Bike Registration & Theft Tips
Always lock up your bicycles if they’re kept outside or in a garage. Otherwise, keep them inside the house. You should also take time to register your bicycles on Denver Police bike registration page. This is a great tool that aids officers in the recovery of a stolen bikes and aids helps ensure the bicycle is returned to its rightful owner. You may also register your bike at any police station or COP Shop.
For more information on bike registration, bicycle auctions, and recovered bikes, contact:
phone: (720) 865-0090
fax: (720) 865-0051
Detective Lance Rushton
If your bike has been stolen:
- Call the Denver Police Department in the area in which you reside, or in which your bicycle was stolen (see a precinct map) it is best to file a report in-person at the station closest to where the bike was stolen. If you remember any distinctive marks, such as scratches, include those in the description.
- Post the theft as Stolen on craigslist. Sometimes cyclists are happily reunited with their bicycles by other craigslist viewers who have seen (or even accidently bought) the bicycle online or on the street. You can also monitor EBAY, and post the bike missing to online email lists within the bike community. It always helps to have other eyes out searching! If you find your bike for sale online, take a screenshot and call police with the details and ask them to assist in your recovery. Do not attempt a recovery on your own, for your own safety.
- Post it on Social Media to help spread the word. Again, do not attempt a recovery on your own for your own safety