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ONLINE Bicycle Registration

(Online E-Mail "Form", linked below.)

If you are new to the campus or haven't yet brought your bike onto the campus, you can pre-register your bike using the online e-mail form, below..

Submission of the "online" registration form will deliver the form by email to OUPD. Allow 2-3 weeks for processing/mailing. When registration is complete, your numbered, tamper-resistant registration decal will be mailed to you by:

  • U.S. Mail if you provided an off-campus "local" address.
  • Campus Mail if you provided an on-campus address.
  • U.S. Mail, to your "permanent home address", if you do not yet have a "local" address.


Note: Any decals requested to be sent to an address in OU Housing during the summer will be mailed after August 25th.

All students, faculty, and staff may use online registration, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, year-round, if it's the most convenient way for you to get your bike registered. (We'd always encourage walk-in registration as the best method.)

Some advantages of "Walk-in" registration are:

  • Allows for photo-ID verification of the owner,
  • The registrar can double-check the serial number of the bike. Many bikes have part, model designation and other non-serial numbers stamped into the frame at different locations, and owners often mistake which number is the "serial number".
  • If the bike has no visible serial number, the registrar can stamp an "Owner-Applied-Number (OAN) into the frame of the bike. Without a permanent serial number or OAN, a bicycle cannot be registered.

The important thing is to get your bike "Registered" as soon as possible! Even if you use online registration, you can later ride/bring your bike by a walk-in registration location and have your serial number verified.

When performing an online registration, take time to read the "Registration Notes" at the end of the form before submitting your registration. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you by email if there are any questions/problems completing your registration.

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Note: If you've followed a direct link to this form, before using this

oline form, please click HERE to go to the main OUPD bicycle

registration page and review the details of the bike registration


Registration is free, and does not expire.


Click HERE for a full-page the ONLINE Bike Registration Form
or use the form on this page, below.


See the "Registration Form Notes" at the end of this page if you have any questions. Please provide the following identifying information about you and your bike:


(Read carefully before filling out and submitting the registration form)


  • Make/Brand: The bike's manufacturer's name is often on the front of the bicycle’s head tube. Examples: Trek, Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Huffy, Murray, Mongoose, Kona, Bianchi, Raleigh, Saracen, Ridgeback, Carrera, Speedster, Ammaco, Voodoo, Merida, Giant.


  • Model: This is the specific model name for the bicycle. Examples: T2000, XPS, Ironman, Cruiser, 6700, Banshee, MX2, Mantra, Raven, G2, Dawg, Griphon, Skyline, Vanquish, Bad Boy, Voyager, Genesis..


  • Primary/Secondary Colors: If your bike has one predominant color of paint, write that color under "Primary Color" and leave "Secondary Color" blank. If the bicycle has two or more colors, write the most predominant as the "Primary Color" and next most dominant color as the "Secondary Color"


  • Type: Indicate the type of bicycle from the pull-down list. If you are unsure, leave it blank (-----).


  • Wheel Size: Indicated on the sidewall of the tire. An example of a wheel size on the tire is 27 x 1.25, in which case you'd enter "27" for the wheel size. Mountain bikes typically have 26 inch tires, hybrids and road bikes have 700cc.


  • Value: Enter the approximate value of your bike and it's accessories, not including lock and cable/chain.
Bike Nomenclature
  • Serial Number/OAN: the Serial Number (or Owner Applied Number) is the most important identifying feature of your bicycle. In the event your bike is stolen, if you cannot provide your serial number or OAN to law enforcement, it is very unlikely that your bike will ever be recovered and returned to you.

    The serial number is unique to the bicycle and is found on the bicycle’s frame. See the diagram (right) for the most common serial number locations. If you cannot locate your serial number, bring your bike to one of the on-campus registration locations and we will assist you in locating your bike's serial number or will stamp an OAN into your frame for permanent identification.


  • Gears: Indicate number of speeds or gears on your bicycle. To find how many speeds your bicycle is, multiply the number of chain-rings (by your pedals) by the number of cogs on your rear wheel "cassette". Common speeds include 16 (2 x 8), 21 (3 x 7), 24 (3 x 8) and 27 (3 x 9).


  • Aftermarket Add-ons / Unique Features: List any significant add-on equipment, damage, or other features (such as lettering color or add-on decals) that might help identify your bike and assist patrol officers in spotting it.
  • Name, Address, Phone Numbers and E-mail Address of owner: Information we need to identify you as the owner and to contact you if we recover your bicycle. If you have a cell phone, please provide that number in addition to your room/apartment/house phone number.

    If a student, and you anticipate your "local" address to change during your years at OU, also provide your permanent home address and phone number to insure we can contact you if your bike is recovered.
  • OU ID# or Driver's License# and DL State: Provide either your OU ID# or a valid motor vehicle operators lice/nse number (and state), for identification.


  • Completing the "Crime Prevention Survey": Please provide as much detail as you can regarding your locking system.

    (FAQ: A "shrouded" lock is one where the case has "shoulders" that cover much of the lock's shackle, limiting the ability of a thief to cut/saw through the shackle.)
Shrouded padlock examples