The City of Winnipeg is making it easier for cyclists to register their rides in the event they are ever lost or stolen.
A new online bike registry service has been launched, where owners can submit their bike’s serial number, along with photos, to a centralized system. A one-time fee of $6.60 per bike applies. Recovered bikes are then returned to their owners at no additional cost.
“The Winnipeg Police Service is pleased to support this program and encourages the public to use the registry,” said Inspector Chody Sutherland.
“The WPS often locates bicycles before they are reported lost or stolen. This new online registry will allow police to return bikes to their rightful owner quickly.”
People who have previously registered their bikes through the city’s mail service have had their information transferred to the new online bike registry database.
Lost or stolen bikes can be reported to the WPS online.
The city’s annual unclaimed bike auction will be held this weekend at the Terry Sawchuk Arena, 901 Kimberly Avenue.
Saturday, April 28:
· 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. — public viewing
· 9 a.m. — auction begins
Sunday, April 29:
· 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — public viewing
· Noon — auction begins