Stolen Bike Alert and a Reminder That Cable Locks are Useless

Sad news sad news.. my friend Mary reports that her Electra Townie was stolen while parked in front of the Century movie theater at Clark & Diversey last week. She was w/o her usual lock so she and her friend locked their bikes together with a cable lock. 90 minutes later, and they were shy a bike. We hate you bike thieves. Mary has reported the bike stolen on the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry – you can read all the details about her bike and the bike theft on their site.

Electra Townie Cruiser

Electra Townie Cruiser

It really sucks that Mary had her bike stolen the one time she forgot her U-Lock.  Really sucks.  Let this be a reminder to everyone who rides in the city though, to lock up your bike with a quality lock, and be sure to lock it to sturdy object.  I’ve posted about bike locks and bike security before , and had my own experience with bike thieves and cable locks  – you can read about it here if you’re interested.

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