In 2013, we set out to create a sustainable program that helps reduce bike theft, promote cycling, and make cities and campuses more bike friendly. The result is the 529 Garage.
Over the last 2 decades, bike theft in North America has grown to epidemic proportions – affecting about 2 million riders each year. Beyond the half-billion dollar cycling black market, many stolen bikes are involved in secondary crimes – serving as a modern “getaway vehicle” for criminals.
Our strategy is simple – galvanize riders, shops, police, schools and cities with a common set of tools that allow communities to become better organized than the criminals. Cities that we have joined forces with have seen meaningful, double-digit results in the first two years.
We are a purpose, not profit-driven company, motivated to make a meaningful dent in this epidemic. Join us on our quest by registering your bike and getting your community signed up with our program.
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Some of the links on this blog to products on Amazon help fund our efforts to curb bike theft – all earnings go directly towards our program. If you would like to purchase our products on Amazon directly, simply search for “529 Garage” on Amazon without clicking links from our blog posts.