We know the best prevention to having your bike stolen is to keep it securely locked in a private location. But if your bike is still stolen, you will have wished you had registered it beforehand.  Recovering a stolen bikes is difficult and sometimes dangerous, so don’t make it harder by not having any record of your bike.

We provided a comparison chart that shows Why idRIDER is the preferred platform to use when registering your bike. Our APP far exceeds the competition in functionality, security, and ease-of-use.  And our system has been proven to be far more effective in both recovery and raising awareness by normalizing simple requirements for participation.

idRIDER Bike Index Project529 Platform Features
N/A N/A Fraud Registration Requirements
N/A N/A Location reporting
N/A N/A Maintenance tracking
Transfer ownership
Report lost/stolen
N/A N/A Reward system
- - - App Capabilities
App Web App/Web Interface Method
Photo Text Text Registration type
N/A N/A Community roles*
N/A N/A Social media connected
N/A White-label solutions
- - - Label Quality
Metal N/A Plastic Material
NFC/QR N/A N/A Tech-interface
Multiple N/A One Color options
N/A N/A Stealth option

*Community roles refers to specific interface for Users, Law Enforcement, and Bike Shops

Here are some basic guidelines recommended for registering your bike:

  • Take numerous photos of your bike from a variety of angles.
  • Be sure to include a photo of the bike’s serial number (commonly under the bike’s bottom bracket).
  • Include a selfie photo of yourself with your bike.
  • Provide a detailed description of your bike and its components including any unique recognizable identifiers (including specific damage or signs of use)

How Bike Registration Works

Registration is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Image icon for bike registration


Enter your phone number and e-mail address, and upload your own photo identification.

Upload bike images for registration


Use your mobile camera to take and upload pictures of your bike (including serial number).

Apply IDTag for bike registration


Use your ride record to promote your sale when you are ready to sell.

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.