Bike owners can add themselves to 50,000 bicycles already registered by clicking on the bicycle icon on the TPS internet home page (torontopolice.on.ca) and filling out the registration form online.

“It’s a simpler, refined and easier process for members of the community to register their bicycles,” said Property and Evidence Management Unit supervisor Brenda Radix. “They can use the system 24 hours a day, seven days a week and it’s free of charge.”

The serial numbers will be added to the database so police can return the over-900 bicycles recovered or turned over to police each year. Less than 5% of those bikes are returned to their rightful owners because no serial number has been registered. Those bikes not claimed are sold by online auction.