redwood City. Proof of ownership may be required to register and license a bicycle.
Stanford Transportation hosts on-site bike registration on a monthly basis at the main campus and Stanford Redwood City.
Please note that you must bring your bike to an event to register it. Registering your bike is the only chance of recovering it if stolen.
Where can I register my bike?
You can register your bike at the following locations:
- White Plaza (main campus)
- Every first Friday of the month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- For the month of October, every Friday from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. (Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25)
- Cardinal Hall (Stanford Redwood City) — Every first Wednesday of the month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please note, that our office at 340 Bonair Siding is closed and we no longer offer unscheduled, in-person customer transaction at our new Stanford Redwood City office. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do I need to do to register my bike?
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)
Learn more about How to Register Your 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.