What should I do if my bike gets stolen?

What happens if bike gets stolen?

If your bike is stolen, you can mark your bike as stolen/lost on the site and the bike community will work to find your bike. Note: If your bike was stolen before you had a chance to register the serial numbers, the bike shop where you purchased your bike will often have this info in their records.

How do you find your bike when it’s stolen?

Here are 10 things you can do to get your bike back!

  1. Spring into action immediately!
  2. Check around the area incase the thief has stashed the bike to pick it up later.
  3. File a FIR with the police (more details below). …
  4. Register your bike as stolen on the BOTS Stolen Bike registry.

Is it worth reporting a stolen bike?

Report the theft to the police

File a police report as soon as possible. This is really important. … But the fact is that almost half of stolen bikes are eventually recovered by the police. And the only reason that just 5% of stolen bikes are returned to their owners is that the police can’t link the bikes to the owners.

Does insurance cover stolen bike?

Yes — bike theft is covered by home or renters insurance — with a few caveats. A bike falls under your personal property section of your home or renters policy and theft is a covered claim. However, depending on the value of your bike and your deductible, it might not make sense for you to file a claim.

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Why are bikes stolen so often?

Another reason theft is so prevalent is that locks haven’t kept pace with the times. The ones that do work can be so expensive or so heavy that they actually deter people from riding in the first place. GPS trackers can locate a stolen bike, but do nothing to stop thieves who only want to strip its parts.

What percentage of stolen bikes are recovered?

Only one percent of stolen bikes are recovered, according to records reviewed by WFAA. Mary Fehler, who heads the Dallas Bicycle Coalition, says many cyclists have just quit reporting thefts. “Because they don’t think police are going to do anything.

What do I do if I found a bike?

Let the call-taker know that you found a bike and would like to turn it in. The call-taker will probably set up a “found property” call for an officer to come and get the bike from you.