- 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.
Keep your bikes safe in the 529 Garage - the largest community-powered bike recovery service.
529 Garage is a community watch for your bike. It is free to register your bike and you can do some from your smart phone or computer. 529 Garage decals are available at the White Rock Detachment.