Posts Tagged ‘bicycle safety’

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.

2009 Carolina Blue Ridge Classic

July 16, 2009

cbrc-smaller

 

 

 

 

 

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

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