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Bicycle Registration

The Boulder Police Department has a bicycle registration program to help combat the ongoing problem of bicycle theft in Boulder.

In 2000, more than $160,000.00 worth of bicycles were stolen. Owners were able to report the serial number of their stolen bicycle in only about 20 percent of the cases.  Without the serial number, it is very difficult to prove a recovered bicycle is stolen, or to return it to its owner.  The bicycle registration program serves to deter theft and aid in returning recovered property.  It is a free program funded by the Boulder Police Department.

As part of the program, your name and contact information is recorded, along with the bicycle make, model and serial number.  Bicycle owners receive a copy of their registration information and a tamper-resistent registration sticker will be affixed to a visible area on the bike.  The information is then entered into a police database in case the bicycle is ever reported stolen and you need the information.

To register your bicycle, come to either of the following locations:

  • Boulder Police Department, 1805 33 rd St., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Pearl Street Community Police Center, on 16th Street, just south of Pearl Street, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The following bicycle shops are also registering bicycles during regular business hours, which may vary by store:

  • Boulder Cycle Sport, 4580 N. Broadway, (303) 444-2453
  • Community Cycles, 2805 Wilderness Place, Suite #100 (720) 565-6019
  • Excel Sports Boulder, 2045 32 nd St., (303) 444-6737
  • Full Cycle, 1211 13 th St., (303) 440-7771
  • Vecchio’s Bicicletteria, 1833 Pearl St., (303) 440-3535

Inside Boulder News - Bike Theft Prevention from City of Boulder on Vimeo.

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