Stolen Bikes Database – SF Bay Area

One of our customers set this site up after experiencing firsthand the frustration of having his bike stolen in the city.  It is a database where people can post info about their stolen bike: Date, time, bike description, contact info, and even a photo link.  This is a great resource in a city where bike theft is a constant reality for cyclists.  We’ve already had another customer come in to let us know that he got his bike back after having it stolen through posting it on this site.  Another user recognized the description of the bike and matched it up to a for sale add on Craigslist, reuniting the guy with his bike.

It’s a great example of one cyclist coming up with an idea to combat this problem by involving the cycling community.  Use it and tell your friends. I’ve got the Stolen Bikes Database Bookmarked and check it every week.

I’m reposting this link to Sheldon Brown’s bike locking strategies.  This is the method that Pedal Rev recommends to our customers and friends. it is also linked on the above site.

Below are some poor locking examples….

Bad locking examples.

Good locking examples below…