Pursuant to City Council action in 2011, the City of Long Beach no longer issues bicycle licenses. City Council adopted a new voluntary online bicycle registration process.
An online registry allows 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 locate an owner of a bicycle from Long Beach, should the stolen bicycle 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.
Community members should consider utilizing a voluntary bicycle registration system such as the National Bike Registry. Contact information for this registry is: (800) 848-2453. www.nationalbikeregistry.com