Police and volunteers in Prince George are continuing to assist bike owners in registering their bicycles on the digital bicycle registration, reporting and recovery network, 529 Garage.
The Prince George RCMP have partnered with 529 Garage in an effort to combat the increasing amount of bike thefts in this community and to return more stolen bikes to their rightful owners.
Since the beginning of May, police and volunteers have registered more than 200 bikes in our community and have scheduled many more events throughout this summer. The Bike Registration Crew will be out at the following locations over the next two weeks and are hoping the cycling community takes the time to come down and help #EndBikeTheft.
|Wednesday May 17th||5:00 PM||8:00 PM||Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park (band shell)|
|Wednesday May 24th||4:30 PM||8:30 PM||Otway Recreational Area (parking lot)|
|Saturday May 27th||9:30 AM||1:30 PM||Otway Recreational Area (parking lot)|
The free registration process takes about 5 minutes and includes essential information such as the ownership details, serial number and photos of the bicycle. In the event of a theft, the information can easily be distributed to other registered riders through an alert feature on the smart phone app. The information can also be easily provided to both the police and insurance companies.
The Prince George RCMP hope to register 2,000 bikes in Prince George this summer. Look and listen to local media for FREE registration events happening throughout the biking season.
About Project 529
Founded in 2013, Project 529 is a diverse team of software professionals that believes that technology can enhance the cycling experience. Their first product, the 529 Garage is a bicycle registration, reporting and recovery network focused on their 10 year vision to reduce the impact of the bike theft epidemic in North America by 50 per cent.