Our Vision

At the simplest level, idRIDER incorporates a ground-breaking technology and identification process to help deter “bad guys” from stealing bicycles. And if stolen, idRIDER helps identify bicycles and return them to their rightful owners.

But idRIDER is so much more.

On a deeper level, idRIDER brings communities together as they work to combat the growing issue of bike theft. It incorporates a decentralized blockchain storage solution to take bike registration and centralized record-keeping to the highest and most accurate level in the industry.

The idRIDER team has established an effective way to halt the resale of stolen bikes and keep bikes paired with their rightful owners, and to accurately track a bike’s registration and recordkeeping.


Learn more about how a simple process with three easy steps – incorporating the tamper-proof idRIDER QR tag – brings peace of mind to bicycle owners for the life of their bike.

Why was idRIDER founded?  Read Founder Alex Schmit’s story as he explains the sequence of events that bring us to idRIDER today.

The registration process was quick and easy to register my family’s bikes. Now I have peace of mind knowing if something happens to my bike, I have a much better chance of getting it back.

Every responsible bike owner should take a few moments to register their bike with idRIDER. I did.

For anyone who thinks it’s not worth the 3 minutes to register your bike – think again.

idRIDER helps ensure stolen bikes do not end up on the used bicycle black market – and instead stay with their rightful owner.

I was so thankful that my bike was able to be identified and returned to me. Without proper identification of my bike, there was not a chance I was going to get it back. I was lucky that idRIDER was so careful and took time to find the punched in serial number. I wouldn’t expect that level of care from just anyone. Having a way to identify my bike was crucial to its return, and I think having various ways to identify and get the word out about stolen bikes can help to get them back to their owners.

Did you know?

In 2019, bicycles were second only to motor vehicles in number of thefts.