All bicycles must be operated according to the provisions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vehicle Code as it pertains to bicycles, as well as to Penn State's rules and regulations.

A moped follows the same driving and parking rules and regulations as an automobile, however, is registered and parked as a bicycle.


Bicycles must be registered and display a current Centre Region permit. The permit issued on the University Park campus is identical to the one issued by the Borough of State College. Bicycles registered by the Borough of State College are valid on the University Park campus, and those registered at University Park are valid in the Borough of State College. All of the information in this section also applies to mopeds.

Register your bike online for free. Permits are mailed the following business day to the recipient's local address.

Any bicycle without a current permit properly displayed is considered unregistered and subject to receiving the appropriate violation. Upon expiration of the two-year permit, the bicycle must be re-registered.

Registrations and/or permits are not transferable. In the event of the sale of a bicycle, or transfer of ownership, the new owner must register the vehicle in his or her name.