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    Whistler and locking your bike up in your hotel

    Hi all,

    Like allot of us our bikes are prolly worth a pretty penny. Im going to be frequenting whistler this coming riding season and was wondering how safe is it to leave my baby locked up in the hotel lockers? I know they dont allow you to bring your bike up to your room.

    Thanks,

    DM

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    No one locks their bikes up in whistler? anyone?

    Thanks

    DM

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    Maybe try asking on pink bike. I have never been to whistler, my first trip will be snow boarding, so I will not have my bike.

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    Try picking up the phone and asking them..better yet google is your friend.

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    I did call and ask.. and i doubt they would tell me if it wasnt safe.

    "Ya come to our hotel our lockers get broken into all the time".

    I asked here to get experiences.

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    I typically lock mine in the back of the car or I bring it up, in direct violation of the signs in the elevator. No one has ever hassled me in the elevator but that probably depends on where you stay. I have never left a bike in the locker room and I don't know anyone who has had a bike stolen from a locker room, although I'm sure it happens.

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    Thieves are out in Whistler.
    You got to be smart and not leave your bike around.
    When it comes to hotels.
    Check with them and if you don't get the answer you want, just tell them you will be taking your bike to your room.
    That is what I would do.
    Storage rooms are crap and just get broken into anyways.
    Never leave them in your car!

    Have a great trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgprimo
    Thieves are out in Whistler.
    You got to be smart and not leave your bike around.


    Never leave them in your car!

    Have a great trip!
    I thought this needed repeating and emphasizing. The thieves in Wiz will cut through
    a fully enclosed trailer to get your bike. The only "safe" place is in your room, although
    there are a couple places that have good bike storage. If you do leave it in a bike
    storage:
    Don't leave it in an underground "garage" cage.
    Only leave it in a storage area that is only accessible from within the hotel. And, only
    a storage area that you need to sign in/sign out your bike.

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    So have I really been that lucky? I guess I will bring up to the condo versus leaving the bikes in the car. Are Whistler thieves really that aggressive to steal bikes from alarmed cars in hotel garages?

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    IMO you've been very lucky. Go to the nsmb website and ask about bikes getting stolen at
    whistler.
    I recommend two locks for your bike even if it's in a "secure" check in. If you have access to
    your bike, then thieves do to. My wife used to work for a hotel in Hawaii so we got to stay at
    the Westin there at the base. They would check in and out your bike for you (it's a bike valet)
    so only they had access to the bikes.

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    WHistler is one of the best places to loss your ride if your not smart.
    Kauaibullit is right in emphasizing safety measures to make sure no one takes off with your ride and you got to be smart.
    Even during the day you got to be smart.
    Thieves work in groups and if you stop anywhere in the village it takes them 2 minutes to be off with your ride and they just disappear into the crowds.

    At the same time I don't want to alarm and make you paranoid but it is the truth.
    I never leave my bike and if I do I can see it at all times.

    So ride hard and when you are finished riding make sure you locked up your baby (bike) and then start drinking........

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    When I go riding, I take a big bike lock with me and lock it to one of the trees or the bike rack
    at bike and bean so when I have lunch I can go in and buy my food w/o worry. Being a ex-Coast
    Guardsman, I always "zero" my lock (put all the numbers on 0). Without fail, no matter where
    I lock my bike, the numbers are no longer on zero when I come back. This lock is hard to move
    the numbers so it's not someone knocking the lock moving the numbers.

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    Allright thanks for the tips. I will be staying at the WESTIN mostly so if they got bike Valet then thats sweet.

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    You'll love the Westin, that downhill coast after a long day is nice (as opposed to riding a couple
    km's to some other places).

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    I've never locked my bike in the hotel ,but, I've heard so many stories of bikes getting jacked it's not a bad idea.

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