The first thing you should do to protect yourself from bike theft, and you should do it RIGHT NOW, is record the serial number, make, and model of your bike. The serial number is found on bottom of your bike at the point where the pedals/crank arms pass through the frame (also know as the bottom bracket). Having this information available will greatly increase your chances of seeing your trusty steed again.
The next bit of info comes directly to us from the Omaha Police Department's Pawn Unit (and for what it's worth, the OPD has been a VERY supportive partner with the Omaha transportation cycling community).
- Indicate if it’s a Man’s, woman’s, or kids bicycle
- Serial number
- Special markings
- Special gear attached to the bicycle (bags, lights, stickers)