Always assess the potential for theft before locking your bike, choosing well-lit public areas with high traffic to further deter a thief. Never leave an unlocked bike unattended. You may choose to remove a wheel or the seat if you have a place to store them. You should also register your bicycle (which you can do for free)
and receive tags to affix on your bike. Should your bike ever become lost or stolen and then found, it will be easily identifiable and synced up to your contact info on your account page.