Criminal Mischief to PikeRide Bicycles

Greetings CC Students,

Over the last few weeks, Campus Safety has responded to reports of vandalism to PikeRide bikes around Worner Campus Center and Mathias Hall. In total, there have been three separate reports detailing damages to six bikes; one may result in criminal charges. Vandalism is contrary CC’s core values and threatens the college’s contract with PikeRide. As a reminder, all CC students are expected to abide by CC’s Student Community Standards, which include not engaging in vandalism. Campus Safety, in collaboration with applicable campus partners, is investigating the reports of vandalism. If you have any information about the individuals responsible for the damage, please contact Campus Safety at (719) 389-6707.

PikeRide Operations Manager Doug Ryden shared the following message with our campus community:

“All of us at PikeRide value our partnership with Colorado College and we would like to see it continue. In fact, during 2022 we provided over 1,670 memberships to students, faculty, and staff and you all took over 25,420 trips while riding over 37,300 miles. However, the recent events involving PikeRide bikes being used inappropriately by a few CC students creates a significant financial burden for our community-minded nonprofit electric bike share. The types of disrespectful actions we have recently encountered to our bike share program could put our future operations at CC in jeopardy and we would rather not see that happen. Moving forward, it is our hope that the 98% of you that have been great users continue to be and the small minority of disrespectful users are phased out. Thank you for your continued support.”

As the weather warms up and everyone is enjoying the outdoors, the benefits of these bikes become even more valuable. We appreciate everyone’s ongoing commitment to our values in order to maintain this campus resource.


Cathy Buckley

Director, Campus Safety and Emergency Management

Edwin Hamada

Assistant Vice President, Residential Experience

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