Bike Cleveland's executive director Jacob VanSickle had a bike stolen in 2008 and appreciates the efforts of the Facebook page.
"I think the CSBA Facebook page does help in bringing to the minds of cyclists to be aware and on the look out for stolen bikes that are posted. The page is like a grassroots database of all reported bikes stolen in Greater Cleveland," VanSickle said.
The page is also a place where anyone finding a bike can post pictures as well, in the hopes of reuniting bike and owner.
VanSickle suggests bike owners keep pictures of their bike and record the serial number along with the make and model.
He suggests registering your bike on the
National Bike Registry and urges cyclists to report bike thefts so area departments can target areas where more bikes are taken.
"I hope that someday a stolen bike is treated the same as a stolen car. For many people, a bike is a person's main, often times, only form of transportation."