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Lincoln cyclists concerned about bike thieves

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Lincoln bicycle owners are changing their riding and parking habits and taking other steps to protect their bikes from thieves.

Lincoln Journal Star reports that Lincoln police have investigated at least 35 bike thefts so far this year, compared with 39 thefts this time last year. About one-third of the bikes stolen so far this year were reportedly locked, compared with one-fourth of the bikes stolen this time last year.

Police have investigated the thefts to look for patterns but haven't found anything to link the reports.

Cyclists in the area are being more vigilant when it comes to protecting their bikes. Many are being more careful with sharing ride route information so thieves can't track them. Cyclists are also sharing information online about stolen bikes.

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