The City of Napa and Bike Index Team Up to Fight Bike Theft
Bringing bike registration to the heart of wine country.
2023-03-30T04:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements, Bike Life
Bike Index Store
Browse our merchandise and rep Bike Index wherever you go
2023-03-23T07:00:00-0500 - Topics: Products
What to do when you find your stolen bike for sale on Facebook Marketplace
Found your stolen bike for sale on Facebook Marketplace? We aren't surprised. Read on ...
2023-01-10T19:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
What to do when you find your stolen bike for sale on Craigslist
Found your stolen bike for sale on Craigslist? Read on ...
2023-01-10T17:46:15-0600 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
What to do when you find your stolen bike for sale on Offerup
Found your stolen bike for sale on Offerup? We aren't surpised. Read on ...
2023-01-10T17:46:10-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
2022: Our Year at Bike Index
2022 marked the 9th year of Bike Index’s registration and recovery nonprofit services. In it, we reached new milestones, expanded the registration network, and entered into exciting new realms of research and academia. Here are some highlights from 2022 and where we’re trekking in the year ahead.
2023-01-02T19:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Life
How Bike Index Works for University and College Campuses
Bike Index is the #1 platform for universities to manage bikes and keep them in members’ hands. Here’s how it works. College towns historically have higher rates of bike thefts than other non-colle...
2022-08-24T17:48:11-0500 - Topics: For Schools
An Investigation into Bike Theft and How You Can Help
Bike Index is partnering with UCSB and UC Davis to investigate bike theft. Here's how you can help.
2022-08-24T10:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Schools, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft, Donation
Spotlight Series: Bike Shops Making the Difference
Local shops are initiating recoveries to get bicycles back to their owners
2022-06-08T22:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Bike shops, Bike Recovery
Bike Theft Season Is Here - What Can You Do?
Warmer weather = more thefts. Here's what to do right now to protect bikes in your community
2022-05-02T15:21:37-0500 - Topics: Bike Theft
Sprocket.bike - a market we like!
A deep dive and conversation with Sprocket.bike - a fantastic maketplace for bikes and bike parts
2022-03-21T13:52:01-0500 - Topics: Tech
The Pro's Closet in lockstep with Bike Index's mission
Originally Published at Bicycle Retailer
2022-02-19T05:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Bike manufacturers, Bike Life, Bike Protection
Onnee are partnering with Bike Index so you can ride with Confidence
For the average cyclist, the simple act of proving that their bike belongs to them can be virtually impossible. If a stolen bike is recovered by authorities, how does a rider prove that it’s theirs...
2022-02-01T14:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Life, Bike Protection, Bike Recovery, Products, Tech
Closing the loop: a deep dive on a Facebook reseller of bikes stolen in Colorado
Bike Index tracks a Colorado-to-Mexico stolen bike pipeline - and learns things along the way
2021-12-16T19:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Theft
MaxTracker moves the needle
In a sea of bike tracking devices, there's MaxTracker
2021-11-03T19:51:43-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Products
Mandatory municipal bike registration doesn't work. Bike Index does.
Recovering bikes takes universal bike registration - make the switch
2021-09-16T18:47:39-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements, Bike Protection, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
NBDA teams up with Bike Index
Bike Index and NBDA work together to push bike registration
2021-07-02T10:40:37-0500 - Topics: For Bike manufacturers, For Bike shops
Calgary doubles bike recovery rate with Bike Index
Registration efforts in Calgary are paying off. Literally.
2021-05-27T17:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Bike shops, For Law enforcements, Bike Recovery
Cycling Hacker's 5 bike GPS tracker picks
Looking for a GPS tracker for your bike? Try one of the ones recommended by CyclingHacker.com
2021-05-03T14:46:35-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery, Bike Tracking, Products
Add another layer of protection to your bike with Velosurance
Velosurance knows bike-specific needs
2021-04-22T23:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Insurance
Bike Index is a solitary resource against stolen bike sales online
Check Bike Index before buying online
2021-04-05T15:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
How I Got My Stolen Bike Back
Paul Andrews of Bike Intelligencer tells the story of his Seattle bike recovery
2021-03-10T02:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery
Boulder, CO presenting the unified front needed to reduce bike theft
Bike shops, CU Boulder, and BPD work together to reduce bike theft
2021-03-09T22:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Bike shops, For Law enforcements, Bike Protection, Bike Recovery
Donate to Bike Index
Let's move into 2021 ready to do even more against bike theft
2020-11-18T21:00:00-0600 - Topics: Donation
Call to Los Angeles bike shops
Make a difference against LA bike theft with our free tools for bike shops
2020-11-13T17:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Bike shops, For Law enforcements
5 tips to prevent your bike from getting stolen
Make your bike harder to steal - without breaking the bank
2020-11-05T20:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Theft
Press release: LAPD now registering bikes with Bike Index
LAPD implements city-wide bicycle registration using Bike Index
2020-10-25T01:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements
Safety tips for recovering your own bicycle
What to do and not to do when going at it alone
2020-09-28T04:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery
Understanding Bicycle Warranties
Your bicycle warranty may not be covering what you think
The 6 Best Bike Locks in 2020
Finding the best lock for your bicycle can be tricky. There’s loads to choose from. And the wrong decision can have disastrous consequences!
2020-08-12T20:00:00-0500 - Topics: Products
A Canadian case study in better bike theft mitigation
Cities in Alberta are paving the way for reducing bike theft. How are they doing it?
2020-07-17T15:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements, Bike Recovery
1000’s of bikes are being stolen during the pandemic. What can you do?
Most people who ride a bike will have their bike stolen at some point. It’s just the cruel fact of our reality. If - but hopefully not when - this happens to you, what is your recourse? Bike regist...
2020-05-19T21:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery
Want Extra Bike Security? Register your Ride!
We turned to Bike Index to get the lowdown on how you can keep your bike ... well, yours.
2020-05-08T14:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery
In our own words: Lily Williams, Olympics postponement
"All we know is that the Olympics will be irrevocably altered."
2020-03-26T17:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Life
Portland Police Bureau implements new Bike Index dashboard to fight bike crime
Bike Index supporting city part of growing list of dashboard users
2020-03-05T10:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Law enforcements, New Features
Internationalizing Bike Index
Great news for our friends in the Netherlands – Bike Index is now available in Dutch! Here's how we did it.
2019-11-03T23:00:00-0600 - Topics: Tech
Bicycle Insurance, Explained
Insuring your bike is less complicated than you thought
Why I don't like goal-setting
In-house pro Lily Williams talks about her process - or lack thereof - of goal-setting
2019-09-25T07:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Life
What to do when your bike is stolen in Lane County, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Eugene, Florence, Junction City, Oakridge, or Springfield, Oregon
If you live in Oregon, get your bike back
2019-09-19T18:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Theft
Life on the road as a professional cyclist - time and place
Our own professional athlete gives us the lowdown on how she decompresses while on the road
2019-09-10T14:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Life
Bike Index's new promoted alerts are the megaphone crooks don't want you to use
New promoted alerts supercharge your stolen bike’s social reach - and recoverability
2019-08-26T21:00:00-0500 - Topics: New Features
Edmonton, Alberta brings on Bike Index to reduce bike theft in Canada
New law enforcement features and community approach encourage Edmonton to choose Bike Index
2019-07-09T14:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements
What to do when your bike has been stolen in Seattle
Has your bike been stolen in or around Seattle WA? Here's what you should do to maximize your chances of getting it back ...
2019-06-04T05:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
What to do when your bike has been stolen in the Bay Area
Help us help you get your stolen bike back ...
2019-06-04T01:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
What to do when your bike is stolen in Portland Oregon ...
The Rose City has a huge bike theft problem - but we're here to help!
2019-06-03T17:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Help your community recover bikes with a local stolen bikes facebook page
You have the tools to make a difference in bike theft in your community right now - for free!
2019-05-17T10:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery
Bike Index's February 2019 Recoveries!
Twenty two awesome stories of bike recoveries and various anti-theft awesomeness ...
2019-04-16T12:25:57-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
San Jose registers local school bikes using Bike Index mobile registration tools
You can host a registration drive as well using these simple instructions
2019-04-05T18:00:00-0500 - Topics: New Features
Welcome to our Big (10) new partner - the Pennsylvania State University!
With Penn State comes a full suite of new features ready to offer for universities
2019-03-25T19:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Schools, New Features
Professional bicycle mechanics are the front line against stolen bicycles
Thank your mechanic for protecting you from bike theft
2019-03-21T14:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Bike shops
Why register your bikes on Bike Index?
Add your bike to the registry with the highest rate of stolen bicycle recoveries
2019-03-21T14:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index rolls out new features for police accounts
Bulk search and ability to contact owners of abandoned bikes decrease administration time for Bike Index police departments
2019-03-15T08:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements, New Features
Bike Index's January 2019 recoveries!
If the whole year's going to be like this month, we're in for a wild ride ...
2019-03-11T16:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Recovering bikes before they are marked stolen
New Bike Index feature allows select police departments to contact owners of recovered bikes before they're marked stolen
2019-03-08T18:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Law enforcements, New Features
Meet Craig Dalton, new Bike Index Executive Director
Good morning 2019. My name is Craig Dalton and I am the new Executive Director of Bike Index. You may wonder: what does the Executive Director of a nonprofit like Bike Index do? I joined early this...
2019-03-08T17:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Life
New Ascend Retail integration provides free tools for thousands of new bike shops
Ascend integration exponentiates shop registration capabilities
2019-03-07T15:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Bike shops, New Features
Bike Index: who we are, what we do, and how we've recovered $7 million in bicycles
Get re-acquainted with the service protecting your bikes
2019-03-05T17:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery
5 ways to manage bikes on your campus
Keep your campus rolling smoothly with tips for streamlining bike management
2019-03-03T16:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Schools, New Features
5 Ways to Grow Community for your Bike Shop
Grow your customer base by providing extraneous value for your customers
2019-02-22T14:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Bike shops, Bike Life
Bike Index unveils new QR stickers and partnership with the City of Palo Alto
Bike Index increases custom development options for new partner organizations
2019-02-22T09:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Law enforcements, New Features
9 Steps for Getting Your Stolen Bike Back
BIKE GOT STOLEN? DON’T DESPAIR: THERE ARE PLENTY OF WAYS YOU CAN RECOVER YOUR WHEELS.
2019-02-12T16:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Products
Driving service revenues with bicycle registration
Use our free registration tools to enter your customers into the most successful bike theft recovery database
2019-02-06T16:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Bike shops
Meet Bike Index's newest partner: Inglewood, California!
Meet Inglewood, California PD - Bike Index's newest law enforcement partner
2019-02-06T11:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Law enforcements, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's December 2018 recoveries!
aka COME ON IS THIS YEAR OVER YET
2018-12-29T18:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's November 2018 recoveries!
Remember, remember, the abs. redic amount of bikes we helped recover in September ...
2018-12-28T18:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's October 2018 bike recoveries
Oh hey look we're four months behind on our recoveries
2018-12-28T16:44:07-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's September 2018 recoveries!
Hey! Here's 40+ awesome stories of recovered bikes from September 2018 :)
2018-12-28T16:43:28-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's newest municipal partner: New Orleans
Adding to Stolen Bikes NOLA's use of Bike Index, the city will now officially register bikes in Bike Index
2018-12-11T16:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Law enforcements
Be a Bike Saver - Donate to Bike Index on Giving Tuesday
It’s no secret that Bike Index is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We tout it all the time. Our nonprofit status allows us to work with the groups whose missions align with ours and it reflects our simple go...
2018-11-20T18:00:00-0600 - Topics: Donation
Boomerang CycloTrac set to launch V2 with improvements
If you haven’t read our review of the Boomerang CycloTrac from last November, then before you begin here, give it a look. About a year ago, Bryan, our in house bike tech expert, received a Boomeran...
2018-11-08T17:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Tracking, Products
Eight questions with Vlad Sonkin, developer of a free Bike Index app for Android
tl;dr: Russian devs that we've never ever met before built a Bike Index app for Android!
2018-11-07T17:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft, Products, Tech
Bike Index's August 2018 recoveries!
Thirty eight stories of recovered bikes from August 2018 here at the Bike Index ...
2018-10-22T00:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Eight questions with the owner of Bike Index's 5000th Recovered Bike
The bicycle's name is 'Walter'
2018-10-09T23:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bikes rule in the Netherlands
Bike Index communications director visits Sittard
2018-09-10T15:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Life
Bike Index's July 2018 recoveries !
Wow, it's almost like lax enforcement combined with rampant online fencing leads to more bike thefts ...
2018-09-09T16:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's June 2018 recoveries!
Who has two thumbs and a bunch of bike recoveries from June 2018? THIS GUY!
2018-08-22T18:46:46-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's May 2018 recoveries!
So many stolen bikes. So little time ... This is our summer: bikes on bikes on bikes .....
2018-07-09T00:01:27-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's April 2018 recoveries!
We've officially entered the season where we're so busy that I'm months behind on these recovery reports ...
2018-06-06T23:45:42-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Get your donations in this summer to help Bike Index master 'Bike Season'
Help us keep more bikes safe
2018-05-22T18:00:00-0500 - Topics: Donation
Bike Index launches new Ambassadors Program
Want to help out at Bike Index? Become a Bike Index Ambassador.
2018-05-10T13:00:00-0500 - Topics: New Features
Redmond, OR implements Bike Index citywide
The city near Bend will expand the region's ability to recover stolen bicycles
2018-05-09T08:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements
Bike Index's March 2018 recoveries!
Ermahgerrd behrks ehn Merrch ...
2018-04-11T18:50:44-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Universities should use Bike Index as their registration system of choice
Bike Index is a better choice than other registries or independently-run university registries
2018-04-08T18:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements, New Features
Bike Index's February 2018 recoveries!
Finally, a 'light' month here at the Bike Index. If blizzards keep people from stealing bikes, hey, great...
2018-03-30T14:44:12-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's January 2018 recoveries!
So it turns out that a great way to start out the new year is to recover a bunch of stolen bikes
2018-03-07T19:13:47-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
It's almost spring!!!!
Bike season is about to ramp up but so will thefts
2018-02-19T09:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Protection, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Let's talk about "secure" bike parking ...
A whole lot of bikes are being stolen from "secure" bike parking in apartments and businesses. Let's talk about that for a sec.
2018-01-31T00:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Property managements, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
A few tips for the well-meaning driver
If I drive you nuts on the road, be informed before you try to hurt me.
2018-01-24T17:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Life
New Year's Resolution Diaries day 8: Commuting
How I rediscovered my motivation to commute via bike
2018-01-08T17:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Life
Bike Index's December recoveries
December 2017 at the Bike Index - aka "a whole lotta' folks are on the Naughty list ... "
2018-01-01T18:23:11-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's November recoveries
Baby, it's cold outside ... but that doesn't stop bike thieves. Or, thankfully, the Bike Index...
2018-01-01T18:22:32-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
2017 year in review and it's awesome
Happy new year! We summarize 2017 and talk about some of the awesome stuff continuing on into 2018 that will benefit us, and you.
2017-12-31T18:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Donation
University of Pittsburgh partners with Bike Index to protect campus bicycles
The University of Pittsburgh and Bike Index.org have announced a partnership to protect Pitt’s cyclists.
2017-12-03T11:00:00-0600 - Topics: For Schools, New Features
Bike Index's October recoveries
The long-overdue backstory on all the stolen bikes Bike Index helped recover in October 2017 ...
2017-11-26T23:01:47-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's September recoveries
The long-overdue story on all the stolen bikes we helped recover in September of 2017 ...
2017-11-26T23:01:42-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index review: Boomerang Cyclotrac - GPS tracking for bikes
Taking a look at a GPS tracker for bikes - the Boomerang
2017-11-17T11:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft, Bike Tracking, Products
We ride bikes too
We built Bike Index for a reason
2017-11-06T00:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Life
Bike Index Partners with Renters and Homeowners Insurance Company, Lemonade
“Hey Lemonade! You guys protect stuff. I’m with Bike Index. We protect bikes! I want to chat!” Bike Index’s newest partnership with Lemonade - the renters and homeowners insurance company that actu...
2017-10-09T15:00:00-0500 - Topics: Insurance, Products, Tech
Bike Index's August recoveries
Who recovers stolen bikes? Bike Index recovers stolen bikes! Especially in August :/
2017-09-05T00:08:20-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Boise Police Department joins with Bike Index to help protect bikes
The BPD will use Bike Index to register, protect, and recover bikes.
2017-08-30T21:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements
Bike Index's July recoveries
The summer avalanche of stolen bikes continues ...
2017-08-10T19:58:31-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bend reduces bike theft by 60 percent with help from local shops, bait bikes, and Bike Index
Summertime in Bend, OR is synonymous with bike season. But with more bikes on the road, that means a corresponding rise in bike thefts. After noting a drastic increase in bike theft over the years,...
2017-08-10T19:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Bike shops, For Law enforcements
Bike Index's June Recoveries
Who recovers stolen bikes? Bike Index recovers stolen bikes. Especially in June!
2017-07-17T19:44:44-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
UWPD recruits Bike Index to protect campus from bike theft
The University of Washington marks Bike Index's second official university partnership
2017-06-28T13:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Schools
Bike Index's May 2017 recoveries!
It must be summer because we're registering - and recovering - a ton of bikes
2017-06-07T21:18:32-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
VerifiR - the embeddable bike tracking tech that we've been waiting for
We've been waiting for this kind of tech to hit the market for YEARS - and I'm excited to say, we're helping out with the cause :)
2017-06-06T11:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft, Bike Tracking, Products
Bike Index and VerifiR partnering to protect bikes with state-of- the art technology
VerifiR’s embedded tracking chips enable instant verification of bike ownership via the Bike Index
2017-06-06T10:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft, Bike Tracking, Products
Bike Index's April 2017 recoveries!
The always-interesting back stories on all the bikes Bike Index helped return in April 2017
2017-05-04T21:54:59-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's March 2017 recoveries!
Whew - Spring is creeping in, which means more bikes are on the road, which means registrations, thefts, and recoveries are all seeing an uptick. Numbers across the board are creeping up - we’re no...
2017-04-05T17:45:40-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's February 2017 recoveries!
The backstory on the 27 wonderful bikes that Bike Index helped recover in Feb. 2017!
2017-03-22T22:56:01-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index—Now a Nonprofit
Bike Index is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit!
2017-02-28T14:00:00-0600 - Topics: Donation
Iota - a tiny tracker with huge potential
The Bike Index checks out the Iota Tracker with an eye towards bike tracking, future hacking, and more
2017-02-16T13:00:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft, Bike Tracking, Products
Bike Index's January 2017 recoveries :)
The backstory on January 2017's stolen bike recoveries.
2017-02-04T15:35:50-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's December 2016 recovery stories!
The backstory on December's stolen bike recoveries
2017-02-01T23:28:00-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's November 2016 bike recoveries
The backstory on all our November 2016 stolen bike recoveries ...
2016-12-04T22:15:22-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
BIKE INDEX TOPS 100K BIKES
Bike Index celebrates its 100,000th registered bike! The Bike Index is proud to announce it has registered its 100,000th bike as of November 15, 2016. “One hundred thousand bikes is a huge mileston...
2016-11-16T18:17:14-0600 - Topics:
Bike Index's October 2016 bike recoveries
Stellar recoveries, great stories of collaboration, cute bike-recovery selfies, and tons of stolen bikes recovered in October 2016
2016-11-06T22:05:07-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index partners with LeadsOnline!
The largest bike registration system in the US partners with the largest pawn search system in the US to fight bike theft
2016-11-02T09:00:00-0500 - Topics: For Law enforcements, Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's September 2016 bike recoveries
Cargo bikes! Sexy Farady Porteurs! Salsas! Surlys! Blue cycles! WE GOT EM' ALL IN SEPTEMBER, Y'ALL COME ON IN
2016-10-11T00:00:47-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's August 2016 bike recoveries
Who finds stolen bikes? Bike Index finds stolen bikes. In August 2016 we found quite a few ...
2016-09-05T17:18:44-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's July 2016 bike recoveries
All of Bike Index's July stolen bike recoveries!
2016-08-02T10:22:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's June 2016 bike recoveries
June was busy - we’ve been doing all sorts of fun registration events in Seattle, Bend, and lighting up a steady stream of new Bike Index partners
2016-07-21T13:42:33-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's May 2016 bike recoveries
The backstory on all of our May 2016 stolen bike recoveries
2016-06-06T00:19:08-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's April 2016 bike recoveries
Summer's finally here and bike thefts are on the rise ...
2016-05-04T18:52:54-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's March 2016 recoveries!
... in which we help recover some very, very beautiful bicycles.
2016-04-01T10:27:38-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's February 2016 recoveries!
Cargo bikes! Flea market recoveries! An assist to SPD that results in arrests! This month has it all ...
2016-02-29T21:44:09-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's January 2016 recoveries!
Some great bike recovery stories and photos from our stolen bike recoveries in January 2016
2016-01-29T17:08:58-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index welcomes our newest partner - Stolen Bikes NOLA!
Stolen Bikes NOLA - a nonprofit in New Orleans, Louisiana - is the latest in a growing list of partners using Bike Index to combat bike theft
2016-01-10T16:26:16-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's December 2015 recoveries
There's nothing better than helping return stolen bikes right before Christmas!
2015-12-31T12:08:52-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's November stolen bike recoveries
Who finds stolen bikes? Bike Index finds stolen bikes ... 44 of them this month, to be exact
2015-12-01T10:27:05-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index returns @pedalpt's Viva Kilo! Score!
Who finds stolen bikes? Bike Index finds stolen bikes!
2015-11-17T11:56:02-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index's October 2015 bike recovery stories
How thirty five stolen bikes made it home thanks to Bike Index during Oct. 2015.
2015-11-08T20:09:39-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Our September 2015 bike recoveries
Quite possibly our busiest month yet ...
2015-11-08T16:13:19-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index welcomes a new partner - CyclingUtah.com!
CyclingUtah.com will provide bike registration, stolen bike listings, and stolen bike search to the Intermountain West
2015-10-10T19:18:20-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Here's an epic nine month bike recovery story ...
How a stolen bike tip turned into a nine month investigation - and nabbed a local burglar
2015-10-04T11:55:01-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Our August 2015 stolen bike recovery stories
It’s been another busy month here at the Bike Index - here are the stories of last month's recoveries.
2015-09-08T14:26:46-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
This month's stolen bike recoveries - July 2015 mega-update!
The story of how twenty one stolen bikes made their way home via Bike Index
2015-08-03T18:01:51-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
This week's recoveries (June 29th edition)
Eleven formerly stolen bikes are now back with their owners - here's how it happened ...
2015-06-29T14:18:03-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
This week's recoveries (June 14th edition)
"Hi, I have your bike - I found it half submerged in a partially frozen lake..."
2015-06-15T18:50:16-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
This week's recoveries (June 1st edition)
The stories—a bike returned on the victim's birthday, a recovery via Instagram and a bike theft victim catching a shop selling multiple stolen bikes.
2015-06-03T20:46:53-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
This week's recoveries (May 18th edition)
The behind-the-scenes look at the Bike Index stolen bike recoveries from the past few days
2015-05-18T13:01:56-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Mapping bike thefts at map.bikewise.org
Getting our bike theft data onto a map is difficult enough that until now, I just threw up my hands and hoped someone else would do it. But good people say maps are cool and that we should use them, so it's map time.
2015-05-05T14:30:30-0500 - Topics: Tech
Bike Index welcomes our newest partners: WeBikeEugene, BikeCleveland, BikingToronto, and BikingInLA!
The Bike Index lights up four more registration partners with our Wordpress plugin :)
2015-04-23T13:08:29-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
How NOT to buy a stolen bike online
An awesome, helpful infographic that explains how to avoid buying a stolen bike on the internet.
2015-04-06T00:00:00-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Here's how our last week's worth of bikes got recovered
The behind-the-scenes look at this weeks recovered bikes
2015-03-22T22:51:45-0500 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index and Spinlister join forces to get bike theft victims back on bikes!
PDX Bike Index users get $30 off rentals with Spinlister! OMG!
2015-01-27T02:22:40-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Want to support the Bike Index? Here's how:
Want to help support the Bike Index? Good - we could use your help! :) Here are several ways you can help in our fight against bike thieves: Option 1: You can donate online We’d always appreciate a...
2015-01-11T19:24:22-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
This is how it works: the story of two recent stolen bike recoveries
We don’t write up every single bike recovery we get here at Bike Index, but there are two recent ones that really sum up how the community, bike theft victims, the Bike Index, and local police are ...
2014-12-24T17:21:41-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Lightspeed Retail + Bike Index = win
A major update to our POS integration, now an official tool for Lightspeed
2014-12-07T17:52:06-0600 - Topics: Tech
Bike Index evaluates TrackR - with an eye towards tracking bikes
Bike Index reviews TrackR, a low power Bluetooth tracker, with an eye towards bike theft
2014-12-05T11:49:10-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
BikeReg: an Android app for the Bike Index
Guest Post by Darren Whanger, BikeReg creator The Bike Index now can be accessed via an Android app! Tyee Software has created a mobile app for phone and tablet usage named BikeReg, which allows fo...
2014-11-26T10:19:59-0600 - Topics: Tech
Thanks to Seattle Bike Blog - our newest stolen registration partner!
The Bike Index sends a huge shout-out to SeattleBikeBlog.com for becoming our newest partner in the fight against bike thieves! Starting today, SeattleBikeBlog.com is running our popular Stolen Bik...
2014-11-03T11:46:50-0600 - Topics: Bike Recovery, Bike Theft
Bike Index recoveries
Over 2,123 stolen bikes recovered, and counting. So how is it, exactly, that we've recovered so many bikes? Is there a secret?
2014-10-14T15:59:41-0500 - Topics:
Providing the largest and most effective bicycle registry - ever
Bike Index and StolenBicycleRegistry.com merge, forming registration powerhouse
2014-06-13T16:07:38-0500 - Topics: Tech
Search the Bike Index using @IsItStolen on Twitter
Announcing the @IsItStolen Twitter bot that tells you if bikes are stolen
2014-05-22T11:52:38-0500 - Topics: Tech
Default bike data, now automatically included
Bike Index automatically fills in the default components, information and a stock photo when a bike is registered
2014-03-28T18:15:32-0500 - Topics:
BikeBook - open source bicycle comparison and research
2014-03-21T17:35:06-0500 - Topics: Tech
Heritage bicycles are now automatically registered
How the Bike Index posts bikes to our API with Google Apps script
2014-02-02T18:40:37-0600 - Topics: Tech
Bike Index, official registry of St. Louis
St. Louis is now using the Bike Index as their official city registry! We are excited about this opportunity to work with Mayor Slay and Trailnet to provide St. Louis with a bike registration that works.
2013-12-30T00:00:00-0600 - Topics:
PDF registration certificates
The Bike Index now has PDFs for every registered bike! Since one of the biggest reasons for registering bikes is to have a verified record of ownership, we’re excited to offer a way to download and...
2013-12-24T00:00:00-0600 - Topics: Tech
Bike Index holiday contest alert!
Contest alert! In the spirit of making the remaining “shopping days” before Christmas a little less stressful for you guys, we’re kicking off a holiday contest today. To enter, all you have to do i...
2013-12-16T00:00:00-0600 - Topics:
We made it all the way to Oregon and back without one dysentery scare
It can be hard out there on the trail, but it’s significantly easier with 21st century amenities. We completed our West Coast tour last week with a 31-hour drive from Portland back to Chicago, maki...
2013-12-04T02:00:00-0600 - Topics:
We did it!
Updates from the second half of our West Coast promotional tour. We’re finally home from our two-week West Coast promotional tour. Somehow we made it through the 31-hour drive, the snow, and an unf...
2013-11-27T00:00:00-0600 - Topics:
Like Johnny Appleseed, but for bikes
Updates from the first week of our West Coast promotional tour. It’s hard to believe, but it’s officially been a week since we left Chicago for our big West Coast road trip. Since then, we’ve drive...
2013-11-16T00:00:00-0600 - Topics:
Updates on Kickstarter rewards, Madison trip, and other exciting news!
Happy (belated) November! Things have been moving really fast since our last blog post and we have a lot to share with you. It’s all fun, but let’s start with the most fun stuff for you guys—the re...
2013-11-08T00:00:00-0600 - Topics:
A few weeks ago we announced our #DoRightByYourBike photo contest, asking our followers to submit photos of themselves treating their bikes right. We got some great submissions and we’re excited to...
2013-11-04T00:00:00-0600 - Topics:
Visit from Copenhagen
Mark Thyrring contacted us through Twitter because he was excited about the Bike Index Kickstarter and was visiting Chicago. He’s a photographer and videographer from Copenhagen (which he will tell...
2013-10-17T02:00:00-0500 - Topics:
We made our Kickstarter goal!
We are humbled and unbelievably thankful for our backers’ contributions and support! Our Kickstarter project was amazing. From people in other countries demanding we provide service outside the US,...
2013-10-12T02:00:00-0500 - Topics:
New month brings a lot of exciting new things for the Index!
It’s October! That means the weather is getting (slightly) cooler, the temporary Halloween storefronts are opening, everyone’s ditching their flip-flops for actual shoes, and almost everything is p...
2013-10-01T02:00:00-0500 - Topics:
Bike Index hits the airwaves
Outside the Loop featured the Bike Index on their radio show today! Mike Stephen talked with Bike Index founder Seth Herr on the 363rd episode of the award-winning “almost above ground” radio show....
2013-09-26T02:00:00-0500 - Topics:
Happy Friday, everybody!
Hey guys, it’s Friday! Happy Friday. It’s been exactly a week (and a few hours) since we launched our Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 in 29 days to fund Bike Index. We’ve already raised $9,04...
2013-09-20T02:00:00-0500 - Topics:
Our Kickstarter launched! Boom! Let's get this thing started!
Today might be Friday the 13th, but The Bike Index team is feeling pretty lucky today! As of this afternoon, The Bike Index Kickstarter campaign has officially launched, and we’re already at $5,671...
2013-09-13T02:00:00-0500 - Topics:
Registering bikes at Pitchfork
This past weekend was Pitchfork Music festival, the first large event where the Bike Index registered bikes. Our team greeted people as they locked up their bikes, explained the benefits of registr...
2013-07-22T02:00:00-0500 - Topics:
Bike Index Shirts!
We solved a critical problem facing the Bike Index yesterday: Our lack of Bike Index clothing! The back of the shirt has the web address. The front has the Bike Index logo. We’re going to be out ad...
2013-07-12T02:00:00-0500 - Topics:
Privacy on Bike Index
The Bike Index wants to be the best place to save and share your bike on the internet. For us, prioritizing user privacy and being transparent in our policies is a required part of that.
2013-06-17T02:00:00-0500 - Topics: Tech
We wanted to do something cute, since it’s the internet, but didn’t want to seem too cute, since we are anti-bike-theft-warriors. We decided on lances and shields and medieval era imagery. Medieval...
2013-06-05T02:00:00-0500 - Topics: