5 tips to help prevent bike theft

By CBC News Ottawa, July 15, 2019

Morning, noon or night, bike thieves can strike. So what's a poor bike owner to do to prevent it from happening to them?

That's where CBC Radio's All In A Day comes in. Host Alan Neal spoke with Stephane Fortin, a bike courier and organizer with the Ottawa Bicycle Messenger Association.

Fortin admits he's "very careful, almost paranoid" when it comes to protecting both his personal bike and the one he uses on the job. As a result, Fortin said he's never had a bike stolen.

He said experienced bike thieves will scope out bike racks looking for "low-hanging fruit," even in broad daylight.

Here are Fortin's five tips to prevent your bike from becoming a target:


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