PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The online bike registry platform Project 529 has acquired the National Bike Registry and is integrating the two programs, which have nearly 400,000 bikes in their combined registries.
The company said the merger will give law enforcement, universities, cyclists and independent bicycle dealers tools to recover and return stolen bikes.
The National Bike Registry was launched in 1984 and later pioneered the concept of an online bicycle registration database that is accessible by law enforcement agencies across North America. The Registry has been used by more than 2,000 law enforcement agencies.
“We’re very happy to pass the baton to the team at Project 529 to attack the bicycle theft epidemic,” said Eddie Orton, who has sponsored the NBR effort for over two decades. “The passion and capabilities of the team at 529 will be able to take our work to the next level and better serve