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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 GU-Defy-ADV3-CD20

Location

Logan Square
Willetts Ct
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
trying to locate paperwork
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black and White with Yellow accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Advanced-grade composite frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost · Advanced-grade composite fork with alloy/composite hybrid OverDrive steerer · Giant S-R2 rims, Giant Tracker Sport disc hubs, stainless spokes · Shimano Tiagra 10-speed shifting · TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes Large frame, Shimano Tiagra shifters, disc brakes, Shimano Tiagra 12x30, 10-speed cassette

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging from rack in locked and security coded personal garage. No signs of forced entry.

1970's blue Murray. Blue crate on back.

Location

Bridgeport
3315 s halsted st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N/
Color: 
Light /baby blue.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old but my love. Her names Eiffel 65. She has a blue sticker under the handlebars with her name on it. Everything's blue. Handlebars bike crate seat. Like me. Inside and outside.

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?: 
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?: 
3 days

Trek 2014 1.2

Location

323 W Webster Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU112C7071H
Size: 
54
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had the following accessories: ergonomic seat (black), bag, two bottle holders (white)

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?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Garage was left open by mistake and when got back the bike was gone.

Diamond Back, Edgewood

Location

Apartment building
4537 North Paulina St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
820694TJ
Size: 
Men sized, large
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black bike with step over frame, men's model, rear rack- was stolen with a black crate attached to rack with 2 red cables.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a locked storage room at 4537 N. Paulina St. apartment building. Workers working on the building left 2 front gates unlocked overnight allowing for storage room to be broken into. Bike was not locked to anything in the storage room. Owner lives in the apartment building.

Masi Speciale CX

Location

846 N. Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
51 cm
Color: 
root beer brown with a black fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has a black fork that is not original. It has a brown Brook saddle and robin's egg blue handlebar tape. It was stolen with a removable fender, front and rear Blackburn lights, and a fairly new Kask helmet. It has a kickstand and gatorskin tires. The paint on the down tube is scratched from locking it up.

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
My house was broken into sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. There are two apartments in our stairwell; ours in on the second floor. I had my helmet and lock hanging from my handlebars. The thief left both the lock and a second bike that I had in the stairwell. In the picture it's the bike in the foreground.

Peugeot Marseille

Location

5401 S Drexel Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
fits 5'4 rider
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Handlebars have black tape, rainbow detail on frame

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Accidentally locked front wheel only to gate. Entire bike except for front wheel was missing.

Trek 720

Location

Animale restaurant
1904 North Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
35436
Size: 
27"?
Color: 
Black with Red Trek decals
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shimuno grears; straight handle bar; Park Castle decal on front frame strut

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

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?: 
one hour
Incident Description: 
Cable sawed cleanly. Cabled to a tree on Cortland outside Animale Restaurant 1904 North Western Ave.

Jamis

Location

800 Wellington Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
6 years old, black handle bars/wrap, red frame. Good condition. Mavic wheels that have yellow trim.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7+ days, it's always stored there.
Incident Description: 
Bike is kept in an enclosed back porch on a bike hook. Porch is locked by a single doorknob lock. Door may have been just left open. Thief gained access and removed red Jamis road bike and landlord's bike.

Nishiki Adult Maricopa Road Bike

Location

Emerald On Green Street - Garage
123 S. Green St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
44 centimeters
Color: 
black with orange and white coloring
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a two-year-old bike with four to seven triathlon stickers on them. Each sticker has a different number from every past competition.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike at a rack inside my condominium garage at approximately 12:30 PM, Sunday, September 25, 2016. The bicycle's frame was locked inside the lock loop that the bike rack provided. Through that loop, my helmet was also locked. At 6:50 PM, the bicycle was stolen by a man with a dark-colored goatee wearing a black t-shirt, jeans, and a black and orange baseball cap. I discovered that my bike was missing 24 hours after the theft. Finally, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:24 AM, my condo association discovered that its security video footage caught the burglar stealing my bike and helmet on videotape.

2014 Bianchi Cortina

Location

Garage
4420 N Sacramento Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK758779H
Color: 
Navy with goldish/yellow writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition, minor scratches to the paint. The color is a dark navy, almost looks black-darker than the picture. Carmel seat and handles. A wicker basket on the front and a water bottle holder on it and a light on the front and back. I had a short U lock on it.

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 bike was in my closed garage and was not locked up inside the garage. Somehow the garage door was opened.
Incident Description: 
On September 20th (time unknown) my tenant reported that my remote controlled overhead garage door was open. I was staying in the suburbs at the time. When I returned on September 25th, I discovered my bike was gone. I had a contractor working at my house that day who had access to the garage to install a light. I have discovered my garage door being open in the past-I have been told that other remotes in the area can open my garage door.

Trek dark red mountain bike

Location

back porch
3849 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
dark red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Got it 2nd hand at a bike auction several years ago: frame is covered in sharpie (an attempt to block out the Trek from before I bought it), the water bottle cage is broken, but I used black gaff tape to tape it back on (it's coming loose again). There's a working rear red light & red reflector just below the seat post, and a non-working white front light on the handlebars. There's a second loose light mount on the front bars too. I just put new tires on it a couple months ago, and a new seat a few weeks ago. It had a kryptonite combo lock on the seat post, and my blue & white Giro helmet on the handlebars.

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I can't remember if I locked it or not, but I left it in our sunken porch when I got back from groceries Mon night, and when I left about 7:45am Tues morning, it was gone. I can't find a photo of my bike right now, but I do have a short close up video from when I had to replace brakes earlier this year, if anyone's seen it i can verify with that.

Motobecane

Location

Northside college prep high school
N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Tall bike, fits a 6'76" rider
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great consition, camel brown bike seat, royal blue rimmed wheels. Motobecane brand bicycle.

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?: 
Was outside northside college prep high school for about 15 minutes
Incident Description: 
I was picking up my daughter from swim practice at northside college prep on n. Kedzie Ave. I ran inside to grab her and made the mistake of leaving the bike unlocked for a few minutes. When i returned it was gone. Taken from the south entrance.

Ross

Location

Division and Ashland
1600 west Division St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large/58
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, single speed, rear rack, brown handle bar tape, toe baskets, small bag under seat. Brakes almost non-existent.

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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was was locked to rack west of Divy station on Division just west of Ashland. North side of street in front of CVS. No windows on that side of business.

Old Schwinn frame

Location

3934 N Keeler Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Big
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ape hangers, brown seat, lights taped to frame, skinny rims

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hrs

Surly, Long haul trucker

Location

1014 N Hermitage
1014 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good shape, Grey frame, Black letters, tires. Loose handle bar tape on left bar. Two water bottle cages.

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 min
Incident Description: 
I put my bike on the back porch, came out 10 min later and it was gone.

Free spirit

Location

Lasalle flower shop
W Superior
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
red with black handles and black seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
tired where black with yellow rim on the inside, the gears were silver metal but the handle bars were black.

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?: 
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?: 
24 hrs
Incident Description: 
i locked my bike to a street sign pole in river north and when I went to in the next day it was gone

2012 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6

Location

River north
superior and rush
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gator skin tires. Worn down seat, gears in poor condition (skips 5 gears when changing gears), phone bike mount was attached.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
unlocked for 2 minutes
Incident Description: 
Making a delivery pick-up in front of pierrot gormet near the peninsula hotel. Bike was snatched immediately,

Raleigh Venture

Location

N. Eastlake Terrace
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
mid-sized, women's
Color: 
gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
moderate condition, black rack on back, 21 speed, rotary-phone style bell on handles

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a metal fence outside an apartment in East Rogers Park around 7:30pm. When I left at around 10:40pm, the bike was gone. The cable had been cut and was left along with the helmet. Another friend with a bike had left not long before and didn't have any incidences, so the theft must have been close to the time I left. The bike was second-hand, and I am unsure of its exact model/year.

Black Giant Talon 29er

Location

University Village
West 14th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
All Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Residue of old tape on top tube. Might possible have red light on back and bell on left handlebar. Also the an old U-bolt holder on 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?: 
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?: 
Stays locked there
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken between 8pm and 10 am. I ride it everyday and checked with property staff and the city, who do not have it. Very nice mountain bike. If someone sees a size large, matte black Giant near the city please let me know.