How do I keep my bike from being stolen?
8 tips to prevent bicycle theft
- Double up your security by using two high-quality locks. …
- Use your locks to keep your wheels from being stolen, too. …
- Swap quick-release seat and wheel skewers for ones that require keys. …
- Make your bike unique. …
- Try out a smart lock. …
- Always bring your bike inside at night.
Can you lock your bike anywhere?
Don’t leave your bike unlocked in any public area—even the public areas of buildings—“just for a minute.” (In just a minute your bike could be a few blocks away.) … Bike shops can loop a chain between the frame and the saddle rails, which is another way to deter saddle theft.
Why do people steal bikes?
Acquisitive: These thieves steal bicycles for financial gain and usually trade them for cash or goods. The bikes may also be sold in pieces for drugs or money. In Portland, Oregon bike thieves are often drug addicts who provide stolen bicycles to drug dealers in exchange for drugs.
Do bikes get stolen often?
Regularly, more than 2 million bikes are stolen each year in North America—meaning every 30 seconds, someone’s ride was going missing. And the problem has only been growing during the coronavirus pandemic, when more people have turned to bicycles as their main mode of transportation.
How can I track my stolen bike?
You can find your stolen bike or missing bicycle as soon as possible.
- Way 1. Use Security Camera Footage.
- Way 2. Use Cycle GPS Devices.
- Way 3. Check Craigslist.
- Way 4. Go to Flea Markets.
- Way 5. Register Your Stolen Bike.
- Way 6. Try Your Social Media.
- Way 7. Fill an Insurance Claim.