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Community Services


Bicycle Registration

Did you know?

As many as 3,000 bicycles are reported stolen each year in the city of Winnipeg.

The City of Winnipeg recovers up to 1,000 bicycles each year, with less than 10% returned to their rightful owners.

The City of Winnipeg sells hundreds of bicycles a year at its annual bicycle auction because ownership cannot be traced.

The best way to protect your bicycle is with a good lock and to register it with the City of Winnipeg Community Services Bicycle Recovery Section.

With registration, if your bicycle is stolen and then located, you will be notified immediately and arrangements can be made for you to get your bicycle back.

How to register

Complete the Bicycle Registration form and mail or return it – along with cheque made payable to The City of Winnipeg – to:

The City of Winnipeg
Bicycle Recovery Section
395 Main St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3N8

Forms are available at the Bicycle Recovery Section, most civic offices, community-based police offices, police district offices, and other selected locations.


  • $6.60 per new bicycle
  • $4.10 to transfer ownership, per used bicycle, from one with an existing registration number
  • *Fees include GST and are subject to annual increase.

Serial number

To locate the serial number of your bicycle, look closely at the frame for the imprinted number (not a sticker). Record the serial number exactly as shown on the bike. Numbers starting with "TH" are generally stock numbers and NOT serial numbers.

The diagram below shows the common location for serial numbers:

If you are still having difficulties locating the serial number, check with the salesperson at the retail outlet where you purchased your bicycle or call the City of Winnipeg Bicycle Recovery Section at 311.

Registration Sticker

Once we receive the registration application and your payment, a decal will be mailed to you.

The decal should be placed on the left side of the frame when seated on the bike, in the location indicated in the diagram.

Stolen Bicycle

If you bicycle is stolen, contact the Winnipeg Police to make a report a soon as possible. Also contact the Bicycle Recovery Officer at 311.

Annual Bicycle Auction

The City of Winnipeg holds a bicycle auction every April. View the Annual Bicycle Auction page for more details.

Last update: March 9, 2018