**Media Note** interview opportunity Sept. 14th at BSU
Boise Police take an average of 30 stolen bike reports every month and it’s always a welcome relief for bike owners when police are able to return those stolen items. Registering your bike is one way to increase the chances of getting your bike back. The Boise Bike Registry has been successfully reuniting lost and stolen bikes with their owners since the early 90’s. We are excited to expand the registry by partnering with Bike Index. Bike Index is a national data base with a strong presence in the Northwest. It offers a number of improved features including the ability to upload pictures of your bike and add detailed information. Through the use of Bike Index, officers all over can help track down stolen bikes in Boise as well as those taken outside of the City.
To register: Go to cityofboise.org/bikeindex or find a link on the Boise Police homepage. You will be prompted to fill out a series of questions about your bike and upload a picture. Pictures can be extremely helpful when attempting to locate stolen bikes by the paint job, stickers or accessories. One of the questions will also be for the serial number. On most bicycles, the serial number will be engraved on the bottom bracket. Simply turn your bike over and look between the pedals. Some bikes may have multiple sets of numbers. It is best to enter each set of numbers/letters followed by a space between each group.
Report a stolen bike: You can also use Bike Index to report a stolen bike after you filed a report with police. This will increase your chances of the bike being returned if it’s been found. Go to cityofboise.org/bikeindex or find a link on the Boise Police homepage.
What: Boise Police will be available for interviews and will be encouraging people to register their bikes at the BSU Game on Sept. 14th. Make us part of your pregame coverage.
Who: Boise Bike Officers and Crime Prevention team.
Where: Boise State University bike corral on campus, east of the stadium and just south of the Boise River.
When: Thursday, September 14th 3:00 p m to 6:00 pm
Please call to schedule an interview. We are also happy to accommodate interview requests about the bike registry at a different time or on different days.