Untagged bikes to be collected in annual Abandoned Bike Roundup

At the conclusion of the spring semester, Capital Planning and Campus Operations will start collecting abandoned bikes during the annual Abandoned Bike Roundup. The goal is to round up bikes left behind to reduce bike thefts in the summer.

To avoid having a bike accidentally collected, a green tag must be placed on the bike through the end of May. Green tags are free and will be available starting May 8 at the front desk of the University Union, Facility Services and Contracts, Purchasing and Risk Management, University Transit Services and Property Surplus.

If a student has a bike is currently on a campus bike rack and is unable to remove it by May 11, the following options are available.

  1. The bike can be stored over the summer until the owner returns in the fall. NAU staff will locate the bike with information the owner provides and will store it in an alternate location on campus.
  2. If the owner is no longer interested in keeping the bike, NAU staff can remove it from the bike racks and process it in accordance with abandoned property procedures.
  3. The bike can remain in its current bike rack location. Please note that NAUPD has received stolen bike reports in past summers. If the owner does not plan to remove the bike by May 11, the first option is encouraged.

For bikes currently on campus, find additional details and complete this linked bike round-up form by May 11. After this date, remaining bikes will be considered abandoned and will be removed from bike racks. Questions about the bike round-up should be directed to YellowBike@nau.edu.

Bikes that have been collected are held for a 30-day period before being sold through Property Surplus. If a bike is picked up by mistake, the owner should contact Property Surplus at (928) 523-4163. Follow-up questions and additional information should be directed to NAU-PropertySurplus@nau.edu or follow the Facebook page, NAU Property Surplus.