Register Your Bicycle

Why Register:

In cities where bicycle registration is mandatory, thefts of bikes are less likely to occur since they are not as easy to sell as un-registered bikes. Bike registration is quick, simple, and free! It can be an effective tool to help get your bicycle back in the event it is stolen.

Bicycle Registration also aids in identifying the owner of a bicycle in case of a crash. Many bicyclists don't carry identification with them - this is especially true for children. It could take hours for emergency personnel to make positive identification and contact a parent if a child is hurt, or scared or confused.

Bike Theft Prevention:

  • Use a U-Lock instead of a cable lock. U-Locks are solid steel and are very hard to cut. Cable locks can be cut easily.
  • Don’t secure your bike with a cheap lock.
  • Always secure your bike to a bike rack or solid object. Secure both wheels and frame.
  • Remember that locks are only a deterrent.
  • Report all suspicious persons loitering around bike racks by calling 911.
  • If it can be removed, it can be stolen!  Quick release tires and adjustable bicycle seats are good examples of parts that are stolen easily.
  • Engrave identifying markings on anything removable to aid in recovery, but better to secure your bicycle parts so that they cannot be removed easily.
  • Keep a record of your bike’s serial number.

Find the serial number on your bikeFind your bike's serial number: 

  1. Under crank (bottom bracket). May also be on top of the crank.
  2. On a rear stay - Often near the stay dropout opposite the gear-cassette or chainstay bottom.
  3. On the seat tube -  Maybe on the front or back of the tube, and near the tube top or bottom.
  4. On the head of the tube.