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Spinlister and Bike Index partner to help bike theft victims

Published January 28, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) – Peer-to-peer bike share company Spinlister and open-source bike registration network Bike Index have teamed up to help victims of bike theft quickly get back on two wheels. Cyclists in Portland who list stolen bikes with Bike Index will receive a $30 credit towards their first day of rental with Spinlister.

"Unfortunately Portland has had a huge increase in bike thefts, and this has hit riders hard," said Bryan Hance, co-director of Bike Index. "Spinlister has hundreds of amazing local bike lenders in Portland, so we’re excited to team up and help get bike theft victims back on the road."

“One of the worst days a cyclist can have is the day their bike gets stolen. While we can’t stop every thief, we can do our best to support the cycling community in their time of need,” said Andrew Batey, Spinlister CMO.

“At Spinlister, promoting and expanding bike culture globally is our primary focus. We understand a bike is your ‘baby’, ‘lover’, ‘livelihood’, etc. That’s why we’re doing everything possible to help make cycling safer and recover bikes for their owners.”

Launched in 2012, Spinlister allows users to rent and list bikes, snowboards, surfboards and stand-up paddleboards from each other in over 50 countries worldwide. With more than 36,000 bikes registered, Bike Index has recovered over 2,000 stolen bikes.

Bike Index and Spinlister plan to offer the credit to bike theft victims in other cities over the next few months. 

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