Biking in Seattle

Bicycle Registration

We will be helping promote the new Project 529 bike registration system. They have partnered with UWPD as well as police departments across the country to make a comprehensive program to track stolen bikes and alert authorities. Stop by our shop to learn more, and pick up your registration sticker!

Seattle Bike Laws

  • Helmets- yes, it unlawful to ride a bike without a helmet, and you can be ticketed if caught without one!
  • Lights- during hours of darkness, you must have a front white light (visible for at least 500ft), and a rear reflector. it is highly recommended to also utilize a rear light during hours of darkness
  • Traffic signals- bicycles operated on the roadway must obey all vehicular laws; stop at stop signs/stop lights, signal before turning, etc.

Need a helmet? The ASUW Bike Shop sells them!

Need lights / reflective gear? We sell those too!

For a comprehensive and detailed outline of seattle’s bicycle laws, please visit

Bicycling Resources

The Seattle Department of Transportation has many valuable resources on their website. Below is the link for the famous Seattle Bike Map.

Commute Concierge

Visit UW’s Commute Concierge page to learn about different ways to get to campus!

Other tools

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