Most bike thefts are due to unlocked or improperly locked bikes. Following these tips will help prevent your bike from being stolen:

  • Never leave your bike unlocked, not even for a second.
  • Always use a high quality U-lock or chain. For added security, use both.
  • Always lock the frame and front wheel to either a rack or pole
    (see illustration 1).
  • For extra security remove the front wheel and lock it with the frame and rear wheel (see illustration 2).
  • Note: Some bike locks with cylindrical keys may be opened with a pen or similiar object. Check with your local bike shop to determine the need to upgrade or replace your lock.

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