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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.

Raleigh Record

Location

1408 W North Shore Ave. Unit 1
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
White with orange stripe and lettering on frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red bell; two Schwinn brand saddlebags; unkempt thick black handlebar tape

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Benjamin Aspray
Contact Email: 
bkaspray (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
(732) 991-2871
Police Report No.: 
363161

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?: 
Two hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was leaning against the railing of my back porch, which overlooks the locked courtyard of my apartment complex in Rogers Park. I went inside around 3:30p to put away groceries and became distracted with a variety of chores. I returned a few hours later, around 7p, to find the bike had vanished.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Vintage Schwinn (Custom Navy Blue paint)

Location

Home
Honore St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Navy Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old schwinn that was sand blasted and repainted with a customer color ( navy blue) with original schwinn lettering on the side. Had leather handle grip and leather seat. Blue tires that matched the frame color. .

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Thomas Kilinski
Contact Email: 
Thomas.Kilinski (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6307795516

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I went to visit relatives in the burbs , came back and the lock was cut through the cable sitting on the ground next to where i locked it.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Felt X-City 6

Location

Home
6300 N. Wayne Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52?
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mainly red bike with ARS Classic Anatomical Seat. Rack over the bike tire. There is also a Millenium Park Park and Lock sticker and a Turin bike sticker.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Amanda
Contact Email: 
timandamandasayido (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
2629603079
Police Report No.: 
HX363675

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?: 
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: 
Bike was locked to chain link fence. Person cut the fence and remove the bike and lock all together.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Felt F55

Location

Ravenswood Manor
Richmond and Wilson
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
think a 58
Color: 
black with red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in great condition. It has 2 poly carb water bottle holders, Durace shifters.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Chris C
Contact Email: 
colec190 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773-866-2926

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?: 
45 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken out of the garage between 8:15-9pm on Saturday July 12, 2014.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Raleigh Grand Prix Mixte

Location

House
Marshfield & Cortez
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
08FE519BF28BA272
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
Greenish-Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike is a vintage Raleigh Grand Prix Mixte from the early 1980s era, light steel chromoly frame (model 502) that I updated with 7-gear index shifting and contemporary accessories: Honey Brooks flyer S Saddle, 27" Schwalbe Greenguard Gatorskin wheels, Velo Orange Porteur handlebars, a 70 mm Nitto Quill. The shifting is unique in that the rear shifter rests on the left of the quill.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
A. Mah
Contact Email: 
amahhh2014 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
617-702-2115
Police Report No.: 
HX363456

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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
OVERNIGHT
Incident Description: 
This bike was stolen from my yard. Ripped from the fence post and taken down the street. The bike was updated with contemporary parts. BROOKS SADDLE, SCHWALBE GREENGUARD GATORSKIN WHEELS, VELO ORANGE HANDLEBARS, 70 MM NITTO QUILL.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Mid 80s Miyata

Location

Apartment
W 17th St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
full size, adult bike, made for extra tall rider (6'7")
Color: 
Gray/Dark Tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, well kept, curved black fender on back

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Craig Cotsones
Contact Email: 
kyle.cotsones (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
312-720-7056

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?: 
9 hours.
Incident Description: 
Both Front and back ground floor doors left open, gates to outside left open, perpetrator(s) entered building, took bikes and left without closing anything.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Late 70s Schwinn Spirit

Location

Apartment
W 17th St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
adult size; made for tall person (I'm 6'4")
Color: 
Solid Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage bike; red/orange brakes, single speed, black seat

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kyle Cotsones
Contact Email: 
kyle.cotsones (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
312-720-7056

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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Both front and back gates, plus both locked doors to apartment building were open. I live on the third floor, and those who stole it explored freely in the building to find bikes in a foyer, at which point they were stolen. THe doors were not shut upon exit.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Beach Cruiser

Location

Residence
1645 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All chrome bike with, white wall tires.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Lauren
Contact Email: 
laurenegibson (at) gmail.com

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike had two locks. One on the front tire and through the frame and one on the back tire through the frame.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Raleigh Detour

Location

3119 N. Sheffield Ave Apt 1
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U13XK25683
Size: 
frame size for a 5'11" female.
Color: 
dark green with some yellow accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
seat has a ring of white around it designating right height, black water bottle holder added to it, has fenders and a rack on the back. kevlar tires.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kristen Tallon
Contact Email: 
kristen.tallon (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
8474311818
Police Report No.: 
HX362703

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?: 
overnight, but had seen it in the morning around noon
Incident Description: 
Someone entered, or was already in, the back porch area which you have to enter through an alley, turn and open the back gate with a key, go up the stairs and around the corner to the left to find the bike. There was another bike next to it, unlocked, that was not taken. The stolen bike had its lock(s) cut and removed with the bike.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Specialized Langster

Location

Maplewood Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A red steel framed Specialized Langster, white lettering on the body, flipped up bullhorn style handlebars with red tape. Back wheel is black.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Taylor Kelley
Contact Email: 
octagonisland (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7735754724
Police Report No.: 
HX362673

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One week
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into my backyard, jumped up on to my porch and broke the part of the porch that my bike was locked to.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

2005 Raleigh Grand Sport

Location

1001 W. Madison
1001 west madison
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White with black accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in great condition. Two noticable scratches on the top of the top bar. The picture is not of my actual bike, but it is the exact same color. Carbon fiber fork.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Nathan Howe
Contact Email: 
howe.nathan.e (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
9192083743
Police Report No.: 
HX362576

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than a day
Incident Description: 
My bike was kept in a garage for my condo. It was stolen sometime between Saturday, July 26 at 4 PM and Sunday, July 27 at 1 PM, when I noticed it was gone.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Magna

Location

Common Cup
Morse & Greenview
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Teenager
Color: 
Pink with Purple Cables
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike is in good condition, the rear brakes need work and there is an aftermarket Bell bike seat, the original water bottle is not on the bike.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Mic
Contact Email: 
lfcps119 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
224-513-9810

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
Less than 5 hours
Incident Description: 
Had a Magna bike that was stolen in front of the Common Cup on Rogers Park. The bike is 95% pick with purple cables. The thief apparently used a wire cutter to cut the cable. It was parked outside between 1230PM and 515PM on Thursday, July, 24th.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Specialized men's expedition sport

Location

Home
5100 N St. Louis
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men's 17"
Color: 
Champagne/light gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition had an Adams trail-a-bike (light gray) attached to it. Small set bag. Black tires, black saddle

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Alex Yu
Contact Email: 
Alex (at) peerlessrugs.com
Contact Phone Number: 
312-617-8586
Police Report No.: 
Hx362367

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
Incident Description: 
My bike had an Adams trail-a-bike attached to it when it was stolen. Was taken overnight from our garage.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Surly Crosscheck

Location

Home
3100 West Palmer Blvd
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, new cork taped handlebars, greenish brown leather Brooks saddle, black rear rack, toe clips,

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
John Jurgensen
Contact Email: 
Jurgensen (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
860-836-6756

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?: 
Garage door was left open for several hours while workers were on site
Incident Description: 
Bike was stores in garage , which is usually kept closed but workers were on site and going in and out. Someone likely walked by and saw their opportunity and grabbed it.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

LDG

Location

wicker park
north and damen
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
IT IS A LDG FIXED GEAR WITH CINELLI MASH BULLHORN

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
RATTHAKON THONGLUANG
Contact Email: 
dmdome.dome (at) gmail.com

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 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?: 
7 hours

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

SPECIALIZED cross roads

Location

Lake Shore East Park area
360 E. South Water Street
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
adult
Color: 
maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
SPECIALIZED cross roads kryptonite lock holder installed on it

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Benjamin Derman
Contact Email: 
bderms (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
847-275-8131

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?: 
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 days
Incident Description: 
Bike locked via front wheel (originally thought was locked via frame and front wheel, but concerned only front wheel locked)

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

2014 Masi CX

Location

Blue City Cycles
3201 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
702W3F00075
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Charcoal Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike, black bar tape, black cable housing. Blue City Cycles shop sticker

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Blue City Cycles
Contact Email: 
bluecitycycles (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
bluecitycycles@gmail.com
Police Report No.: 
HX361329

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked, taken on test ride
Incident Description: 
The guy provided stolen ID and Credit Card for the test ride. out the door before the cards were double checked.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

1969 Raleigh Twenty

Location

Home
2512 N. Rockwell St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Size: 
Small / Medium
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new whitewall tires, sturmey archer 3 speed hub, small rust spots on the shifter, one piece handlebars, Spur cycle bell on the left bar, Chrome rims, Rear rack, black cable tubes, new indicator chain cap,

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Jaik Smith
Contact Email: 
jaiksmith (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7736034706
Police Report No.: 
HX361299

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?: 
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?: 
Less than 30 Minutes
Incident Description: 
My beloved Raleigh Twenty was stolen from my back yard. It was locked with a Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit lock to a grill that is almost hidden from view. The grill was unbolted and the bike was removed, and taken out of my back yard, then south down the alley. I know they went south because they dropped the pump that was on it about two houses away. Sadly I don't have the serial number, but I do have many detailed photos. The original place it was purchased has a sticker below the top tube behind the chainguard.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Cannondale Caad10 Force Racing Edition

Location

North Ave Beach
1600 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black/White/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike currently has mountain bike style clipless pedals. The front handle bar has the setup for a wireless speedo as well as a bike light. The rear seat post has a light as well. The seat itself is not stock and is solid black. Wheels are also not stock with red nipples on the ends of the spokes.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Ryan Dunn
Contact Email: 
ryguy797 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6077651539

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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Stolen near North Ave Beach (castaways).

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

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