Public Safety

National Bike Registry

Did you know?

  • Over one million bicycles are stolen every year in the United States?
    (That equals one stolen bike every minute)
  • Experts estimate it takes 7 seconds to steal a locked bicycle.
  • Bike theft is a $1 billion business.
  • Less than 3% of unregistered stolen bikes are returned to their owners.

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety is proud to announce participation in a crime prevention program entitled "National Bike Registry (NBR)."

NBR is a program that offers an informational link between people whose bikes are stolen, and the police who recover them.  When you register your bike with NBR, you are supplying police departments nationwide with the information they need to locate you once they find your bike.

Since NBR started protecting bikes in 1984, its recovery rate is at 100%.  In biker's terms, every time a police officer has recovered a bike registered with NBR it has been returned to its owner.

1 year Low Income Special Registration FREE
10 years (on and individual bike) $10.00
10 year Family (up to 5 bikes at one address) $25.00
30 year Lifetime (transfers when bike is replaced)
(limit 1 bike at a time)

To register, or if you have any questions regarding this program, contact the UCCS Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt. James Duvall, at 255-3444.  You can also log onto the UCCS web page at:, then click on the "Crime Prevention" link, and then click on the NBR graphic at the top of the page.

You can also register with NBR directly at:


The National Bike Registry
2855 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 304
Berkeley, CA 94705

Telephone:  1-800-848-BIKE


Register your bike at

Last updated March 2010..