When you purchase a new bike, we know the last thing you want to think about is it getting stolen. Typically you are just excited to get out and ride it and go on adventures. It’s easy to forget that bikes are frequently stolen, and unfortunately there’s possibility that it could happen to you. A bike is stolen about every… Read more →
Win a REFLECT360 Cycling Jacket from Proviz Sports
Enter to win a REFLECT360 Cycling Jacket from Proviz Sports! To reflect on a stand-out year at Project 529 we have teamed up with Proviz, the world’s #1 high-viz sports brand. The premium British brand is renowned for style, innovation and quality and has the largest range of specialist enhanced visibility & reflective sports products on the market. To enter, go to the… Read more →
Vancouver Police Media Event – Monday 10/29/18
Vancouver recognized as global leader in fighting bike theft VANCOUVER, B.C. (Friday, Oct. 26, 2018) – Members of the media are invited to this important announcement that will detail how Vancouver has been recognized as a global leader in fighting bike thefts. Vancouver Police Department’s Deputy Chief Howard Chow will make a presentation revealing the latest advancements. He will be… Read more →
It’s a Wrap!
We wrapped the petition up last Tuesday with the final tally coming in at… …supporters asking eBay and Craigslist to require serial numbers on bike listings. Whoa, that’s sounds like a lot. Just how big is 51,203? Printed single spaced, the list would be as tall as the Statue of Liberty… standing on top of the Seattle Space Needle! Our supporters… 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 →
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 →
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 →
TAKMBD: Start ‘Em Young
Excitement was high and injuries were low during the Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day on Oct. 4th, at King County’s Duthie Hill bike park, where about 200 riders under the age of 16 were in attendance, plus their parents. We had such a blast seeing so many younger riders getting a chance to shred the trails without all those intimidating adults in… Read more →
A Note From a Friend Indeed
Panged by hunger and grief for bikes lost, we shared a moment of solidarity with this sympathetic burritista. “529: My bike’s been stolen before too… I’m sorry.. Hopefully your day gets better! :)” Bike theft is a scourge that has burned more of us than not. Do you have a bike theft story? Drop us a line, or tell… 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 →