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 Azure

Location

1735 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606004917M
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, fairly clean. Clip-in pedals.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Always
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen between May 14th 9am when it was last year and May 18th 4pm when it was noticed as missing.

Trek Verve 2

Location

BROWN BAG SEAFOOD CO
340 E. Randolph
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29 in
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New with slight scratches on front of frame near handle bars. Removable lights on handle bars and under 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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked outside my work, went outside around 8:45pm and saw it was missing. A streets and sanitation truck came by earlier to remove the garbe from the nearby can so possibly cut the lock and took the bike.

State Bicycle Co 4130 Hunter

Location

Residence
2318 W Augusta Blvd Unit 3R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SBCAT2012047
Size: 
59
Color: 
Hunter Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new 4130 Hunter Green with Brooks Saddle.

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?: 
Since I got it
Incident Description: 
Bike was removed from third floor common area. Bike was on a rack but not locked. No sign of forced entry, doors to building may have been left open.

Specialized vita

Location

VB LOFT
1224 W. Van Buren St , Apt 719
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 16, 2022 - 5:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602055602M
Size: 
Small
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition. White frame with silver letter black tires and black handle bars and black seat

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
During winter. It was in the garage of my apt building
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my building garage. It was locked to bike rack with a u lock through the front wheel. Front w and bike was left on bike rack. Back wheel/frame was stolen.

Jamis Beatnik

Location

1651 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New / Replacement Seat with Red Light

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

Schwinn

Location

1651 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Replacement retrospec wheels and crank / Replacement bullhorn handlebars with black wrap / replacement cushioned seat with red light

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 Year

Schwinn Le Tour

Location

Jackson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright yellow 1974 Schwinn Le Tour, when stolen was completely covered in stickers, mainly from breweries and Insomnia Cookies where I used to work. It's got gumwall tires and yellow bar grip.

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?: 
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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Left my bike locked to the rack outside of union station, was gone when I came back later that evening.

Trek Navigator 300

Location

South Loop
Indiana
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Blue and Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek from early 2000's. Good condition.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was outside in small, high fenced area with locked gate. May have been lifted over fence.

IRO Mark V

Location

Lincoln Square
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
Unkown
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Navy Blue Frame - White Seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Shape, slight dent on top frame bar and electrical tape below single brake leaver. If still attached rare floating wood rear fender and black cork handles on short straight 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Wheels checked and inflated week and half prior, not checked since this point. This was the date bike was discovered missing, had been stored without incident for 2 years.

Cannondale

Location

Paradise Park
1913 w north ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is brand new. Has a metal basket in the front and black rack at the back for a baby 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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I was at Paradise Park with coworkers and when I went to leave, my bike was gone.

State bicycle fix gear

Location

West Cortez st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 13, 2022 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
White / neon orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has custom brown leather seats and handles . Also has white tires with neon orange accents . Hard to miss . Also has a bottle opener on the frame .

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?: 
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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
There were two bikes locked up behind my house . Checked this morning to see both bikes and the lock missing . Hoping to find it please let me know ! It’s is bright white fix gear with brown seats and handle bars with neon orange accents . Tires are white as well

Trek FX 1 DISK

Location

Home
5438 South Ridgewood Court
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU068C1952P
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
4 months

Specialized Cirrus

Location

10 S Clinton St
10 S Clinton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
U-lock strapped on to the side

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
New black and white specialized bike. Has a circular drink holder on handle bars.

Cannondale

Location

4025 N Sheridan Rd
4025 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
22 gears, offset fork that grips wheel on one side than two, flatbars handlebars

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at 8:30pm May 10 and was missing by 9:00am May 11.

SPECIALIZED SIRRUS

Location

944 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Dark Blueish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The most distinctive piece on her is the brakes. They had to be modified at Kozy given an issue with rear hydraulics. So the rear break is manual and the handle is silver compared to the front hydraulics break and black handle. Additionally the gear dial doesn't work, it can change gears but the dial doesn't indicate which gear it's in. (Sorry to repost but was able to compress a picture to add to the report)

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
Since March
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in a locked bike room which should only be accessible by tenants. The front tire was locked to the frame using a U lock. Upon going to retrieve my bike to take her for a tune up I discovered she was taken along with the lock and accessories.

Specialized 2.0 or 3.0

Location

944 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Blueish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The most distinctive piece on her is the brakes. They had to be modified at Kozy given an issue with rear hydraulics. So the rear break is manual and the handle is silver compared to the front hydraulics break and black handle. Additionally the gear dial doesn't work, it can change gears but the dial doesn't indicate which gear it's in.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
Last rode in March when weather was nice. Was locked in there since
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in a locked bike room which should only be accessible by tenants. The front tire was locked to the frame using a U lock. Upon going to retrieve my bike to take her for a tune up I discovered she was taken along with the lock and accessories.

Bianchi - model unknown, likely from the early 80’s

Location

Chicago & Paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
~58
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition, a little dirty. Handlebar tape has perforations with flecks of color underneath. Both tires are newish and both have a slow leak. No model sticker. Drop handlebars, downtube shifters.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike had been stored in the storage room when not in use for 3 years. Storage room has a locked door that is only accessed from inside the building.
Incident Description: 
Sometime between Saturday night (5/7/2022) and Sunday morning, someone broke into the bike storage room in our 4-unit apartment building and stole my bike. Only entrance is through the front door, which automatically locks, and then through a locked storage room door. Someone came back the next night and stole two more bikes.

Cannondale Treadwell 3 Ltd

Location

2 N. LaSalle
Lasalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YF61868
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Highlighter (yellow & orange)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. It is a limited addition color that starts with yellow at the front of the bike and transitions to orange at the rear. There is a Kozy's bike shop sticker on the frame below the seat. There is a Topeak rack over the rear wheel.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Locked at 9 am, missing when returned at 5 pm
Incident Description: 
Locked the bike to a bike rack just steps from the front door to my office building in the loop. Locked the bike around 8:55 with a u-lock through the rear wheel and frame, with a cable from the front wheel also locked to the u-lock. Bike was not there when I left after 5:00. There was no debris or other physical evidence that the lock was broken. All traces of the bike, lock, and cable were gone. The fact that this happened on a busy street, there was no mess, and that I recognized the other bikes I parked around in the morning makes me paranoid that I did not have the lock fully engaged when I walked away in the morning.

Trek FX1

Location

11 W Illinois St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, mismatching pedals where the toe cage was removed from one.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a thick metal street light pole with a combination cable lock at 11 W Illinois St (my workplace). Assuming it was probably cut. My company does not have security cameras on the front of the property.