For the price of a coffee, you can help us build up our reward program piggy bank to aid in recovering stolen bikes and put bike thieves out of business!
Innocent Purchasers of Stolen Bikes
Since commencing Bike Vault (formerly known as Stolen Bicycles Australia), we have had multiple stolen bikes returned to their owners as a result of honest and considerate individuals and second-hand dealers checking our database and handing in stolen bikes to the police. We know there are thousands of innocent purchasers of stolen bikes in Australia that would also hand them in if they were aware that the bike they purchased was stolen.
How Donating to the Reward Program Helps
Donating to the reward program serves 3 purposes:
Your donation helps us to advertise to a wider audience to inform and encourage more people to check the stolen bikes on our database.
2. Innocent Purchasers of Stolen Bikes
There are literally tens of thousands of stolen bikes in possession of innocent unsuspecting purchasers in Australia. We want to reward and part compensate innocent purchasers of stolen bikes (individuals and businesses), who check our database and hand in identified stolen bikes to the police and nominate the person or business, where they purchased the bike from.
3. Good Samaritans Who Help to Find Stolen Bikes
A large percentage of the bikes we have assisted to recover is a direct result of the cycling community, members of the public and second-hand dealers identifying and reporting suspect stolen bikes when they are offered or advertised for sale. We want to reward these Good Samaritans who support our cause.
How to Donate
The minimum set donation amount is $5.00. If you wish to donate more, select the extra item amount in the checkout, which will increase the donation amount in $5.00 increments. Don't forget to select the 'Update Cart' button to see the new total.
100% of the donation money (less unavoidable transaction fees) goes towards promoting and funding the reward program.
There reward program is not designed to compensate bike thieves and knowing handlers of stolen bikes. We reserve the right to amend or withdraw a reward at any time. Reward payments are subject to available funding.