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.

Kona Dew

Location

4600 Block S Ellis Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
16 ot 17 inch frame
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
At the time it was stolen, it had a rusty horn (with a big black knob you squeeze), Shimano shifters, a California bicycle license underneath the main crossbar, a grey colorado milk crate attached to the back rack with blue and green climber's webbing, and the chain rings (front gears) were slightly rusty with the middle of the three significantly worn. It would not shift into the highest gear. Attached is a photo of me holding it when it was new. If any information comes your way let me know.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 night
Incident Description: 
I live in a complex with a bunch of apartments. The entrance to our complex is gated and locked, and our apartment is near the back and cannot be seen from the street, so I have not been locking my bike. My roommate saw my bike in its usual place on our porch when he got home last night at 8 PM; and it was gone this morning (November 15th) when I left for work.

Marin Lombard Elite 2017

Location

Block 37
100 North State Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
49 cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively new/kept in good condition. Some scratches on the body. There is a bike rack on the back. Lagunitas Splatter Sticker on the body, with a "Walls were meant for climbing" sticker on top of that. and the handlebar tape is frayed. The pedals are clipless platform hybrid.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hrs
Incident Description: 
I parked the bike on the silver bike rack on the corner of State and Washington on Block 37 by the Disney Store at exactly 5:30pm. I went up climbing for 3 hours. Arrived back at bike location at exactly 8:30pm. Saw nothing but the cut bike lock. No bike, no witnesses. Still need to investigate nearby cameras. The bike had a Lagunitas Splatter Sticker on the body, with a "Walls were meant for climbing" sticker on top of that. and the handlebar tape is frayed. The pedals are clipless platform hybrid.

2018 SPECIALIZED MENS DIVERGE E5 ELITE

Location

Franklin/Madison in front of Argo Tea Cafe, Chicago Loopp
1 S Franklin St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602088433N
Size: 
56
Color: 
ORANGE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1 year old condition, small paint chip on upper left of frame Black leather brooks B17 saddle Shimano Tiagra Gearset Continental 700x32 cc tires Color is orange (ta satin gallardo orange/tarmac, per manufacturer) Recent photo of bike is attached

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from SE corner of Franklin/Madison in front of Argro Tea Cafe in the Chicago Loop - passed by while returning to office and bike was there, but was gone 15 mins later upon returning to leave Bike was locked with 3 separate locks to bike rack - U lock to frame and rack, and standard cable lock to front wheel, frame, and rack, and standard cable lock to rear wheel, seat, frame, and rack Received photo and video of suspicious person from a bystander who claims to recognize person from local bike theft FB group

Trek 7200

Location

1501 maple av
evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu263c1980d
Color: 
white and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was in perfect conditions

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?: 
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 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen while I was travelling that took the front whell out a grabbed the rest of it.

Specialized Diverge Sport Carbon

Location

Landmark Century Centre Cinema
2828 N. Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wsbc614012330n
Size: 
54
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Has stickers from Erik's Bike Shop on the frame. Mount for a light on front handle bars. Light and lock mount on seat 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Went to an 11am movie at Landmark theater at Clark and Diversey. Parked and locked bike to city rack in front of the theater ~10:45am. Returned at 2:30pm to find bike and lock missing.

Redline 925

Location

2918 n milwaukee ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Burnt Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. Lock holster, front and rear led lights, Selle Italia Lady saddle. Don't know exact size, maybe 53cm

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?: 
several hours
Incident Description: 
Thief broke into backyard gate. :( Photo is stock image, not my bike.

Specialized mountain bike

Location

Clybourn Metra station
Courtland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black Specialized mountain bike. Had a tag on the handle bars from the Elan city center in North Carolina

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
I left the bike at the Clybourn train station in the morning and when I returned from work it was completely gone.

Ridley X-Trail

Location

Windsor
Huron and St Clair
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
563134
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Ridley X-Trail Gravel Grinder, front fender, two headlight mounts without lights, new Ultegra chain and cassette, large scratch on the front of the head tube, worn down paint on the cranks, bar tape starting to wear.

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?: 
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?: 
U-Lock through frame and front wheel on the top of 2 level stackable bike racks
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up but everything is gone. No lock. No bike. No witnesses. No cameras.

Jamis Commuter 4

Location

Residential Garage
4154 N Marmora Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U129K29088
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition, bike rack over rear tire, internal gear hub

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?: 
Inside garage regularly for storage

Fuji Touring

Location

Residential Garage
4154 N Marmora Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD035L0985L
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brown Saddle, rack over rear 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?: 
Inside garage regularly for storage

2019 Specialized Ruby

Location

155 N Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54/56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Women's frame, size 54/56 Black frame with blue and purple accents, Erik's Bike sticker Black bottle cage with green Erik's bottle Phone mount on headset Black iSSi dual pedals Black and red saddle bag

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a U-lock and cable outside 155 N Wacker and stolen between the hours of 11pm-4pm.

Liv Alight 2 Disc

Location

1938 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
GP19Z2733
Size: 
M
Color: 
Dark Teal (deep lake)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has some scratches along body. Has a liv underseat bag, and a hand pump attached.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
A week
Incident Description: 
Bike was unlocked on second-floor deck behind locked gate. Bike was stolen sometime yesterday while we were out.

Specialized Allez

Location

3426 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black white and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Few years old

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 month
Incident Description: 
Accidentally left garage door open. Thief came in and took two bikes

Specialized Allez

Location

2034 N. Honore #3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
Purple and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
excellent condition - black frame, purple accents. Likely has U-lock still attached

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to third floor porch in an enclosed backyard where only entrances were locked with deadbolts. Porch bannister was shattered to take bike.

KONA

Location

East Bank Club
400 N Kingsbury
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Blue with white and yello handle. KONA is the brand
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has yellow handle and the word KONA on the frame

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
I arrived to the rack around 6:45am. The manager of the East Bank Club (400 N Kingsbury) checked on the security video and determined that a car pulled off in front of my bike at 7:40am, one guy came out of the car, the car left and the guy then proceeded to cut the lock. Later on he left with the bike. When I came out of the club ready to bike at 9:00am, found my bike was gone and the lcok was left, cut, still hooked to the rack.

Specialized Roll

Location

Marina City
300 N State St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC618094801N
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black with Lime
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new male bike - it was ridden less than 10 times. Black basket on the front. Kozy Cyclery sticker.

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
We live at Marina City. The bike was locked on the bike rack that is next to the busy entrance door to the east tower. There are valets always there 24 hours a day plus security guards at the hotel next door. We don't know exactly when the bike was taken, we just discovered it gone Friday morning with the lock cleanly cut off.

Cervelo RS

Location

10 South LaSalle Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike now has black (Shimanno) grip tape. The bike had been involved in a fall and the left (non-crank) side of the saddle was lightly scraped along the back edge. The shifter on that same side was also scuffed. The bike also had the following accessories: phone holder, front bike light mount, Spurcycle bell on the right shifter, water bottle cage, Timbuk2 saddle bag, water bottle cage, and carbon real rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Approximately 8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was left locked on the sidewalk bike rack in front of my office building. Locked at approximately 8:30 AM and was gone by the time I left the office at around 4:30 PM. No camera footage could be collected. I was told by bank workers whose window faces bike rack directly that an older white caucasian male was seen outside and appeared to be "working" along the sidewalk near the rack. One of the workers remembered seeing sparks and only about a three-inch piece of my U-lock was left at the scene. The cuts were clean.

Motobecane Turino Elite

Location

Styles by Jeffrey
Lawrence and Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55fm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly good condition. 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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
0-30 minutes
Incident Description: 
I left my bicycle locked to the parking sign in front of the salon and went in to get a haircut. When I came out 30 minutes later it was gone

2020 Trek FX 3

Location

Willis Tower
Adams & Franklin
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU101C1649P
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Size XL. When stolen, had fenders, rear rack, and basket on back.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen on 10/28 between 1130CST and 530CST