Don't play Russian roulette when it comes to your wheels. Keep your bike secure with these precautions.
You will need
- A bike
- A fixed object
- such as a bike rack
- A U-shaped bike lock
- A cable or chain lock
- A personal identifier
Step 1 Leave your bike in an open area with lots of pedestrian traffic.
Step 2 Secure your bike to a fixed object, such as a bike rack that is bolted to the ground.
Step 3 Lock your bike using the U-shaped lock to secure the frame of your bike to the rack.
Place the lock mechanism face-down so it is not easily accessible.
Step 4 Run a cable or chain lock through both tires and the frame of your bike, securing it to the rack.
Step 5 Engrave your name, or paint a swatch of color, onto the frame of your bike to make it easily identifiable as your property.
Step 6 Register your bike with your local police department and with the National Bike Registry.
Step 7 Remember to secure your bike at home as well, since many bikes thefts occur on personal property.
Did You Know:
The first bicycle was made in France in the early 19th century out of wood and was driven by pushing one’s feet off the ground.