All bicycle owners are strongly encouraged to register their bicycles, not only to assist in the recovery and return of bicycles in the event of theft, but also to aid us in identifying the bicycle owner in the event of a crash. Since many bicyclists don't carry identification, especially children, this information is very important. The service is free of charge and can be done by visiting our public counter Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm or online.
There are 2 options for registering your bicycle online. We encourage you to do BOTH, especially since stolen bicycles tend to travel across city boundaries.
1) Register directly with Walnut Creek PD, where the information you provide is entered into the police department database.
2) Register with the nationalbikeregistry.com, which is a nationwide online database that Police Departments can securely access to identify the owners of bicycles.