Tag Archives: Bicycle Theft

Knowledge, Technology And Social Networking Converge To Recover A Stolen Bicycle

Bicycles, as lightweight objects which can’t be permanently affixed to anything, are an easy target for thieves. Even when they are locked, a determined thief will manage to break them free. It’s a combination of determination on the part of … Continue reading

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A Cyclist Who Should Give Thanks On Days Other Than Thanksgiving Day

There are some really strange stories on the Internet about cyclists’ experiences. And given that they are posted on the Internet, one has to wonder about their veracity. It isn’t always easy to know who wrote the story, although sometimes … Continue reading

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Can We Stop The Rise In Bicycle Theft?

Now that spring has arrived and the daily temperatures are starting to rise, more people are taking their bikes out for a ride. With warm weather comes excursions and increased use of bicycles for transportation. Despite the positive side of … Continue reading

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Bike Theft Is Newsworthy When The Bike Has Been Built By The Rider

Bicycle thefts are not uncommon. In fact, bikes are stolen all the time from a variety of locations. For this reason, a myriad of locks and security devices have been designed to keep bikes in the hands of their owners. … Continue reading

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Bait Bike Programs

  Whenever spring rolls around in New England, the number of people reporting the theft of their bikes rises. This may be due to increased ridership. Mild weather encourages the use of bicycles and also appears to attract thieves who … Continue reading

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Cyclist Safety Isn’t Just About Riding

  Every activity brings with it a degree of risk. Some risks are within the control of the participant, including perceived risks whereby the participant anticipates events which may or may not happen, and actual risks which can be mitigated … Continue reading

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Stolen Bikes: Maximizing the Odds of Recovery

Too many people have had this experience: they left their bike unattended only to return later and find it gone. Despite the feelings of anger – and sometimes heartbreak – experienced at the loss of a bike, it is important … Continue reading

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Bicycle Love and The Fear of Theft

There are bike owners and there are bicyclists. The former buy a bicycle, park it in a garage, and then when the accumulated dust buries the frame, sell it on an online auction site, just to get rid of it. … Continue reading

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When Locking Bikes in Harvard Square Was a Formality

Years ago, I always locked my bike, a Motobecane Super Mirage, to the rail in front of the now defunct WordsWorth bookstore. The front wheel was either removed and locked with a U-lock or taken with me. Harvard Square had … Continue reading

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