The description says it's easy and they are right. The holding bracket hooks over the handle bars and attaches with Velcro. I was able to install it in less than a minute and if for some reason I would want to ride without it, I'm sure it will be just as easy to remove - - and no screws or bolts to loosen or lose. This basket is sturdy enough to carry a small bag of groceries and securely clips onto the holding bracket. I park and lock up my bike at the store, grab my basket from my bike and go shopping with the bike basket inside the store. The basket can actually hold more than I should carry on my bike weight-wise, so I need to be careful not to over-weight the basket, which can make the bike ride a little challenging. When the basket is full, and on the bike, it WILL cause the bike to be off balance and not stand with the kickstand - - but that is to be expected. I highly recommend this basket for anyone looking for one.