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.

KHS Vitamin A

Location

209 S La Salle St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Red, Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
One year old, only very minor marks. White and silver lettering on the frame, with a bold, white "AA" on the body just in front of the handlebars. I also had added handlebar extenders, small bike lights, a water bottle cage, kickstand, and a seat-mounted bike rack

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked using a cable through the frame and wheel, which was wrapped around the rack, and attached to the ULock locking the frame and front wheel on my boyfriend's bike. They were locked to a bike rack on the corner of Adams and Lasalle in downtown. We were gone for 2 hours, and when we came back the cable locking my bike to the other and the rack had been cut and my bike was gone. My boyfriend's bike was left unattached to the rack with the U-Lock on.

2012 Trek Madone 6.7 SSL

Location

Navy Pier
Grand
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU214T041H
Size: 
52
Color: 
Black with some white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Left front aero bar has a scratch from a crash. Left shifter is pushed in due to a crash. Left front fork has remnants of sticker that was removed. Left handlebar black tape is coming off near he aero bar. Left handlebar grip is tearing apart near the bar plug. Aero bar padding is wearing down. Has a mount for light on the left aero bar, with some rubber o-rings hanging off of it. Very large seat bag, with tools and spare tube.

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?: 
Few hours
Incident Description: 
Locked up the bike at Navy Pier near the front by the security booth. Came back to it later and saw my bike was gone, along with the lock.

Specialized Langster

Location

Logan Square residence
Whipple St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
P5BL10470
Size: 
58m
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent. A yellow key line on tires, Alex rims DA16

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
over a year
Incident Description: 
They broken into our garage at night through a small window, cut the cable on the lock and stole the bike.

Aventon Mataro

Location

3432 Bosworth Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
White w/ black writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks new. Black grip tape on bullhorns, red pedals w/ black straps, selle italia seat, revolight wheels

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Between noon Saturday and noon Sunday someone broke into my building and stole the bike.

Trek

Location

720 n Larrabee
720 n Larrabee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek 8000 mountain bike

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Week

Jamis Nova

Location

Dave's Records
2604 N. Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
U151K22432
Size: 
48
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Practically brand new. Bike is a Cyclo-Cross bought on May 1st of 2015. Bike is a Jamis Nova in Matte Black. Has Three Red Dots in the rim of the rear tire for reflectors. Stole in front of Dave's Records at 2604 N. Clark Street

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
20 Mins
Incident Description: 
Went into record store after locking bike. Went to window and looked about 10 minutes into being there and bike was still secured. Walked out about 10 minutes later and it was gone.

Raleigh 410

Location

University of Chicago Campus
East 57th street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
~56 cm frame: large
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly rusty but in good shape, had an Oklahoma city bike registry sticker on the upright tube. light grey color with riser/cruiser handlebars. Bough from Blackstone Bicycle works

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?: 
1.5 days
Incident Description: 
I locked up the bike outside at about 11:30 on friday night and it was gone on sunday.

6ku Milan 2 Single-Speed Gear Bike

Location

468 N. Artesian
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
10026290
Size: 
58 CM
Color: 
Mint Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Some scuffs along the top bar, worn down front brakes, clip on handlebar and seat post for removable lights, broken air valve cover on 1 tire (back I think)

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 night (7-8 hours)
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked under my exterior stairs in a locked backyard area. My neighbors who share access to this yard are very diligent about keeping the gate locked and keeping an eye on the area. Whoever took it would've had to quickly jump the fence (7 ft metal) , throw the bike over, then jump back over themselves. My wife and I were out helping friends move most of the day (Saturday) and I did not check on the bike when returning home to go to bed. So, realistically the culprits could've taken it anytime between 3pm Saturday and 6am Sunday

Giant Roam 3

Location

Shake shack
12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Red Matte finish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition. Black rims. Handle bar riser.

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?: 
1hr

Fuji Touring 2016

Location

Dark Matter Coffee
738 N Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
SWBD062L0755L
Size: 
XS
Color: 
OLIVE GREEN/BROWN GRIP TAPE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost brand new. Attached Portland Design Works Sodapop Fenders. Touring bike with back rack and thicker tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Not locked. Gate was locked when arrived.
Incident Description: 
Bike was tucked away in a gated driveway area of my employer Dark Matter Coffee. Gate must have been unlocked by coworker and left so. Bike was only unattended for a maximum of 1 hour.

Mercier kilo tt

Location

3547 S. King Dr.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
U90302749
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue and purple tie dye duct tape covering entire frame. Frame is purple underneath. Front brake. Green rim front wheel. Pink bike seat. Flip-flop wheel fixed/freewheel. Note that the bike pictured shows blue Deep-V rims. Wheel set has been since changed to description above.

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 day

Motobecane Jury

Location

3516 W Belden Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Unbranded (motobecane) chrome frame. Salsa Vaya fork. Velocity front wheel. Fixed gear rear wheel. Shimano hubs. Bar tape is inner tube. Brooks cambium seat.

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?: 
0 days

fyxation pixel

Location

3309 N. NewEngland
3309 N. NewEngland Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55 cm
Color: 
dark grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
used, roughed up frame. brand new chain and new Continental Ultra Sport tires. wheel set originally orange but are now painted white. rear brake. platform pedals with hold fast straps.

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?: 
not locked, in yard for 5 hours
Incident Description: 
someone jumped the fence and took it, gate was still latched, I found a foot print in the mud by my fence of a smaller sized skate shoe around size 7 so possibly someone younger.

SCOTT Cylcocross Bike

Location

200 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and Silver Frame/Yellow taped drop handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shimano 105 front shifters, Shimano Dura Ace rear derailer.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 Months

Fuji Feather

Location

The Bar Method
1271 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
bd353l0589k
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
mint
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ridden every day for a year... So it looks like it's been ridden every day for a year, week old teal green handlebar tape on drop bars. Week old tires, cannot for the life of me remember the brand.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
I was in class at the Bar Method on Milwaukee and Paulina. The bike was locked to the frame only because I was in a rush and have the special locks on my tires that are supposed to prevent someone from steeling the wheels. During class, one of the students said that there was a suspicious man lingering outside of the window, exactly where my bike was locked. I assume this is the same man who stole my bike. The lock was left intact, which is very confusing.

Schwinn Legacy

Location

1033 N Mozart St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Yellow with white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Remains of a basket still attached to the handlebars. Chain sometimes falls off while riding.

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?: 
A week or so
Incident Description: 
My bike was underneath the stairs of my apartment building in the back, surrounded by fencing that you can't see through. *Stock photo, as I don't have an actual one

Bianchi Torino (23'')

Location

Bike storage room
3312 W Schubert
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK731873LLX6420938L
Size: 
23 ''
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Large red bike

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A few days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the bike/laundry room of my building, which requires a key to enter.

Schwinn - royal blue bike

Location

Marianos West Loop
Madison and Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
medium
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
had a nice bag on the back

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 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?: 
20 minutes
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike on Madison next to the Marianos on Halsted and Madison and when I came out from shopping the bike lock had been cut and my bike was gone.

2013 Giant Rapid 2

Location

House
1952 N Bissell St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large Men's
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well maintained with a large bell on the front, a bike rack, and pitlocks on the axles of the wheels.

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?: 
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?: 
Regularly Parked there. Front of house.
Incident Description: 
The Lock was not defeated, the fence was. someone took an electric sawsall and cut straight through the fence. The incident happened at some point during the day.