To some people, their bicycle IS their means of travel. A bike is a great eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B, and burn some calories at the same time! If you own a bike, do yourself a favor and take care of it.
When you buy a new (or used) bike, make sure to write down the serial number. This can be found in different places, as not all makes place it in the same location. Some common spots to check for this, are under the pedal area (on the metal), on the underside of the frame, or under the seat. Also, carve your name and phone number into the frame, with a nail. This kind of identification helps when picking up your lost or stolen bike. Taking a photo of your bike and bringing that into Identification is not helpful, as it doesn’t prove you are the owner; it only proves that you have a photo of a bike.
Lock your bike when it’s not in use. Big U-locks are great for locking up your bike. Always carry a lock with you when going to work, the store, the gym, etc. and lock up your bike, even if you are just popping in and out of the location. Lock your bike to a bike rack or some study metal object that is secured to the ground. Don’t leave your helmet on your bike, take it with you.
If your bike is missing or stolen, report it to the Regina Police Service by phoning 306-777-6500 or coming in to the station at 1717 Osler Street. Please provide a good description of the bike, including the serial number, make, model, color, any identifying stickers, unique marks, additions, modifications, or any other information about the bike. As previously mentioned, a photo is not acceptable proof.