Getting Started

Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of the 529 Garage:


Join the Project!

Sign up with our service using 1-click sign-up with Google+, Facebook or Twitter. Then, you won't have to worry about remembering your password if your bike is stolen. It also helps us get the word out to your friends faster.

Add Your Bike

Have a smartphone? Install the app! It makes capturing all the critical information about your bike (like photos) even easier.

The registration process is really easy and usually only takes about 10 minutes.

Grab a friend to make taking a photo of you and your bike easier!

We'll keep this data private for you, but make it easy to access and share with your insurance company or law enforcement.

Add A Shield

Our 529 Shields act as a theft-deterrent as well as an extra ID for your bike.

Most of the bikes that have been reported recovered since our service started had 529 Shields!

You can purchase one from our online shop, or if you are a member of a participating 529 University, building or club, you may be able to pick one up or purchase one at a discount directly through them.

Bike Missing?

As soon as you realize your bike is missing, send an alert with our app to notify other 529'ers around you and add it to our hotsheet.

Social networks are a powerful thing. In our experience, you significantly increase your chance of recovery by spreading the word on your bike as quickly as possible.

Help Out

Even if you don't have a bike, you can help.

Anyone can install our app, and be an extra pair of eyes on the street when bikes get stolen.

And checkout the Hot Sheet for bikes missing in your area. Be sure to send a tip if you think you've seen the bike!