Bicycle theft is one of the easiest crimes to discourage: Simply lock your bicycle when it is not in use. Thieves are looking for an innocuous crime with a quick getaway, and a bicycle locked to a fixture like a bike rack or pipe presents neither. In the event your bicycle is stolen, a registration gives the police a quick method for locating you should your bicycle be recovered - most stolen bicycles on Tybee are used for a short period and then abandoned, but without a way to locate the owner, the police can only impound the bicycle and wait for someone to report the theft.
How to Register
Tybee has long had a registration program. Please take a few moments to register your bicycle, old or new, by downloading and completing the registration form (PDF). Completed forms should be presented by the owner at the police station at 78 Van Horne along with the bicycle so the owner's identity and the bicycle serial number can both be confirmed. Photographs of the bicycle will also be taken and placed on file.