Posts Tagged ‘Bicycle Registration’

Official Bike Registration Station Program

March 3, 2010

With the increased popularity of cycling in recent years and the approaching bike season, retailers, colleges and police departments are looking to offer additional services at upcoming rides, clinics, safety fairs and other local events. Here’s where the “Official Bike Registration Station” program by National Bike Registry (NBR®) – the nation’s largest bicycle database and recovery service – comes into place. The program includes free and fundraising opportunities and helps highlight participants in the local community.

NBR bike registration packs (retail $10) are available to retailers to offer with bikes they sell or take in for repair and to law enforcement and non-profit organizations to provide to their community or use as a fundraiser at up to a 60 percent wholesale discount. The pack registers one bike for 10 years and includes the NBR tamper-proof ID label for the bike and a bonus BoomerangIt label for a bike accessory, another bike, or a portable electronic item, as well as instructions how to apply the label and register in the NBR database.

If your budget is limited, NBR provides free bike registry forms, educational flyers, posters and “Official Bike Registration Station” window decals. Public relations support is also available to designate participants as the place in their neighborhood where people can register and protect their bikes. Police departments receive free access to the NBR database to check on recovered bikes.

Recent participants in the program include Yale University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Marshall Police Department, Santa Monica College, Cranford Police Department, Trikke Tampa Store, The Bicycle Cellar, Outskirts Bike Shop & Outdoors, and All3Sports.com among many others. For more information or to join, please contact nbr@boomerangit.com or 800-848-BIKE.

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Great Gifts for Mom

May 8, 2009

BoomerangIt Mobile ID PacksBoomerangIt SafeSkies lock

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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