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.

Specialized Vita

Location

155 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602267734G
Color: 
Black and Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition, black padded gel seat

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?: 
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?: 
5.15hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked on side of building bike rack

Raleigh Black Women's Cruiser with (or without) black wire basket

Location

854 Hinman
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in excellent condition (needed a wash) with low tires. Had a black wire basket when stolen.

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?: 
Weeks
Incident Description: 
My bike was outside the back door of my condo which has locked entrance and exit gates so someone had to not only steal my bike, but they had to break in to get it. Happened between yesterday evening and this morning/early afternoon.

Mongoose Dolomite

Location

G Cue Billiards
157 N Morgan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
M
Color: 
dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fat Bike w 4in tires. decals removed except "dolomite". MKS pedals w double leather straps.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4hrs

Diamondback

Location

1839 N Bissell St Unit 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DAP12 F001498
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New, has wheel repair pack under the seat

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day

Specialized Hardrock

Location

My home
W. Chicago St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue/Neon Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost brand new barely ridden.

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?: 
a month
Incident Description: 
The garage door did not close when I arrived home from work and went inside this morning around 10am. I noticed it was open around 10:30-11am and went outside to close it. My bike was gone, as it was in the garage which is only open when I leave for and come home from work I did not have it locked up (I have learned my lesson)

Schwinn Ranger 2.6

Location

Dearborn Plaza Apartments
1030 N Dearborn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
White and various shades of blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition "FOLSTER" is written on the underside of the bike's main body Bell with a peace sign sticker on the right side of handlebar Black rack attached to seat and extends over back tire Bike parking sticker under seat #0514 Front light holder on right side of handlebar

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike on May 25, 2016 around 7:30pm and noticed it was missing the following morning. Someone cut/broke the combination part of my lock, which allowed him/her to unhook the bike from the metal fence and ride off; the damaged bike lock was left on-site. All other bikes locked to metal fence were still there, my bike was the only one missing.

Sole overthrow

Location

Union station - jackson st.
500 W. jackson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
59 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front brake - 1 black pad and 1 red/black pad. Gator skin tire on back. 2 years old and in good condition

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 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 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a master lock key & cable lock to bike rack outside union station. I took train to suburbs and bike was gone when I got back about 5 hours later

Trek 3500 Disc

Location

millennium garage
25 N Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU073C1240J
Color: 
Black and Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new all stock plus fenders and front/rear lights

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?: 
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?: 
1 Week
Incident Description: 
I discovered my bike had been stolen this morning. I'm not sure when it was stolen. It was in the University Club bike cage in the Millennium Garage. The cage is locked with a digital lock on the door and the bike was locked to a wall mounted hanger with a cable and padlock. The thief unscrewed multiple screws along one side of the cage and slipped into the cage then cut the cable and left with the bike. It is particularly odd because my bike was one of the less expensive bikes in the cage...

Late 80's Peugeot Fixed gear

Location

My Apartment
3518 W Belden Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
B56473859
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Black w/ white lettering / Red, Orange, and Yellow Stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, frame decals old and faded. Black leather Brooks saddle, chrome track drop handlebars, with white grip tape. White Velocity Deep V wheelset, with black hubs/spokes. Flip flop hub, currently set up to fixed gear. "12 Speeds" decal on rear dropouts have been covered up with black electrical tape to read "1 Speed". New chrome fork with front brake only, as this is set up fixed gear.

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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Sometime between 2pm and 8pm, someone broke into my apartment near Belden Ave and St. Louis Ave in Logan Square. They entered through an open window in our living room, and stole an Xbox and my bike, which was locked in my apartment by the front door. They also stole my grey Bern helmet with a black brim. Any information about the whereabouts of my bike is greatly appreciated!

Trek 7100

Location

3314 N Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
17.5"
Color: 
Dark red and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black set pack

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?: 
Permanently stored here
Incident Description: 
It appears a neighbor left the garage door open

Trek 4300

Location

3314 N Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
133S2773X
Size: 
19.5"
Color: 
Blue/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, Mirror on the left handlebar, Black seat pack, New road 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Permanently stored here
Incident Description: 
It appears one of the neighbors left the garage door open.

Walmart 700c Kent Fixie Men's Bicycle, Blue

Location

Addison red line station
W Addison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
blue and green tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike. I left it at Addison Red line station.

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 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?: 
Addison Red line station

Motobecane Cafe Latte

Location

Bar Louie
Polk St and Dearborn St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
commuter bike, so mountain bike frame without a fork and straight across handle bars, no kickstand, broken toe clips, New Belgium Beer Bell, white water bottle clip, rear lights on seat, cat eye headlights, good shape but derailluer needs tuning cannot shift to third gear

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Less than an hour and a half
Incident Description: 
was at Bar Louie on Polk in Lrinters Row for a drink after Chase Corporate Challenge race. Locked bike to designated area, through front wheel and frame with a small U-Lock (2 years old). Exited bar less than two hours later and bike was gone but lock on ground. Front tire was still quick release so I'll bet they released the wheel and cut the spokes which are a relatively cheap fix for reselling to take the wheel.

2014 Raleigh rush hour

Location

Lakeview
426 w belmont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Matte black with blue highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Set screws for chain tensioner/back wheel adjust rusted. Unlock holder underneath seat.

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 bike rack.

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?: 
Week or two since last ride
Incident Description: 
Bike was like in bike rack next to apartment building. This is the buildings loading dock area. It is a covered 2 layer bike rack. Bike had u lock through front tire and the. Cable through frame front tire and u lock. Cable was attempted to cut 2 times and finally succeeded on third. Hoping building has a camera to at least get a picture of the thief.

Raleigh rush hour

Location

East lakeview
426 w belmont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black with blue highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
nesrly new black Raleigh rush hour with some blue highlights. Will be missing front wheel now. Had a unlock holder under the seat. May have a reside living sticker on the front bar. Bullhorn bars with black wrapping.

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 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?: 
Loading dock area of apartment complex in built in bike racks
Incident Description: 
Hadn't used bike in a week or so. Noticed bike was missing with only front tire left. Had locked bike to bike rack using a ulock for front tire and a cable like to that through frame. Cable was cut and front tire left.

Black KHS Flite 300

Location

Home
4444 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
large, 58cm
Color: 
Black w/carbon fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a carbon fork, lots of scuffs and scrapes on the frame, full rain guards front and back, blackburn flea tail light, black Specialized seat (red underneath), brass colored metal pedals, armadillo tires.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
I came downstairs ready to ride to work after a weekend of not using it, the front door to the building was open, the railing was ripped off the wall and my bike was gone.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

N Hampden Ct
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
18 inch frame, 27 inch tires
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; has a Schwinn speedometer/odometer on the right side of the handlebars.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked under my apartment building where there is car parking. There are about a dozen sets of hooks on the wall for hanging bikes and a metal pipe on the wall running between the tires that the bike was locked to. Lock was a kryptonite cable lock.

Linus Scout 7 Speed Navy 700c

Location

Home
1936 W Superior, Apt. 1F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
L3E0402538
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Navy Bike with a tan seat and handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There is a scratch on the on the front shaft of the bike beneath the bike basket. The basket scraped up the front a bit before I got it adjusted.

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 week
Incident Description: 
I live in a 3 flat apartment with the porch hidden around the back side of the house facing towards a coach house. We have two gates to protect our privacy and possessions and unfortunately the front gate was left open and someone was able to just walk right in and take it. I have been out of town this weekend, so the incident happened sometime between Saturday and Monday evening.

Bianchi Carbon 928

Location

Jewel Osco
1341 North Paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53 CM
Color: 
Black, White, and Celeste
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a Bianchi 928. They don't make them any more, so they are very rare in Chicago. It has celeste handlebar tape.

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?: 
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?: 
10 mins
Incident Description: 
Jewel Osco Parking lot. Went in for ten minutes, came out, bike was gone.