Bike & Vehicle Safety Tips

Protect your wheels! Read these tips and best practices to prevent bike and vehicle theft, crime and resale.

Check out tips for avoiding bicycle theft:

  • Consider using more than one style of lock. If thieves only carry one tool this may make it more difficult to steal.
  • Engrave your driver’s license on the bicycle frame. This gives the police a way to find the owner if it is stolen. Police can also verify whether the person riding it is the rightful owner or not.
  • Lock your bike even if you will be gone for only a few minutes.
  • Lock your bike inside your home, a residential garage or storage room if possible.
  • Lock your bike to an immovable object and if possible take all removable parts with you.
  • Record your bicycle’s serial number. Take a photograph of your bike to help police identify if it should be located.
  • Use a high quality lock designed for bikes. U-locks or high end combo locks are most resistant to theft but all locks can be breached if the thief has enough time and the right tools.

Project 529 Garage

Register your bikes in the 529 Garage database - the largest community-powered bike recovery service.

Project 529 Garage is a community bike registration service that’s free of charge.  The White Rock Community Policing volunteers host 529 Garage events where volunteers will assist you through the bike registration process.  Keep up to date on our Community Policing Facebook page for the next scheduled event.