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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A People for Bikes campaign: Join the fight to end bike theft

People for Bikes
Join the fight to end bike theft
As the popularity of bicycling in the US continues to grow, unfortunately so does the problem of bike theft.
To help combat this crime, tech startup Project 529 launched a petition requesting eBay and Craigslist to require serial numbers on all bike sales. 
Sign the Project 529 Petition
While listing serial numbers won't prevent criminals from selling stolen bikes, it would put a speed bump in their path by throttling these large scale channels. Also, having serial numbers listed for online bike sales means victims will be able to search those sites for their stolen property.

“A bike is stolen every 30 seconds, on average,” said 529 Project Founder J Allard. "Including serial numbers is a simple change that will allow victims to effectively search for their stolen property and potential buyers to make more informed purchasing decisions."

Help us kick bike theft to the curb! Click here to sign the petition.