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.

Raleigh Pursuit

Location

West loop
809 W Randolph street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
59-60
Color: 
Blue w/ yellow detailing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A little beat up, tires were dry/ cracked looking a bit, entirely black drop handles. Bike was bought about 8 years ago used.

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?: 
11 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up in front of my work on Randolph street in the west loop from about 1pm until 12am, bike was gone when I left work.

Trek 7.0 FX

Location

Foster-Walker Complex, Northwestern University
1927 Orrington Avenue
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU062C1480J
Color: 
dark grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I have a rear-mounted Bontrager basket on my bike

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 night
Incident Description: 
My bike was only locked through the front tire onto a bike rack. The frame was disconnected from the front tire.

Cannondale Evo SRAM Red

Location

Lauganitas brewery
2607 W 17th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
LM81074
Size: 
63cm
Color: 
Black with Grey and red highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
SRAM red components, bontrager paradigm saddle. Arundal water bottle cages, k edge garmin mount. Grey fizik tape, spd 105 pedals, kysrium elite black wheelset. White striped schwable tires, small syfarus saddle bar with red co2 cartridge, comrade cycles water bottle.

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 a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hrs

Specialized rockhopper

Location

Ukrainian Village
Walton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Specialtied rockhopper has water bottle attachment and under the seat storage container. Also may have a holster for a kryptonite lock

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?: 
Wasn't locked but was in a locked garage
Incident Description: 
Two bikes stolen, a grey specialized rockhopper and a Giant brand Revive recumbent style bike with bucket seat

Trek Multitrack 720

Location

141 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Grey tires, red Miami of Ohio sticker, yellow sticker, green inner tube cap

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours

Schwinn Sprint

Location

230 W Monroe
Monroe and Franklin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
leather seat and bar wraps with white cables

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 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?: 
2 days

Trek Earl

Location

1223 Chestnut Street
western springs , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A few scratches, Seat is a North Face brand black

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Casey's Market in Western Springs IL. Bike hidden next to dumpster in back

Bigshot Dublin Single Speed Fixie

Location

368 W Huron St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56 CM
Color: 
Matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty new (few months old). 43mm Deep V Rims, Bullhorn handles. Brand new armadillo wheels.

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 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?: 
All day
Incident Description: 
Bike was in front of office all day, but was last seen at 8:20pm and then was gone when I came out at 11:00pm. Must have been stolen during then with either a saw or something.

Trek Hybrid Road Bike

Location

Old Town
1750 N Mohawk St Apt 404
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
womens
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek Bicycle. Mustache-taped handlebars, no cushion seat

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
June 28, 2015
Incident Description: 
Locked Storage Unit with many bikes. Went to open door to locked storage unit and it was open. Bikes missing.

unknown

Location

Lyndale Place
2217 N. Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
black with red & yellow detail on tires & yellow chain
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
a little beaten up, with a white sticker on the bar near the handlebars

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
locked bike up around 11pm on the 30th to the bike rack outside of my building, when i went outside at around 2pm today (july 1st) both the bike and the lock were missing.

Fuji Declaration - single speed

Location

1954 W Winnemac
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XS/S (49cm)
Color: 
black frame, red brake lines, red rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good shape (~2 years old). has a TransIt rear rack attached to rack mounts, rear grocery getter also attached that had a running cap in it, old school metal toe clips with brown leather straps. Older Kryptonite u-lock with 4-digit code was attached to the seat post in lock mount. (Rack and toe clips not in picture; they were installed after picture was taken.)

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 30 minutes
Incident Description: 
I was helping a friend move into a new apartment. We were going in and out bringing things up to 3rd floor. We were never out of eye sight of the bike (in addition to tons of other things including an open UHaul) for very long. I feel as though someone may have been watching for an opportunity to snag it when we went upstairs. My helmet, which was in a rear pannier (grocery getter), was left laying on the ground.

Eighth Inch Scrambler

Location

Jefferson Park Blue Line Station
4900 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old, black frame with blue parts. Several stickers on the frame including a "Mac DeMarco," and "Ariel Pink" sticker. White wheelset.

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?: 
4 Hours
Incident Description: 
Locked to bike storage area at the Jefferson Park Blue Line Station from 4:00 to 8:00.

Brilliant Astor

Location

My home
1919 S May
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tan leather grips and seat, silver fenders, silver rear rack with wooden top.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Locked to a wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight.
Incident Description: 
I lock my bike underneath our front stairs practically every night unless the weather is foul. The bike is pretty much invisible from the street, unless you walk up 19th place (which has very little foot traffic). The U-Lock is attached to a secondary cable lock which is wrapped around a 4"x4" post on the front stairs. The lock on the cable was cut and slipped through the u-lock. So the bike is free but the lock still attached.

Dawes SST Steel

Location

1904 W Ainslie St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
Matte Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition. Brand new crank set. White sticker on the front depicting a hand drawn skull & crossbones with text reading "Gas Mask Horse"

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
19 hours
Incident Description: 
I returned home from work and placed my bike in the bike storage room of my building, as usual. I am unable to lock my bike to the rack due to the size/shape of my frame and the number of bikes locked to the storage rack. Only tenants and landlord have access to this storage/laundry room, but it is possible that somebody may have broken in through a window. I returned to the storage room at 9:30 to find my bike missing. My helmet and u-lock, which had been hung on the handlebar, were set on a sofa near where I keep my bike.

6KU Nebula

Location

Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
J4C14051830
Size: 
52 CM
Color: 
Matte Black with Pink Rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Flat Handlebars, Matte Black, Pink Rims, 6KU stickers on it

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left in front of Harold Washington bike racks and was taken using bolt cutters around 2 pm.

TREK 8.2 DS 17.5

Location

Irving Park & Sheridan Rd
Irving Park
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU122C6124H
Color: 
NEPTUNE BLUE/CRYSTAL WHITE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike rack on back, two years old, well used but still in excellent condition. Severely squeaky rear brakes.

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?: 
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?: 
Approximately 5 hours.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a carbonite cable lock to a bike rack by a parking area behind my building. I typically double lock my bike, and my u-lock very well could still be attached to the frame of the bike (I had it locked to the frame under the handlebars), but due to circumstances, only the cable lock was used on the night of the theft. As of Thursday, the bike had severely squeaky rear brakes and an empty front mount (black, mostly rubber) for a bike light. No locks or debris were found where the bike was stolen. The theft likely occurred after 10PM Thursday June 25th.

Panasonic

Location

2217 n hoyne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
Turquoise and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sky blue grip tape loose on both sides

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left in yard for 10 minutes unlocked

white and silver Opus bike

Location

Garage
3442 North Hamilton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Icoc13804889
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
white and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
the condition was good, just some paint chips here and there. there were some scratch marks on the fork of the bike and some scratch marks on the upper tube.

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?: 
a day or two
Incident Description: 
I fell asleep on my couch in my basement when my dad came home from a business trip. he saw the garage door open and asked me where my bike was when he woke me up. this when we knew someone picked the lock to our garage and just walked out the same way he/she came in.

Jamis Beatnik

Location

2025 W Ohio
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silber
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good Condition. Purchased new in 2009. Silver with black lettering. The handlebars have Robins Egg blue tape.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6-12 HOURS
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a wrought iron fence, inside a gated and locked front yard. The thieves climbed the fence to reach the bike and cut the bike lock. It happened sometime between Saturday night at midnight and 6AM.