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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 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.

Specialized dolce c2

Location

6957 N. Greenview Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wsbc606009326i
Size: 
48cm frame
Color: 
Black and teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new (2014) teal handlebar tape

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Mary
Contact Email: 
Mary.xue.w (at) gmail.com
Police Report No.: 
8hy131174

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
Incident Description: 
garage was closed and locked prior to me leaving the apartment, bike was gone upon return

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Miyata 512

Location

Bow Truss Coffee
1641 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue, white, red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Worn condition

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Benjamin Bauman
Contact Email: 
benbauman1 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3126969556
Police Report No.: 
T15000186

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 street sign.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
The bike was left overnight in front of Bow Truss Coffee on 18th in Pilsen. Note: the image above is not the actual bike. The frame is identical, but the remainder of the bike is different from what's in the image.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Kazane

Location

Bank of America
150 S Wacker
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black with red flecks visible in the sun.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is a black, new-looking road bike. The letting is white and says "Kazane" and there a dragon on the seat stem. The paint has red flecks in it that reflect when in the sun.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Chuck Feerick
Contact Email: 
chuckfeerick (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7036269389

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 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?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
Bike lock was broken, therefore thieves must have had tools

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Giant Yukon

Location

Home
1945 N. California Ave Unit G
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
19.5
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used. The bike was ~12 years old. It had obvious signs of wear and tear.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
James O'Neal
Contact Email: 
jamesponeal (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
269-757-6533

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 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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Came out my back door on the morning of January 31, 2015 and the bike was gone. It could have been stolen at some point in the last two days.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Panasonic

Location

Harlem Blue Line
Harlem
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Left brake handle missing, back brake barely working, back tire nearly smooth (no tread), black sponge on handle bars, broken left pedal

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Maciej Szpakowski
Contact Email: 
systemzajety (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3124515584

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?: 
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?: 
~11 hours
Incident Description: 
It was parked at the train station, it was gone when I arrived.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Klein Quantum race

Location

West Rogers park
Maplewood ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm or there abouts
Color: 
two tone,White top grey underside. looks white from the side
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a 2002 model Klein Quantum race with red Rolf vector wheels and Bontrager Race Lite tires. the fork is black raw carbon. the bar stem is made by Ritchey and the bars are taped black, there is a cycle computer and a light mount on the bars. the gears and crank are Shimano Ultegra and it has Shimano Ultegra Dual Pivot brake/shifters. It has Shimano pedal shoe clips

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Matt
Contact Email: 
matteblack (at) chicagorats.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773.366.6964

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
was hanging on the wall in my garage
Incident Description: 
my garage was broken into and my bike was stolen off the hooks from which it was hanging.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

1998 Bianchi Campione 49cm

Location

Garage
1413 S 49th Ct
Cicero, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
49CM
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Distinct orange and should have a Plume mudguard (rare)

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Luis Larrea
Contact Email: 
luis.larrea (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7732573498
Police Report No.: 
15-01296

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?: 
Months

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Diamondback Clarity 1 Hybrid

Location

Apartment
2107 N. Kenmore Apt. 3F
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DAP13C01423
Size: 
15" frame
Color: 
grey/silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, silver/grey frame, lightweight, black/white/silver bike seat

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Emily Kirsch
Contact Email: 
emilylkirsch (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
2696250673
Police Report No.: 
T15000152

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Workers have been in and out of our basement working on first floor maintenance. Basement door has been found unlocked on multiple occasions during this time period. Went to bring luggage down to storage unit in basement and bike was missing.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Giant Boulder SE

Location

3216 North Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
(at one point at least) had my name and phone # taped to the bottom of the frame. Beaten up but still worked great. Mismatched break pads. New rear derailleur. Grey/black seat. Mismatched lights (black rubber front light, blue rubber rear light). Blue water bottle holder. Had a mountain-style carrying rack

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Daniel VanDyke
Contact Email: 
dvdyke8 (at) hotmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6164435609
Police Report No.: 
HY111068

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two months
Incident Description: 
Bike was gone. Tarp left behind.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Fuji Absolut 3.0 LE Flatbar Roadbike

Location

Condo
2016 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
23 inch
Color: 
Black with blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, it was purchased in May 2014 and ridden maybe 15 times. Fuji Absolut 3.0 LE flatbar - Has a mount for U-lock on the frame. That mount will be black and yellow.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
John Paulis
Contact Email: 
jmpaulisjr (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6302104651

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
The bike was behind a locked door leading to condos. The locked door is also inside an enclosed garage.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Dahon Eco C7 Folding Bike

Location

Union Station
222 S. Riverside plaza
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Size: 
Small/folding bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Dahon folding bike. Has a clipped on front bikelight on right handlebar. Also a bike light on the back. Sticker from 'Atlas moving company' on front handlebar.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Nicole Munsey
Contact Email: 
nmunsey (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7733860298

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?: 
Less than 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Parked it out front of Union Station on Adams, at bike rack just east of Canal on south side of street, around 9am. Came out at 5pm. Bike and lock were gone.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Felt Brougham

Location

Home/Garage
Huron
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
61 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2012 Felt Brougham. 61 cm frame. All black frame with chrome Felt headbadge. 28 x 700 Vittoria Randonneur Tires. Black 700 cc deep-v rims, 32-spoke front with black spokes, hand built 48-spoke rear rim with silver spokes. Surly single/single hub. 17 tooth cog. Black Shimano A530 SPD Pedals. Bullhorn handlebars wrapped with black cork bar tape. Tektro RL720 cross brake levers. Black leather saddle. SKS fender on rear. Knog frog front/rear lights. Stock photo attached.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kris
Contact Email: 
khesidenz (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773-676-2380
Police Report No.: 
HY123251

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was left overnight in a closed/locked garage. The bike itself was not locked with u-lock since it was in a secured garage. Unsure of how entry was gained as man door locks (both doorknob and deadbolt) remained locked and roll-up garage door was closed. No other items in the garage were taken.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

zero Grav

Location

2954 N. Gresham Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
white and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has fender on back with handmade red reflector attached to the fender, and few scratches on the handle bar

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Mario Roa
Contact Email: 
marioroa71 (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3124653287

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?: 
20 mins
Incident Description: 
Three teenagers with hats came up the stairs and quickly grabbed the bike.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Felt ZW15

Location

1754 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F106K0308
Size: 
47
Color: 
gloss jade
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
well maintained. all OEM parts

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
alison hauptschein
Contact Email: 
alisonwh (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
734-657-1238

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?: 
weekend
Incident Description: 
went on to back porch. noticed bikes were gone.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Raleigh Revenio 1.0

Location

Home
Leavitt St. & Augusta Ave.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
D13YK15318
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition. At the time it was stolen it had a small pink rubber light on one of the handlebars and another one just below the seat. I also had a U-lock strapped to the vertical bar, in front of the back tire.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Alexandria Cipolla
Contact Email: 
alexcipolla (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
847-293-8589
Police Report No.: 
HY112601

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?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
The bike was hanging in a private 6 car garage. It was there when I was last in the garage at 10am on Sunday 1/11 and gone when I came back at 5pm on Monday 1/12.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Cannondale r600

Location

1651 W CORTEZ ST
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition red bike with bullhorn black bars and downfacing 105 shifters, black bontrager wheels and a black carbon fork.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Michael Roytman
Contact Email: 
mikeroytman (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
8473229744

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
months
Incident Description: 
Broke into garage and stole 4 bikes

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek Lexa SLX

Location

Wolfram
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU115G5538H
Size: 
47/50 CM
Color: 
White with blue highlights, black brakes/pole/tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was a small (47/50) White Trek Lexa SLC, with blue highlights; white handlebars, black handbrakes and seat pole and a white seat. There were blue accents on the front/back spokes, and the connection points of the set and handlebars. The Trek lettering was blue. The pedals were black with black straps; non-clipin style. It was in near perfect condition without much damage other than some slight scratches/rubbing on the white handlebars from storage. It had a new black kryptonite lock attached to the front of the frame. The bike looked just like http://www.yellowjersey.com.au/images/products/full/UeBsrLJdtCxIWNgZHmOpby56q9FS0w.jpg

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Adam
Contact Email: 
aarcus21 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6302510371
Police Report No.: 
HY104025

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was temporarily being stored on the garage ceiling, with the lock only on the bike itself, as we've recently moved in to a 3 unit flat. The garage door may have been accidentally left open (we're not sure, we hadn't left the condo). The last entry to the garage was around 2:30. Between 3:30-4:30, judging on the state of the treads and how fresh they looked, someone walked in and rode off on the bike. Around 4:45/5 o'clock, I went to go check on something in the garage, and noticed the main door was open, and the bike was gone. There were bike treads in the snow starting from the front inside of the garage (you could see the slip when the bike hit the snow). These led down the alley (parallel to Racine) heading north. I tracked the tire treads continuously in the snow out down the alley heading for a block or two then heading west, though they were more intermittent then, down Oakdale heading west, after hitting Lakewood, they seemed to turn left but I lost them after that. I did see an open garage, with active loading/unloading happening and a bike that I swore was ours, but it turns out it was new movers and the police questioned them and said it was their bike. It snowed a lot today and it is a small women's road bike with no winter tires - no one would be riding this bike as a commuter at this point in the year! Someone much taller than the bike's size must have reached it from the ceiling. Its kryptonite u-lock is still around the front frame/spokes of the bike. I filed a police report - but handed it to the officer who helped me out when he arrived (I wrote the description of the event, and was flustered, all on the same page...); I'll update this with the serial number and report number when I find them - hopefully ASAP, all of our receipts and everything are packed up so we are trying to find the serial numbers though for reference.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek 7.1fx

Location

Condo
1102 n wood
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu051c1029e
Size: 
20
Color: 
White / silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Jill Richard
Contact Email: 
Mlesco (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
8473235580

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking 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?: 
Stored there

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

2014 fuji feather track

Location

Street corner
Chicago and western
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD06LL0810K
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brown grips on drop bars. Black brooks swift saddle.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Jay W. Cullen
Contact Email: 
Jaywcullen (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
614.499.4265

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
>12 hours
Incident Description: 
I was run off the road by a drunk driver on New Years at two in the morning and fractured my face on the corner of Chicago and Western. A Good Samaritan called an ambulance, but the EMTS left my bike on the corner because it wouldn't fit in the ambulance.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

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