As the Palouse cyclist population increases so do bike thefts

As the Palouse cyclist population increases so do bike thefts »Play Video
Protect your bicycle with a good lock
MOSCOW, ID – With summer in full swing and University students trickling back for the fall semester, the sidewalks and streets of the Palouse are quickly filling up with cyclists.

Unfortunately, bike thefts also go up. This is why it is very important to protect your bike.

An unlocked bike left alone can be gone in the blink of an eye.

We talked to the folks at Paradise Creek Bicycles to get some advice on how you can protect your bike.

They said an inexpensive lock with a simple combination works well for when you leave your bike for short periods.

If you leave your bike out for a few hours, they recommend a stronger lock made of steel or with a longer cable to wrap around multiple parts of the bike.

"If you want to leave it overnight then I would definitely suggest getting into something that’s at least six feet long,” said Paradise Creek Bicycles Sales Representative Kalyn Lewis. “That’s at least a thicker cable so that you don't have the problem of someone coming with bolt cutters and just cutting the cable."

Bike lock prices start at just a few dollars and go up from there.