Most bike registration systems are restricted to local tracking, but now Germany-based MyBikeNumber aims to change that. It is the first worldwide bike registration service, a free online tool that lets bike retailers register their bikes and its components, or search for them across the globe.
Users are given a QR tracking code, which can be read with any mobile device, upon registration. The code can be printed as a sticker that the user can stick to his or her bike frame. Dealer codes provided by MyBikeNumber allow bike retailers to register their inventory, report them as stolen or lost, or recorded as sold to a new owner, through the site.