With thousands of students moving into the Grand Valley in the last month for the new semester during a time where literally millions of dollars of bikes are being stolen from around Colorado, RockyMounts is doing everything we can to improve security on and off the road. During the lunchtime rush on Thursday September 8th, RockyMounts paired up with Grand Junction Police Department, Colorado Mesa University and CMU Cycling Team to get bikes registered and locked around campus. It was as simple as bringing an ID, your bike, and taking 5 minutes to register your bike to get a free Pivot U-Lock from RockyMounts.
This is the second time we’ve worked with the same participants and had overwhelming success each time. Not only are kids excited to know that their bikes are safer on campus, but the Grand Junction Police Department is excited to see kids responding to their call to action. Today over 300 bikes have been registered on campus just from the two registration events alone, and RockyMounts hopes to keep improving that number. Non CMU students can learn more about registering their personal bikes by visiting: https://www.gjcity.org/869/Bike-Registrations
With bike theft at an all time high, we are doing our best to integrate the highest level of security into bike racks, as well as the local community. Keeping even one bike from getting stolen is well worth the time and effort we put into the local community.
Grand Junction Police Department taking serial numbers for bikes and pairing them with student IDs.
Student athletes from CMU Cycling, Colorado Mesa University Student Life and Grand Junction Police Department work together to register bikes while handing out RockyMounts Pivot U-Locks.
Officers helping students expedite the process.
Students with all types of bikes showed up for the event.