Bike Safety Awareness Week is Aug. 20-24

“Slow your roll on the sidewalk” and other safety tips for cyclists and pedestrians will greet students, faculty and staff as they walk across campus during the first week of classes. Rice’s Bicycle Safety Committee will display the signs in honor of Bike Safety Awareness Week, Aug. 20-24. “Bike safety isn’t seasonal, so every semester we want to call attention to safety issues that cyclists and pedestrians should be thinking about all year long,” said committee chair Richard Johnson ‘92, director of energy and sustainability. Cyclists should register their bikes with the Rice University Police Department to increase the chance of recovery in case of theft and to enable RUPD to contact the owner if an abandoned bike has to be removed from a rack. Free Rice-branded bells for handlebars are available to cyclists who register their bikes with RUPD. For more safety tips, check out the humorous video below produced by Public Affairs’ Brandon Martin and visit


About B.J. Almond

B.J. Almond is senior director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.