Help Prevent Bike Theft

Posted Sep 26th, 2016 in Awareness, NRP

Help Prevent Bike Theft

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The Niagara Regional Police Service is reminding cyclists to keep their investment safe by following these tips;


The Niagara Region has over 200 scenic routes for cycling. With a large selection of bicycle routes and trails throughout the area it's become a popular destination for cyclists from all over.

The Niagara Regional Police Service is reminding cyclists to keep their investment safe by following these tips;

  • Use high quality locks that arent easily cut with bolt cutters
  • Lock the bike frame and wheels together
  • Secure your bike to a truly stationary object, a road sign can be easily unscrewed and your bike lifted over the top
  • Dont leave your bike outside overnight

Assuming the thief will attempt to ride the bike away:

  • Loosen the stem from the steer tube, remove one or both pedals, or disable the chain.
  • If you're planning an overnight visit at a hotel ask if they have a secure indoor storage area for bikes.
  • Dont assume your bike secured to a vehicle in a parking garage is safe from thieves. Bike mounts are easily cut off with a saw allowing thieves to take all of the bikes at once.
  • Take a picture of your bike with your mobile phone or digital camera. In the event the bike goes missing you will have a detailed picture to provide to police. Mark your frame with your initials, phone number or some other identifying mark in a hidden spot.
  • Consider registering your bike with the National Bike Registry. The National Bike Registry is a project supported by Canadian Crime Stoppers Association. Visit www.operationhandsoff.com 

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