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.

Bianchi Dama

Location

5 N Oakley Condo
5 N Oakley Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Teal/Celeste blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition celeste blue Bianchi ladies bike. Two teal water bottle cages, white handle bar tape, mount for bike computer, clip on peddles, reparto corse wheels, sticker from "Sutton's Bay Bikes" has a small tear on the teal seat left side rear from a fall.

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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging on bike hook from ceiling in locked storage locker. Locker was located in storage room 1st floor of condo building. Door was cut, lock was intact.

Bianchi 7

Location

5 N Oakley Condo
5 N Oakley Blvd
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
59 cm
Color: 
White and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition white and red mens Bianchi .Two water bottle cages one red one black, white handle bar tape, mount for bike computer, clip on peddles, white ISM adamo split saddle, sticker from "Sutton's Bay Bikes"

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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging on bike hook from ceiling in locked storage locker. Locker was located in storage room 1st floor of condo building. Door was cut, lock was intact.

Giant Defy 5 (Purchased 2012)

Location

Elizabeth Street
730 N Elizabeth Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
A2F5028377
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Gray/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rack over back wheel, In-line brake levers, bike in good condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
Few hours
Incident Description: 
Bike taken as garage door was left open and attended for short time.

Trek 1500 SLR

Location

Student Center West
828 S Wolcott Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WL3417477
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bought minimally used in August, in excellent condition. Handlebars had red zebra print, Working Bikes sticker on frame

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours (12:45pm to 3:45 pm)
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked on the side of Student Center West by the gym on the UIC West Campus (between Wolcott and Damen).

Kona Dew Boston

Location

1943 West Winnemac Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black and neon green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bike, labeled "Urban Adventours" along bars, has a few small Red Sox stickers on frame, has bright green shields over both tires, lightweight aluminum frame. It is from a Boston bike shop, so it is probably the ONLY one in Chicago.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was locked behind my building in a locked, gated area. It was locked here for two weeks.
Incident Description: 
I went away for a couple of weeks to return and find my bike missing. The lock was completely intact and left on the fence, still locked. I am unsure how this could have occurred. The building said they did not remove any bikes. Perhaps it was taken apart.

Sunday BMX

Location

Home
4539 N Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red BMX with chrome handles and a low seat. Has a black Go Pro sticker on the 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
My red 'Sunday' BMX bike was stolen from my gated and fenced backyard this morning. It was not visible from the street or alley.

Misfit psycles

Location

scott needleman
36 S Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black w/ white fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used. EASTON written on both rims in large print.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen along with Yakima rack in basement of apartment.

Specialized Diverge A1

Location

Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower
300 E Randolph St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602347273L
Size: 
Frame size 52 cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased brand new in July and has been well maintained since then. Nothing special or distinguishing about it other than it's bright, shiny red frame.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Parked at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday Dec. 6th, gone when I got out of work at 7:15 p.m.
Incident Description: 
My bike was parked on the east side of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower at 300 E. Randolph St., a very popular, high-traffic, and well-lit area. It was locked through the frame and I also had "Abus Nutfix Quick Release" locks on my wheels.

Marin Nicasio

Location

350 N LaSalle
350 n Lasalle St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
031725379
Size: 
56CM
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New, Planet Bike fenders, platform pedals with Black Holdfast straps

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
during the day

GT Transeo 4.0

Location

35th-Sox Red Line Station
35th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
CM17B001622
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black w/ Orange lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a year old, so the paint and tires are still in good condition; it looks like a pretty new bike still. The fork has a blue lock out knob. It has thinner tires for city driver instead of normal mountain bike treaded tires, a bike rack with a "Keep Knoxville Beautiful" sticker on it and a blue "Our Revolution" sticker on the frame, and a lock mount attached to the fork.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
between 1-11 hours while I was at work
Incident Description: 
The lock is a U-lock with a cable. I must have not locked the U-lock to the frame, but just to the bike rack, and the cable was wrapped around the frame and cut. I locked my bike to a bike rack inside the 35th-Sox Red Line station after you tap in with your Ventra card. I believe there are cameras there. I left my bike there around 7 am for work and returned around 6 pm to find the cable cut with my U-lock uncut with my helmet still locked in it.

Windsor Wellington 2.0

Location

Kenmore Gardens
N. Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There is a U lock around the frame of the bike, that was not locked to a solid object at the time of theft. There is a gel seat attached to the bike that was added by the owner. Frame in good condition, with a few scratches.

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?: 
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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from storage room at apartment complex. Only residents have the key to access the bike room. Stolen between late October and Decemer 3rd 2017.

Cannondale CAAD8

Location

One North Wacker
Wacker and Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
YM06268
Size: 
56" Medium/Large
Color: 
Black/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, some scratches on top bar from lock, lock nuts on wheels and seat, broken mount for lock on main post

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a bike rack in front of my office building and a restaurant at the ground level near Wacker and Madison. I came out around 5pm and found the rack empty. As I stood there holding my helmet, a woman came up and asked if my bike was locked up there. She said they were having drinks at the restaurant and saw someone in a hoodie come up and start sawing at the lock. Sparks were flying apparently. Someone from their group called the police, but they didn't show up in time or at all. Two people approached the thief and asked if he was stealing the bike, he said yes and carried on. She said it took a few minutes and then he climbed on and rode north on Wacker. No one from the restaurant knew anything.

Surly Cross Check Mule Mug

Location

West Town
2649 W Walton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M160102729
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Copper
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. Has black saddle with steel rails on the back to fit a babyseat

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?: 
1 week

Fyxation Quiver

Location

2131 W Haddon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
OVFM1307077
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1X10 with rack (Banjo Bro Panniers also stolen) Paint is banged up from the lock but bike is fine. Bar tape was coming off and black tape had been patched with red

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?: 
nightly spot
Incident Description: 
Garage was left open over night from 11/28 to 11/29.

Cannondale

Location

1818 Ashland Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
24"
Color: 
Black with yellow writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Cannondale bicycle with yellow writing

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 days
Incident Description: 
garage was broken into and the bicycle was stolen

2011 Scott CR1 Team Edition

Location

Target
1154 S Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Black Full Carbon with Red and White Stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Clean, good condition. Decepticon Sticker as a head badge (yep.) Couple knicks here and there on frame. Old Shimano 105 Group, 3T Components. Fizik Saddle with Red Stripe.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour.
Incident Description: 
Time stolen at 11:50-12:10. I locked bike to the bike racks provided outside the Target on Roosevelt and Clark Sheldon Brown style--rear wheel within the rear triangle. Stayed inside the store for an hour and found my bike and the lock gone when I went outside. Spoke to security and said thief had back towards camera when fiddling with the lock. To which I have to give props for getting through the newer Abus Granit 640. Thief reportedly went westbound on Roosevelt St at 12:00-12:30pm.

Scott Speedster 40

Location

6348 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
AS46700988
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition but a little dirty

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 door was left open and bike was stolen

Wiseman Frameworks Custom

Location

Home
1944 W School Street
Chicagobbike , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black, Purple, Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike is in excellent condition, custom-built by Wiseman Frameworks. It features an EXTREMELY distinct “Master of Reality” paint job of Purple and Grey on a matte black base coat.

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
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage while the main door was left open.

Diamondback Women's Clarity 2 Hybrid Bike

Location

Oppositr Do-Rite Donuts
181 N Morgan street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey/Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Its a brand new bike.I have only taken it out thrice. It has a partially scratched white sticker on the top tube of the frame.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hours