Cycle Wellington has partnered with bike security platform 529 Garage – the world's largest community-powered bike recovery service.
This is a collaboration with Project 529, Cycle Wellington, Wellington City Council, and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Auckland and Christchurch have also partnered with 529 Garage to help address increasing levels of bike theft.
Bike theft is on the rise, and we're encouraging bike owners in Wellington to register their bikes to protect against theft. 529 Garage is a free and easy-to-use app that enables you to register your bike easy, free and helps Police return stolen bikes to their rightful owners.
Want an extra level of security for your bike? Follow these steps:
Once registered, get your free 529 Garage shield:
You can pick up a shield from the following locations in the central city:
Greater Wellington Regional Council, 100 Cuba Street, Te Aro
Bicycle Junction, 1 Marion Street, Te Aro
Get Lost Cycling, 24C Elizabeth street, Mt Victoria
Electrify NZ, 89A Thorndon Quay, Pipitea
Alternatively - send us an email with a postal address and we'll send it out.
529 Garage allows you to collect together details, photos, descriptions, and serial numbers of your bike in minutes.
Once registered, you can also obtain a unique 529 Garage code on a tamper-proof shield that sticks to your bike. The shield acts as a sign to thieves that the bike is registered and Police will be easily able to identify it, should it be stolen.
More advantages of registering your bike: