Police say when it comes to spotting crime, the more eyes the better.
All over the Virginia Tech campus, you'll see students on bicycles and you'll see them parking their bikes and locking them up.
One student said he wasn't too concerned about bicycle theft.
"Sometimes I worry about the front wheel being stolen, but not really the bike."
If you're a bike thief, here's the part to remember; VT police are hiding global positioning satellite systems, GPS units somewhere inside what they call bait bikes.
That GPS is super small, the size of a memory stick, and starts tracking in real time as soon as someone takes the bait bike.
Police say they can also use a web of newly installed cameras that can zoom in super tight and identify the face.
The latest figures we could find show that in 2011, 56 bicycles were stolen on the Virginia Tech campus.
Police say it's a no-brainer; lock that bike.
We found one bicycle in front of a dining hall. There was no lock, no nothing. It seemed ready for the taking. The question a thief should ask, "Is this a bait bike?" The answer is "Do you feel lucky?"
We spotted Tom Sheranek as he was parking his bike.
"I mean I just got this bike," said the 5th year business student, "I don't think it happens that much but when it does, it definitely sucks," Sheranek said.
Police have posted fliers in dorms, warning students to lock their bikes and think twice.
Someone stole Zeid Adiyeh's bike last year. The sophomore said it was his fault.
"I wasn't necessarily angry at the person who stole it but more mad at myself for not locking it," Adiyeh said.