How We Got Over 50,000 Signatures on our First Petition Ever

It’s no surprise that bike thieves have learned that one of the most effective ways to turn stolen property into cash is through online marketplaces. The stories of cyclists finding their stolen bikes on Craigslist and eBay can be found in news sites and blogs all over the Internet. Wanting to make a difference, our whole team set out to rally fellow cyclists… 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 →

Demand eBay and Craiglist Require Serial Numbers on Bike Listings

Every year in the United States more than $400 million worth of bicycles are stolen from their owners. That’s not a typo, that’s a problem. Criminals are using online marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist to efficiently sell stolen bikes to unknowing consumers with incredibly low risk. Without serial numbers, it’s extremely challenging for victims to identify if a bicycle… Read more →