Register your bike on the National Bike Registry: https://www.nationalbikeregistry.com/
What to do when it’s stolen (taken from https://www.cambridgema.gov/cpd/communityresources/bicyclesafetyandregistration.aspx )
- File a report with the Cambridge Police Department. You can file it by calling our non-emergency number at 617-349-3300 or we recommend reporting it in person at the Cambridge Police Department, which is located at 125 6th Street. Provide a serial number and pictures if you have them along with information about where it was stolen and any other details of the theft.
- Post the bike as “Stolen” in bikes section of Craigslist or on social networks like Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. If you receive a tip or info, contact the police. Do not attempt to recover bike on your own.
- File a claim with your renter or homeowner’s insurance company. Sometimes bike theft is covered.
- If you think your bike may have been recovered and could be in the police department’s possession, please fill out this form with the Property & Evidence Unit, so we can determine if there is a possible match.
If a less severe crash, you should still report it so that problem spots can be identified. You can always call the non-emergency police line at: 617-349-3300
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