Get Outside

Going outdoors is good for your health - as long as you go solo or with your family unit, stay close to home, and avoid crowds.  Our colleagues at Stanford Recreation have put together this page of tips to stay safe outdoors that can help you think through precautions and safe activities.

Not sure what is or isn't allowed in the state right now?  Visit the website for helpful answers to frequently asked questions regarding outdoor recreation under the stay home, stay safe orders.

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Bicycles at UM-Flint

Academic Bikes

HCR 113 Bicycling on the Flint River Trail is an elective 1 credit-hour course offered spring and fall semesters. Bicycles and helmets are provided free for students registered in the course. Faculty interested in using bicycles for academic courses may make arrangements through the Recreation Center by contacting Gary Parr at or (810) 762-3441.

Bike Registration for Campus

Personal bicycles brought to the UM-Flint campus must be registered with the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Bring the bicycle to DPS in the Hubbard Building 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the following information:

  • Bike serial #
  • Brand of bike & model
  • Color and/or trim color
  • Frame & wheel size
  • Style of bike
  • Other identifying features and/or accessories

Tips for preventing bicycle theft:

  • Lock your bike every time it must be left unattended
  • Use a U-bar lock
  • Secure both the frame and wheels with lock
  • Detach the seat and take with you if possible
  • Park your bike on racks in well-lit, designated areas
  • Know where your bike is at all times
  • Avoid parking your bike for extended periods without checking on it
  • Keep information, such as color, brand, frame & wheel size, serial number, etc, to help identify the bike if stolen
  • Report immediately to DPS if your bike is stolen or if you see suspicious activity around bike racks on campus

If you have any questions about bike registration or bicycle safety, call DPS at (810) 762-3335, or dial 911 from a campus phone, or pick up a red emergency phone.