Bike Index offers an easy and efficient way to store and update important identifying information about your bike. The process is simple, secure, and free.
In the unfortunate event that your bike is stolen, you can harness the power of our network to help get it back. Registering with Bike Index ensures that law enforcement, bike shops, individuals, and everyone in between has the information they need to help reunite you with your bike. (read more…) »
Please remember that registering your serial number doesn’t prevent bike theft, but good locking technique can, and that many bikes are stolen from backyards and garages, so it’s reasonable to keep your bike locked even at home.
You must be able to provide them with an exact description of the bike, including its serial number, for your best chance to recover it. If you don’t have a serial number, it can be challenging to identify your bike and prove your ownership.
If your bike has been stolen on a campus, report it to the campus security services as well, as they can access campus security footage.
Police recover thousands of bikes a year, and run serial number matches against bikes reported stolen. If they find yours, and you’ve reported your bike stolen and provided a serial number, they’ll contact you. Otherwise, your bike will end up going to auction.
We hope not to ever see you visit this page to report your bicycle stolen. Prevention is always best–emotionally and financially–so lock your bike right!
If you suspect a bicycle is stolen, we recommend you check the CPIC database above, as well as check the Bike Index registry for bikes that have been reported stolen. CPIC only records serial numbers, but Bike Index records much more, even for bikes without recorded serial numbers:
If your bike has been stolen and you wish to check if the police have recovered it, you can search the Canadian Police Information Centre national database to see if your serial number has been found. Note that once the police recover your bike and enter its serial number, records are only kept for 3-months afterward, so you should keep checking back periodically.
You must report your bike lost or stolen to the police. It is advisable that you record and report the serial number to aid in the potential recovery of the bike. The better the description you can provide the better the chance of recovery/identification.
Viewing Recovered Bicycles
If you have a good description of your stolen bicycle (serial number, colour, etc.), you may wish to contact EPS Property & Exhibits Unit at 780-421-2158 and our staff will check to see if your bike is in our inventory. This facility is a secure facility, meaning access to the general public is not permitted. If you have reported/know a complete detailed description of your bike, there is no need to attend as our staff can query our database using a variety of methods. At very least you should be able to provide the make, model, distinguishing marks/engravings (distinguishable meaning unique to that individual bike, not a group of bikes).
Property auctions are held the first Saturday of every month (excluding statutory holidays whereby the auction is normally held the following Saturday) at Reids Auction Edmonton . Information on dates/times of auctions/viewing can be obtained by calling Reids Auction Edmonton directly at (780) 488-3300.