Register your bike with our partner: BikeIndex.org.
One of the greatest barriers we find in helping people get their bikes back is that many, perhaps even the majority of bicycle owners, have not taken the time to record their serial number and effectively have no proof of ownership.
Chicago's Seth Herr shares our desire to make life hard for bike thieves, and is spearheading a new effort to create a national bike registry.
Please take a few minutes to find your bike's serial number, snap a quick photo, and create a listing at the Bike Index. Minimal information is required up front (you can go back and build out the listing later as desired.)
If your life is too busy to take the time to fill out a web form, we recommend at a minimum that the next time you're able to that you snap a few images of your bike, flip it over (as necessary) and snap a few pics of the serial number.