Bike Theft Prevention

  • Never leave your bicycle unlocked, even for a minute!
  • Take time to make sure your bicycle is properly secured!
  • We recommend that you use a solid steel U-Lock, as these locks are very difficult to cut if secured properly. 
  • If you prefer to have a lock that is flexible- ensure that it is at least 3/8" in diameter!
  • Consider registering your bicycle, taking photos, knowing the serial number and/or engraving identifying markings on any removable parts - this can make it easier to return your bike and items to you if they are stolen.
  • The majority of the bicycles stolen are unlocked or locked with poor quality cable locks!
  • Never secure your bicycle with a cheap lock.
  • Always secure your bicycle to a bike rack or solid object.
  • Secure both wheels and frames.
  • When possible, park in well-lit and highly-traveled areas.
  • Remove quick releases altogether - bolt the parts onto the bicycle.
  • Remember that locks are only a deterrent.
  • When storing bicycles at home, store in locked and secured areas.
  • When possible, do not leave the bike locked outside overnight.