BIKE THEFT IS SURGING, ARE YOU PREPARED?
Now is a good time to make sure all of your bikes are in Bike Index and all of your bikes’ information is up-to-date. You can log in and register a new bike in just a few minutes to make sure that all of your information is linked to you. We’re seeing industry surges in bike sales as well. If you’ve got a new ride, congrats! If your local bike shop hasn’t already registered it for you, get it onto Bike Index ASAP. Photo above: See how this has worked to reduce theft in Edmonton, Alberta.
Has bike theft affected you?
Our twitter poll indicates that it probably has - 96.2% of respondents indicate that they or someone they know has had a bike stolen at some point. What does this mean for you? It means that you should take precautions to protect yourself against bike theft, as it is a sad reality of our mode of transportation. Make sure to lock your bike appropriately and register your bike on Bike Index.
Refer your friends to Bike Index
Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter. Let your friends know that you utilize our free service and help them get their bikes onto Bike Index as well. The more people who are online registering bikes and looking out for stolen bikes, the better Bike Index works to reconnect bikes with their owners.
Finally, read some awesome press that we have been getting through our partnership with Edmonton Police Service in Edmonton, Alberta. Our flagship Canadian partner has registered over 16k bikes and have recovered almost 300 in just one year . Edmonton has shown what a city can do to manage bike registration and curb theft when invested parties leverage Bike Index tools.