Maryland Blogger: Montgomery County Bicycle Registration – FREE

Montgomery County Bicycle Registration – FREE

Montgomery County Bicycle Registration – FREE


This notice was posted by Officer Kim Jones of the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland.

How to register:   

  1.        Locate your bike’s serial number.
  2.        Fill out online registration form 

  1.        Your registration decals will be mailed to supplied address
  2.        Apply the decal to your bicycle

For additional information, please call Montgomery County Police, Records Division at 240-773-5330.



It only takes a few seconds for an experienced thief to steal your bicycle, even if it’s locked. Here are 6 tips for protecting your bike against theft from Montgomery County Police:

1) Invest in a quality U-shaped lock

Hammers, bolt cutters and metal saws are some of the tools used by thieves to easily break inexpensive locks. Make it more difficult for them by protecting your bike with two locking systems such as a U-shaped lock and a chain made of hardened steel.

2) Lock the frame and front wheel

Lock them to a solid anchor point that’s firmly attached to the ground. A bike rack is ideal. If you can easily remove your front wheel, lock it to the rest of your bike. Lift off the seat and take it with you.

3) Keep your bike inside

Park your bike inside as often as you can or choose a well-lit parking lot containing other bikes. It’s not a fail-proof method but it can be an effective way to discourage less experienced thieves.

4) Personalize your bike

Thieves are less attracted to bikes whose brand names have been covered by stickers, tape or even paint because they are much more difficult to resell.  Making your bicycle unique to you with stickers, markings, or label, etc.

5) Register your bike

register your bike online:

6) Take a photo of your bike

Photograph your bike or, ask someone else to take a photo of you on it to show proof of ownership.



 Pink Sapphire Oriental Lily, Lilium Oriental, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5048 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Pink Sapphire Oriental Lily, Lilium Oriental, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5048
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs


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Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend who lives in Ireland. He frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • July 30 2018 04:36PM


Gorgeous pink lilly, Roy! Now you have me thinking if I need to see if we register bikes here in Charlotte area... never occured to me to think about as I haven't owned a bike in over 40 years!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 7 months ago

I wish we had this program when I was growing up in NYC.  I lost a few bikes back in those days.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 months ago

Very nice to promote to those in your area. We have a similar program here. Have a good day Roy

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 7 months ago


Now I am wondering if bikes are registered in our neck of the woods.  What a great idea!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 7 months ago

Roy, my bike is so old, wonder if it has a serial number on it, will have to look.   Great post!!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 7 months ago

Roy, I think bicycle registrations are very smart and a great idea for cities to incorporate. I still have the registration license on my bike from Honolulu from 1974.

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 7 months ago

I didn't realize that bicycles must be registered. They have come so far. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 7 months ago

Make it a habit to post a reblog every day. This is an easy way to pay it forward and you will also earn some extra points.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago