J Allard

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 →

Voyage to the Greatest Bike Fest in the World

The 529 team kicked off the 2014 event tour season with one doozy of a festival. We brought our bike theft-prevention brigade down to the world renowned Sea Otter Classic. With around 75,000 cycling enthusiasts in attendance, we talked to a lot of folks, registered a lot of bikes, and hooked up seven awesome participants with some slick new bike… Read more →