How to lock your bike?

Super safety tips to lock your bicycle:

  • Always lock your bike’s frame and wheels with few high-quality locks.
  • Always lock your bike, even if you’re just leaving it for a moment.
  • Beware of locking to “lousy poles” that are loosely bolted down and can easily be removed.
  • Avoid locking to private property.
  • Store your bike inside the house or store room if space is available.
  • Lock your bike when keeping it in a garage or on a porch and cover up with plastic sheet.

More Tips:

  • Don’t leave removable gears (pumps, lights, cyclometer) on your bike.
  • Record your bike’s serial number (bottom of the frame).
  • Take a photo of you and your bike. Keep the receipt. These will help you identify the bike.
  • Park your bike where others parked their bike.
  • Request for permission, don’t simply park your bike to private property or the shop.

Reference source : Chicago Bike Program