The Loveland Police Department estimates that around 200 bicycles are recovered annually in our city. Many of these bikes are stolen, but the thefts were not reported.
Some bikes are stolen to sell or part out. Others are simply crimes of opportunity where a thief will take your bike from your open garage or your front yard to get from point A to point B. Unfortunately, many never make it back to their owners.
Please use these suggestions to help deter the theft of your bicycle or to help in its recovery if it is stolen.
- Use a reliable U-lock or heavy cable lock.
- Don’t lock your bike to aluminum and wooden posts or chain link fences.
- Try to lock your bike to a fixed, immovable object.
- Be careful whom you loan your bike to.
- Keep your bikes in your garage and your garage closed.
- Please help us by taking a picture of your bicycle.
- Record the serial numbers and keep the serial numbers.
- Engrave an owner applied number such as your driver’s license number on your bicycle.
- The Loveland Police Department has a found bicycle pen.
- Contact your insurance company for more prevention measures.
To make a bicycle theft report click here: Submit Theft Report