Bike Registration For Newport Residents
Others: check with your municipality or use an on-line service such as the National Bike Registry.
Registration make bikes far easier to identify if stolen, and it can also deter thieves but there is no better deterrent than locking your bike properly at all times.
The best chance at recovering a stolen bicycle is having a registered serial number. These numbers are used by police across the nation to locate stolen bikes. The majority of serial numbers are located under the bottom bracket where the two pedal cranks meet. Simply turn your bike upside down and record the number. If there is no serial number there, then check places like the headset at the front of the bike or the rear stays. The diagram at the right indicates the five most common serial number locations.
If you just can’t find anything, then you can describe the bike as best you can on the registration form, and even take a picture with it to prove ownership.
Remember that if you are a member of Bike Newport and your bike is stolen, we will lend you a bike from our fleet (as available, sizes vary) for up to two weeks while you find a replacement. If you can, please donate to Bike Newport so we can continue providing services for the cycling community (click the DONATE button to your right to be directed to PayPal. Use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Newport residents, to register your bike, fill out the following form and stop by 29 Spring Street to pick up your registration sticker to put on your top tube. If you’re not a Newport resident, check with your local municipality, or visit a national registry such as the National Bike Registry.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email email@example.com.