For a good chunk of the year, bicycle enthusiasts can only gaze at their ride as the streets are too icy and frigid to venture outside. As the weather finally warms, both kids and adults can finally strap on a helmet and pedal down city streets. It’s a great way to cruise around town and enjoy the sunshine. However, while cyclists rejoice at the summer heat, they’re also concerned about a crime that afflicts nearly all bike owners: theft. This type of action is so common that many individuals simply forgo calling the police and reporting the loss. After all, most bikes lack personalization and its difficult to locate a missing one. Sadly, the vast majority of bikers will experience a theft at least once in their life – some even more often.
Why is this? How are these types of thieves so cavalier and bold? Unfortunately, many bicyclists accept this as just part of ownership and crooks are rarely prosecuted. Still, these items can be costly with higher models retailing at well over $1,000.
For those wishing to reduce their chances of becoming victims, diligently follow the tips below.