As Long Beach becomes more bike friendly and as more people ride bikes theft is without a doubt becoming more and more of a problem in Long Beach. We are working with the police to do what we can. But unfortunately their is not a lot that can be done. Please...lock your bike with a very solid lock in a place that is visible to people passing by. We recommend a U lock with a cable through the wheels.
We also recommend registering your bike...so if it is recovered you can prove that it is yours. You can register your bike at the national bike registry http://www.nationalbikeregistr...
And if you are looking for a very reasonably priced used bike check out The Hub on Long Beach Boulevard just south of PCH. It is a non-profit organization that refurbishes bikes and sells them back to the community at a very low cost. http://hublb.com/
Allan CrawfordBike CoordinatorCity of Long Beach