Register your bike

Quickly capture all the important information about your bike. Keep photos too!

Shield your bike

Our tamper-resistant 529 Shield acts as a deterrent, warning would-be thieves to keep their paws off your bike, and making it easier to find you if your bike is recovered.

Enlist the community

If your bike is stolen, set an alert to let the security team and other bike owners at Washington University in St. Louis know.

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Washington University in St. Louis Bike Registration

How it Works

Your Contact Information

Contact information is used to help law enforcement return your bike.


Your Bike or Scooter Information

PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR FULL ADDRESS SO WE CAN MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION STICKER. Bike registration is free and available to DANFORTH students, faculty and staff only. Due to Covid-19, we have suspended in-person pick-up options. Instead, you can have it sent through WashU campus mail or to your home address via USPS.

Shield Pickup Locations

WashU Campus Mail - CB/MSC # (NOT A STREET ADDRESS)

USPS mail to your off-campus home address - MUST PROVIDE FULL ADDRESS

How to Report a Bike Theft

If your bike is stolen, it's important to file an official police report as well as issue an alert through your 529 Garage account.

Step 1

Start an alert on your bike on the 529 Garage website or app.
If your bike isn't registered, register it first with all the information that you have about your bike, and then start the alert.

Your Garage

Step 2

If it was stolen on campus, report it to WUPD (314-935-5555). If it was stolen somewhere off campus, call the appropriate police department. If you issue an alert in your 529 Garage account, you can print or email your saved bike information directly to an officer or insurance agent.

Website: File a report online
Call 314-935-5555