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ASU Police prepare for annual bike roundup

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TEMPE, Ariz. - A warning tonight if you own a bike and use it on the Arizona State University Campus.

ASU police say they are about to begin an annual bike round-up.

The 2014 bike round-up sounds like a fun and festive event. It's actually something that ASU Police Officers volunteer to do at the end of each school year.

When 10's of thousands of students use these as their primary way to get to class at ASU, the issue of abandoned bikes can become a big problem.

"You tend to have bike thieves that are coming onto campus, especially in the summer time with fewer numbers of people on the campus," said Officer Laura Gill.

Starting in April, officers started tagging bikes they thought were abandoned.

On May 19th, they will start moving those tagged bikes to a surplus warehouse. Students FOX 10 spoke to said it was a great idea to get the abandoned bikes off the campus.

"They're abandoned so it would be nice with the limited parking for bikes if they were out of the way for next year," said Semisi Sekora

Sekora says the bikes are an eyesore and easy to spot. "That bike tire, that the rest of the bike has been stolen, that's been there all year, you know that for a fact. I've seen it every morning," she said.

If you see bikes like that one that has no wheels, no tire, no seat, then you know it's just junk, and it needs to go away," said Emily Andrew

Once at the surplus warehouse the bikes or parts will stay for a year before they are put up for auction. They want to give students plenty of time to come and collect their bike or their parts.

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