529 Garage is a community-run bike registration and recovery service. It’s free and secure and helps to get bikes that are stolen back to their owners. Widespread 529 Garage use has the power to make bike theft inconvenient and unprofitable, dampening the stolen bike market.
The police, or a would-be buyer, is able to look your bike up on 529 Garage to check if it’s been marked as stolen. This will help you to get your bike back, and makes selling stolen bikes less profitable.
It takes only a few minutes to register your bike and is easy to do with 529 Garage. Register your bike on the web or download the app:
A 529 shield is an optional, tamper-resistant, weather-resistant decal that has a unique, seven-character ID code. It adds an extra identifier and layer of protection for your bike. We recommend you put one on your bike in a visible location.
Note that direct purchases from Bike Auckland are sent out for delivery by a volunteer, so there may be a delay in receiving your order!
Some articles and blogs about 529 Garage and how it fits into the fight against bike theft:
Will you help us spread the word about 529 Garage and keep people’s bikes safe? Email us at email@example.com for posters and other resources!
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