Bike owners can add themselves to 50,000 bicycles already registered by clicking on the bicycle icon on the TPS internet home page ( 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.