Is my bike likely to get stolen?
April 1, 2014 5:59 AM Subscribe
I just got a job close enough to my home in Toronto that I can ride my bike to it. Yay! But is it likely to get stolen?
posted by The Card Cheat to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've ridden a bike to jobs in the past, but I either had a place inside the building to park it or was riding a beater that wasn't worth the time of bike thieves. Last fall I bought a late '90s-era Bontrager Privateer
off Craiglist, and I'm very happy with it. It's a nice bike in immaculate shape, but it isn't worth a large amount of money (I paid $300 for it).
If I ride it to my new job I'll have to lock it in front of the building I work in; there are city bike rings on the sidewalk, which is well-lit and has a lot of foot traffic (this is in the Beaches neighbourhood), and I bought a Kryptonite u-lock. Experienced Toronto cyclists; would you feel confident leaving this bike in this situation for eight hours a day?