It's a given that bikes attract thieves, and no lock is perfect. Now, the Menlo Park police are trying to make recovering your bicycle post-theft a little easier by launching a registration program.
The free service allows owners to enter their bikes' identifying information, including the serial number, and also submit photos to a police database. In the event of theft, the department will add the bike's data to a list of stolen property statewide so that if it's located anywhere in California, you may get the bike back.
Go to the police website and click on "online resources," then "bicycle registration" to sign up.