OCEAN CITY, MD – (May 16, 2017): As the summer months approach and bicycling becomes the preferred mode of transportation, the Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to register their bicycles as part of the Department’s bicycle registration program. All bicycle owners are encouraged to register their bicycles as a deterrent to crime and to promote safety and accountability of these valuable items. This registration program is free of charge and all registration information is stored electronically for future reference.
Unfortunately, bicycles are sometimes lost or stolen. Stolen bicycles are most often used only temporarily and abandoned after a short period of time. Each year the Ocean City Police Department receives numerous calls concerning abandon bicycles or officers will find them while on patrol. The abandon bicycles are then compared to our database of registered bicycles and officers are often able to return the bike to the owner.
To register, visit oceancitymd.gov/police and click on the “Bike Registration” link. Once the form is returned to the OCPD, a registration sticker will be sent to the owner with a unique identification number for each bicycle. With the sticker attached, any police department that finds the bicycle will know to contact the OCPD for ownership information.