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Project 529 is a small team of cycling enthusiasts who wish to use their affinity for building technology to help enhance the cycling/outdoor experience. Our first order of business: an app called the 529 Garage, a bike registry and theft report and recovery system.

What is the 529 Garage

The 529 Garage is an iOS/Android mobile application and website service to easily:

  • Register your bike in a database that will work world wide
  • Report your bike in the event of a theft and notify the 529 Community
  • Send your registration info to police and insurance in the event of theft or damage
  • Search the database to ensure that a bike you are purchasing has not been reported missing
  • View the Hot Sheet of other missing bikes in your area, to keep a look out for them
  • Print registration cards and missing posters
  • Connect to fellow cyclists if you spot a missing bike
  • Transfer the registration of your bike in the event of a sale
  • Solve registry or parking software needs if you have a large population of bikes to manage, i.e. universities, rental properties, bike shops, etc.
  • Upgrade a ‘local’ bike registry to a hosted solution with advanced capabilities

Where did the name Project 529 come from?

The genesis of “529” goes back about 15 years… a group of us were all working (too much at our) corporate jobs. We started a mountain biking team for “therapy” and to create a focus away from the day job. So, the name “Project 529” was counterbalance to our 9-to-5 day jobs: 5-to-9 being the important hours of the day. We ended up calling the team the 529 Legion and later, after the infuriating theft incident, called the service 529 Garage.