White Rock RCMP are to host a bike registration clinic this Friday (Aug. 7). (Submitted file photo)

White Rock RCMP to host free bicycle registration clinic

Stolen registered bicycles are easier to return to proper owner if recovered

The City of White Rock and White Rock RCMP are encouraging residents to register their bicycle with an online database, and there’s an opportunity to do so this week.

The city and police are hosting Project 529 on Aug. 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the White Rock RCMP detachment (15299 Pacific Ave.).

Project 529 is an online community and registry that includes more than 400 law enforcement agencies, universities, bike clubs and bike shops around the world.

Registering a bicycle is free, and participants are asked to provide unique identifiable information about their bicycle so it can be added to an online database. Bikes receive a tamper resistant “529 Shield” that acts as a deterrent to would-be thieves.

Registering a bicycle makes it easier for police to return the stolen property.

“This socially distanced event will take place outdoors and the public is encouraged to wear a mask while lining up to have their bicycle registered,” a White Rock RCMP news release states.

“Registration will be quick and will be free of charge for all who attend.”

The release says Project 529 is a proven deterrent in bicycle thefts and has resulted in a high rate of bicycles being returned to their proper owner.

More information on Project 529 can be found here.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Crime, traffic violations in Delta stayed low through second quarter of 2020

Persons offences (e.g. assault, robbery), which had been increasing since 2018, were down 22 per cent

Illegal suite a concern for Cloverdale man

Despite a City-issued stop-work order, construction continues

Politicians want Surrey’s Civic Distinction Awards done ‘virtually,’ not postponed

City staff recommended they be put off to the fall of 2021 because of the pandemic

Surrey Mounties need help to find missing woman

Hasheena Mundie, 25, was last seen at about 4:20 pm on August 4, in the 16700-block of 61 Avenue

Volunteers counted 644 homeless people in Surrey over 24 hours in March

Data collected helps governments and community agencies help the homeless

B.C. conservation officers free not-so-wily coyote

Poor pup was found with a glass jar stuck on its head in Maple Ridge

Fraser Valley Bandits clinch first round bye with win

Bandits defeat Guelph 84-70, advance to the CEBL semifinals on Saturday

B.C. doctors, dentists call on province for mandatory mask rule

Open letter says masks should be worn in indoor public spaces, public transportation or in crowds

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Maple Ridge firefighting camp empowers young women

Camp Ignite to take place at Justice Institute on Sunday, Aug. 9

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook has a long tradition of cloning competitive services

B.C. Appeal Court prevents Victoria woman from using the term ‘death midwife’ in her job

Pashta MaryMoon claimed she had been providing “death-care services” for more than 40 years

‘We all have anxieties’: B.C.’s top doctor addresses return-to-school fears amid COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry promises school restart plan safe for B.C. kids

Most Read