Bicycles are not cheap. That’s why you need to take measures in protecting it from thieves.
Follow these steps and share them with fellow riders.
Record the serial number, make, model and color of your bike. This information is usually located somewhere on the frame. Put the information in your cell phone or somewhere easily accessible in case it it is stolen.
Register your bike with the LA County Sheriff’s BEAR Program. The Bicycle Education and Registration program is a county program aims to educate citizens on bicycle knowledge, safety, laws and security. They also will register your bicycle with their county bicycle database.
Learn how to lock your bike and keep it locked when not in use.
Use a high quality U-lock.
Never leave your bike unattended. It only takes thieves a few seconds to steal it!
If your bike is stolen report it immediately with your local police department.
For more information about the BEAR program go to www.bear.lasd.org