Bike to Work and Shred Fest on Sept. 17

September 13, 2021

CUIMC employees and local community members are invited to join Columbia Public Safety in Haven Plaza on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Bike to Campus and Shred Fest events. At these annual events, attendees can gather resources for safe city biking, protect their electronic equipment from theft, safely dispose of sensitive papers and hard drives, and recycle old computers. The event will happen rain or shine.

mechanic repairing a bike

Bike to Work

Cyclists at the event can access:

  • Free bike tune-ups
  • Free bike registration with CU Public Safety and the NYPD. Registered bikes are given a unique identification number that helps recovery in case of theft.
  • Discounted bike locks and accessories. Public Safety representatives will demonstrate proper locking techniques.

Visit the Columbia transportation website for more information about biking at Columbia, including programs and classes.

Shred Fest

Public Safety encourages all CUIMC employees to bring old office and personal papers, personal computers, laptops, hard drives, and more to the Shred-It truck to be destroyed or recycled. Properly destroying paper files and electronics can help prevent identity theft. Even an old cable bill creates a vulnerability.

electronics in a bin ready for recycling at Columbia Public Safety Shredfest


  • Free electronic tattoos for laptops, tablets, cell phones, and other electronic devices. A unique police ID number is engraved and registered with the NYPD, CU Public Safety, and a nationwide database. The number can assist the police in the recovery of a stolen item.
  • One-on-one consultations with NYPD and Columbia Public Safety specialists about personal, home, or apartment safety and Public Safety services
  • Meet fire safety specialists from the FDNY and Columbia

Columbia Public Safety will host the same events on the Manhattanville Campus on Sept. 13 (Bike to Work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Shred Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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