Bicycle riding, while on roadways at Cal Maritime, is subject to the same laws as any other vehicle. (CVC sec. 21200 – 21210). The speed limit for bicycles, when in close proximity to pedestrians, is 5 MPH. Bicycles must be parked in bicycle racks provided throughout the campus. Bicycles will not be parked inside buildings, classrooms, on stairways or any place where they may impede pedestrian traffic or create a hazard, i.e. parked across a sidewalk or secured to lamp posts, trees, etc. Bicycles used in the line of duty by the Police Department personnel are exempt from the bicycle regulations. Bicycles found left unused or impounded and unclaimed for a period of three months, may be disposed of or sold through auction by CSU Maritime Academy.

Bicycle Registration and Safety Program

Your safety and the security of your property is a primary concern of Cal Maritime Police Department. Bicycle theft in recent years has increased significantly. We encourage you to participate in this voluntary free bicycle registration program.

To register fill out the Bicycle Registration Form and return it to the Police Department:

  • Licensing your bicycle increases the likelihood of recovery in case of theft.
  • If you forget your combination, lose your key, or your bike lock malfunctions, Police Department can remove your bike lock free of charge pending verification of ownership.
  • Do not leave your bicycle unattended, parked or locked in an unauthorized area. Utilize Cal Maritime authorized bicycle racks only.
  • Do not leave your bicycle on campus during semester breaks or your bicycle will be considered abandoned.

Riding Rules

  • Bicyclist Rights (CVC 21200): Bicyclists have all the rights and responsibilities of vehicle drivers.
  • Alcohol and Drugs (CVC 21200.5): It is against the law to ride a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Head Phones (CVC 27400): Bicyclists may not wear earplugs in both ears or a headset covering both ears, except hearing aids.

Riding Safely

  • Always ride with traffic.
  • Signal your turns and moves.
  • If there is a bike lane, use it.
  • Ride defensively.
  • Wear a bicycle helmet.
  • Stay alert at all times/use your eyes and ears.
  • Watch for and avoid road hazards.
  • Be visible. A headlight for night riding use is required by law. A red rear reflector, two side reflectors on each wheel and reflector pedals should be used. Light colored, reflective clothing is also a good idea.

Bicycle Rack Locations

  • Lot C near Pier
  • Front of Laboratory Building
  • Behind Administration Building
  • Front of Library Annex
  • Front of Student Services
  • Front of Dining Center
  • Northwest corner of Upper Residence Hall
  • East side of McAllister Residence Hall
  • Front of PE/Aquatic Center

Theft Prevention

Proper locking is the first defense against bicycle theft.

  • Secure rear wheel with small, hardened steel U-lock inside the rear triangle.
  • Make sure u-lock is secured to an immovable object.
  • Secondary metal lock (cable or another U-lock) placed on front wheel.
  • Replace quick release skewers with keyed locking skewers to ensure wheels and saddles are locked to frame.

This is only one of many locking methods.

None are 100% guaranteed.