Law Enforcement

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.

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.