According to twitter reports, there are 45 (or so) lost bikes en route to this years Simple Session. Definitely sucks. I know that layovers are usually the point where shit can potentially go tits up, but this still made me wonder how bags get lost in the first place.
My research led me to the handy infographic below which has some nuggets of info. Perhaps there is nothing a traveller can do to safeguard against lost luggage, but being informed never hurts.