529 Garage’s simple guide to the complex world of bike locks

You already know that having locking is critical for the safety of you bicycle. But, shopping for a lock is complicated – there are many different types of bike locks, they work in different ways, they protect different parts of our bike, and of course, there are multiple rating standards. So how do you work through the maze and figure… Read more →

10 Questions with 7 from Sprocket.bike

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 →

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 →

529 Garage Surpasses 1 Million Bikes

529 Garage surpasses one million searchable bicycles worldwide

World’s largest bike database program spreading throughout North America, transforming the way police fight bike theft SEATTLE, WA, July 24, 2019 – 529 Garage has surpassed one million searchable bicycles worldwide, locking in its status as the world’s largest bike registration program. More than 1,400 law enforcement, city, university and bike shop partners have now signed on throughout North America,… Read more →

Bike Theft Victim Do’s and Don’ts

Bike Theft Victim Do’s and Don’ts We hope you never have to deal with having your bike stolen but if you do, here are some tips: DO… Report the crime to police either in person, online or via the non-emergency number, obtain a crime reference number and contact your insurer. Fire up the 529 Garage, find (or register) your bike… Read more →

Reflections on our 3 year pilot to reduce bike theft in Vancouver

3 years ago I visited Vancouver to kick off Bike to Work Week. We announced a 3 year pilot in cooperation with the Vancouver Police Department and Vancouver Police Foundation to address the region’s growing bike theft epidemic. Constable Rob Brunt, a veteran of the VPD was assigned the task to investigate what could be done and reached out to… Read more →

Vancouver recognized as world leader in fighting bike thefts

Bicycle thefts drop 30% in three years VANCOUVER, B.C. (Monday, Oct. 29, 2018) – A Vancouver pilot project focused on cutting bike crime is showing astonishing results and attracting worldwide attention. With local bicycle registrations surpassing 70,000, the joint initiative of the Vancouver Police Department, City of Vancouver and Project 529 has resulted in a 30-per-cent drop in bike theft.… 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 →