Theft & Locking

How to Lock Your Bike

Proper locking is the first defense against bike theft. In San Francisco, always use a hardened-steel U-Lock as your primary lock. Cable locks and cheap U-Locks can easily be cut. Secure your wheels with locking skewers (best) or cable around both wheels. Lock the U-Lock to the bike frame (never just the wheels) and to a secure rack or pole. Allow for as little space within the lock as possible; loose locks can be more easily broken open.

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Suggested Locking Techniques

Recommendations If Your Bike is Stolen

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