Monthly Archives: May 2014

PDX bike registration day poster

Need to Find Your Stolen Bike? There’s an App for that.

The 529 team is all hands on deck and boots on the ground today at bike shops throughout Portland, offering free enrollment in our registration and recovery service. We’ve partnered with 12 different bike shops to serve the Portland bike riding community. People are excited about the active recovery aspect of our service, and the word is starting to spread.… Read more →

Free PDX Bike Registration Day at Portland Bike Shops on 5/29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Portland Bike Shops Offer Free Bike Registration on 5/29 in Partnership with Local Startup Project 529 On May 29th, participating bike shops throughout the Portland metropolitan area will be offering free bike registration, in partnership with Project 529—a local start-up that is targeting bike theft by merging a high tech mobile app with community activation.  PORTLAND, OR, MAY 23,… Read more →

Got Serial?

The first step in protecting yourself in the event of bike theft is registering your serial number, along with other identifying details. The problem for many people is they don’t know where to find the serial number on their bike. We’ve put together a handy reference to help you locate the most likely placement of your serial number, regardless of… Read more →

Hal Ruzal grading bike locking techniques

529: Weekender

Here at Project 529 we’re doing what we can to keep more butts on bikes by helping people recover their bicycles in the event they’re stolen. But we all know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Locking your bike properly is the best deterrent against bike theft, but it’s surprising how many people don’t know how to… Read more →

FAQ about our Petition Requiring Serial Numbers on Bike Sales

Recently someone posted a link to the petition we created to urge Craigslist and eBay to require serial numbers on bike listings. We were excited to see the dialogue this created, and are happy to answer the questions that were raised. Let’s start with a little background information… Who are you guys? We’re a new software company in Portland, Oregon founded to… Read more →