Bike Safety FOR Your Bike and a Master Lock #Giveaway ARV $100
Bike safety is all over the internet, but it’s usually about how to be safe while riding a bike. I get it. Bikes appear safe, but all it takes is one fall without a helmet to do serious damage. I am vigilant about helmets, of course. BUT… do we ever think about bike safety in the literal sense? As in, the safety of our bikes? I do. We paid good money for a couple of our bikes, so I want to make sure we keep them protected even when we travel.
Bike Safety – Be Sure Your Bike is Protected
So you wear a helmet when riding a bike and you always remember proper signals, and rules of the road when riding. But have you given any thought whatsoever to keeping your bike safe? They’re not inexpensive, so it pays to practice safety first FOR your bike all year round, and even when you store it for the winter.
Keep it Dry
At some point in your bike riding adventures, you’ll misjudge the weather and find yourself biking through the rain. No problem at all! Just remember that bikes have metal parts, and those metal parts are just a susceptible to rust as any other metal object. Rule number 1 of bike safety. Keep your bike dry and rust free.
Keep it Enclosed
Closely related, but still different, is keeping your bike enclosed. This is especially true if you life near the ocean, or where it snows and rains a lot. Store your bike in an enclosed garage, or in a storage shed to keep it safe and sound from the rain as well as excessive moisture in the air, and if you live near the ocean, salt. All of these things can serve to cause corrosion in your bike’s metal parts.
In the off season when only those who are truly committed or who love pain ride their bikes, it’s important to winterize you rides. Winterizing is key to bike safety, so make sure you grease up your chain, the brake mechanisms, and any other exposed metal parts to prevent oxidation over the winter months.
Keep it Secure
One of the biggest parts of bike safety is retaining ownership of your bike. There are a lot of people out there just waiting to bogart your stuff. Be sure your bike is safe and secure whenever you stop on your ride. We use Master Lock Double Locking Hardened Steel U-Lock which is super secure for one of the more expensive bikes here. The Master Lock U-Lock has a $1,000 anti-theft guarantee. That rocks! So if your bike is stolen due to someone being able to break your Master Lock U-Lock then Master Lock will reimburse you up to $1,000 or the value of your bike. That’s a crazy guarantee.
We’ve also just been sent a Master Lock Bluetooth Padlock, which I think is all kinds of cool. I hate passwords and combinations. I have enough of those. So, the way this one works is simple. Download the Master Lock Vault app. Pick a passcode and unlock your lock with your smartphone app. Then for all future uses you just need the app with Bluetooth to open and lock the lock. Of course, if you need to change settings then you need to use your passcode to alter them. Tonight, I spent some time walking my yard to find all the spaces I can use it. I can lock the shed with our bikes in it and use the Bluetooth Lock all season. That works well for me when we travel. I could also use it for the patio container we have on the deck when we go away or I can even lock the back gate with this. There’s already a lock on my gate but for extra security, because we have a pool, this might be a great way to help me feel even safer when we are away from home.
The bike lock does require a key but the Bluetooth lock doesn’t. It can only be opened with your smartphone. It’s a fantastic leap forward in lock technology.
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Bike Safety with Master Lock
If you love to ride bikes, go to school, have to change for work, travel, or are in any other situation that requires securing your belongings, this set of locks is a great choice. I particularly like the Master Lock Bluetooth Lock for travel. With no combo and no key, it’s easier than ever to use, and since it operates with a Bluetooth signal, it’s more secure than ever.
Win a set of Master Lock Locks just like the one I received. Follow the instructions below. I received product to facilitate this post. My opinion is all my own.
I would give the bike lock to my son. He needs a good one since he rides to school. The other lock would be perfect for my shed.
It really is a great lock for the shed and the bike lock is awesome.
I’d love to win for my daughter, she starts school next year and will be riding her bike most of the time, so she needs a good lock!
Because I love that it doesn’t need a key , I would feel that my bike is really secure 😉
i could really use this for my bike.
I would give it to my daughter who is starting high school in September.
I would love this for keeping the bikes safe whether we’re driving them or they are stored away in the shed.
Sarah Forrester S.A.
I need this for my bike.
I would love to win this to give to my Husband’s grandson since he is starting High School in the fall and both of these would come in handy for him.
I would love the Bluetooth lock for so many reason! I really like that it can only be opened with my smartphone. Perfect for not only my bike but gym locker and when I am traveling and need to lock up anything without losing a key!!
I would like the bike lock for my nephew.
I need it to lock my garage door. We need a padlock on it because are garage door is very old. We sometimes miss place the key. The blue tooth feature would be great for us.
I already lost 1 bike….
Our son had his bike stolen so I would like to win this prize.
Would make a good back to school gift, so would love to win it! Got to keep items safe!
My son and daughter in law are expecting in December, I have been told that strollers that are not locked up disappear. They have purchased a lightly used bugaboo stroller and would be devastated if it went missing. That is why I want to win this Master Lock
I live in an area with high bike theft rates.It would give me great peace of mind.
We need a new lock to replace the one on our shed. My grandson could use a lock for his bike.
we just purchased two new bikes this spring, but have yet to get good locks for them
We need these locks as we do a lot of biking and make many stops. Keeping our bikes safe and away from thieves is important.
I would love to win the bike lock for hubby!
I would give the bike lock to my husband bc he just go a new bike
while I am sure one of the kids could use it back to school I could use it for work
This would be great for locking up my bike.
I would love to win so I can lock my bike up.
I got a new bike for my birthday so I could use the lock.
Would love to win for my hubby’s grandson who is starting high school in the fall, would be great to lock up his bike.
I would love to win this for my family’s bikes.
I want to win this lock so my grandkids can lock their bikes up
my daughter would need one for her bike, riding it school and to friends, would be a great lock for her bike!
I’d use this for my ebike. It has an alarm system, but you can never have too many locks.
I would like it for my grandson , someone stole his bike.
I’d like to win this for ,myself! I need a new lock!
would love to win this for me, i need a lock upgrade
LOVE LOCK FOR MY BIKE
I want this prize so I can give it to a teen who is starting highschool in September and I know these products would come in handy for him.
I would like to win this so I can keep things safe and secure
Bluetooth Masterlock would be ideal. Recently many garages being broken into. Happened to my neighbors on both sides. Trying to be safer and protect my lawn equipment and vehicle. I would use it specifically for my garage.
hubby could use it to lock up his bike
I would love to win this to keep my bike safe.I don’t have a lock
and could really use this! 🙂
We could use this for one of our two new bikes
I’d love to win, I’m afraid to ride BlueBelle anywhere I can’t watch her if i have to lock her up. We only go on picnics, bikerides, to the beach & we visit patios but only where I can see where she is locked.
I would love to win this for my daughter to use for her bike in September
I want to win this for myself!!
I want to win this for Sophie bike so that it doesn’t get stolen again.
we bought two new bike this spring but have yet to get proper locks
My daughter in law need it for her stroller, apparently they go missing if not locked up
Would love to win this for a teen in my life starting high school next month, would be great for him to lock his bike up.
I need it for myself because I don’t have a bike lock right now.
we do a lot of cycling but do not have good locks so this would be great
Would love it for a gift for a teen entering highschool this fall, would be great to keep his items safe.
When your stuff is locked up you feel more secure
I need it for myself! I don’t have a bike lock anymore!
Would love this prize so I can pass it on to a teen in my life starting highschool next month, would come in handy to help keep his items safe.
Peace of mind when things are safe and sound that is why I want to win this
I want to win this as I don’t have a bike lock!
Teen starting highschool next month could use these products to help keep his stuff safe.
We have a couple of pretty good bikes, but crappy locks
Good luck then Jan!!
I want this prize so I can lock up my bike when we go camping.
Would love to win this prize for a teen who will need these starting September to keep his items safe at school.
we have two new bikes, but need to buy the locks
I want to win this prize so my grandson can lock up his bike
I would like to have this to lock my daughters bike at school.
I need it for taking my bike on vacation.
You always have something that you would like to keep locked up
Would love to win so I can give this to a teen who is starting highschool in a few weeks, would be great products for him.
I need it for locking up my bike when I go camping!
Would love this for a teen back to school gift, would be helpful for him.
I need this prize for Miss R. She’s looking at taking a better bike to school next year and needs a better lock. Right now we use a cheap on and only one key.
I need this for myself when we go hiking!
There are unfortunately a lot of little thieves in our neighborhood & no one can leave anything outside for even a minute. Kids get their bikes stolen all the time here & I’d like to protect my daughter’s bike with this great lock system.
I want to win this prize because our shed could use a lock
Would be great to win for back to school to keep items safe.
we really like our bikes but do not have proper locks so these would be super to win
I would give it to my daughter who is starting high school
I want this for myself! I’d use the bike lock when I go camping!
This would be great for my bike and also our shed
This would be great for my son’s bike. We like to bike to our local farmers market and then leave our bikes at one end and walk around.
I could use this for peace of mind, knowing that my items are safe
These would be great for Back to School so would love to win for a teen I know.
to keep things safe that is why I want to win
Would love to win this as bike theft is so prominent in my area and our current locks are insufficient.
LOVE TO WIN TO GIVE MY GRANDSON FOR HIS BIKE.
I know a teen going into highschool this fall so this would be great for him to help protect his bike.
I would like to win this prize so we can lock up the grandkids bikes
I need this for locking up my bike when I go camping.
I would like to win this so we can keep our backyard shed contents safe and secure