Bike thefts are a big issue in Chico but a new online registration system may change that.
The Chico City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the change, to help police investigating bike thefts and to help owners recover their bikes if they are stolen.
City officials say there have been 1184 bike thefts reported in the past two years.
Bikes will be registered by serial number.
It's a simple five minute process that can be done anytime and is free.
Council members must vote on the final draft of the revised ordinance next month, before it takes effect.