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Bike Registration Basics

  • How do I register a bike

    Just create a free account, and click on the Register Your Bike button.  You'll be asked to add the details for your bike, such as the serial number, manufacturer, model, and color. You can also add p...

  • Where do I find my bike’s serial number?

    The vast majority of bikes will put the serial number under the bottom bracket. You’ll need to flip the bike over to look for it. The serial number will be embossed in the frame in most cases, but the...

  • Is this the serial number?

    Bike serial numbers aren't standardized across the industry (or even, often, within a company), but there are a few tips we've found that might help you if you see multiple numbers that could be seria...

  • What if my bike doesn't have a serial number?

    Unfortunately, some bikes simply don't have serial numbers, so just leave the serial number field blank and keep on going. Just make sure you enter as much information as you possibly can about your b...

  • My bike make/model is not listed in the drop down menu, what should I do?

    We have a pretty extensive list, so double check your spelling. But, if it really is a bike make or model we don't have, just type it in and we'll save it (and even add it to our database so that othe...

  • What if I don't know the make/model/year?

    Your bike make and model are typically painted onto your bike, or sometimes on a sticker on the bottom of the frame.  But, if you can't tell or the markings have been painted over, you can leave them ...

  • Do I need a 529 Shield to register my bike?

    No, you don't have to buy a 529 Shield (Project 529 Protected sticker) in order to use our service. Our service is completely free to use. We wanted to make sure that bike protection could be accessib...

  • Why do I need a photo of my receipt?

    In addition to the serial number (which you might actually find on your receipt), your receipt can help act as proof of ownership with local law enforcement. It's also useful if you need to submit a c...

  • What is the "Look For" photo?

    The Look-For photo is a close-up showing  any detail on your bike that makes it easy to pick out quickly in a crowd, just like a ribbon tied onto your black suitcase that makes identification a snap. ...

  • Why do I need to add my bike value?

    Every bike is important, but local law enforcement will take more of an interest if your bike is worth more than $1,000, which makes it a felony. Also note, this information won’t be made public if yo...