Remember to protect that snazzy new bicycle
Some believe that fall is the best time for bike riding in both rural and urban areas of Canada. The air is generally crisp, it's not too hot and cycle enthusiasts enjoy the last pleasant fresh breezes before it gets too cold.
However, media sources reveal that bicycle
theft has been on the rise in Vancouver lately, making it a wise decision to pick up some security gear
. Chaining up your bike while shopping, at class or busy with work can mean you're not stuck walking or taking the bus.
There are plenty of high-tech security devices available in Canada for any bicycle. They range from simple padlocks to more complex security measures, which may be your best solution if you leave your bike out all day.
Another smart move is to mark your bike with a serial number so if anything does happen, it can be easily traced, especially since there have reportedly been 257 bike thefts during August so far in Vancouver.
The best way to protect your bike is to take the bus or walk when on errands. If you choose to ride, a little bit of security research can certainly go a long way.