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 info@stolenbike.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.

Motobecane Track

Location

Friend's condo
2970 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Orange frame, orange handlebar tape (replaced recently), black rims, seatpost and water bottle holder. Wired cyclocomputer is wrapped down the front brake line and is attached to the right side of the fork; the cyclocomputer is attached with two orange zip ties. Rear tire is larger than front tire. Bike lock (u-lock) holder is attached to the seat tube.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Daniel Adler
Contact Email: 
danadler (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
9256997447
Police Report No.: 
HX450494

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 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?: 
12 hours (overnight)
Incident Description: 
Locked the bike to a sign in front of a residential condo at approximately 7 p.m. on Sept. 30. When I came out the following morning at 7 a.m., my bike was gone. The condo is on lake shore drive at Barry, so I'm guessing that someone that was in the park along LSD saw it and stole it overnight. Note: Photo attached does not have the updated orange handlebar tape.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Raleigh 20 Venture 3.0 LG from 2008

Location

La Grange Metra Station
La Grange Road & Burlington Ave
La Grange, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
D79K20117
Size: 
Raleigh 20 Venture 3.0 LG from 2008
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Had red & blue helmet giro. water bottle cage. front a rear light holder.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
John Coleman
Contact Email: 
jwcoleman (at) mac.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7082757127

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
16 hours

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn

Location

Troy and School Street
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium sized frame adjusted tall with an extra long seat post.
Color: 
Icy Blue with a worn paint job.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Late 70's Schwinn road bike (I think traveller?) Icy blue paint job with decades of wear, looked like it could have belonged to the rebel alliance in Star Wars. Ram Horn drop bars with brown tape and black brake cables Shimano gears, derailleur and shifters black seat on an exxxtra long custom seatpost black trek rack with a grey milk crate with a logo reading "pet dairy"

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Stephen Ptacek
Contact Email: 
Sptacek (at) gmail.com

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
36 hours
Incident Description: 
Lock left undisturbed, still locked to the fence. Bike was certainly locked through the frame.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

K2 ZED

Location

924 w Fullerton ave unit 3
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium 5'6" - 5'10"
Color: 
Black base with green. 2009 model K2.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Memory foam seat. Black with silver. Marks on top metal frame where lock would wrap around. Plastic black pedals

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Craig Dearth
Contact Email: 
CraigDeartg (at) GMail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
8156931872

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24-36 hours before theft. Locked In location for 3 months before incident
Incident Description: 
Was stolen by a homeless person...they left a human turd next to my bike in place of my bicycle. I would be happy to have the turd sampled?

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Miyata Seven-Ten

Location

Apartment
Loomis
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gray with Yellow Logo and Handlebar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
- Decent condition. - Converted to fixed gear. - Rare 4 bolt Salsa chainring. - Has a dent on the "Miyata" logo. - Has a very worn gray suede saddle that is torn on the front part and the saddle frame can be seen. - Brand new rear mounted cargo rack. - Single brake mounted on the right side of the handlebar for the front brakes.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Richard Mipana
Contact Email: 
rmipana2 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
630-310-7747

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 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked up in front of my apartment building and when I stepped out of my apartment building to go to work, I noticed that my bike was missing. All that was left was the a severely bent shackle from my Kryptonite series 2 U-lock. The locking mechanism was nowhere to be found.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Jumble...

Location

Home
3200 W Crystal St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
gold/silver - unpainted
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
metallic unpainted frame, brown handlebar wrap and saddle, front brake only

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Ava Z.
Contact Email: 
ava.zeligson (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
973.919.0281

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?: 
overnight - gone in the morning
Incident Description: 
My bike was unlocked in my front yard, hidden behind our sandbox. The front gate was not locked - despite my protests... - and so someone walked right in and grabbed it overnight, I guess :(

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Lemond Reno Silver with Specialized saddle

Location

Blick Art Supply
1574 N. Kingsbury
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55cm compact geometry
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has a Specialized Body Geometry saddle, black Fizik handlebar tape and Shimano mountain clipless pedals. Also had a seatpack, two black bottle cages and Schwinn blinking lights front and rear

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
John R.
Contact Email: 
extrafancynuts (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
312-623-4192

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at 1574 N. Kingsbury. U-lock was cut with power angle grinder.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

1999 Trek 7300

Location

Fox Lake Metra Station
Nippersink and Grand
Fox Lake, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20'
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red, Bottle Holder, Red/black zipper pouch, "Bike Rack" Label.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Joseph DeRango
Contact Email: 
jfd101981 (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
847.489.5343
Police Report No.: 
14-07308

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Left bike at Fox Lake Train station and I'm sure somebody was snooping around and watching.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Kona Dew

Location

Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage
537 Custer Ave
Evanston, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
AJ30135962
Size: 
49 cm
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New with some scuffs (bought 3 months ago) Black rack on the back with bent up metal attachments. Yellow and black U-lock around frame.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kimber Brenneman
Contact Email: 
kbrenneman (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
5742763542
Police Report No.: 
14-28869

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
The street sign was pulled out of the ground and my bike was gone.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Ross

Location

1824 N Paulina St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Spray painted matte black. Schwinn rear post rack.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Jose
Contact Email: 
jimbroco (at) gmail.com
Police Report No.: 
hx447656

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up to wooden railing on the deck. Bike thief must've come in through the back alley, seen the bike, and then proceeded to pop off the section of railing the bike was locked to (discovered a steel rod next to the railing the following morning) and ridden away with it. Attached photo is of bike pre-matte black spray paint.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

2011 Trek Montare

Location

Richard Daley Center
50 W. Washington
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU294C0017F
Size: 
21 inch frame
Color: 
MATTE GRAY/BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lockable shock, disk brakes, DOT4 Hydralic brakes.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Artem R.
Contact Email: 
artem.rykalin (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6308867147
Police Report No.: 
hx435024

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
Was at work at Richard Daley Center and when I came out my bike was gone from the East bike rack on the sidewalk facing the Clark street. No sign of my lock either, which was a cable lock with an integrated key lock, thief was captured on 2 surveillance cameras and Chicago Police is investigating. Any help greatly appreciated.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Black K2 Zed - Transit Rear Rack

Location

Lurie Garden
Monroe / Columbus
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
26'' Mens
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Transit Rear Rack, Compass/Bell, Rusty hydraulic brake and screws

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Joern
Contact Email: 
djayk (at) gmx.de
Contact Phone Number: 
6308882024

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked our bikes around 11:30am/12:pm. Went for breakfast to Panera Bread. When we came back around 12:30pm/1:00pm lock was cut and left at the scene. My wifes bike was still there, but my K2 was stolen.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek 800 Antelope

Location

Miller St. Apartment
917 South Miller Street
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
17 - 18 inch frame, 26 inch rims
Color: 
Pearl White with Green Lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
About 23 years old -Brand new Serfa Drifter tires 26"x2.00" -Quick release front & rear hubs -Vetta Gel Seat -Quick release seat post adjuster -Prestige Handle bars

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Chad Mikosz
Contact Email: 
chadmikosz25 (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
2246281003
Police Report No.: 
HX445882 Darcy 8703

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 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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike race in our apartment complex, behind our gate & side door. Locked up at 6 PM. Last seen at 2:30 AM. Was gone by 9 AM on the 27th.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn World Sport Gun Metal Gray

Location

JewelOsco
1231 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gun Metal Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly rusted on the frame, the gear changers are switch like and easily moves side to side. There is also a back light.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Christopher Wang
Contact Email: 
wang.christopher1 (at) gmail.com

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?: 
20 minurwa

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

GT TERRA TIMBERLANE

Location

Concordia University Chicago
Augusta St
Oak park / River Forest , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was used, so had a lot of scratches, rusted pedals, and a brand new white seat, with a red light for night near rear wheel, hooked,handlebars facing down.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Colton Sodt
Contact Email: 
spinnaz730 (at) att.ner
Contact Phone Number: 
224 565 7453

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 to 48 hours
Incident Description: 
After bike ride on Friday Sept 26th,I locked my bike onto rack and came back to ride my bike noticing it gone on Sunday Sept 28th with the cable on the ground cut open

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek 7.1fx Hybrid (2012)

Location

Lincoln Park
Racine and Webster
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU321C2367H
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, village cycles sticker on frame.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Alexandra
Contact Email: 
amkier (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
8179923057
Police Report No.: 
HX447029

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 metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
BIke missing after locked overnight to fence.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Specialized SX

Location

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N Clark St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
M9DS00309
Size: 
Long
Color: 
White with blue and red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fully custom bike, white manitou minute pro front fork. Black flag comp tubeless wheel setup. Red anodized stem with wide crank brothers handlebars. 8" hayes disc brakes.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Ross
Contact Email: 
bojangles05 (at) gmail.com

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Sept 28, VERY unique, custom 2009 Specialized SX full suspension mountain bike. Mostly white frame w/ red and blue accents. White Manitou minute pro fork, red anodized stem, very wide crank bros handlebars, black flag comp tubeless wheel setup. Stolen at Lincoln Park Zoo, SE side, locked to public bike rack in high traffic area.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek road bike

Location

2125 west moffat st
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Kingsbury plaza sticker on bike. Black handles. Old stickers still partially on.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Anthony Berceau
Contact Email: 
Arberceau (at) uwalumni.com
Contact Phone Number: 
9522701339
Police Report No.: 
Hx446131

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?: 
Weeks

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Cilo

Location

2125 west moffat
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue and white tape on handles. Fender / splash guard on rear tire. Kingsbury plaza sticker bike.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Anthony berceau
Contact Email: 
arberceau (at) uwalumni.com
Police Report No.: 
HX446131

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?: 
Weeks

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

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