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.

Schwinn Vintage Road Bike

Location

Hyde Park
East 61st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
27"
Color: 
Matte Green/Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Matte green finish with lime green taped handle bars

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 a metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Stolen off a 3rd story back porch

2010 Gary Fisher Rail

Location

514 n damen ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
58/59cm
Color: 
Black with silver/white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good, minor white scratches on top tube. Gatorskin tires.

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?: 
2 days since last use.
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was stored inside apartment building on shared first floor. The building is locked. Discovered that bicycle was missing today, possibly yesterday.

Jamis Ventura Sport

Location

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U156K00964
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black road bike

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?: 
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?: 
Not sure in between 3-6 hours

Turin single speed

Location

1923 w belle plaine
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brooks saddle light brown Handle bars light brown and tattered

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?: 
1 day

Trek 520

Location

HOme
2358 W. Bloomingdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU294MW5207 H1025
Size: 
64 cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue handle bar tape; shifters are the end of bike handlebar; different color/type of braking gear on handlebar from previous work

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 weeks
Incident Description: 
Unknown time of entry into garage. Date is approximate.

Trek 7100

Location

Drexel Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Womens 20"
Color: 
Blue and Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively good condition. The right twist shifter is different than the left, since it was recently replaced and is not the original.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days

Specialized Rockhopper

Location

1034 N Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
purple water bottle holder, new tires and seat, rack on the back tire, smallish size tires

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
maybe a few hours
Incident Description: 
I am not sure exactly. The bike was taken from the front lobby of my building. The door is typically locked, but someone must have gotten in.

Haro Vector

Location

Margaret Manor North
940 W. Cullom Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Dark Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It had bull horn handles and a rack on the back

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
45 minutes before it was stolen
Incident Description: 
It was caught on camera. Thief appeared to have a master key to the lock. Unlocked it and rode it away as if it were his own bike. :(

Fuji Flair

Location

Lawndale & Wolfram
Lawndale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White frame w/ white handlebar tape; at the time, front brake was disengaged and did not work; Working Bikes sticker; black Masterlock u-lock attached to 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 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?: 
One hour
Incident Description: 
I came home with my bike at 4:00pm, left it in my in the back room of my apartment (screened in by a sliding door and walls), returned at 5:00pm and it was missing.

Raleigh Mixte single speed

Location

lawndale & wolfram
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
purple handle bar tape, blue chain, Galaxy pedals. white and black seat

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
starting at 11pm
Incident Description: 
was left on an interior enclosed porch and the door was left unlocked

Cannondale M300

Location

5907 W. Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
L637NIZFC
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. The headset locknut is stripped so does not tighten fully. Has toe straps, has black cannondale bike rack on the back with paint coming off showing neon green underneath. Has a Western Illinois Bike registration sticker on it. Has light mount on handlebar, has lock mount attached to frame. And small bag mount under seat. The end of the left handlebar is missing the cover where a mirror was attached. There is (or was) a foam seat cover.

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?: 
not locked but taken 24 hours after last use
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in storage at apartment house. Storage door lock was broken.

Schwinn

Location

Diversey Pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was a blue Schwinn Bike with I believe yellow writing that says Schwinn. It is a thin frame.

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
Incident Description: 
My bike was located in our garage in the back of my apartment. The bike was stolen out of the garage.

Specialized Vita Sport

Location

N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Ladies, small
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, less than 2 yrs old. Had small front and rear lights on it.

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?: 
1 hour max.
Incident Description: 
I left my bike locked to a rack on Clark St, Rogers Park, while I attended a fitness class. One hour later, the bike was gone :(

Grey Adult Tricycle.

Location

4427 N SEELEY AVE APT 301
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
Tricycle
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a grey adult tricycle. It looks like a regular bike, but it has three wheels and a basket in the back.

Lock Information

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

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?: 
For the past two years when I wasn't using it.
Incident Description: 
The tricycle was stolen from the bike room of my building. From appearances no other bikes were taken.

Litespeed

Location

North avenue beach
North avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Silver and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very new. Gator tires,

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours

Liv by Giant, Alight

Location

home
1441 W. Blackhawk St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C64D 4966
Size: 
Wheels approx. 30 in, medium sized bike
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple with light purple/lilac details, no personalization

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike unlocked, room locked
Incident Description: 
Neighbor left locked door propped open for unspecified amount of time this morning. Bike hangs in basement/laundry room. Gone as of 1:00 pm.

Schwinn Ranger

Location

Residential Apartment
3706 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
S4966TGE
Size: 
26
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a 2 years old red Schwinn Men's Ranger 26" Mountain Bike.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
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?: 
Every night
Incident Description: 
I lock my bike in the lobby of my apartment every night. I was away for the nights of 8/26 and 8/27. The bike was found missing when I returned to the apartment on 8/28.

2009 Masi Vincere

Location

Garage
1024 N paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly perfect. Shimano 105s, look type pedal cleats. Has a pump and a water bottle holder installed; one scratch on the frame.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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 Years
Incident Description: 
Someone entered our shared garage (6 cars) using some unknown means. we did not notice any damage. We have auto garage door closers which close the doors after 5 minutes. They cut the cable lock on my bike and stole it, along with two of our neighbors bikes. 2-3 weeks ago, the exact same set of circumstances occurred where they stole two additional bikes.

Grey Fuji Absolute

Location

Bridgeport
31st and Princeton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was 1 year old. Purchased at Performance Bikes in Lincoln Park. Grey hybrid bike, 27 speed (3 in front and 9 in the rear). Had a Iberra bike rack attached in the rear. Had an embark bike pannier on it at the time it was stolen. Rear brakes are by the pedals instead of by the seat post under the seat. At the time of theft, riding the bike would result in a ticking noise. One distinguishing feature: I had a side mount kick stand on the rear chain stay which was screwed in. The screws sheared off and the stand fell off, but the chain stays screw holes still have remnants of sheared off screws in them.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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 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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to a street sign in the morning about 10:30am. I was hanging out at my girlfriend's place the whole day and came down at 7:30pm to find it missing. The bike lock was a longer than normal kryptonite lock. The lock was definitely cut with a saw, not snipped with large cable cutters or the like. The clean cut and lack of jagged edges seems to indicate that it was probably cut with a hand held battery operated automatic hack saw (a manual hacksaw would have left a variable pattern whenever the thief changed his position or cutting speed). The bike was locked at the corner of 31st and princeton across the front entrance from a restaurant called Franco's. The valet says he did not see anyone. I have been parking my bike there for the last year without incident.