Seattle based Project 529 acquires the National Bike Registry

Bike theft sucks, I mean it really sucks.  Luckily I have yet to be a victim of such an ordeal but I know far too many fellow cyclists who have.

There are a number of services and sites available to try to help riders recovery their stolen gear and one of them is based right here in the Seattle Area.

The 529 garage was created 4 years ago by Microsoft Xbox alum J Allard after his own bike was stolen in Seattle.

Today the team announced they have acquired by the National Bike Registry.

Today, Project 529 announced the acquisition and integration of the National Bike Registry with its 529 Garage™ anti-theft bicycle service. The merger provides law enforcement, universities, cyclists and independent bicycle dealers tools to engage in the successful recovery and return of stolen bikes.529 Garage Blog

No matter what type of cycling you prefer, we can all get behind the cause of protecting our gear from bike theft.

Nice work J, hopefully I never need to use your services to recover a stolen bike.