Today, most cities no longer require a bike owner to register a bicycle. This puts bike owners at a large disadvantage, and offers an opportunity for law enforcement organizations to offer an alternative way for owners to keep their bicycles safe.
Municipalities have found that idRIDER is a successful way to reduce the rate of unrecovered stolen bicycles. The intuitive idRIDER app enables bike owners to quickly register their bicycle and enter needed information into a powerful system that will help it be tracked.
Once a bicycle is stolen, the idRIDER database facilitates the communication of the stolen property so that organizations and groups are aware and can help spot and identify the bicycle.
An owner simply taps a button to report their bicycle as lost or stolen via the idRIDER app to compile a full report for both police and insurance documentation purposes. This is a streamlined way to help facilitate the identification of stolen property, and then on the flipside to help return it to its rightful owner.
Features exclusive to law enforcement include cross-jurisdictional access to information, making it easier to track and recover stolen bicycles across different police departments. Additionally, idRIDER is free for all of law enforcement, and we simply request self-identification via a notarized form.
Law enforcement and municipalities can also fundraise with idRIDER to implement community improvements, just like non-profits.
The largescale bike registry is one of the most powerful tools for police, transportation departments, and other law enforcement groups to search for and recover stolen bicycles.
Did you know?
In 2019, bicycles were second only to motor vehicles in number of thefts.