Cofounded by Seth Herr and Bryan Hance in 2013, Bike Index is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
It is the most widely used and successful bicycle registration service in the world with over 881,000 cataloged bikes, 1,410 community partners and tens of thousands of daily searches.
With Bike Index you can register, transfer, report stolen, and recover bicycles as well as search serial numbers to be sure a bike is not reported stolen.
Bike Index works with thousands of individuals, bike shops, police departments, and schools across the planet to bring every bike back home.
BUT HOW DOES IT WORK?
REGISTER YOUR BIKE
It's simple. Submit your name, bike manufacturer, serial number, and component information to enter your bike into the most widely used bike registry on the planet. This is done automatically when you purchase a bike with Absolute Bikes. You will receive an email link to finalize registering your new bike.
If you sell your bike one day you can even transfer registration to its new owner.
ALERT THE COMMUNITY
If your bike goes missing, mark it as lost or stolen to notify the entire Bike Index community and its partners.
THE COMMUNITY RESPONDS
A user or partner encounters your bike, uses Bike Index to identify it, and contacts you.
YOU GET YOUR BIKE BACK
With the help of the Bike Index community and its partners, you have the information necessary to recover your lost or stolen bike at no cost to you.