Bike Miami Days

May 5, 2009

Bike Miami Days

 

 

 

 

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.

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NEW COOL BOOMERANGIT FEATURES

April 22, 2009

If you visited BoomerangIt.com recently, you must have noticed our new website look. But probably not many of you are aware of all the new cool features available with this new site version. We’d like to focus on a few that bring extra value to BoomerangIt users.

 1. For a starter, wouldn’t you like to know if your missing cell phone, iPod®, camera or luggage has been found? You can now check if your lost or stolen items have been reported found to us. Simply, flag the item as lost or stolen under your BoomerangIt account (you need to register your item first), then click on the Search link that appears next to the item. You can also upload a picture of your item for easy identification and proof of ownership.

 

My Inventory

My Inventory

 

2. Police, lost & found and security departments can benefit from FREE, 24/7 access to  the BoomerangIt worldwide database of registered consumer electronics, luggage, sports gear, and virtually everything else that nearly 1.5 million customers find important to protect. At the new BoomerangIt.com, they can sign up to:

    Search and identify owners of recovered property

   Return recovered property quickly and easily

–  Upload recovered property for automated matches

 

3. BoomerangIt asset management is available to companies and organizations to protect and manage their assets and the employees the assets are assigned to. This feature is available free to all organizations with the purchase of any BoomerangIt pack of ID labels or tags, or a BoomerangIt subscription.

 So, don’t delay. Go to BoomerangIt.com today and sign up to check out these cool features. Signing up is free. If you think that your community, local police department or school could benefit from this, too, we’d appreciate it if you helped spread the word around. Simply have them visit BoomerangIt.com to learn more or request a free informational package. 

 

Thank you!

The Folks at BoomerangIt
Your stuff finds you.®

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

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.®