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.

Cannondale Killer V 500

Location

Century Mall
Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, with a "speed she" seat that tilts upward. Bike had front and rear lights attached and left side rear view mirror.

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?: 
2 &1/2 hrs
Incident Description: 
Went to Century Mall to see a film, locked bike next to my partner's bike and onto the orange bike racks out front on the street.

2011 Trek 3500

Location

Dee Rd. Metra Station
Busse Hwy
park ridge , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Orange- Aluminum
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great shape, little muddy. Creaky chain from gears rubbing each other.

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?: 
6 Hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from Dee Road Metra station in Park Ridge, IL 60068

Raleigh road bike

Location

my house
3256 clifton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
it was Raleigh road bike with orange grip tape. the front wheel has beads in the spokes.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
The u LOCK IS still locked to the frame under seat
Incident Description: 
I left in my back yard as i went up stares to grab some thing, came back it was gone. The U lock was locked the the frame, and should still be there Locked to the frame under seat.

Women's Novara Carema 2016

Location

330 N. Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well-used but looks fairly new. Light scratches were it was locked, mainly around the seat tube or stays.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours

Jamis Coda Sport

Location

1641 W Ohio St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
0166u14824
Size: 
21-23"
Color: 
Gray/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very New

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?: 
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?: 
1 night
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage overnight

Trek Neko 2

Location

Illinoise St and Columbus Dr
240 E Illinois st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
ladies frame (small)
Color: 
white, 'TREK' in dark blue, black handle bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 year old- new- quick release front and back tires, bontrager rack and bags on back. has mounts on handle bars for cellphone attachment and speedometer mount (not on bike at time of theft) Has a tenant registration sticker on the frame of the bike, for Coast Apartments, with sticker number 394 or 396 This is the 2017 version of my bike, but it's a 2015 model, not a lot has changed in the 2yrs since I purchased it https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/dual-sport-bikes/neko-womens/neko-2-womens/p/2325601-2017/ These are the bags I had on the back https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-bags-panniers/bontrager-interchange-deluxe-plus-rear-trunk-bag/p/14606/?colorCode=black this is the rack mounted to the bike https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-racks/bontrager-backrack-deluxe-s/p/09591/?colorCode=grey the lock was a $40 cable lock that was threaded thru both tires, the frame and the fence pictured below. My helmet was strung thru the lock as well. EVERYTHING was taken. not even a cut cable was left behind.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked the bike to a small fence under stairs on Illinois and Columbus Dr. next to Whole Foods Market Went inside to shop for a few items, came back and my bike was the only one stolen, when there were other bikes left behind. This is the 2017 version of my bike, but it's a 2015 model, not a lot has changed in the 2yrs since I purchased it https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/dual-sport-bikes/neko-womens/neko-2-womens/p/2325601-2017/ These are the bags I had on the back https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-bags-panniers/bontrager-interchange-deluxe-plus-rear-trunk-bag/p/14606/?colorCode=black

Jamis Mens Blue 700c

Location

CTA Harlem Blue Line
6626 W Schreiber Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
700c
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Jamis Brand Mens bike 700c wheels. Bike seat post suspension. Rear add on splash fender Broken front reflector Newly installed rear tire

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked along with helmet at the Harlem CTA Blue Line station (near Ohare). The bike was locked on the 'train' side of the turn stiles (i.e. after paying for ride) on the most easterly slot of the the most easterly bike lock station. This was in plain site of CTA help station and security cameras. The bike was locked up carefully (frame and both wheels to post) with an ON GUARD DOBERMAN COIL CABLE KEY LOCK 12MM Brand Cable Coil Key Lock (or very similar circa 2007). The helmet was a brand new White/Grey "Giro Foray MIPS" Mens Large Helmet. The bike was locked up at 7:45 AM on 6/22/17 and was missing on return commute home at 5:45 PM. CTA staff were interviewed and noticed nothing unusual.

Trek 1200 SL

Location

The Recyclery Collective
7628 N Paulina Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
TRT0405CA4 CU766
Size: 
58cm seat tube
Color: 
Black/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New red Fizik bartape

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?: 
Was at our shop ready for sale.
Incident Description: 
We are an educational bike shop. This bike was stolen during one of our busy Open Shop times. We will be increasing security.

Jamis Bosanova

Location

Lakeshore Sport & Fitness
211 N Stetson Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 6:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U146U27073
Size: 
54
Color: 
Silver Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Grey matte frame with some green highlights. Fenders on both wheels with a rear rack.

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
I park in the same place every morning in front of my gym. I assume someone noticed my bike there at the same time then came by with some power tools to quickly and cleanly cut through my ulock.

2008 Fuji Track

Location

504 N Green Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Black / Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Deep V wheels. Black tires. All-City pedals. Anon snowboards stickers on top tube. Bar tape unravelling a little.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks

Mongoose Rockadile SX

Location

Clybourn Metra
2001 N. Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has pink sticker which is a Michigan State University bike registration sticker on the frame. Has a "mnt. rack" bike rack on the back. Has several lights on front and back.

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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
36 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike at Clybourn metra station bike racks and did not come to retrieve until following day, whereupon came back to find no trace of bike or lock. Lock was a flexible chain and a separate metal lock that locked the two pieces together. Here is what the bike looks like- https://cdn.bicyclebluebook.com/bikepedia/2001%20Mongoose%20Rockadile%20SX.jpg

Cannonade

Location

Around SAIC
Monroe and Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
61911890011
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but good condition, not sure of the year. Purchased 6/17/17 from Working Bikes, new Velox blue bar tape, blue pedals,

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?: 
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?: 
Morning-Mid afternoon
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to street sign at Wabash and Monroe. White male app. 6'0" 240 lbs. wearing red t-shirt, black adidas shorts with red stripes, red shoes. Lifted street sign out of the ground and took the bike toward Adams/Wabash train station in the loop.

Specialized Dolce

Location

Hardpressed
219 W chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small bike. Size 48 wheels.
Color: 
White with blue detailing on frame, white saddle
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Just added new brakes, and new rear gear set. Black handle bar tape. Two bike lights. No reflector in rear wheel because it was broken. Sticker residue from previous races on top tube, and a sticker that read "164" on the stem of the bike. White saddle had carved detailing of flowers that matched the blue detailing. Gatorskin tires. Photo of my bike is a bit older and doesnt not account for the recent updates i made (handle bar tape, new tires, broken reflector)

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
around 60 mins
Incident Description: 
I arrived at 219 W Chicago to go to Hardpressed Gym at 7:15am and locked my bike up right outside the building on the sidewalk. I returned at around 8:21 to find that my bike and lock were gone. I inquired abut cameras at both the gym and the Medspa next door, but they were unsure.

Gravity Liberty CXD, carbon fork

Location

Yarbrough residence
2122 W. Cullerton Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. SNREd sticker on frame. Disc brakes.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
4 month
Incident Description: 
Bike was in our outdoor area of our apartment. We live on the second floor and the first floor door to our home is always locked. Perpetrator climbed our emergency landing and broke in through an open window. Took the bike (which was not locked to anything within the residence) and left out the first floor door. Helmet was found halfway down the stairs in the morning. Bike included a kryptonite U-lock. Total value of $500. We believe that we know who took the bike - there is a video circulating on Facebook in the Pilsen community group of an older african american man who was first seen wearing a blue t-shirt. As I walked out to see if the bike was around, I saw a similar appearing man wearing dark pants, a grey hoodie, and a black baseball cap wondering around the Cullerton street alley around 8:15 am. I did not approach him.

Access

Location

Museum of Science and Industry
Lakeshore Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed. Fully rigid frame and fork.

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Drove up from Bloomington with 2 borrowed bikes, parked the car, and rode bikes to the Museum of Science and Industry. Locked both bikes to each other and the rack on the northeast rack in front of the museum. My bike and the lock were gone, my wife's bike was laying unlocked on the ground. Bike was set up for a 6 foot 2 male; likely stolen by someone of similar height.

Novara Hickory 29er Bike - 2016

Location

1400 George St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
medium - 29" wheel
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Clipless Peddles, Carbon fiber water bottle cage. Well beat up from mountain riding.

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1-3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at night in back yard of apartment building. At some point between Sunday night and Monday evening the bike chain was presumably cut and taken along with the bike for disposal. I am uncertain how lock or chain was broken as it was not found anywhere near the bikes location. Bike has clipless pedals and obvious signs of wear on tear near chain.

Raleigh M20

Location

Pope Building
633 S Plymouth Ct, Apt 403
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Blue and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front suspension, custom seat (black memory foam/fabric). There is rust on the brake cables and between the handlebars. The head tube has extensive scratching from where the lock was kept. There are minor scratches throughout, but the bike overall is in good condition. The photo shown here is not my bike, but it is exactly the same make, model, and color scheme. Mine does not have a water bottle holder.

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?: 
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?: 
3 weeks
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to the bike racks outside 633 S Plymouth Ct. Between 1:43am and 1:52am on June 20, both the bike and lock were taken. There is a gap in the security footage, during which the bike and lock disappear.

1972 Raleigh LTD 3

Location

Beatrix
834 W Fulton Market
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Size: 
medium
Color: 
Black with white accents and white wall tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black with new white wall tires, very good condition, black Brooks saddle, black grips, Sticker from St. Louis park district,

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 min
Incident Description: 
Left bike in front of Beatrix while I grabbed pick up. Stupidly did not lock it, but sidewalk was closed during construction so I thought I would be ok. Watched bike while inside, looked down at some point and it was gone.

Breezer LIberty

Location

Lincoln Park Zoo
N Cannon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWBD024L0648L
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
great condition no features

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
bike was locked while visitng zoo, came back out to retrieve and it was gone