Online marketplaces such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and OfferUp may make it easy to clear out the clutter, but they come with a serious darkside: they are a haven for selling stolen property, especially stolen bikes. We’ve been trying to get online marketplaces to take action on this for years (even gathering over 50,000 signatures on a petition to Craigslist… Read more →
Granville Island’s Operation Rudy Slashes Bicycle Thefts
Program cuts bike theft by 60 per cent on Granville Island, encouraging two-wheeled traffic Vancouver, BC (September 22, 2016) – The broad-based partnership program Operation Rudy, established to cut down bicycle theft on Granville Island, has had stunning results. The multi-faceted program has reduced bike thefts on the Island by 60 per cent over the summer months with an astounding… Read more →
Summer of SRAM Instagram Contest (pt 1)
Summer is about to get better for 2 lucky riders real soon thanks to our friends at SRAM. Whether you are a single-track junkie or gravity addict, share how you spend your 5 to 9 in the dirt for a chance to win your choice of a Rock Shox fork (SID, Pike or Boxxer) or Rock Shox Reverb dropper post! [row] [column lg=”6″ ] [/column] [column… Read more →
529 Campus Edition Did you know over 50% of all college cyclists will lose a bike to theft during their 4 years? Our university pilot programs are ramping up for biking season. Over the next few weeks, we’re rolling out student and faculty bike registrations programs for 3 new Oregon campuses including the University of Oregon, Oregon College of Oriental… Read more →
ABUS Mobile Security LLC and Project 529 Join Forces to Engineer the Future of Bike Security
(Chicago, IL) April 16th, 2015. In an era of increasing concerns over bike theft, ABUS Mobile Security, LLC and Project 529™ are joining forces to combat the growing epidemic of stolen bicycles. The partnership between ABUS, the world leader in mobile security, and Project 529, a Portland, OR based cycling software start-up is a marriage made of manufacturing innovation and… Read more →
Engineering the future of bike security
While we may only have a small crew this year at Sea Otter (they are on the road right now), we do have a pretty big announcement: we’re working harder than ever to help people secure their bikes, and we’ve teamed up with lock manufacturer and all around security experts ABUS to kick it up a notch. I personally have… Read more →
Help Support Interscholastic Cycling.
We love to see kids on bikes, which is why we’ve partnered up with NICA, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. This amazing organization develops middle and high school mountain biking programs across the country and has over 5,000 student athletes participating. From rider camps and races to coaching licensing programs, NICA helps spark a lifelong love of cycling. NICA leagues do not receive tax-based government funds and… Read more →
Lock Level: How good is your bike registration?
If you’ve logged into your garage recently*, you’ll see that we’ve added a new feature: a lock level icon that let’s you know how many of the recommended bike details you’ve added to your registration. Let’s take a look at what the levels mean using our automatic missing poster feature. LOCK LEVEL 1: BASIC At the basic lock level, you’ve done the… Read more →
BECAUSE WE LOVE IT, WE’VE SET OUR PETITION FREE.
Thanks to everyone who has supported our cause to urge Craigslist and eBay to require serial numbers on used bike sales. In 6 months, we had over 20,000 people sign the petition. Even more importantly, as we’ve spread the word of this issue, we lit the fuse to get more people thinking about and talking about bike theft, and how… Read more →
Ride with GPS Challenge
A few weeks ago, we were chatting with our friends over at Ride with GPS, our favorite website for planning and tracking our rides, about what we could do to help drive awareness of the problem of bike theft and the importance of registering your bike. We decided that what better way to help spread the word than to motivate… Read more →