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.

Late 80's Peugeot Fixed gear

Location

My Apartment
3518 W Belden Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
B56473859
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Black w/ white lettering / Red, Orange, and Yellow Stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, frame decals old and faded. Black leather Brooks saddle, chrome track drop handlebars, with white grip tape. White Velocity Deep V wheelset, with black hubs/spokes. Flip flop hub, currently set up to fixed gear. "12 Speeds" decal on rear dropouts have been covered up with black electrical tape to read "1 Speed". New chrome fork with front brake only, as this is set up fixed gear.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Sometime between 2pm and 8pm, someone broke into my apartment near Belden Ave and St. Louis Ave in Logan Square. They entered through an open window in our living room, and stole an Xbox and my bike, which was locked in my apartment by the front door. They also stole my grey Bern helmet with a black brim. Any information about the whereabouts of my bike is greatly appreciated!

Trek 7100

Location

3314 N Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
17.5"
Color: 
Dark red and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black set pack

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?: 
Permanently stored here
Incident Description: 
It appears a neighbor left the garage door open

Trek 4300

Location

3314 N Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
133S2773X
Size: 
19.5"
Color: 
Blue/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, Mirror on the left handlebar, Black seat pack, New road tires

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?: 
Permanently stored here
Incident Description: 
It appears one of the neighbors left the garage door open.

Walmart 700c Kent Fixie Men's Bicycle, Blue

Location

Addison red line station
W Addison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
blue and green tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike. I left it at Addison Red line station.

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?: 
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?: 
Addison Red line station

Motobecane Cafe Latte

Location

Bar Louie
Polk St and Dearborn St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
commuter bike, so mountain bike frame without a fork and straight across handle bars, no kickstand, broken toe clips, New Belgium Beer Bell, white water bottle clip, rear lights on seat, cat eye headlights, good shape but derailluer needs tuning cannot shift to third gear

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?: 
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?: 
Less than an hour and a half
Incident Description: 
was at Bar Louie on Polk in Lrinters Row for a drink after Chase Corporate Challenge race. Locked bike to designated area, through front wheel and frame with a small U-Lock (2 years old). Exited bar less than two hours later and bike was gone but lock on ground. Front tire was still quick release so I'll bet they released the wheel and cut the spokes which are a relatively cheap fix for reselling to take the wheel.

2014 Raleigh rush hour

Location

Lakeview
426 w belmont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Matte black with blue highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Set screws for chain tensioner/back wheel adjust rusted. Unlock holder underneath seat.

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?: 
Week or two since last ride
Incident Description: 
Bike was like in bike rack next to apartment building. This is the buildings loading dock area. It is a covered 2 layer bike rack. Bike had u lock through front tire and the. Cable through frame front tire and u lock. Cable was attempted to cut 2 times and finally succeeded on third. Hoping building has a camera to at least get a picture of the thief.

Raleigh rush hour

Location

East lakeview
426 w belmont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black with blue highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
nesrly new black Raleigh rush hour with some blue highlights. Will be missing front wheel now. Had a unlock holder under the seat. May have a reside living sticker on the front bar. Bullhorn bars with black wrapping.

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?: 
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?: 
Loading dock area of apartment complex in built in bike racks
Incident Description: 
Hadn't used bike in a week or so. Noticed bike was missing with only front tire left. Had locked bike to bike rack using a ulock for front tire and a cable like to that through frame. Cable was cut and front tire left.

Black KHS Flite 300

Location

Home
4444 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
large, 58cm
Color: 
Black w/carbon fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a carbon fork, lots of scuffs and scrapes on the frame, full rain guards front and back, blackburn flea tail light, black Specialized seat (red underneath), brass colored metal pedals, armadillo tires.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
I came downstairs ready to ride to work after a weekend of not using it, the front door to the building was open, the railing was ripped off the wall and my bike was gone.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

N Hampden Ct
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
18 inch frame, 27 inch tires
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; has a Schwinn speedometer/odometer on the right side of the handlebars.

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 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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked under my apartment building where there is car parking. There are about a dozen sets of hooks on the wall for hanging bikes and a metal pipe on the wall running between the tires that the bike was locked to. Lock was a kryptonite cable lock.

Linus Scout 7 Speed Navy 700c

Location

Home
1936 W Superior, Apt. 1F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
L3E0402538
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Navy Bike with a tan seat and handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There is a scratch on the on the front shaft of the bike beneath the bike basket. The basket scraped up the front a bit before I got it adjusted.

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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
I live in a 3 flat apartment with the porch hidden around the back side of the house facing towards a coach house. We have two gates to protect our privacy and possessions and unfortunately the front gate was left open and someone was able to just walk right in and take it. I have been out of town this weekend, so the incident happened sometime between Saturday and Monday evening.

Bianchi Carbon 928

Location

Jewel Osco
1341 North Paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53 CM
Color: 
Black, White, and Celeste
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a Bianchi 928. They don't make them any more, so they are very rare in Chicago. It has celeste handlebar tape.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 mins
Incident Description: 
Jewel Osco Parking lot. Went in for ten minutes, came out, bike was gone.

2007 Trek 7100

Location

2744 W Cortland St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU088C04433A
Size: 
17.5"
Color: 
blue and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
sticker on top tube that reads "I <3 MY BIKE", black BMX handlebars, 2 bells on handlebars, front basket that is easily detached, black front and rear fenders, rear rack with basket bolted to it, attached portable pump. Saddle is a very worn Planet Bike A.R.S.

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 week
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was in a common room in the basement of my 3-flat apartment building. The downstairs neighbors were broken into by accessing a window, and the individuals who stole things left through the back door. The bike itself was not locked to anything or itself. Items from the apartment, and 4 bikes, were stolen at the same time.

Genesis V2100

Location

University of Chicago
57th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Black frame with white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good working condition, some rust on the bolts. I wrapped a piece of tape on the handlebars with identifying information written on it. A front light is/was also present, secured with tape.

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 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?: 
1-7 days

Womens Cannondale quick 5 hybrid

Location

Home
3709 W Irving Park Road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 6:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small Frame (i'm 5')
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has water bottle holder, Red/White Apple Century Ride sticker on bar.

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
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from private garage 3700 block of West Irving Park Road. Bike was hanging in garage. Stolen sometime between night of 5/18 and 6am morning of 5/19

2013 Raleigh Capri 1.0

Location

Lincoln Park
2728 N. Hampden Ct.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U125K18224
Size: 
49 cm
Color: 
White with red and black accent details, white bar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike only 1 yr old, very good condition. Forte Corsa Carbon Clipless pedals, Had a ABUS Bordo folding lock w/ case mounted on down tube. Also a white water bottle holder mounted to seat tube. Under seat pack and mounting clips on handle bars for a cell phone holder and headlight.

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?: 
24 hr
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of condo building. Security was on guard until 6 am. Bike was seen by maintenance guy around 8 am. Bike stolen between 8 am and noon. Bike was locked to a light pole with an ABUS Bordo folding lock. Lock and bike were both gone.

Pure Fix Juliet

Location

2836 N. Clark St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Pure Fix single speed. Has a platform over rear tire for transporting packages. Platform looks like a "no parking" sign or other street sign.

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 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?: 
One hour
Incident Description: 
Left bike locked for an hour on the bike rack by the garage next to the theater at Clark/Diversey. Bike and lock were both gone upon return.

Specialized Sirrus

Location

Office Building
333 W Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new condition

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
With combination lock and cable
Incident Description: 
There is a security camera within 20 feet of bike. Stolen bike was parked at 333 West Wacker in front of building

Diamondback Clarity

Location

Lakeview
700 W Cornelia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
DAU13K007866
Size: 
L SM14
Color: 
Silver/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lock is (was) locked into the rack on back of bike. No Water holder.

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?: 
24hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was put in locked bike storage room at 4 PM on Previous Day. Owner found it missing at 3:30 PM the current day.

Raleigh Misceo

Location

911 W Carmen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 7:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
14-13-4237
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Black/dark gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In excellent shape, almost new. Has mounted holder for Kryptonite bike lock but no actual lock, as that's all they left behind for me. Wankers.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Since I moved to this apartment 7 months ago
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked through front wheel to provided bike rack. Because of size, shape, and position of bike rack the lock could only go through the wheel. Lock was left intact at the scene, so they must have cut through the wheel to take it.