The process is pretty simple:
- Bicycle owners fill out an online form and receive a confirmation e-mail from the police.
- Within 2 weeks of receiving that e-mail, bring the bike to the police station at 17th & Federal.
- Police will etch a serial number onto the bike.
No bike theft prevention system is perfect, but registry certainly helps the sometimes-arduous task of proving ownership. We're glad to see the police taking bike theft seriously by partnering with a neighborhood association, in this case one representing a heavily-bicycled portion of the city.