Dale Boghean of Gibson’s watches as community police program members Bruce Hagerman, left, and Glenn Haberlack place a bike security sticker on his bike during the Penticton and Area Cycling Association’s Bike Swap event held at Gyro Park in 2017. Western News file photo

Locking down bike theft in Penticton

Almost 2,500 bikes registered in the region with a bicycle theft protection program

With almost 2,500 bikes registered in the region with a bicycle theft protection program, the city and RCMP are reminding the public of the importance of protecting their property.

The bicycle theft protection program, Project 529, continues to gain support through the Penticton Community Police Station detachment area. This program started in Washington State through a realization that there was a need to maintain a registry of bicycles in order to help mitigate the selling of stolen bikes.

Related: RCMP want to put the brakes on bicycle theft

“Bike theft is not inevitable,” says Community Policing Co-ordinator, Mark Provencal. “Registering your bike with Project 529 can help reduce the chance of your bike being stolen, and, in the unfortunate event that it is, increase the chance that your bike is recovered and successfully returned.”

For more information on Project 529 or to register your bike or to purchase Project 529 decals, you can stop by the Community Police Station at 185 Lakeshore Dr. or by visiting www.529garage.ca.

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