Recent Reports

Welcome to the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry

Here's how it works...

1. Your bike gets stolen. Oh no!

2. You file a theft report, and let us know about your stolen bike.

3. We receive your report. After reviewing it, we will post it on the main page. We mainly review reports to weed out spam and make minor editorial corrections to formatting.

4. Your theft report, including your bike's photo, last known location, and date of theft, are posted on our site. Your report also goes into our searchable statistics builder and is shown on our report map. And, if you're lucky, someone might see your bike and contact you directly and return your bike.


Time is of the essence! Please post your report ASAP for the best chance of getting your bike back, even if you don't yet have all the information. You can contact us via email at csbr@mailworks.org at any time to add to or change your listing.

Important: See Mr Bike's tips on I.D.-ing your bike before it gets stolen!

Search tip: Be aware indexing happens nightly so it's recommended that you eyeball at least the first 10 or 12 listings in addition to using the "search" feature.

Feel free to browse recovered bike listings for inspiring tales of bike/owner reunions.

The old Stolen Bike Registry (Jan 2005-Aug 2006) is still available here.

2015 Trek 7.3 FX

Location

1359 N Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU087C6989J
Color: 
Matte Black, White Trek Logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle has rear matte black bike rack attached, with a yellow/orange bungee cord. Has red "Village Cycle" sticker on rear of frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was u-locked to a bike rack on the sidewalk in front of my apartment overnight. When I went down the next morning, the bicycle was gone, and there was no sign of the lock.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

2900 N Avers Ave,
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Yellow and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Yellow rear rack. Women's bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 nights
Incident Description: 
The bike was not locked, but it was in front of my front door behind a locked gate, The person broke the gate to get in.

Surly Crosscheck

Location

Echelon Building Parking Lot
353 N Desplaines St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Topeak rack, fenders, flat handlebars, bar end mirror on left. Single speed, great condition.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
50 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in public parking garage attached to my building. Lock must have been cut, there may be cut marks near the bottom bracket on the bike.

Schwinn

Location

Harold Washington Library
400 S State St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26''
Color: 
Black, Silver, Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old bike with rear gears not working and has a steel bottle cage.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Integrated Key Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of Harold Washington Library, but gone when I came to get it.

2012 Trek 9th District

Location

McKinley Park Branch Library
1915 W. 35th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This was a beautiful murdered-out satin black bike, w/ a satin black rear rack, and satin black rear metal fender. Pedals, bar end caps, and 2 spokes on each wheel were blue. Also has/had small black bell on right side of handle bars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was left locked and unattended for ~15 minutes. Picture of bike is before the addition of rear fender and rack

Cannondale R400

Location

Catalyst Ranch
656 W Randolph St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
64cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aqua handlebar tape, white tires, decent condition (though a little dirty).

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up on the official bike wrack outside the building and when I came out 3 hours later it was gone :(.

Miyata 10 Speed 1980s

Location

738 S. Claremont Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White saddle, full fenders on front and back tires, orange u-lock. Posted photo was taken before new saddle and fenders were added.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Side garage door was broken into. Bike stolen sometime between last night and this morning.

Trek 3 1000

Location

610 W Wellington Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 4:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GT203693
Size: 
52"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition, Silver clips instead of pedals. iPhone 5 holder mounted to front handlebars. T3 computer and holder mounted to front handlebars. Two H2O bottle holders mounted in V of frame. Led lights front and rear. New seat (black with grey stripe down center). Shorter front stem for women. Mirror attached to handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Item was stolen from a locked storage unit. Perpetrators broke storage door. Removed wheels and replaced them with new tubes. Attached photo is of bike of the same model, not the actual stolen bike.

Cannondale Adventure 2

Location

Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CM61831
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Manufacturer calls it Blue/Silver but it looksTeal Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
10 months old. Has toe clips (no straps); bike light hanging upside down; bike computer; has adjustable handlebars and water bottle holder. Has a Schwinn seat with cutout.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than one hour - someone had the rack staked out because it is a high pedestrian traffic area
Incident Description: 
Bock was locked in front of Lincoln Park Conservatory. Went inside to see flower show and took short walk through Zoo - bike was gone upon my return. Someone clearly had the area staked out because there were tons of people around during this time. Other bikes arrived after mine and were locked with u locks so this was a quick in and out steal. Cable was cut.

Trek Madone

Location

Our home
2016 W Cortland St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Frame is in excellent shape. Had a course map taped to the top bar at time of theft. Ultegra 9-speed shifters-- one of the shifters is cracked. Aksium wheel set. White Cannondale seat at time of theft. Forte Look-style pedals. Black bar tape.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month (inside garage)
Incident Description: 
The bike was in our garage for sure on Sat, Feb 11. We think it was there last night (Mon, Feb. 13). We noticed it was gone today (Tues, Feb. 14).

Tribe single speed

Location

2837 N. Halsted St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
None....Small light on the back

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
theif broke into condo building and stole bike out of locked storage unit by climbing over the 9ft cage

Pure Fix

Location

Residential garage
2100 W Addison ST.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Still new, teal/light green-blue wheels (color called Celeste), had a bell and a light attached. There is a sticker indicating it can be parked at 150 N Wacker on the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
one week
Incident Description: 
The bike was mounted in a garage on Hoyne and Addison. The building is shared by three different tenants. The garage door failed to close all the way down at times because of the cold. Bike must've been stolen some time when the garage door failed to close all the way down. Anytime between Jan 11(last seen) - Feb. 13 (today). I haven't used the bike in a while, so I didn't realize it was gone.

Fuji Absolute 2.3

Location

Marianos Ravenswood
1800 W Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Army Ranger Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Near new. Color is one of a kind. Lightish army green. Fuji markings prominent. Had rear blavk kids seat when stolen. Lights front & rear.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 mins tops
Incident Description: 
Locked up at bike rack at Marianos Ravenswood. Got groceries then gone when came out.

2015 Trek Crossrip Elite

Location

Gilt Bar
401 N Franklin St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU242C4267J
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Matte black with blue detail
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rear skewer was recently replaced and is a shiny red (as compared with front skewer and rest of bike with blue detailing). Both front and rear Bontrager fenders installed.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Up to 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Exact timing unknown; lock was cut sometime between 8:20 AM - 4:30 PM in broad daylight. Cut was completely clean. Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 LS U-Lock through front tire and frame to rack with cable looped through rear.

Trek

Location

Hubbard Place
360 W Hubbard
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Large men's
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A bit worn (8 years old); had a rack on the back with a green bungee cord. Brazen theft right out of the parking garage at 360 W Hubbard

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Must've cut the lock right off the rack. Inside a parking garage. So infuriating.

Soma Wolverine

Location

Matchbox
770 North Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Bright Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brooks World Traveler seat, Tubus rack, belt drive, Alfine 11speed, Chris king headset, Chris king front hub, SRAM hyrdaulic disc, H bar handlebars, custom wheel build. Silicone tape on the top tube.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to street sign.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside of matchbox. Gone the next morning when I came back.

Specialized Allez

Location

Broadway/W Sheridan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
EN14781Kevin E
Size: 
63cm
Color: 
White with black/red trim. Baby blue handlebar tape.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2012 model. Stickers. Mostly all white frame with white seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 min

Alight Liv Giant

Location

1620 Chicago Avenue
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
About a year and a half old, chain was a bit rusty.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Went into an apartment building, came out a few hours later and the bike was gone.

Felt z85

Location

my garage
1728 W Pierce Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
black, red, white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tape on left handle bar. bracket for trailer bike on seat post

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
long term storage
Incident Description: 
My child accidentally opened the garage door without me knowing and when i noticed the door was open the bike was gone