Cofounded by Seth Herr and Bryan Hance in 2013, Bike Index is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
It is the most widely used and successful bicycle registration service in the world with over 1,145,000 cataloged bikes, 1,580 community partners and tens of thousands of daily searches.
Seth built Bike Index when he was a bike mechanic because he wanted to be able to register bikes for his customers. Bryan developed and ran a community driven bicycle recovery service (StolenBikeRegistry.com) that recovered bikes from the first week it was created in 2004.
Merging the two services, Seth and Bryan created the universal bike registration service they both dreamed of — a database used and searched by individuals, bike shops, police departments and other apps. A bike registry that gives everyone the ability to register and recover bicycles.
Simple. Efficient. Effective.
Bike registration that works.
Seth Herr learned to program so that he could build Bike Index, because he was a bike mechanic and was frustrated that something like it didn't exist.
Bryan Hance created StolenBicycleRegistry.com in 2004 because he had way too many bikes stolen - and he realized chasing and recovering stolen bikes was really fun. He works in cyber security and applies OSINT methods and processes to chasing bike thieves.
Craig Dalton thought he had the bike industry out of his system until Bike Index came knocking. Craig is bringing his entrepreneurial experience to the business side of Bike Index.
Gavin Hoover spent ten years of his life riding and racing bikes all over the world before realizing other people use bikes as a means of transport. He brings a wide breath of knowledge of the cycling world and works to make sure everything keeps running behind the scenes at Bike Index.
Jan Pecnik fell in love with bikes while studying his masters in the Netherlands, focusing on social entrepreneurship. After a couple of years of solo riding, he now helps Bike Index expand across Europe and beyond.
Mike Oleon does the graphic design and illustration for the Index. If anything looks good, it's probably his fault.