Bike safety

Bike Helmets for $5

If you are in need of a helmet, drop by the TranSComm office at 710 Albany St! We have helmets in various adult and children sizes supplied at a low price from the Boston Public Health Commission. We want to make sure all of our cyclists protect their lovely brains!

 

Bike Safety Tune-ups & Maintenance Workshops

We aim to host multiple free bike tune ups and maintenance workshops throughout the year. Safety bike tune ups normally include bike assessment, chain lubrication, correct tire pressure, handlebar and seat adjustment, brake and derailleur adjustment, head and tail light check, and an individual consult with a bike mechanic. Please note: these are safety check-ups, NOT major repairs.

Each cyclists will receive about 15 minutes with the mechanic to discuss your questions / concerns about your bicycle.

Tune ups are set up as a RSVP system. Cyclists will need to come to our office to sign up prior to the event. This is a first come first serve when selecting time slots.We ask for a $5 deposit to secure your time slot, but will be returned upon arrival of the tune up. If you do not come to your appointment, the $5 will be forfeited.

Stay tuned for more bike clinics!

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Bike Safety Workshop

 

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Sergeant Larry Cuzzi speaking about Bike Safety in Boston

 

Raffle Prizes and Bike Safety Literature

Raffle Prizes and Bike Safety Literature

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One of our lucky raffle winners!

 

Want free bike lights? We give away free lights as our office.

We also can loan you a bike lock if you forgot yours!

 

While many types of property theft have declined in recent years, bicycle theft is on the rise on most campuses according to FBI statistics. The increasing popularity of bicycling as a healthy sport and a means of transportation has made bicycles an easy target for thieves.

Some tips to keep your bike safe:

1. Park in a secure bike cage or at a bike rack.  Do not attach your bike to parking meters or street furniture as they are easy targets for thieves and also may cause hazards to pedestrians.

2. Your first line of defense is a good lock, properly used.

Be sure to lock your bike at ALL times.

The best choice is a strong, reliable U-lock or a heavy cable. After you secure your U-lock to the bike rack, thread a cable or chain lock through your tire spokes to secure both tires to the frame. Lightweight cable or chain locks are easily cut and offer little protection.

3. If you have a multi-speed bike, leave it in highest gear. This makes it that much harder for a thief to shift quickly and get away. Always secure your components and accessories especially those that can be easily removed.

4. Do not use a lock larger than needed for the job. The extra space between the lock and the bike might help a would-be thief. Before leaving your bike, always give the lock a tug to ensure that it is secured.

5. Your best ally is the bicycle professional who sells you a locking system.

Don’t leave the store without a thorough demonstration.

Inquire re: warranties and guarantees.

6. The National Bike Registry database is accessible to law enforcement throughout the country. There is a fee for this comprehensive service.

For more information, visit: www.nationalbikeregistry.com