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.

Giant Defy 5

Location

4800 N. Talman
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GB3M0712
Size: 
52
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has compy front wheels changed, also has a back rack.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Basement broken into -- stole bikes.

Kona Paddy Wagon

Location

Augusta and California
1000 N California
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F1509C5530
Size: 
62cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Drop handle bars, single speed fly wheel. Security locking nuts on back wheel. Removable light and removable fender on seat post. Black leather grip tape. Comrade Cycles sticker on frame near crank. Stock padded seat with wear on edges, foam showing.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
up to 48 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike to rack Saturday April 14th 2018 around 12-1pm. Discovered bike missing Monday April 16th at 9:30am. U-Lock was cut and left at the rack.

Cannondale

Location

South Branch Tavern and Grill
100 South Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
150505709
Color: 
Black with White lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in great condition. Had clip-in pedals, stock cannondale saddle, new hybrid tires

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?: 
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?: 
5-6 hours
Incident Description: 
I work in a large business building at 100 S Wacker Dr, downtown Chicago. I rode my bike to work at around 9AM, locked it with about 4 others to stationary bike rack that is between the building and the river, and REALLY close to the bridge on Monroe St. A patron at the bar "South Branch Tavern and Grill" saw it happening, took a photo of the perpetrator leaving with the bike, but didn't do anything else besides sharing the photo with the bar manager.

Frame without wheels: Trek Multitrack 7700 (older model, maybe from the 90s)

Location

Kimbark Plaza
5220 S. Kimbark Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Standard
Color: 
Greyish-blue, black, and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No wheels, Trek bike, older model, handles off the handle bars that stick down.

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?: 
Winter
Incident Description: 
It likely got stolen between 10 pm April 13th and 1 am April 14th. It was stolen next to Kimbark Plaza, between the commercial plaza and the residential buildings behind the plaza. The wheels got stolen a while ago, so it is the frame that I am looking for. The frame was tightly secured to the bike rack by a new U lock, so I did not think it would be stolen.

2010 Trek

Location

Harris Hall (Northwestern University)
1881 Sheridan Road
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
15""
Color: 
White with blue markings
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, had loop pedals and a faded bell that read I Love my Bike. Also had a detached odometer.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was parked outside my office building, and a few hours later went missing.

Blue Norcross SP

Location

Block 37/Morningstar/CBS office
22 W Washington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small/52cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - white aluminum frame with brand name "blue" in large font size and blue color. Bar tape a small tear/scuff on the right part of the handlebar. Specialized bottle cage on seat 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 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 minutes
Incident Description: 
Based on surveillance footage, about 9:35am, I locked the bike using a U-lock to the frame, front wheel and the bike rack. Around 9:40 a middle-aged man walked slowly past all the bikes and then a couple minutes later went back to the bike and lit a cigarette and waited for several minutes. He took out some tool and cut through the lock. There was one person who paused and approached him but at that point he had already cut through the lock and seemed to ignore that man and rode away.

Women's Lemond Etape

Location

Oakley & Cortland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Light Blue with Black Bands
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light Blue and Black aluminum frame with a carbon fiber spork. Black handlebars and black trek seat (removable). light scuffs throughout most of the bike. The right and left brake levers and shifters are not complete symmetrical to each other. One side leans towards the center of the handle bar than the other. Wheels, not OEM.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
All winter
Incident Description: 
I was taking out the trash this morning when I noticed that my bike was missing from the garage, nothing else was stolen and there were no signs of forced entry. I was out of town over the weekend and did not use the garage Monday. The incident could've or might've happened at anytime between those dates. I always lock one of the wheels to the frame.

Yellow Rhino mountain Bike

Location

California cta blueline station
2211 N California Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow Rhino Bike.

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?: 
2 Days
Incident Description: 
Locked on the bikerack of the California blue line station on Friday april 6th.

Haro Flightline

Location

Jefferson Park Transit Center
4917 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
K16BG02176
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in nearly new condition. It was my daughter's who only rode it a handful of times

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up at the Jefferson Park Transit center at 10:45 AM. When we returned at 2:15 pm it was gone.

JAMIS Commuter 1.0 Model number 9745

Location

3813 N Bell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 2:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
6170903569
Size: 
14
Color: 
Blue Lagoon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
4 days

JAMIS CODA SPORT

Location

3813 N Bell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 2:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U178u10441
Size: 
17
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
4 days

TREK USPS LOGO

Location

3813 N Bell Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WL 1764404
Color: 
Blue Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
TREK Carbon Bike OCLV, BLUE/Silver

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?: 
4 days

Surly straggler 700c 54cm

Location

Pilsen
1846 s loomis street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M17022028
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Luke

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days

Fixed Gear Custom Bike

Location

River Park at Diversy Loft Buildinh
2222 W Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Silver with hot pink tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition. bright pink wheels

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike Stolen out of community parking garage in a loft building.

FUJI Sportif 2016

Location

Irving Park Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good shape, was rode in a 200 mile race

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
for a week
Incident Description: 
Theif broke into storage cage unit where the bike was being stored and rode the bike away.

Charge Prestige Plug

Location

3757 N. Monticello Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint

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?: 
5
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked garage

Fuji Feather (2013)

Location

3757 N. Monticello Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black electrical tape around frame over Fuji logo

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?: 
5 years
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked garage

Giant OCR3

Location

School
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small Frame
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Some damage to left handle bar due to previous crash. Has dealer sticker of Village Bike Shop in Jenison Michigan.

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?: 
The entire winter.
Incident Description: 
Someone broken into our garage and took the bike.

Trek 1.2 Road Bike

Location

Garage off the alley
1530 Artesian Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU244C1700C
Size: 
58
Color: 
Pearl white w blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red clip in pedals, white plastic bottle holder, white seat, under-seat soft bag.

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?: 
2 days.
Incident Description: 
Stolen from locked garage, was there temporarily as family was in town and needed space in the apartment.