Thursday, October 5, 2023


Bike Index is the most widely used and successful bicycle registration service in the world with over 1,146,000 cataloged bikes, 1,580 community partners and tens of thousands of daily searches.

Seth Herr built Bike Index when he was a bike mechanic because he wanted to be able to register bikes for his customers. Bryan Hance developed and ran a community driven bicycle recovery service ( that recovered bikes from the first week it was created in 2004.

Merging the two services, Seth and Bryan created the universal bike registration service they both dreamed of — a database used and searched by individuals, bike shops, police departments and other apps. A bike registry that gives everyone the ability to register and recover bicycles.

Cofounded 2013, Bike Index is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

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