Forums and External Links
Networking people, services, and ideas to improve bicycle safety and awareness.
When it comes to public safety, we believe awareness is probably the most effective defense against criminal activity. We also believe there is no single solution. This is why want to make accessible every possible resource available on the Internet.
As our database begins to grow, we want to make it clear that we are not in competition with any other theft registry that may be available on the Internet. This is why we have created this forum, so that other services can announce their presence to our users.
After purchasing a new bicycle, it is always a good idea to register your property with your local law enforcement agency. Nearly every jurisdication within the United States offer some form of bicycle registration. Be sure not to miss this step in defending your bicycle from theft.
Below are links to various other bicycle registries on the Internet today. If you have one that is not listed, please feel free to submit for inclusion using the "List Registeries" link above.
We have all heard news of a bicyclist losing their life to some tragedy while riding. This is where we honor their life by memorializing their memory.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.
The Bicycle Safety and Awareness Patrol program is modeled around educational material offered by C.O.P.S., in an effort to bring our patrols in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies in their efforts to protect our communities.
ModeratorsModerators review posts from their postal code area and verify a police report exists for each. If no report is found, they are given the tools to suspend the post and contact the person making the report to resolve any problems. If a moderator deems a post invalid, they have the option to permanently delete it from the database. They also have tools allowing them to suspend or ban users from filing reports with the registry.
AmbassadorsAmbassadors, using a friendly approach with bicycle safety brochures, "Safe Bike" stickers, and casual conversation take on the more engaging role of educating their community in proper bicycle etiquette. They also spot and report safety issues such as broken pole lamps, sidewalks with dangerous breaks, vandalism, and other safety issues the City or County should know about.
Citizen PatrolsCitizen Bicycle Safety & Awareness Patrol volunteers canvas trails, parks, and roadways for abandoned bikes, suspicious criminal activity, and identify high risk areas in need of more active outreach by our ambassadors or stepped-up patrols by police. Patrol volunteers also target sections of roadways for traffic conditioning using high visibility uniforms and safety lights. Their primary objective is to make their presence known as the eyes and ears for law enforcement, and to use this advantage to condition their community to trust that bicycling is a safe mode of travel and leisure.
MerchantsBusinesses engaged in the bicycle trade are given access to special statistical data and other tools helping them to identify areas within their community with high bicycle theft rates, as well as access to our database of known bicycle thieves in their area. Other tools provided help merchants to deter the peddling of stolen bicycle parts and frames through their store.
Law Enforcementofficials are provided with elevated access to our database, along with a host of tools designed to aid and assist in their investigations and efforts to reduce bicycle theft. Law enforcement are also given access to incident reports and to post the profile of convicted bicycle thieves to our Bicycle Thieves Registry, where citizens can view known thieves within their community and receive police bulletins when they need public assistance.