Bicycle owners are being encouraged to register their bikes through the city’s bike protection program.
Cyclists can complete a registration form including a photogram of their bicycle. The owner retains the information, and in the event the bike is lost or stolen, he or she can bring the form to the city’s bylaw services department.
The city says this will assist the bylaw department in identifying bikes and owners, reuniting owners with their lost or stolen bicycles.
Registration forms are available at www.williamslake.ca, city hall, and local bicycle stores. There is no fee for the bike protection program.
“Bicycles are a high theft item in Williams Lake, and the city wants to reduce thefts,” says Coun. Laurie Walters, chair of the city’s community services committee, in a news release. “By registering your bike, you can increase the chances of having your missing or stolen bike returned to you.”
A city representative will be attendance at a bike rodeo May 13 at the Canadian Tire parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help owners register their bicycle.
The city will also assist with registration at the Pedal by the Puddle June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Gun-A-Noot Trail, near the old Williams Lake airport.