BAY AREA BIKE LOCKING
Lock It. Remove it. Valet it.
- If it can be removed (wheels, seat posts), LOCK IThttp://howtobike.info/
- If it can’t be locked (lights, seat posts), REMOVE IT
- If it can’t be locked or removed, VALET IT
Where to Lock – On the bike:
- Rear triangle
- Seat post
Where to Lock – On the street:
- Secure bike racks
- Indoor bike racks
- Avoid transit areas: bus stops, BART outside racks, train stations
- Use valet parking at select BART stations, bike lockers like Bike Link
- Locking quick release for wheels and seat post
- Locking seat post collar
- Take lights off bike
- Don’t leave outside overnight or all day
Use good locks, ‘any lock’ just won’t do.
- Cable lock = easily cut
- U lock = harder to cut, but not impossible
If someone wants to steal your bike, they will.
There is no 100% theft proof method. However, these tips can help reduce the likelihood of your bike being stolen. Remember: The more locks the merrier and nicer the bike, the more likely a target. Try not to leave your bike if you can avoid it. Even when inside a building, be sure to lock the frame and rear wheel at a minimum.