Did you know?
As many as 3,000 bicycles are reported stolen each year in Winnipeg.
The City of Winnipeg recovers up to 1,000 bicycles each year, with less than 10% returned to their rightful owners.
The City of Winnipeg sells hundreds of bicycles every year at its Annual Bicycle Auction because ownership cannot be traced.
The best way to protect your bicycle is with a good lock and to register it with the City of Winnipeg Bicycle Recovery Section.
With registration, if your stolen bicycle is located, you will be notified immediately and arrangements can be made for you to get your bicycle back.
How to register
Use our Online Bike Registry to register your bicycle(s).
In order to register your bicycle(s), you will require the serial number(s) and your credit card information (cheque payment is also accepted). You will also be given the opportunity to upload up to three photos for each bicycle you register.
Cost of Registration
- $6.60, one-time fee, per bicycle (2018 fee – includes GST)
- fee is subject to inflationary increases
To locate the serial number of your bicycle, look closely at the frame for the imprinted number (not a sticker). Record the serial number exactly as shown on the bike. Numbers starting with "TH" are generally stock numbers and NOT serial numbers.
The diagram below shows the common locations for serial numbers:
If you are still having difficulties locating the serial number, check with the salesperson at the retail outlet where you purchased your bicycle or contact the Bicycle Recovery Section at 311.
Annual Bicycle Auction
The City of Winnipeg holds a bicycle auction every April. View the Annual Bicycle Auction page for more details.