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

Location

Back of building in alley on black stairs
1459 North Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver/Grayish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In decent condition.. had something that said crowbar on front of handles.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
2-7 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked out back behind where Ragstock clothing store is in Wicker Park on Milwaukee Ave. was locked to black pole under black stairs. Lock was still secured and on ground.. bike was stolen.

The North Face YAVAPAI

Location

Joy Eshleman
909 W. Lakeside Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
22”
Color: 
Light Blue shimmer
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newly refurbished bike with all new cables, new comfort seat, Shimano brakes, Ergon GPS-1 grip-shifts and round bicycle bell on right handlebar

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 weeks
Incident Description: 
As seen on security camera footage, thief broke into locked garage with screwdriver at 12:39am and was in garage for a total of 39 minutes. Seven minutes after entry he brought bike out to private sidewalk and then went back in garage. Police drove through alley at 1:00am with lights on. Thief stayed in garage until 1:18am and took bike with him out arched fence door to alley.

Cannondale Trail Sl 29er 4

Location

College of Medicine Research Building
900 South Wolcott
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
KM94101
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in great condition, it is a size large with 29" wheels. All parts are stock.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
5 hours

2008 KHS Flite 100

Location

California and Logan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
57cm tt 60.5cm st
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well-ridden, minimal surface rust throughout. Some changes from the picture; tires are black now, pink bar tape instead of grips, piece of pink tape on seatpost, more stickers--most obvious are reckless records on the seattube and a black and gold 312 label on the downtube. Rest of the specs: 57cm Flite 100 Rear Alexrim Race 28/15T All-City Cog/All City Hub Front Mavic Cosmos Sugino 75s/48t Dura Ace Chainring/Rusty ass Izumi Toughness MKS Pedals/All-City Cages 120MM SALSA STEM Fizik from WWI Some seatpost White light on the fork Red light on driveside seatstay

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?: 
5+ hours
Incident Description: 
Thieves came in through the front window of my apartment and left through the front door. My roommate's laptop was also stolen.

mongoose excursion mountain bike

Location

kenwood academy high school
5015 S Blackstone Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24"? im 5'3
Color: 
black with pink lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
ok. scuffed gear shift‚ worn down breakpads‚ left handle grip is coming off. bell on left handlebar. possible reflective stickers? little battery lights on handlebars and seat stem. honestly this bike only looks nice cause the coloring is intact, its mechanically janked.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9am to ??? (i was in school all day so i know it was gone by 4:15pm
Incident Description: 
my bike was stolen from the bike rack at kenwood academy high school near the main door‚ no security cameras caught anything. also they took my helmet which i lock to my bike who does that?

KHS 223L

Location

300 W Adams St
300 West Adams Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
V12A03739
Color: 
Turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Turquoise womans KHS bike, with a white seat and white handlebars (new tape). Recently tuned up. Has a sticker on the frame that has the numbers 2088. Also has a bell on the right handlebar.

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?: 
~60 mins
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike outside an office building on the corner of Adams and Franklin. I have parked my bike here before. Went inside for an hour appointment, and when I came out my bike was gone. I was inside for a little over an hour between 5:45 PM and 7:15 PM. I am not sure when it was stolen during that time.

Trek Emonda ALR 5

Location

911 W Roscoe st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU038G0112M
Size: 
62
Color: 
Viper Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2018 bike, i.e. almost like brand new. No distinguishing features.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 months
Incident Description: 
The door to the building where bike was located is secured by security code lock. Bi

Cervelo P1

Location

5140 N. Albany Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
48in
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ironman sticker 87 and yeti sticker black handle bar tape

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Month
Incident Description: 
Bike taken from second interior forier not visible from outside of building

Schwinn

Location

Marianos
1800 w Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
62 inches
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike from 80s, with goofy wrap around handlebars. Bicycle horn and bike cup holder decorated with colorful painting

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?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Don't leave ur bike in front of the Marianos by the bike racks it is not being n watched by anyone.

Fuji Sportif 2 Le 2017

Location

Niu Sushi
332 E Illinois St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD314L0863N
Size: 
56CM
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in excellent condition, some small scratches on the frame from being locked up. The bike has a specialized power saddle and 32mm gator skin tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike in across the street from where I work (332 E Illinois st, niu sushi lounge) at 4:30 pm and when I returned to the bike after my shift at midnight, my bike was gone with the only thing left behind was my cut abus granit u lock.

Giant Sedona DX

Location

2043 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Skull sticker near front fork Recyclery sticker near gears

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?: 
0
Incident Description: 
Inside garage, but door was not properly closed during the day.

2014 Specialized Rock Hopper

Location

In between NBC tower and Gleacher Center
455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606046641J
Size: 
L with 29 inch wheels
Color: 
Grey with lime green lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with a 'Bicycle Sport Shop' sticker just behind the water bottle holder on the vertical frame bar

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from round bike stall out in front of NBC tower at 6:39pm. Many people and daylight. Caught on camera by security at NBC tower.

Leader 725 Frame, 2014

Location

Steppenwolf Theater
1700 N Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
55040718
Size: 
55
Color: 
autobahn grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - some paint chips, pinhead anti theft device for fork and headset, chrome drop bars

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Under 4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of Steppenwolf Theater, my place of work. Between the hours of 10:30 am and 2:00pm, the arbus lock was cut through, presumably with a power tool, and the bike was taken.

Silver Trek Dual Sport 3

Location

1 N Wacker Drive
1 N Wacker Drive suite 4025
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU067C5832N
Size: 
XL 22.5
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Dual Sport 3 bike, has a village cycle center sticker on it, had a heavy duty orange kryptonite U Lock, Mat Black bike rack, and a black kickstand

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Brand new bike stolen behind 1 N Wacker Drive right behind the office building alley way where all the bikes are locked up. There is security footage I'm obtaining tomorrow. The bike lock was cut and bike stolen.

Trek Marlin

Location

1338 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU318C3177K
Size: 
19.5
Color: 
black with green accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
fairly new looking, scratches on frame by chainring

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?: 
8 months

5 Speed Road Bike, uniquely built from spare parts

Location

1813 N Fairfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Color: 
Silver/blue frame and black bull horn handle bars.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is unique with silver and blue frame. Bullhorn handle bars with tape wrapping the handle bars. 5 speed. Back tire is brand new with tan lining along the rim.

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 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from garage while roommate was working on her car.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

4027 N. Spaulding Ave #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NM91328
Size: 
58"
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was in the basement of a 3flat, locked to a pole. I had to unlock and move it for plumbers. Forgot to lock it back up. 2 days later it was gone. I recently went back to Kozys' Cyclery and got the serial number from their records. Thought to post it here not to get it back, just so people know thats a stolen bike.

Trek Mamba

Location

4046 N Clarendon Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
White w blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Rear derailed a bit worn

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Stolen out of building bike storage. Locked door may have been left open.

Trek 830 Mountain Track XC

Location

House
2015 W McLean Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
15-year old Trek 830. Ergonomic grips, front tire is a city road tire and rear tire is a knobby mountain bike tire. Ball joint hitch for a kid trailer on the rear left side. Metal pedals with clip-in on one side and normal flat pedal on the other. Front rim is attached with a locking skewer. Milk crate on back with was only attached to the rack with zip ties so may not be there.

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?: 
0
Incident Description: 
Contractor was moving material in and out if my garage. The door was open while he kept going from the front of the house to the back. During that time, the bike went missing.