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.

2015 Trek 1.1 H2

Location

Fitness Formula Club
10 S. Clinton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU226C0619J
Size: 
54 centimeter
Color: 
Red/Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to a tree right in front of the FFC health club on 10 S. Clinton. The front of the building is all glass and my bike was in plane view of the front desk. The employees claim to have not seen anything.

2015 cannondale street bike

Location

924 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium-size
Color: 
Black and red cannondale
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black with red accents on the middle of the bike, in good condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
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?: 
Around 6-7 hours

Jamis Satellite Sport

Location

alley
4539 N Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U07U4835
Size: 
normal size for adult male
Color: 
grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
orange tape on handlebars. black rack w/ spring mounted at rear. puncture resistant tire on rear wheel (front is still original). Pedals replaced in the last year (look newer than rest of bike). has a sticker from Roscoe Village Bikes on it.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
stored here for several days
Incident Description: 
Bike was unlocked in a private garage in the alley. Found to be missing around 9 AM, garage door was open (unclear if accidentally left open, or opened from the inside to leave with bike)

Golden Cycle

Location

Pilsen
Laflin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Mint green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, mint green frame, white rims, white small seat with silver bear imprinted on it and silver lettering with word "Golden" Has a minor stratch on lower left side of frame near back tire. The word "Golden" is in black coloring on the frame of bike near the seat.

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?: 
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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up to metal railing in front of building apartment complex which is located a few feet away from alley. A hispanic man was witnessed riding away with it. The bike and lock are both missing.

Coda Sport 03-8306-56

Location

At corner of residential area
1037 N. Mozart St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U136U26365
Size: 
18
Color: 
Sage (green)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Black fenders on the tires. No stickers, just the original sage/green paint. Original black bike seat.

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 street sign.

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked through both wheels and its frame to a street sign with a cable and U-lock. The signage itself (street parking regulations/metal signs on top) was removed- 2 metal sheets describing the parking permits, etc, were unscrewed and left on the ground and a garbage can from an alley was next to it. It appears maybe the bike was lifted off at the top of the entire post with the lock in-tact. No lock or bike parts left.

New Yorker

Location

3227 S May St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
women's bike
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage but in in really good shape. Had basket and upgraded seat. Bike is read and says NEW YORKER. Front brake on handle bar and a foot slowing back brake.

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?: 
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 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was attached to gate in front of my building and someone cut it.

Raleigh SC 30 2002 model year

Location

Athenaeum Theater, Oakdale Street side
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
Plo 13-D U22Y37362
Size: 
Women's 16"
Color: 
dark blue / silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, hybrid comfort bike, planet brand bicycle rack, black bell, suspension seat, 21 gears, hand grip shift, cateye wireless sensor on front wheel, remnants of race number tag on frame, http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2002&Brand=Raleigh&Model=SC30&Type=bike

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 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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to street pole on Oakdale side of corner of Oakdale and Southport (Atheneum Theater). Stolen between 7:30 and 10:pm on July 16.

Gary Fisher Simple City

Location

Garage
2335 N Bosworth
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
WTV 344C0116D
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Black frame with yellow fenders
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lots of dings and scratches. Has a Bontrager rear pannier on back. Had mount for Trek trailer on it.

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?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
Probably stolen from garage when workmen going in and out.

Fuji track 2015

Location

Belmont cragin neighborhood
Long ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Navy blue frame with steel wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycles bar tape is damaged due to a car crash and there is a "you are beautiful" sticker on the front of the bike by the headless bars. There are pedal straps on the bike and the bike has drop bars.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
The bike bike was left in the backyard and the gates were locked but someone must have took it the incident occurred in the Belmont cragin neighborhood

6KU 6KU Fixie Single-Speed Bike (10TR-KU1007)

Location

Home
1219 W Dickens Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
Barcode 10030036
Size: 
49CM
Color: 
black matte finish with teal tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Bicycle; has a Loyola registration Sticker (place of employment) and a 1400 N Lake Shore Drive sticker (former residence). There is a u-lock holder on the frame. I do not have an updated picture with the lock holder.

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?: 
since Monday at 7PM
Incident Description: 
At 7:30 AM, I went outside and noted that both my bike and my roommate's bike had been stolen from our porch. They were locked to the porch via individual wooden railings. When I came home at 1:30 AM last night, they were both there. Some point between 1:30 and 7:30, the U-locks were removed with the wooden poles they were attached to and the bikes were stolen. My roommate will file a separate report about his bike.

Schwinn

Location

Wicker Park
Wood St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Standard
Color: 
Red and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in good condition. It has road bike handlebars and Shimano shoe clips. There is likely an orange or a white plastic tag around the seat/stem from registering it in a former apartment's bike storage. The seat is white with some black down the middle.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.5 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging from the ceiling of our garage, not locked to anything. The lock was looped around the bike and was subsequently found in our trash bin in the alley. We are located in Wicker Park

Jamis Citizen 1 2014

Location

Loftworks on Michigan
1919 S Michigan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Y13L000605
Size: 
Adult Size
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a wire lock with an orange ring on it. Also had a masterlock on there.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Noticed that the lock was cut through. Neighbor to the left parking spot's bike was also stolen as well.

Schwinn hybrid

Location

Garage / Alley
2030 N Fremont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
Large bike ~ 4" taller than an average size bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My bike is in good condition, it's about 8 years old. It's 21 speed, blue with silver handlebars.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was not locked, it was stolen out of a garage
Incident Description: 
Royal blue Schwinn - older model in good condition. Tall hybrid bike

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

Merchandise Mart
330 N. Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU274C5667G
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Black w/red stickers
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Next to new. No kickstand, red sticker under seat on back for apartment. No drink holder. All original parts.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
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?: 
3.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen along with lock from second bike rack south of Kinzie on Wells next to Merchandise Mart. Was in the middle of several other bikes.

7.1 FX TRK

Location

potbelly sandwich shop
630 davis st
evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wtu069c7035g
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2013 good condition

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?: 
bike was not locked. 5.5 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was located underneath stairwell of Potbelly, where I work.

Specialized Crossrads

Location

Mildred Court Condos
2701 N mIldred Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
EN14764
Size: 
Women's Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lightly Used (lived indoors for the past 2 years), has a light attached to the front and a red blinking light attached to the back, tag on it saying "Shanahan 2701 N Mildred"

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?: 
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?: 
26 hours
Incident Description: 
* I am not sure of the time. The Bike was locked at 8:00 PM Monday, July, 18, 2016 and the missing bike was discovered 10:00 AM Wednesday, July, 20 Bike was locked in a designated bike rack in a locked area behind the building. It was locked second in from the right on a bike rack. The cable was through the back and the u lock was locked to the front. To access this area you must have a key to the building (or i guess be good at climbing gates).

2009 Bianchi San Jose Three Speed Conversion

Location

Home
2439 N. Spaulding Av
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
H9MRO5351 D10255245D
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pighead horn attached to handlebars, 3-speed Hub

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from our garage during the overnight hours.

Gary Fischer

Location

W Sunnyside Ave & N Damen Ave
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black and Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The main frame has a sticker from "Sports Hut," a small mom and pop sporting goods store in Wayzata, Minnesota.

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 bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours

Spot Wazee

Location

Home
2714 W Julia Ct
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
~ 52 cm
Color: 
Green and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has silver pedals with red straps, rear rack, disc brakes, belt drive, internal hub.

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 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