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Bike Registry

Bike Index is a non-profit online bicycle registry. It's a simple solution to prove ownership, alert the community if your bike has been stolen and search a bicycle you found to identify its owner.

The Lethbridge Police Service has partnered with Bike Index in an attempt to deter bike theft from the moment you register your bicycle. If your bicycle is ever lost or stolen, we can return it to you as quickly as possible.

As soon as you purchase your bike, or if you currently own a bike, you can go to Bike Index and register. It only takes a few minutes and it’s free!

Simply create an account at Bike Index. You’ll need to provide your bike’s details including the serial number, make, model and colour. Add a photo and additional details including aftermarket parts, unique markings or stickers, etc... – the more details the better! Add a phone number to your profile when you register. Only law enforcement will be able to see it.

If you include your phone number, any LPS officer who finds your bike can contact you immediately to notify you of your bike’s whereabouts. This will allow an easier transition for us to return your bike to you.

After you register, you can pick up a free Bike Index Sticker at a participating bike shop: AlpenlandAscent Cycle and Bert and Mac’s

The Bike Index Sticker is made of strong material to weather any storm. It is extremely difficult to take off and it serves as a unique identifier. Anyone with a smartphone can instantly scan the sticker to access your Bike Index registry page and contact you if they believe your bike has been stolen.

Having a Bike Index Sticker can act as a deterrent for potential bike thieves since it shows that your bike is being watched by the entire community.

Stickers are currently available for free from the following participating bike shops – AlpenlandAscent Cycle and Bert and Mac’s

You don’t need a sticker to register your bike with Bike Index, but it is recommended.

Applying bike index sticker to seat tube of bike
  • Place your sticker on the seat tube of your bicycle (the bar that extends from the saddle, down to the bottom bracket). Please ensure the QR code is visible and can be read by a scanner

  • Scan the sticker’s QR code with your smartphone camera or QR scanner app and open the link

  • Link your bike by searching your bike description, email address or bike’s serial number and click ‘Link It’ when your bike is listed

Bike registration is permanent and it's free to transfer bikes.

Simply login to your account, go to the edit page for the bike and select the "Transfer Ownership page."

Enter the new owner's email address and save the changes! You will still be able to edit the bike until the new owner claims it.

If your bike goes missing, mark it as lost or stolen on Bike Index so if anyone finds your bike and searches it on Bike Index, they can contact you with its whereabouts. Don’t forget to report stolen bicycles to police (use the online reporting system or phone 403-328-4444). 

Didn't register your bike before it went missing? No problem! You can still create an account for your bicycle and mark it stolen on Bike Index. That way, if someone finds it, you can be contacted and reunited.

Many stolen bicycles are found for sale online by the suspect. If you find your bike being sold online:

  • Take screenshots of the ad – ensure the ad # and any seller contact information is recorded
  • Have your proof of ownership ready (your Bike Index account should have all the necessary details like serial number, Bike Index sticker number, photos, etc...)
  • Contact police immediately at 403-328-4444 or come to the police station
  • NEVER contact the suspect or arrange to meet the suspect yourself. For your safety and proper investigative measures, please let police officers take care of this

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