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Friday, September 16, 2005
By Yokota Fritz


With more people biking because of rising gas prices, bike thefts are apparently on the upswing. According to the National Bike Registry, a four-year college student has a nearly 18% chance of having his bike stolen. (Do 18% of college students own a bike?)

While most thefts are crimes of opportunity, locally there are guys with trucks and lock-breaking equipment on the hunt for good bikes to steal. You can, however, reduce the risk of theft with the usual advice:
Please leave a comment below about additional anti-theft tips, uglifying resources, or personal anecdotes of bike theft or recovery.


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