Securing Your Bicycle

For many students and staff at the University of Saskatchewan, their bicycle is their primary source of transportation throughout the year. We at Protective Services recognize the value of every bicycle on campus and have many innovative programs to help ensure that your bike remains safe. However, we do need your help as well. To keep your bike as safe as possible while you are on campus the USSU and Protective Services recommend the following:

  • An investment in a high quality lock system is an investment in the future of your bike. Use a good quality U-lock to lock your bike frame to the bike rack with a cable lock through the tires and frame for additional security. Cable locks by themselves are not secure. Most bike thefts reported this year have been cable or chain locked.
  • Write down your bike make, model and serial number and keep this information at home. In the event that your bike is stolen, we will require this information to try to recover it. Bike serial numbers are usually imprinted on the underside of the bike frame.
  • An unattended bike is easy prey for thieves. Never leave your bike overnight or over the weekend. Thieves will note which bikes have not been moved and will be happy to try to move them for you.
  • ALWAYS lock your bike. Even if you only have to run in for a minute.
  • Phone Protective Services immediately if you notice anyone suspicious around the bike racks. It takes only a minute for a bike thief to sever a cable lock. Remember that all payphones have a direct dial button to Protective Services.

If your bicycle is stolen while on campus, please contact Protective Services as soon as possible at 306-966-5555. We will ask for information about your bike, such as make, model, serial number, color etc. We will initiate a report, and register your bike as stolen on a police computer system. If your bike is recovered at any time we will be able to contact you and return your bike.

RAD – Self Defence for Women

Although R.A.D. stands for Rape Aggression Defence, this system can also benefit women in any situation where physical self defence skills and knowledge could help keep you safe.

Our next RAD offering begins October 29th for 3 hours per week for 4 weeks. Cost is only $20!

If you have a group of 10 or 12 women we can arrange a private course for you in either 3 hour x 4 format or 6 hour x 2.

Please contact or visit us at for more information!