Note: The police department has announced it's suspending its bicycle registration program because of technical problems.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department is launching a new program to help recover stolen bicycles.
City residents, students and people working in the city can now fill out a form online to register their bikes. The program is free.
“We have a lot of bike thefts,” said Sgt. Jeff Booth, adding the number of bikes reported stolen appears to have gone up in recent years. “This will help us get bikes back to their owners.”
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To bicycle registration form, which requires the bike’s serial number, is available on the police department’s website at: http://www.slocity.org/police/bikereg.asp and can be submitted electronically or at the police department.