Bike Safety

View a form for keeping track of your bicycle information.

Tips

  • Check out tips for avoiding bicycle theft:
  • Consider using more than one style of lock. If thieves only carry one tool this may make it more difficult to steal.
  • Engrave your driver's license on the bicycle frame. This gives the police a way to find the owner if it is stolen. Police can also verify whether the person riding it is the rightful owner or not.
  • Lock your bike even if you will be gone for only a few minutes.
  • Lock your bike inside your home, a residential garage or storage room if possible.
  • Lock your bike to an immovable object and if possible take all removable parts with you.
  • Record your bicycle's serial number. Take a photograph of your bike to help police identify if it should be located.
  • Use a high quality lock designed for bikes. U-locks or high end combo locks are most resistant to theft but all locks can be breached if the thief has enough time and the right tools.
Bike Safety