South Bend Bike Theft on the Rise

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South Bend Bike Theft on the Rise

Today’s Tribune contained an article about a rising incidence of local bicycle theft according to the South Bend Police Department.

I used to say, largely in jest, that one of the few perks of living in an area without a prevalent biking community is that bicycle theft isn’t a huge concern. But, there’s some truth to this: I frequently lock my most valuable bikes with nothing more than a $15 cable lock, whereas when I’ve lived in bicycle hotspots I wouldn’t even turn my back without securing them with a high-end U-lock.

Perhaps one negative consequence of more bikes in Michiana will mean more theft? I’m willing to take that risk, but seriously everyone– be careful with your bikes!

By | 2009-06-08T18:21:58+00:00 June 8th, 2009|Categories: Advocacy, Commentary|5 Comments