Posts Tagged ‘National Bike Registry’

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.

University Police Department Has a Gift for City’s Residents-Free National Bike Registry Protection

November 12, 2009
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The CSU Channel Islands Police Department in Camarillo, CA, along with the neighboring Community of University Glen have teamed up with National Bike Registry (NBR®) to offer local residents a free way to protect their bicycles, in case they are stolen. The launch of the program is particularly timely, since new bikes are always popular holiday gifts.

The Channel Islands Police Department and University Glen are giving away an NBR bike registration kit (a $10 retail value) to any bike owner in the community who requests one. The Police Department and University Glen will be distributing the free kits on a continuous basis to current and new home owners/renters, at the police station and the university, as well as at community events. Students can obtain an NBR bike registration kit from the Police Department, the University Bicycle Kitchen club, the University Glen leasing office and the new Student Union opening on the first of the new year.

The NBR kit includes a 10-year NBR registration, a special tamper-resistant, serialized security label for the bike, and a bonus label that gives the user BoomerangIt Lost & Found Return Service for cell phones, PDAs, laptops, cameras or other valuable gear, also for 10 years. Bicycle owners simply apply the labels from the NBR bike registration kit, then register the serial number and description of the bike in the NBR secure database. The finder of a bicycle, either the police or a Good Samaritan, calls 800-848-BIKE or accesses the NBR website at www.nationalbikeregistry.com to trigger a notification to the owner.

NBR is the only national bike registry system and is searchable by police departments nationwide so they can track down the rightful owners of the bikes they recover, no matter where the bikes may be recovered. This gives bike owners a better chance of getting their stolen bikes back.

For more information, contact the CSU Channel Islands Police Department at 805.437.8444 or kevin.medley@csuci.edu.

Citizens from around the country can obtain the NBR registration kit at participating retailers, police departments, or online at http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com and www.boomerangit.com. If you are a police department interested in offering NBR protection, e-mail us at nbr@boomerangit.com.

 

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

Bay Trail Bike Brunch Bash

July 2, 2009

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Sunday, July 5, 8 am–2 pm

Craneway Pavilion

1414 Harbour Way South

Marina District

Richmond, CA 94804

National Bike Registry (NBR®) will be celebrating and registering bikes this July 5th at the Bay Trail Bike Brunch Bash in Richmond, Calif. Ride your bike this Sunday from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay to the Richmond Marina and help raise money to fight cancer.

The event marks the official opening of the Bay Trail at the historic former Ford Point assembly plant building and the new BoilerHouse Restaurant at the Craneway Pavilion, and benefits LiveStrong® (Lance Armstrong’s foundation). You’ll enjoy waterside brunch, tune ups, on-site bike registration, and complementary bike valley. Brunch menu features favorites such as oatmeal, house-made granola, French toast, buttermilk griddle cakes, and eggs Benedict.

For more information, visit http://www.craneway.com

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

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:

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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

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