We all know the bike theft problem is bad…but it turns out even bikes hanging by the hooks on a MAX train aren’t safe. This was just posted to a local email list:
“This morning I arrived at the MAX stop just as the train was arriving so instead of locking my bike at the stop and missing the train I took it on board. Both bike hang locations were full so I sat on the seat behind the bike rack and held my bike while reading. As the train pulled out of Beaverton Creek the guy across from me jumped up saying his bike, which was hanging directly behind me, had been stolen. Apparently someone left with it at the BC stop. Everyone, including the bike owner, was reading or sleeping so no one saw who stole the bike. The owner got off at the next stop and the driver called the police to meet him there.”
I ride the MAX with my bike pretty regularly…but have never thought of locking it. Maybe I should I start?