Portland startup Project 529™ declares war on bike theft by launching petition aimed at eBay and Craigslist

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 10, 2014 – MONTEREY, Calif. — Monterey, CA – April 10, 2014 – Today, at the world’s largest bicycle festival, the Sea Otter Classic, Project 529 announced an online petition aimed at Craiglist and eBay to help reduce bike theft by requiring sellers to include serial numbers on all bike listings. Cyclists are encouraged 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 →