Riding your bike is great exercise and is environmentally friendly. Lock your bike securely to deter thieves from attempting to steal it.
You will need
- A narrow
- case-hardened U-lock
- A parking meter or bike rack
- Your bike owner's manual (optional)
- A second U-lock (optional)
Step 1 Buy a secure lock Buy a lock that cannot be easily snipped with a bolt-cutter or sawed off with a hacksaw. Choose a narrow, case-hardened U-lock.
A narrow lock makes it harder for thieves to use their tools to break the lock.
Step 2 Lock in secure area Lock your bike in a well-lit area and near other bikes.
Step 3 Take off the front wheel] Remove the front wheel and place it next to the back wheel and the bike’s frame.
Read your bike’s manual to learn how to correctly remove your front wheel.
Step 4 Lock your bike Place a U-lock around the front wheel, back wheel, and frame, and then secure them to a heavy object, such as a parking meter or permanent bike rack that is stuck to the ground.
Step 5 Position lock Position the lock with the keyhole facing the ground
Step 6 Double up Use a second lock for added security.
More bikes are stolen from a person’s home than any other location.