The 529 Garage app and decal help defend your bike from theft

Register your bike to reduce theft

What you need to know

Let's register 100,000 bicycles – it's free!

The City's Greenest City Action Plan team, Park Board, Vancouver Police Department , and Vancouver Police Foundation have teamed up to register 100,000 bicycles into the 529 Garage bike registry for free.

How to help defend against the bike theft epidemic

  1. Register your bike with 529 Garage bike registry for free – it takes only five minutes!
  2. Get a 529 Garage decal to discourage thieves
  3. Lock your bike properly

Around 2,000 bicycles are reported stolen in Vancouver every year, but only a few get returned to their owners when recovered by police.

Why so few? Because many owners don't record and share their bike serial number and description.

Register your bike

In the event your registered bike goes missing, you'll have everything you need to activate the police and community to help recover your bike. This will significantly improve the chances of stolen bikes being reunited with their owners.

Download the 529 Garage mobile app

You can also sign up on the 529 Garager website  or visit your local community policing centre.

Get tips on registering your bike with Project 529 

Woman gets her stolen bike returned thanks to the 529 Garage app and Vancouver Police

529 Garage works! This person got their stolen bike back because they registered it.

Locking your bike

Bike shields

Project 529 shields act as a license plate or decal for your bike. Each shield has its own code.

If your bike is ever stolen, it will make it easier for both the cycling community and the police identify your stolen bike and return it to you.

Where to get a shield:

Bikes registered within 10 miles of Vancouver
Estimated property value recovered for bike owners

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