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By Ken Smith
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Now you can help reduce bike theft in your community.

More than 2 million bikes are stolen each year.  As the The Wall Street Journal reports, many end up for sale online. Only 2% are recovered because so few bikes are registered.

Our goal is to register one million bikes and make it easier for police to track down stolen bikes. You can help by supporting this campaign.  Our nation-wide, real-time Lost & Found Platform is already live and reporting 1,000's of incidents every day from around the county - but that's not good enough!  We're raising money to develop and distribute software that will make it fast, easy, and free for local law enforcement to link with our platform.  This will mean faster, wider alerts of stolen bikes and increased recovery rates. More than 150 departments are already signed up to access Rejjee and they've all said the same thing: building this link and using Rejjee to track stolen bikes is a 'no brainer'!

Your support will also help expand the 'Rejjee Digital Embargo', mobile-based reporting and immediate publishing of serial number, description, and/or unique ID of your bike (or any item of valuable lost or stolen) so online shoppers of used goods can verify an item before closing a sale.  Think of it like the 'CARFAX' for consumer products.  When good people like you go shopping online they want to know that both the product they're buying and the seller are legitimate.  Rejjee provides just such an independent source for verification.  Your support will also help reduce the rash of assaults on buyers by online sellers of ill-gotten goods (or no goods at all).

Our primary goal is to raise $15,000 to develop and distribute the Rejjee API for law enforcement.  We've also set a stretch goal of an additional $75,000 to widen and accelerate promotional efforts so the software can be quickly adopted throughout the country - including your community - putting more eyeballs and agencies to work tracking and recovering stolen bikes.

Let's ride

Riding United Against Bike Theft is a community effort. The campaign is supported by cycling organizations like MassBike, MassCommute, The Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition, and the Florida Bicycle Association.   Together we'll be hosting a series of rides throughout the summer to raise awareness and secure funding for this important project.  The Kickoff-ride will take place in Boston on July 11th, 2015.  The second ride will run along the Minuteman Bikeway on August 1, 2015.  Additional rides will be scheduled either as hosted rides or as part of already established events in Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont.  We'll end in Florida at the first annual CycleFest 100k or 50k.  We hope you'll find a ride convenient to you and join us.  Or if you would like to have us join you please contact us through Facebook.

Please donate today

Each donation includes concierge set-up of your Rejjee secure personal property registry account so you can Rejjee your Ride.  You will receive instructions for re-setting your password to ensure privacy, downloading the mobile app software (iOS & Android, account also available through a secure web browser), and how to report a lost/stolen bike in real-time right from your phone. 

Wear your support around town

Riding United Cotton T-Shirt & Wrist band
Riding United Cotton T-Shirt & Wrist band

Chocolate and Espresso - what's not to love!

Perfect Fuel Espresso Bites
Perfect Fuel Espresso Bites

Ride on Team Rejjee

Riding United Race/Ride Team Jersey
Riding United Race/Ride Team Jersey

Protect your seat from the weather

Riding United Bicycle Seat Cover
Riding United Bicycle Seat Cover

Keep your laptop and papers safe on the way to the office

Riding United Messenger Bag
Riding United Messenger Bag

Risks and challenges

Rejjee is currently live in the market and fully operational. The primary risks associated with this project is the distribution timing to reach every police department nation-wide. Considering this risk, we have a stretch goal. Striving for $75,000 above our baseline goal will allow us to rapidly promote and communicate with agencies in all 50 states (including yours).

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    Concierge set up of a Rejjee secure digital registry account & mobile App software (iOS or Android) for registering your bike and other valuables.

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    Rejjee secure digital registry account set up & mobile App (iOS or Android) plus...

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    Rejjee secure digital registry account set up & mobile App (iOS or Android) plus...

    Perfect Fuel Dark Chocolate Energy Bite

    Eat Perfect Fuel Energy Bites with Espresso in the morning or afternoon for fast boost of energy. Each bag contains 6 Energy bites, each piece is 14g and only 72 calories. Each piece contains coffee bean for an extra boost, dark chocolate for circulation health and contains riron and magnesium. (visit www.perfectfuel.com for health & allergy specs)

    FREE shipping for orders of 5 bags or more, so share with your friends on a ride. You'll get a great energy boost and support a great cause.

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    Show your support with a Riding United Against Bike Theft Wristband & T-Shirt.

    Wristband; A comfortable, rubber bracelet that fits comfortably enough to ride with you wherever you go and a Riding United T-Shirt made with soft and breathable cotton fabric, its perfect for a cool night ride. (avail. in M/F, Sm, Med, Lg)

    Buy several for your riding buddies and host a Riding United Against Bike Theft event in your community to support this important campaign.

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    Riding United Team Race/Ride Shirt

    This light, form fitting shirt ideal for keeping you cool and dry during any race or ride home (avail. in M/F, Sm, Med, Lg)

    Buy several for your team or riding buddies and host a Riding United Against Bike Theft ride in your community to support this important campaign.

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    Riding United Messenger Bag

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    Pledge $3,500 or more About $3,500

    Rejjee secure digital registry account set up & mobile App (iOS or Android) plus...

    Hosted ride in your community. Do you belong to a bicycle association, committee, riding club, or school? Rejjee can travel to your community and help host a ride between August and November 2015. We can help plan a fun and safe route, promote it through social media, and engage the local press. But the summer schedule is filling up fast so please contact us today.

    Includes 10 Riding United Race/Ride shirts.

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    Rejjee secure digital registry account set up & mobile App (iOS or Android) plus...

    A guided ride through the #1 bike friendly community in the US, Cambridge MA with co-founder Ken Smith

    Also includes 10 Riding United t-shirts and 2 messenger bags.

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    Listing on the Rejjee web site and campaign site as a 'Major Contributor'.

    Also includes 10 Riding United Race shirts, and 5 messenger bags.

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Funding period

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