New York City is home to some of the best urban bicycling in America. However, it is also home to some of the most professional and aggressive bike thieves in the world. The good news is that there are a number of preventative steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Bike theft in New York City is no joke. Thieves will go at your lock with bolt cutters, hacksaws, portable angle grinders, chisels, hammers, crowbars, and even 2x4s in pursuit your bike.
Play it smart, however, and you can grow old with your bike without fear of its sudden, unfortunate departure.
For more tips on safe locking, check out this guide from Bike New York.
It’s best to lock up to:
Never lock up to: