Learn how to lock your ride



Our Mission

SAFE Bikes is partnering with organizations, bicycle shops and companies across the city to hold bicycle theft workshops throughout the year. Come join us at our events! 

SAFE Bikes is a program of San Francisco SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone) in partnership with the San Francisco Police Department providing a registration database & bicycle theft prevention education. 

Learn how to lock your bicycle effectively following the approved locking techniques recommended by the San Francisco Police Department.  


San Francisco Police Department 

MOre Resources 

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition 

Park Police station - & sfpd Bike theft Unit 


safe bikes materials 

Brochure                           Postcard                         Spoke Card                                     Small Card

Bicycle stolen? 

  1. 1. File a police report at your local district station (can possibly speed up the investigation by going in person)  Or       file online or call 415-553-0123 and register your bicycle as stolen in the description field. 
  2. 2. Follow all steps here to increase your chances of getting your bicycle returned.
  3. 3. Check out the bicycles recovered from the SFPD. Is this your bicycle?  
  4. 4. Search your serial number of your bike at Bike Index

Bicycle Stolen? Check out the in-depth list of bicycle recovery tips

SAFE Bikes in the Media
November 14, 2014
August 26, 2014
SAFE Bikes helps recover a registered stolen bike
August 14, 2014
Check out the new "How to lock your bike" video 
July 30, 2014
​Bike Stolen? Follow the updated checklist 
July 7,  2014
CBS This Morning News
May 30, 2014
Officer Matt Friedman featured in the Ny Times
May 27, 2014
bait bike stickers in the news


Donate to support bicycle theft prevention

 All donations are Tax deductible. help us expand & continue safe bikes. Any amount is greatly appreciated

save the date - february 25, 2015  
safe bikes anniversary party 
111 Minna art gallery 
6:30 - 8:30 pm 

Volunteer or become a sponsor/donate silent auction items - Contact info@safebikes.org