The Irvine Police Department encourages you to register your bicycle for free at project529 online.
Here are some precautions to help protect your bike from being stolen:
- Always securely lock your bicycle. Use a U-lock, securing both wheels and the frame to a stationary object such as a post, fence, tree, or bike rack. For extra security, add a chain or cable with a good padlock.
- When your bike is at home, do not leave it in the yard, driveway, patio or open garage. Keep it in a locked garage or storage room or inside the residence.
- Record the serial number of your bicycle and keep it with the sales receipt and a photograph of the bike.
- Mark your bicycle with unique number/engraver to deter thieves. This also helps the police in identifying and returning your stolen bike to you.