This spring, the UW Police Department busted what it believes to be a major bicycle theft ring. Search warrants turned up more than 1,000 bikes, at least 600 of which had serial numbers that showed they were stolen from campus and elsewhere. It’s likely many of those bikes belonged to UW students, faculty, and staff. According to a recent university Transportation Services survey, bicycling has been on the rise over the last decade. The UWPD is still trying to find owners for the recovered bikes. Alumni who want to find their old rides should make claims with the UW Police.
Published in the Summer 2015 issue