Bicycle Registration

Bicycle Registration

Do you have a bicycle that you need to register? All Palo Alto residents are encouraged to register their bikes, even if they registered with the previous system. The Bike Index has a greater potential to help victims of bike theft recover their bikes through its worldwide network of cyclists, police departments, universities, and other groups.


For more information on the Bike Index and how it works, please read this City information sheet.


To register on the Bike Index, please visit the City's Safe Routes To School page.

Abandoned Bicycles

Due to recent budget cuts, we will no longer go out and pick up abandoned bicycles. However,  if you like, you can bring the abandoned bicycle to the Police Department lobby at 275 Forest. You can do so during regular business hours Mon thru Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are reporting a bicycle that is locked to city property, please call 329-2258. Please understand that the bicycle will be given a 72 hr warning before the lock can be cut off.