Preventing Theft

Thieves will steal an entire bicycle or they may steal parts or items attached to the bike that are not securely fastened:

  • Always lock the frame AND both wheels to a bike rack or immovable object (two locks is better than one). If you only lock one wheel, your bicycle can be quickly detached and carried away.
  • Always lock your bike when it is left unattended, even if it is for a short period of time.
  • Always keep your bicycle locked, even in a garage or on a porch.
  • If you don't need a quick release seat and wheels, replace them with standard bolts. If you do want quick release items, take them with you or lock them to your frame.
  • Take lights, mirrors, bags and panniers with you, along with anything else that is not securely fastened.
  • Consider riding an inexpensive bicycle for everyday use and short trips.

Register your bike with York Regional Police online at: