Prevent Bike Theft: Secure It!
the best way to protect yourself against bike theft is to park your bike in a secure bike parking facility, like many workplace bike rooms and cages or the lockers and parkades provided at some TransLink stations. Other good choices include monitored parking facilities and high-visibility racks along retail store-fronts.
Record your serial # - often on the underside of your pedal (crank) shaft - There are a few options for this. You can use this site if you want. Or checkout the
Vancouver Police Department and HUB for more resources.
Add your BC driver's licence or phone number to the bottom of your bike frame - ask your local bike shop, Vancouver Community Policing Stations, or look for bike engraving from HUB or BCAA at community events
Lock it Well!
Check out this helpful video by HUB to learn how to prevent bike theft with good locking techniques. Try and use 2 locks.
Report Bike Theft!
If your bike is stolen, report it to your local police ASAP, your best chance for safe return (and to stimulate action by the local policing community). VPD report a crime |
Vancity Bike Watch
Look For It!
Watch online marketplaces, and report or flag suspicious listings.
Always contact your local police for assistance. VPD will dispatch officers to assist in the retrieval of stolen property via Craigslist postings. If you find your property listed on Craigslist, call VPD immediately at 604-717-3321 so they can assist.
Social networks have been proven to increase the chance of recovery - post a photo and details of your bike theft experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.