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.

Trek 2.1

Location

ashland and superior
1600 W Superior
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU128G0847D
Size: 
52
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cateye speedometer, white, white handlebars

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 years
Incident Description: 
Stolen from garage

Trek

Location

ashland and superior
1600 W Superior
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Womens
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cateye speedometer, white handle bar grips. u lock holder, great shape. ~2009 model

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 years
Incident Description: 
Garage was accidently left open (child hit the remote from inside the house) and bike was stolen.

Sirrus Specialized

Location

5002 N western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602396255J
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
Bike last seen 9am on February 9. Same day comEd came for a service call. Bike was not noticed as stollen until February 11. Bike was cable locked against stair railing. Cable was cut with bolt cutters.

Tall Cannondale

Location

1836 N Humboldt Blvd.
1836 N humboldt blvd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
Very tall
Color: 
White with orange lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Orange bar tape and lines. One brake boot was brown, the other black. It is too tall for anyone under 6'3" to ride.

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?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen out of our apartment storage room at some point during the night. I can only assume it was carried away while still locked.

Gary Fisher Trek

Location

844 N Maplewood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Carbon fiber handlebars (gray), Bontrager tires (worn)

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?: 
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?: 
Several weeks to a couple of months
Incident Description: 
The bike had been locked to a wooden railing on my porch. The vertical wooden bar was knocked off the railing and bike taken.

Specialized

Location

1624 W. Grace St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
large
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is old and dirty, special seat, needs brakes

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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
Discovered missing from basement bike rack

pure fix, victor

Location

4522 n damen ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
50cm/small
Color: 
mint green frame, white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
like new. no scratches or chips. mint green frame with white handle bar grips, white seat, white walled rims and black tires. there is a wing pure fix logo sticker featuring a wing on the top of the frame. bike had only front brakes.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1.5 years
Incident Description: 
this bike was locked, with another bike that was also stolen, to a metal pole in my building's private laundry/storage area. the cable was cut and left at the scene. this particular area is restricted to building residents only.

Gary Fisher AR Super Road Bike

Location

4522 N Damen Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
small
Color: 
blue and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, white seat, white drop bars, blue frame with white writing, clipless pedals

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
cleaning out storage are and discovered bike stolen along with second bike locked in same area.

Marin men's Hybrid

Location

Institute of Art
Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Spring-loaded seat shaft, cycle rack and back mud-guard. Black "Alex" rim wheels

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?: 
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?: 
Bike was locked up outside the Chicago Institute of Art for a bout 20 minutes
Incident Description: 
It was locked with the helmet attached. I'm guessing an opportunist thief came along with some croppers and nicked it. Right outside the Institute of Art - in broad daylight.

trek 930

Location

333 n. michigan ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
1028528
Size: 
18
Color: 
magenta/pink with white lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
significantly sun-faded on one side

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
less than 24 hours

Specialized Sirrus

Location

910 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. All black with white writing.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack at 910 N Lake Shore Dr. underneath a stairway between two residential buildings. I had recently moved and went back to pick up the bike and it was gone.

Raleigh Willard 1

Location

Apartment
4721 N Malden St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U146K33032
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly new. Black Fixation pedals. VDO Speedometer/CPU. Black electrical tape on seat tube/side for locking. Also on crank as well. CatEye front/rear. Small bike pump also attached.

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?: 
Days
Incident Description: 
Inside locked storage room with padlock outside door- could have been an inside job within our unit. No signs of forced entry.

Vilano Shadow

Location

1836 North Humboldt Blvd., #3B
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White Vilano Shadow Road Bike - brand new

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen at my apartment complex in a "secure" bike storage area and it was locked up. Other's in the complex had their bikes stolen as well with locks cut and one person said they found their bike at a pawn shop on Fullerton and Kimball. The person who stole the bike had a entry key to the gate as well as the storage area.

Kona Rove 2014

Location

Ravenswood, near Montrose and Clark
Greenview Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F1407C3907
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
metallic blue-purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Had front and rear fenders, and rear rack. Frame appears small with deep wheel beds.

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 street sign.

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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside of my apartment building this afternoon. Around 3:30, my downstairs neighbor witnessed a man cut the lock (which was left at the scene) and ride away on the bicycle.

Jamis Sport

Location

Andersonville
1476 W Summerdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Slate grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Missing reflectors off pedal and wheel.

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?: 
I park it there everyday but i parked it today around 6:45 pm
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the locked foyer of my apartment building at 1476 w summerdale ave. It is necessary to have a key to get into the building. No signs of tampering were observed on the door lock. The bike was rode down the sidewalk and headed north on glendale. Fresh tracks in the snow gave evidence of that.

TREK 7.2 FX WSD

Location

Apartment Storage Locker
721 W Briar Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU351C5973H
Size: 
15
Color: 
charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Bell on front handles, large kryptonite U lock, front and back fenders, kick stand

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
I saw it less than 2 weeks ago
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in our storage locker located in laundry room of apartment building. To access the laundry room, you must have a key to the building. The storage locker was locked but could have been picked.

Colnago Super

Location

Daugherty Ct
Champaign , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
A71
Size: 
55-56
Color: 
Teal / Tiffany / Celeste
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a celeste Colnago, that is rare in itself. It has a white seat and white tires, and downward-pointing handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 months
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen out of my basement. I noticed it missing on January 7, but I hadn't ridden it since November, so it could have disappeared any time in that range.

Surly Straggler (Recovered 1/17/16)

Location

Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
845 W Wilson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
43 cm
Color: 
mint green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
NEW! Purple platform pedals, purple lizard skin bar tape, compact drops, triple front tiagra derailleur, 9 speed rear, bar end sunrace shifters, black/dark grey SKS full fenders, axiom dreamliner rack, disc brakes, terry liberator gel saddle, all accessories aside from cranks are black. also had cat eye wireless computer mount. Surly Knard 650Bx41 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?: 
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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside of Community Services Building on Wilson to a bike rack with U lock and cable lock through front tire, across from a high school. Some time during the work day someone cut my Kryptonite U-lock with a tool. Bike was gone by 2 PM unsure when it was taken.

Schwinn Searcher

Location

5860 N. Natoma
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SNIDC13BD3497
Size: 
men's
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
LIKE 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
always
Incident Description: 
Bike missing from shed in back yard.