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 7.5 Fx WSD

Location

Lollapollooza
corner on Randolph & Columbus
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU111C1009C
Size: 
15"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black bike with blue pinstriping on the seat tube. slight tear in the back of the seat.

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours

Sate Street Bycycle Company - Matte Black

Location

Lollapollozza
Corner of Randolph & Columbus
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
62
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Frame, handle bars and wheels are flat black

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 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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
My wife's bike and mine were locked to a metal fence and both bikes were stolen.

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

Bosworth Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mount for odometer attached to 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?: 
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

2005 Jamis Ventura

Location

218th Place
Matteson , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black

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?: 
1 day

Ross Eurotour

Location

3124 S. Parnell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ross Eurotour "tempered lug frame" on frame, pretty rusty, right brake was recently redone and black, older left side brake cable is white. one valve cap was an 8 ball

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
My bike was parked on the side/front of my house in my yard locked to the south fence. I saw my bike was gone and noticed a chain link was cut, I'm assuming they cut the fence and took my bike with the lock still attached.

Botecchia yellow Fixie

Location

sherman and main
839 Sherman Ave
evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
27
Color: 
yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
this is in good condition. Rebuilt from the original frame into a fixie. Seat looks brand new. Brooks Leather seat with steel rivets. bull horn handle bars.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
all summer
Incident Description: 
the bike's lock was right next to it, but bike not locked up. My daughter forgot. It was locked up last night at 5:00p.m. and and gone by 6:00 am

Fuji

Location

W Cornelia Ave and Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old but in good condition. Brown grip tape, black seat, large reflector on back with small rear light behind it.

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?: 
1 day

1989 Schwinn road bike

Location

The Legacy HB on Clarendon Park
4520 N Clarendon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
For a person 5'6"-5'11"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, new tires, light blue tape cover handle bars

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 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?: 
a hour
Incident Description: 
Call the 911 when I found out my bike was stolen, I saw the kids with it 10 minutes later, call 911 to report I found the kids with my bike riding along Clarendon & Agatite stealing more bike. Then I call the 911 third time when they were sitting with all these bikes by Wilson & Hazel at the uplift community highschool. No cops show or call me back. I waited almost two hours.

Trayl Men's TRH 1.0 Hybrid Bike

Location

Buena Shores
833 W Buena Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Mostly black with blue details

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 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?: 
1 night

2006 Gunnar Roadie

Location

One South Wacker Tower
1 S Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 4:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Navy blue / white lettering with red outlines on letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White bar tape / red tires / Ultegra components

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 bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 night

Panasonic (Model Unsure)

Location

Merchandise Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Serial No. Unknown
Size: 
Standard - Tall? Made for taller individuals, I had this bike ready to ride for my 6'2" self. Frame size: 24"?
Color: 
Dark, Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle was in good condition with grip tape in solid shape. The bike was a Panasonic early 1980's model. Black leather seat, black leather grip tape, with a small, metal bag holster above the back tire.

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?: 
I left the bike there on Friday, 7/31/15, at 3:00 pm CST, and returned on Monday, 8/3/15, at 10:00 am to find it missing.
Incident Description: 
I left the bike within a fenced in cage in the parking garage of the Merchandise Mart that requires two FOB key passes to get into. The cage itself has barbed wire atop of it, and is only accessible by climbing the door of the cage itself. After parking my bike in this location at roughly 3:00 pm CST Friday, 7/31/15, I returned to find it missing on 8/3/15, at roughly 10:00 am CST.

SE Draft Lite Single-Speed City Bike - 2015

Location

1212 N Dearborn St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. All parts of the bike were stolen except for the front wheel

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 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?: 
2 Days
Incident Description: 
I left my Bike locked through both wheels (cable) and attached (lock) to the post outside of Eduardo's Enoteca on Dearborn. I've kept my bike here numerous times throughout the last 2 months. I checked my bike Saturday night at 12:00AM and when I checked again the next morning it was missing except for the front tire and lock (picture included). There was a clean and professional cut to the bike lock that seemed very professionally executed.

Specialized

Location

Whole Foods
1640 Chicago Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSU131742130
Size: 
29"
Color: 
Red with yellow text
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new/tires have hair-like rubber threads along the outside surface

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight (7/27-7/28)

Trek Madone SL 5.2

Location

1901 W Fletcher St Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WR0641693
Color: 
black and blue discovery channel paint motif
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
overall good condition - small paint blemishes not visible without close inspection. Fly 6 on back.

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?: 
24 hrs
Incident Description: 
taken from garage

Windsor Clockwork

Location

Noble Square
Chicago and Throop
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black with Red Rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Round Drinking Bird Sticker on Front of the frame.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A Few Hours
Incident Description: 
Hanging out at a friend's apartment. Bike was gone, and lock was gone when I tried to leave.

KHS Triathlete

Location

1433 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
48cm
Color: 
blue/yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, well used. White seat, cable housing, and grip - some wear. No obvious scratches or dents other than minor scratching on the chain stays.

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?: 
19 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left overnight in a friend's locked storage room. Several other bikes of varying condition were stored in room, without being locked up. My friends mountain bike and mine were the only two taken. They have stored their bike there for over a year with no prior issues. Left it at 11pm last night, they checked in on it at 6pm today to find both bikes gone, but my helmet still there.

Trek Kids bike

Location

home
1033 W Vernon Park Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
16"
Color: 
Light Blue Frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
girls bike with basket, hand brake and tassels on the handle bars

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 was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
One Day
Incident Description: 
We put the bike out back to move to the garage, but in packing for a trip did not move it until the next day, but by then it was gone. There is no way to file a police report online and when I have called 311 in the past, no one has answered, so we do not have a police report number yet.

Performance

Location

1412 carol ct
Palatine , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition

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 days
Incident Description: 
Parked my bike in cycle rack 2 days back where other bikes where there , this morning I found it missing.

Cannondale CAAD10

Location

1332 N Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CM45644
Size: 
S
Color: 
black w white handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new - pit lock locking skewers on wheels - installed air pump, water bottle cage, u-lok

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?: 
N/a
Incident Description: 
I had just unlocked my bike when I received an emergency phone call - in my distraction, left bike unattended as unlocked. 15 minutes later, bike was gone