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.

Torker

Location

House
2011 W Potomac
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DAI14G008401
Size: 
Standard
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a white Torker bike with a camel color saddle.

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?: 
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: 
Bike was stolen from my garage. Looks like someone broke in and that's what they took.

Trek Verve 3

Location

1049 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU101C2504J
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black and Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition: Good. Features: Had a cup holder in the front as well as a small light. It also featured a U-Lock Holder.

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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to the railing on my porch (newer U-lock with flat key). One of the railings was removed and the bike was stolen.

Surly Disc Trucker

Location

823 W Randolph Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M13125007
Size: 
56 cm 700c
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used daily. Large Black rack clamped to frame, 2 black fenders and 2 small led lights.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked across the street from my work in a high traffic area, so they must have defeated the lock quickly and quietly and taken it with.Though there was a long time it was locked up I had walked by and checked on the bike just an hour before I returned to find it stolen, so I think it happened between 11:30pm and 12:30 am

Blue Sanwa Road Bike

Location

N Pine Grove
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
MOL75079
Size: 
54cm Frame
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue bike, was muddy when stolen

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?: 
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 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to metal fence in front of apartment.

Peugot Mixte

Location

North Center
3744 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Pearl/grey with blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
An old Mix-D bike with blue lettering. My white Kryptonite U-lock was attached to 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Someone took my bike from my back porch.

Linus Roadster Sport

Location

1650 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
L5E0400305
Size: 
Men's large
Color: 
Ivory/Almond
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition- not even 1 year old. Brown leather handles and seat. Bell on the front handle bars.

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?: 
up to 48 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked garage for small condo building. Bike taken sometime between 6:00 on April 15th and the morning of April 17th.

Giant Escape 3

Location

6833 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C1A56925
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New

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?: 
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?: 
6 months

Purefix X-Ray

Location

Centrum Living Apartments
1714 W Rosce St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
FF016C00273
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
Gloss Yellow/Cream frame with Mint Green deep dish wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
less than 1 year old. In very good condition (only rode it minimally). White seat & Handle bars - White seat had a slight tint of blue from new jeans. Rear brakes were never placed on. Technically it's a fixed gear but mine had a reversible hub.

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?: 
8 days
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike up on APril 9, went to get it on April 18 and it was gone. Somewhere in this timeframe a person accessed our locked bike room and stole my bike -- which was locked with a u-lock to a wall mount rack.

Nishiki - Manitoba

Location

Protein Bar
235 S Franklin S
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
ACA1624015A1
Size: 
Frame Size 17
Color: 
Black and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
BRAND NEW - Purchased 24 hours before stolen

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 7 hours
Incident Description: 
Lock was secured to wheel and frame, but there may have been some sort of easy release on the wheels which allowed thief to take without unlocking.

Critical Cycles Dutch Style Step-Thru 7-Speed Shimano Hybrid Urban Commuter Road Bicycle

Location

Apartment
500 W Belden Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
15'
Color: 
Black frame, white tires, brown seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Basket on the back and light and cell phone holder on the front.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked outside my apartment on Belden and Cleveland. U lock used on the tire and frame and wire lock around frame and pole. :(

Scott Addict CX

Location

Apartment
3616 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Carbon fiber frame.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in the basement of our apartment complex. You need to get through 2 doors to get into the basement. You need a key to get through both doors. The bike was locked to a bike rack in the basement. The bike rack was screwed to the concrete floor and the concrete wall. The thief dismantled the end of the bike rack. Ripped the rack out of the wall and the floor and then pulled the rack apart. The bike was locked with a u-lock and a cable lock.

Schwinn Woodlands

Location

Near Pierce and Leavitt
Leavitt St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black with Sea Green writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Despite being from the 80s the bike is in decent condition.

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?: 
It resides there
Incident Description: 
Time of incident is an approximation, it happened sometime overnight. Bike was locked in rear of apartment which is a mudroom/rearstairwell with shared upstares apt. Rear door to alley was forced open. Doorframe was broken and left ajar. Bike, with attached front and rear light, Cloud 9 seat, and Neon Yellow Bern helmet were stolen along with the bike bag behind the seat and its contents (OnGuard U-lock, Halo Belt and pair of gloves) were stolen.

Gary Fisher Montare

Location

1631 N Wells Bike Rack next to Divvy Station
Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men's large
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
~2005-08 Gary Fisher Montare. 18 or 19 inch frame Front suspension. Shock tubes show obvious signs of wear. Gray Bike with Topeak rear luggage rack Dirty, covered in white limestone trail powder Disc brakes Trigger style quick shifters Has Johnny Sprocket tag on lower tube. Has gear bag on top bar with a headlight inside. Right-hand shifter is sticky. Has thin continental street tires. Has a small pump next to bottle holder.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a new flat key U-lock and cable linking both rims, frame, and seat to the bike rack. Locked at 5:50 pm Saturday evening. Noticed to be missing at 9:15 pm. Bike, lock, and cable are missing.

Liv Alight

Location

General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CA4F6870
Size: 
Large
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with a headlight and a few tail lights. It's a larger frame for a women's bike.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hrs

Giant Escape

Location

Irving Park YMCA
4251 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C24J7438
Size: 
Large 27 inch women's
Color: 
Turquoise blue and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was parked at 4251 W. Irving Park Rd. in front of the Irving Park YMCA, locked to one of their bike locks. I was in the Y for two hours starting at 10:30 AM on April 20. There's a movie being filmed in the vicinity so all of the parking spaces are filled with movie trucks and sidewalk in the bike are not visible from Irving Park Road

Bianchi Pista Dalmine

Location

Wicker Park
Augusta & Marshfield
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK730020F
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White Pista Dalmine with blue seat and 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Perpetrator jumped fence and broke into our locked garage where bike was stored.

Cannondale M500 cad2

Location

Building Front foyer
1925 s Racine
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Green with yellow lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
7/10 some paint chips here and there. The front gear shifter wasn't connected. It has a black metal rack over the back tire with a black milk crate spray painted with a clear reflective paint and 2 orange bungee cords attached to it. The front fork was black and had JUDY(the name of the fork) sticker on one side.

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

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?: 
All winter long.
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a handrail/banister and around the front tire and frame. Right as you walk into our building through the main entrance. I always be use our back door so I didn't notice right away. It wasn't until 8:20 that we got home from the gym that our son told us someone had knocked on our front door. I went to see if a note or something had been left and saw the bike was missing. I went straight outside and bumped into the tenant from the second floor who, coincidently, had gotten her bike stolen in the same fashion 2 weeks ago but hers was on the second floor. She told me my bike had been missing for a few hours. She, in fact, thought I was out riding it cuz she hadn't seen it since it. It looks like they must've cut the lock and taken it with them as the banister is still intact and there is no debris in the area and no lock. No idea as to how they could've gotten into the building as that front door is supposed to be locked, this was the same thing I thought 2 weeks ago when our neighbor's bike was stolen.

custom frame is a sunday soundwave 20.75 top tube, we the people bars, mutiny cranks, gsport back wheel, dk orbit front wheel, fly ruben front tire, odyssey aaron ross back tire

Location

roosevelt university
425 s wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Size: 
20.75 top tube sunday sound wave
Color: 
black frame, everything is black, white front wheel
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
has a dent on cross bar in the middle, sides of cranks are rubbed off to bare metal, back tire says odyssey in white its big, back wheel is a gsport wheel but i took the letter r sticker off of it, has two stickers on forks that say waffles, on the seat tube there is a a red background sticker that says peep game and on the head tube there is a camera sticker on it, also the front wheel is white and on the left side of the tire along a part of the side there is a bump in the tire from the inner tube that'll be the one thing that if the bike does get re painted or anything that they won't notice.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
about 4-5 hours
Incident Description: 
was locked outside of roosevelt university 425 s Wabash, i went out around 8 for a cigarette and it was there left around 945 to go get bike and it was gone. security has the tapes, they have it on camera of it happening it was 3 guys.

Giant Defy Comp 3

Location

1056 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Nothing distinguishing, except had white clipless pedals. Was stolen with my black Lazer Genesis helmet.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3.5 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was stashed unlocked and underneath our back stairs right by my back door at about 5:30 pm. i was going to secure it in our bike storage room later. when i went outside again at 9 pm, it was gone.