J Allard

Take a Bike Out of Crime: Phase 2

When you’re in college, there is nothing more time-efficient, cost-effective, and just plain fun than to ride your bike as your main form of transportation, to and from classes. So imagine how it must feel (or how it felt) to rise one day, only to find your favorite mode of transportation gone. What do you do? What network is in place… Read more →

Saddle Up for the Soon-To-Be Worst Kept Secret in Idaho

Raffling off another new set of squeaky clean Zipp 202 wheels, we joined the festivities at an exciting up-and-coming ATB event called Rebecca’s Private Idaho. Also, known as the “Queen of Pain,” world renowned cycling champion Rebecca Rusch (frontline, center in red, below) puts on this challenging and scenic 90+ mile race out of Ketchum, Idaho. Rebecca leads the race as well… Read more →

Pilgrimage to the Most Infamous Road Ride in the Pacific Northwest

Project 529 brought out multiple bike registration stations to the halfway point in Centralia this past weekend for the 35th annual Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle to Portland (STP) ride. It was thrilling to see so many dedicated riders on so many beautiful machines. With the help of some awesome volunteers, we offered valet bike parking and registration services for the… Read more →

The Fellowship at Duthie Hill

Last weekend, we joined the party at Duthie Mountain Bike Park, where over 2000 riders gathered for Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance‘s 5th Annual Festival. Team 529 not only cranked on the trails and in races, but also cranked out over a hundred free bike registrations.     Many festival participants we talked to had a heart-breaking story about a stolen… Read more →

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 →