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May is National Bike Month. Are You Ready?

May 13, 2009

NBR Bike Registry Pack

May is National Bike Month and the League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week this week (May 11-15) and Bike-to-Work Day this Friday, May 15.

With bicycling increasing its popularity as a preferred method of transportation, participation in Bike to Work activities around the country is expected to increase as well. According the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the percentage of trips to work by bicycle in 2005-2007 was 0.45 percent (617,708 of 136,926,294) compared to 0.36% (465,206 of 128,617,952) in 2002. In 2007 alone, this percentage increased to 0.48 percent (664,859 of 139,259,684) (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey) reflecting a 33% percent increase in the past 5 years.

While many of us will take our bikes to work this week, measures should be taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. Bike safety is a big concern when bike commuting. Along with a helmet and a good bike lock, a bike registration with the National Bike Registry (NBR®) – the only nationwide system – is one of the most important accessories you should have. Here’s a chance to get one.

In celebration of National Bike Month and to promote bicycle safety, starting this week every Friday we’ll be giving away FREE registry packs and ID labels to the first four people who send us a message on Twitter. NBR also offers free bike registry and educational materials if you’re organizing bike events in your community or workplace. To request free materials, e-mail us at nbr@boomerangit.com

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Welcome To The BoomerangIt Blog!

April 3, 2009

Welcome to the BoomerangIt Blog! Our blog is based on a simple idea: we want to share our experience with you. Thankfully, a lost & found service provides a lot of great material people want to hear about – successful returns of lost and stolen items, interesting recoveries by police and lost & founds, stories of honesty and human kindness, types of lost items and places where they were lost, lost & found stats & surveys. People want to know that the service works and it is our goal to share the experience of customers from your country, state, town, and community who got their items back because of BoomerangIt.

Here, we’ll be celebrating the finders who help return an item to its owner and the owners who take the time to register their belongings, without them we wouldn’t exist. We will also educate about our products and service – for example, how to check if your lost item has been found or how police and lost & found personnel can search the database – and provide useful personal property and bike safety tips. On occasion, we will tell you about new BoomerangIt products, partnerships, events, contests, interesting technologies and latest developments from the industry. We’ll also take a peek at what’s going on at our National Bike Registry.

The blog is written collaboratively by the BoomerangIt staff – from our execs to our customer service reps. You will see our names and have a way to connect with us to share your thoughts and comments.

So, let the sharing begin! We hope this will be the place where you learn more about our service, values and traditions, and get to know us better. We will know we have succeeded when you participate in the conversation.

Sincerely,

The Folks at BoomerangIt

Your stuff finds you.®