Pursuant to City Council action earlier in 2011, effective immediately the City is no longer issuing bicycle licenses. City Council adopted a new voluntary online bicycle registration process.
The online registry will allow residents and bicycle shops to register online, a visit to a fire station is NOT required. The registry also allows police departments in other cities to track down an owner of a bicycle from Long Beach, should the stolen bike be recovered.Finally, unlike the City's past registration process, a person may not re-register a bike (perhaps stolen) that has already been registered under a particular serial number, thus protecting an owner in the event their bike is stolen.
Members of the public should be advised that they may utilize a voluntary bicycle registration system such as the National Bike Registry.
Contact information for this registry is: (800) 848-2453 www.nationalbikeregistry.com