2013 Bike Storage & Bike Rack Removal

Bikes

The standard bike racks (non-hanging) surrounding the residence halls and apartments will be removed immediately after the Thanksgiving recess for storage during the winter months. Bikes and racks can interfere with the snow removal process. Bikes are also be at risk of damage if exposed to the elements through the winter season.

If your bike is stored on these racks, you will need to remove it prior to leaving for Thanksgiving Break (no later than Friday, November 22).

If you would like to store your bike on-campus, you can take advantage of Bike Storage in Spooner Hall. Bike Storage will take place daily from noon until 6 pm beginning Wednesday, November 20 until Friday, November 22 at Spooner Hall. Bike Storage is a free service offered to students living in the residence halls and on-campus apartments that allows for bikes to be stored in a clean, dry and secured place during the winter months. All bikes must be registered with Public Safety before they can be stored.  If you haven't registered your bike yet, you may do so when you bring it to Spooner Hall to check it in for the winter, though it may speed up your drop off time if you register prior to bringing your bike to Spooner.

To store your bike for the winter you must:

  1. Bring your student ID and bike to the Spooner Hall Front desk between noon and 6 pm on Wednesday, November 20, Thursday, November 21, or Friday, November 22.
  2. Register your bike with Public Safety and Police Services at the Front Desk if you have not already done so.
  3. Provide contact information, so your bike can be logged at the Front Desk.
  4. Plan to return during Bike Retrieval which will take place in early April, 2013.

Please note: Bike Storage is provided for the entire winter. You will not have access to your bike until Bike Retrieval in the spring.  An email reminder will be sent out to remind you to pick up your bike.

All bikes must be removed from bike racks prior to Wednesday, November 27.  Bicycles not removed by this date will be removed by Housing and Residence Life staff and handles as abandoned property in accordance with university policy.

A $25 retrieval fee will be charged to students who pick up bicycles that have been removed by university staff.

Bicycles may not be stored on the stationary, covered racks.

TAKE IT HOME!

Students who are taking their bicycle home at Thanksgiving may leave it on the racks until they leave for Thanksgiving.  REMEMBER – if your bicycle is not removed when you leave for break, it will be removed by Housing and Residence Life staff and handled as abandoned property.

Questions

Please contact Grant Langdon, resident director of Spooner Hall, at 227-2570 or glandon@nmu.edu if you have any questions.