Archive for the ‘National Bike Registry’ Category

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift?

October 28, 2009

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Bicycles are always a popular holiday gift, and BoomerangIt, the world’s leading lost & found recovery service, is helping protect shoppers’ bicycle purchases with one of its best-selling products this season – the National Bike Registry (NBR®) Pack.

Bike theft has always been a problem and this year is no different. 44 percent of law enforcement personnel responding to a Police Executive Research Forum survey reported increases in crime levels that they believe are connected to the economy, with the most significant increases being in property crime.

The NBR bike registration pack offers the gift of security for a bike and another item (a bike accessory, electronic device, or another bike) for only $10 for 10 years. The owner simply applies the NBR tamper-resistant ID label to the bike, then records the serial number and bike description in the NBR database which is searchable by police nationwide. This increases the chances of getting your stolen bike back.

NBR packs are perfect for consumers who want to safeguard their new, and not so new, bikes and can be obtained at participating retailers like REI, police departments, or online at www.nationalbikeregistry.com and www.boomerangit.com. In addition, BoomerangIt also offers packages for mobile electronics, luggage, travel and sports gear. Prices start at just $6.25 for a pack of two labels and two luggage tags, good for 10 years.

2009 Carolina Blue Ridge Classic

July 16, 2009

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August 8-9, 2009, Banner Elk, NC

BoomerangIt and National Bike Registry (NBR®) are promoting bicycle safety at the 3rd Annual Carolina Blue Ridge Classic this August 8-9 in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. The ride raises funds towards the fight against arthritis and is hosted by the Arthritis Foundation’s Carolina Chapter.

Each $250 raised earns participants a raffle ticket towards the drawing of a custom-made bike and the top fundraiser receives a two-night weekend stay at a Banner Elk hotel. Riders can pick up their packets, including bike registry forms and flyers entitling them to 20% off BoomerangIt lost & found service, at check-in at the Best Western Banner Elk.

The Arthritis Foundation mission is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The foundation hosts hundreds of Arthritis events nationwide, raising funds to improve the lives of 46 million Americans, including 300,000 children who suffer from the disease. The Carolina’s chapter funds over $1.1 million in research throughout North and South Carolina.

For more information, visit www.2009ridealongblueridge.kintera.org or contact Stephani Roark at 800-883-8806 ext 104 or at sroark@arthritis.org

May is National Bike Month. Are You Ready?

May 13, 2009

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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

Great Gifts for Mom

May 8, 2009

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking for practical and affordable gifts, BoomerangIt has just the right products and deals.

Moms will be getting a lot of tech gadgets this weekend. According to CNET, the Top 5 Tech gifts for Mom this year are:

1. Digital picture frame

2. Amazon Kindle 2

3. iPod Touch

4. Flip Video MinoHD camcorder

5. GPS device

Source: CNET.com, “Tech gifts for Mom”, 5/4/09

So, why not protect the valuable gifts you give this Mother’s Day? And since moms always think of others, even on their own holiday, a BoomerangIt pack of ID labels and tags is a great idea and peace of mind for mom’s as well as family belongings – cell phones, laptops, MP3 players, cameras, luggage and backpacks, bikes and keys, you name it.

Our BoomerangIt Store offers many packages to choose from. Prices start at just $7.95 for a 4- pack of labels. Hot items include BoomerangIt Basic Subscription for 25 items for only $9.95, BoomerangIt Safe Skies TSA luggage lock ($13.95) for worry-free travel around the globe, and the National Bike Registry Pack ($10) for your bike.

Bike Miami Days

May 5, 2009

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May 17, 2009, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Downtown Miami, FL

BoomerangIt and National Bike Registry (NBR®) bicycle and personal property safety materials will be provided at the Bike Miami Days this May 17th, courtesy of our friends at Buddy Bike who are offering free bike rentals at the event. Stop by the Buddy Bike booth at Mary Brickell Village for a free 30-minute Buddy Bike rental and pick up a bike registry form or a promotional flyer and get 20% off BoomerangIt lost & found service. Attendees who rented a Buddy Bike in the event last weekend (over 3,000 people participated in Bike Miami Days in Coconut Grove on April 26) also got a free NBR T-shirt and poster.

Bike Miami Days is an initiative by City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz to promote bicycling, livable streets and the growing urban neighborhoods in Miami. Held on designated Sundays, it’s a free, open cycling and family-friendly public event. This is the event where you can help your community and bond with family, friends and people who share a passion for bike riding.

Buddy Bike manufactures alternative tandem bicycles that provide safe family fun and adaptive, special needs cycling for children with specialty needs and their parents.

For more information, contact Shelley Patterson of Buddy Bike at shelley@buddybike.com

If you are unable to attend but would like to take advantage of the BoomerangIt promo discount, email us at nbr@boomerangit.com and mention this post.

COMMUNITY FUN DAY

April 21, 2009

April 25, 2009 from 10 am-2pm PERRY TOWNSHIP, OHIO Perry Township is hosting a Community Fun Day on April 25, 2009 from 10 am – 2 pm at Edison Junior High School (4201 13th St SW) in Massillon, OH.

All activities are free. Activities include bike safety, blood pressure check, clown clinic, arts & crafts, flower planting, bingo, scooter obstacle course and other sports activities among many others. Perry Township Police Department will be educating about bike safety and bike registration. See complete list of activities.

Special guest appearances by Ronald McDonald, Stark Park’s Feleap, the Perry Panther, and the Stump Hill Petting Zoo. Other participants include Perry Fire Department, Perry Branch Library, Perry Art Department, Stark Parks, and Perry Christian Church. For more information, contact Perry Township Police Department at 330-478-5121.

DC Bicycle Transportation Program

April 14, 2009

Last year DC’s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) launched a massive Bicycle Transportation Program which includes the following:

SmartBike

In August, SmartBike – the first public bike sharing program in the U.S. – became a reality. Modeled after similar programs in European cities like Paris, Oslo and Barcelona, the program currently offers 120 bikes at 10 locations in the greater downtown DC area. Annual membership costs $40 and allows to use a bike for up to three hours at a time.

Bicycle Registration

Effective June 1, 2008 bicycle registration is no longer required for DC residents. DDOT worked together with the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) to remove mandatory local bicycle registration (failed system using log books) and replaced it with a voluntary national bike registration system in the face of National Bike Registry (NBR®). See official release.

DDOT encourages bike registration to aid the recovery of your bike in case of theft and recommends registering with NBR. As part of the program, like many other departments in the country, police stations in DC check the serial numbers of recovered bikes against the National Bike Registry database to see if they’re registered or reported stolen.

DDOT and WABA are working closely with NBR to promote the bicycle registration program. Thousands of flyers have already been distributed at local police stations and bike stores. DDOT also provided 100 NBR bike registration kits to local communities. The kit is also available to WABA members and for purchase at the WABA store. WABA has since provided 120 kits. More information about the DDOT Bicycle Transportation Program can be found at www.ddot.dc.gov/bike

BIKE SAFETY DAY & CAR SEAT CLINIC

April 8, 2009

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The Marshall Area Safe Communities Coalition is hosting a Bike Safety Day & Car Seat Clinic on May 21, 2009 from 4-7 p.m. at YMCA (200 South A Street) & MARSHALL FIRE DEPARTMENT (201 E Saratoga Street) in Marshall, MN.

Bike Safety Day

 To participate, ride your own bike to the event. Activities include a Bike Course to learn how to safely ride your bike. Benefits include a complimentary National Bike Registry kit to register your bike and another item for 10-years ($10 value).

 Bike safety gear and accessories will be offered as follows:

    * Quality helmets available at great prices

    * Bike locks for $10 ($21 value)

    * FREE Bike registration with the National Bike Registry – compliments of        Marshall Area Crime Fund

During 2008, 136 bikes were turned into the Marshall Police Department. Of those only 14 owners reclaimed their bikes. Due to these statistics, the Marshall Police Department worked with the Marshall Area Crime Fund to provide free bike registrations and quality bike locks at a reduced price to citizens for protection against bicycle theft.

Car Seat Clinic

 Trained advocates will perform evaluations of car seat safety.

Reservations are needed for inspections. Please contact LLMP Public Health Services at 507-537-6713. Inspections slots are 30 minutes per car seat.

For more information about this event, contact Rob Yant, Marshall Director of Public Safety, at 507-537-700 or Rob.Yant@marshallmn.com or Galina Sivilova of BoomerangIt and National Bike Registry at 510-297-4405 or gsivilova@boomerangit.com