How to Register Your Bicycle’s Serial Number
Bike theft is a common occurrence in American society with an average of 1.5 million bicycles stolen per year, amounting to over $350 million in lost property. Many thefts are not reported, while those that are have less than a 5% recovery rate.
What can you do? Lock your bike properly and keep it inside, of course. But before the unthinkable happens, make sure you have a way to reference your bicycle's serial number. The bicycle's serial number is commonly referenced by law enforcement and by pawn shops and is often to only way to prove ownership of a bike.
Outlined here is a method to find your bicycle’s serial number and register it (for free) using an available online database.