Preventing Bicycle Thefts and Accidents
- Invest in a good bicycle lock or in a strong padlock and chain. Chains should be in casehardened steel with links of at least 5/8" in diameter.
- Always lock bicycles. Bicycles should be locked around the frame and through both wheels to an object such as a bicycle rack, telephone pole, or signpost.
- Whenever possible, keep bicycles inside. Some residence halls have designated bike rooms.
- Bicycles outside should be in a well lighted and heavily traveled location.
- Find out if the bicycle is covered under the family’s insurance policy. If it is not, insuring it would be advisable. In case of theft, be prepared to provide the Department of Security with a description of the bicycle, including serial number.
- Register the bicycle with Colby Check.
- Follow the same rules of the road as one would if one were driving a car. Don’t be an accident victim.