ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -

A dozen bicycles have been reported stolen in St. Augustine within the last week.

"We're just asking for folks to lock their bikes up, write the serial numbers down, keep a good description of it," St. Augustine police spokesman Mark Samson said.

The most important thing bikers can do is buy a lock and make sure they're locking their bikes properly to something sturdy.

"Get it to where you can get the meaty part of the frame locked and secure," Samson said.

Some of the stolen bikes were taken from Flagler College, but there were also some that were stolen off a front porch, unsecured.

Tom Schuette had a bike stolen from him a couple of years ago. Now he always locks it up.

"I saw somebody had their bike locked up to a little post about this high, so all you have to do is lift it up, and you have to have something a little bit taller than that," Schuette said.

Because of the limited number of bike racks in the city, police may push to have more installed. Police are also are working to try to get bike locks donated so they can hand them out to people who don't already have one.