What is BikeGuard™: The Free Bike Registry?
Every 7 seconds, a bicycle is stolen in the U.S., and while thousands of bicycles are recovered by law enforcement each year, few are returned because there is no way to identify the bicycle's owner.
BikeGuard™: The Free Bike Registry is a service hosted by MyAssetTag, and our parent company, SmartSign,to identify your bike in case of loss or theft. We catalog bicycles and their owners through asset tags stamped with your individual ID number. And we offer asset tags and registration to bike owners across North America for free.
Why We Do It: Because the cyclists here at our Brooklyn office know what it's like to lose a bike, and wonder as it languishes in the storeroom of a police station because it lacks proper identification. We’re here to help.
Registering helps reunite you with your bike if it’s ever lost or stolen. Registries are used by police stations and bike owners to identify and return stolen bicycles.
An unregistered bike may be impounded. In some states, if the owner has not registered or requested the return of the bike with proof of ownership within 90 days, the bicycle is considered unclaimed. The city may retain the bike, transfer it to another department, donate it to charity, or sell it.