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.

SE Lager

Location

2041 pierce ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black, blue rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
stickers on frame, rust on chain, lights near handlebar and seats

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?: 
kept there permanently
Incident Description: 
back door to condo building was unlocked, person walked upstairs and grabbed it from our back deck.

Vehpro folding mountain bike full suspension

Location

outside King Crab Seafood restuarant
1800 N. Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
B09CTTY3RN
Size: 
26 in wheels standard mountain bike specs
Color: 
red, black, and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bike has visbile rust on some of the hardware, Two mud flaps on each wheels. The left pedal and crank arm is non original and chrome color. The seat has blue duct tape on a section that was damaged.

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?: 
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?: 
less than 12 hours
Incident Description: 
bike was discovered missing while on my way to work.

State Bike Black Label II

Location

Mather High School
5835 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has scratches on the frame, grip tape on the bars have rips in them, has lots of dirt and mud under the frame, has a light on the seat post, says "Black Label II" on the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
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?: 
From 7:45am to 4:30pm.
Incident Description: 
I got to school, Mather High School, this morning and parked by bike at the bike rack outside Door 1 of the school building and locked it at 7:45am. After school, as I exited the building at around 4pm, I saw that my bike was missing and that the lock was lying on the ground. The lock was a black combination lock, was in perfect condition when I saw it, and still worked. I do not know who could have stolen my bike. Last week, a classmate of mine got his bike stolen from a homeless man, after viewing the security camera footage with the school principal.

Trek 2003 7700 FX

Location

Flamingo Apartments
S Shore Dr.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WL1740674
Size: 
20''
Color: 
blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
frame colors: blue, black, silver; bontrager race wheels, BLUE vera citywide tires, rear bike rack, workingbikes sticker on frame

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was in the apartment building's bike shed. It was locked to a bike rack with a kryptonite u-lock plus flex cable. The cable was snapped but the u-lock remained untouched and attached to the front wheel and the bike rack. Both the bike shed's door and the building's side gate didn't show any signs of forced entry.

Trek Lexa

Location

904 W Grace St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU175C0370J
Size: 
S/M
Color: 
Grey/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
BLUE ACCENTS, WHITE HANDLE TAPE, PINHEAD LOCKS ON THE WHEELS AND SEAT, AND AN ORANGE KRYPTONITE U-LOCK LOCKED TO THE 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 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?: 
48 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked underneath the stairs in the shared yard area of my building that is fenced in and locked. Unsure if there are cameras outside

Trek Emonda

Location

1641 W North Ave
North and Paulina
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU113C0203N
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New - white waterbottle holder. Trek fenders on front and back.

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?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen off the landing of condo building hallway on the 4th floor. Was gone on honeymoon for two weeks from September 27 - October 12. Unsure of exact time or date. Looking into cameras to get a better idea

Ecotric Vortex 26" Electric Road Bike - White

Location

5129 S Harper Avenue
5129 S Harper Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
26"
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a big seat, extended silver handle bar. On the handle bar there is a light and a cell phone holder. Big seat with rear bike rack.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
I was going down the elevator on my way to work. And as I got off I looked at the bike rack that is inside the apartment building and noticed my bike along with the lock was missing. I had seen it the day before yesterday was the last time I seen it.

Jamis Sequel

Location

Estereo
2422 Sacramento Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U189U03429
Size: 
19" B / Large
Color: 
Desert Tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle was 1 year old. Desert Tan is a pretty unique bike color.

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen outside of Estereo by a man who cut through the u-lock.

State 4130

Location

2708 N Sacramento Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
State 4130 blue bike in good condition. Leather seat and Noah sticker on center 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?: 
Always
Incident Description: 
Trespassers hopped locked fence and stole bike from residential garage. Happened overnight 10/14 into 10/15

Fyxation - east side x blue steel

Location

2708 N Sacramento Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
Silver blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed Fyxation bike in like new condition. Kryptonite chain lock (black and orange) was wrapped around the body of the bike.

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?: 
Always
Incident Description: 
Two bikes stolen out of garage at private home. Trespassers hopped either alley or front gate/fence which were both locked.

Unsure

Location

162 n state residence hall
162 N. state St. rm 504,
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24 in
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Handle bars rotate

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 24 hours

Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0

Location

525 W
Oakdale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 3:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wsbc002034228r
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Electric with basket

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a day

Cannondale Quick 6

Location

UIC College of Medicine Research Building
909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
YE53033
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but good condition. Owned for less than one year. If still attached, carries a black and red ABUS U-lock. Speed was set to gear 6. Back wheel secured to bike by Pinhead lock. More details from this listing: https://www.kozy.com/product/cannondale-quick-6-383513-1.htm

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 4 hours
Incident Description: 
Location were bike went missing was a bike rack on UIC west campus. Bike was parked by the bike rack near a tree in front of the entrance to the left of the western COMRB entrance (facing Student Center West) around 11am. Accidentally forgot to lock the bike to the bike rack. Came back around 3pm to check on bike due to the rain, only to find the bike was gone.

Trek Kids bike

Location

Residence
1135 W Oakdale Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
24-26” wheels
Color: 
White with neon pink letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition Black seat, TREK in neon pink, purple water bottle holder attached to lower bar, has ulock attached to it

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
2 months (we’ve stored it there for 2 years)
Incident Description: 
I noticed the bike was stolen this morning, at 5am- it was still in the back courtyard yesterday. The bike is usually locked, but we didn’t lock it this past weekend. It looks like someone climbed over the fence & then used a sofa from our neighbor’s patio furniture to climb back over to the alley.

Sirrus Specialized Road Bike ~ 2016 (Straight Handle Bars)

Location

W Melrose St & Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Black Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition - slight signs of collision on back wheel. The cover to the left gear shift on handle bar was off. Silver and black u-lock. Back wheel was locked. Seat locked in using Arrus strap lock. Black bottle holder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken directly out of garage while we were loading the kids into the minivan. Brazen, day-light theft with 1-2 witnesses. Thief took off down the alleyway and down Belmont St before disappearing.

Specialized Vita Hybrid

Location

Logan square
2456 N Hamlin Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small 16” frame
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, shimano gears and brakes, has a silver cargo rack and silver water bottle holder. Also attached was a u-lock from krpytonite

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?: 
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?: 
A month. It was there yesterday
Incident Description: 
Came out to my garage and my bike was missing. It was a closed garage with access only to residents… lock was attached to bike but not locked to anywhere. So it may still be on there. Logan square hermosa area

2019 Cannondale Bad Boy #3

Location

Northwestern University offices
155 E Superior St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YB66784
Size: 
Small
Color: 
BBQ (BLACK)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition with a few stratches on the frame. Red bell on L handlebar. The Bad Boy 3 is a lefty single fork on the front.

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours (i locked it at 6 am on the day of the marathon) and it was stolen by 9 am when I left the office to head to work
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to the post

Brooklyn co., Franklin 7 Speed

Location

1200
W loyola Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
s/m
Color: 
Sea glass
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, bright yellow combination lock on the rear.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to the rack in the red line CTA train Loyola station. The lock was in a good condition so it should've been cut.

Giant Liv Alight 3

Location

2700 N Spaulding
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good 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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
2+ weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in a bike room of an apartment complex alongside other bikes. Exact date of theft is unknown as the bike hadn't been ridden within the last 2-3 weeks.