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.

Trek 7.2FX

Location

Damen Brown Line Station
4643 N Damen Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU2291085D
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair condition with some weather related wear. Black Topeak rack on back for pannier bag. Grey seat, black/grey grips.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Between 2:00 pm to sometime before 10:45 pm.
Incident Description: 
The bicycle and lock are missing from the location.

Men's Sirrus Alloy V

Location

West Deming Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC92O271964N
Size: 
M
Color: 
Black/Black/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New Bike. Almost 2 months old riden about once to twice a week. Mounted Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 STD U-Lock Bracket on left side of bike but without the U-lock.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from apartment bike storage room on West Deming Place. Did not use bike for one week and saw that it went missing from then on. You need a key to enter building and another key to open storage room, so most likely another resident stole it. Other bikes in room not locked, yet not stolen. I am sad.

Bianchi Volpe

Location

2822 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All logos are covered in (different color, but still maroon-ish) spray paint. It's a beater bike. Grey rubber grips. Single speed. Black puffy bike saddle with a purple/maroon stripe on it. Saddle a slit down the middle. Silver stem, seatpost, handle bars. Black metal pedals.

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?: 
several weeks
Incident Description: 
I have a black-and-white video of a Hispanic male, approx 5'8'' 160lbs, moustache, plain ballcap, painters/khaki pants, long-sleeve t-shirt opening the door to the storage unit and removing the bike.

Trek CrossRip Elite

Location

home
1132 W Adams St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WTU242C4319J
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was in great condition. Has a gouge under the top tube where the handle bars went under the top tube. Has a sticker under the seat for the office building bike room - 30 N LaSalle. Bike has black SKS brand full wheel fenders. Blue hubs and blue valve stem caps.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Theif gained access to the locked garage by defeating an exterior lock. The lock seems undamaged and I assume the thief was able to pick the lock.

Vilano Shadow 2.0

Location

Clybourne Metra Stop
W Cortland Street and N Ashland Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. Only real distinguishable feature would be a purple Park View apartments tag hanging down from the bike seat.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
One night
Incident Description: 
My bike was left locked up (front wheel and frame locked to bike rack with U Lock) next to the Clybourne Metra Station. When I returned to the station in the morning to retrieve my bike, both the bike and lock were gone.

1992 Giant Hybrid Ladies Bike

Location

Southeast Corner of Maple and Dearborn
1111 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Royal Blue fading into purple/indigo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The condition of the bike is pretty good, it's old but is in good condition. It has a removable fender on it as well as a black mesh/metal basket on the front (obviously these 2 things are easily removed). There is a lock around the seat as well as no water bottle holder and no kick stand.

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?: 
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?: 
2 nights
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike at the southeast corner of Maple and Dearborn, directly across the street from my apartment building on the evening of Saturday, September 22nd and when I went to go ride it this morning, Monday, September 24th it was no longer there.

Trek FX1

Location

Nandos Peri Peri
670 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black and blue writing Trek
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Squeaky brakes.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
The bike was left locked by the Nandos Peri Peri on diversey/clark/shubert. Went in for 5 min and the bike was gone.

TREK NEKO SL WSD 18 MATTE NAVY

Location

1038 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
NEK20964025Y
Size: 
Medium size women's bike
Color: 
Navy with lime green and silver details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, 2 years old and used about once a week in warm months. Water bottle holder, light on handlebars. Seat and wheels were not stolen, just the frame.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
about 4 months and taken out once a week
Incident Description: 
Actual time and date specifically are unknown. Suspected to have been stolen between 9/15/18 and 9/24/18. I suspect they entered through the back door. Bike was locked to a bike rack that was bolted down to the cement floor in the basement of my apartment complex. The front wheel was locked to the rack with my U-lock and was not opened or tampered with. The entire frame was stolen with the front wheel left locked to the rack, and the back wheel was left in the hallway of the back stairwell.

Franklin Transit I

Location

2925 N Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
011713957
Size: 
53CM
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively new, good condition, reflectors broken off the pedals

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I believe the person removed the crews at the base of the street sign and then lifted the pole up and slid my bike off

Constantine fixed gear 2015

Location

UIC East Dormitory
700 S Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
sliver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
left bar tape is damaged, and frame label paint is slightly damaged.

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?: 
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?: 
less than a month

Specialized

Location

Gated courtyard
5307 s ellis ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large enough for a 6 foot tall man
Color: 
Silver/Grey and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle has a "Village Cycle Center" Sticker at the base of the bike, near the gears. Additionally, the bicycle has a cupholder, and an attached headlight, taillight, and locking aparatus

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?: 
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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from a locked courtyard, while it was locked to a bicycle rack.

Schwinn

Location

Residence
4614 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Silver/Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pinhead locks on wheels and seat, brand new Selle seat, wear marks/rust on handlebars from lock placement

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?: 
18 hours

Fuji Supreme 3.0 Le Women’s Road Bike 2014

Location

W Cullom Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
black saddle (not original white), white handlebar tape, blue & green detailing on fork and body, 2 bottle cages (I think tacz), fitted with cat-eye computer, possible sticker evidence on top tube from triathlon racing

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?: 
all year
Incident Description: 
My car was broken into on the street sometime early on Monday 9/17. Thief took the garage opener from the car, went around to the garage, opened it with the clicker, and stole my bike and a set of golf clubs. Garage was locked securely, so locking the bike had not been a concern.

Georgina Terry Symmetry

Location

Grandville and Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small women's
Color: 
Seafoam green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Clean, well maintained 80s frame. The bike has 2 different size wheels, 26" back wheel, 24" front wheel. Gooseneck handle bars, suicide shifters. Green handle bar tape.

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 an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Few hours
Incident Description: 
I made poor drunk decisions and left my bike leaning along a fence while on the phone. I got disoriented in the neighborhood (I just moved to the) and when I went back for it it was gone.

Cannondale RT 1000 TANDEM

Location

Hyde Park
5321 S Maryland Fl 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Tandem
Size: 
Large in the front, small in the back
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Older model with Cantilever Brake

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 month
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my backyard. They removed the U-lock, I'm assuming they cut it because it's gone too.

SE Monterey 2.0

Location

Millennium Park, just south of Crown Fountain
Monroe and Michigan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
wbd081L033m
Size: 
women's
Color: 
white/grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
pretty good condition. some minor marks on frame.

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?: 
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?: 
at most 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen daytime (between 8:00am and 4:30pm) from where it was locked in Millennium Park just south of Crown Fountain. Bike was locked through front wheel and frame to bike rack with a newer U-lock with flat key. At 4:30pm bike was gone but lock was still locked to bike rack.

Trek 1.1

Location

Busch Stadium (Gate 6)
700 Clark Ave
St. Louis , MO
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU142C1667F
Size: 
60 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle was the 2011 model year Trek 1.1 (black paint with red accents), and the frame was in relatively good condition (with a few scratches & adhesive residue on the top tube), and had a sticker/decal form the South Florida (Sunrise) bicycle store from which it was purchased. It had recently upgraded with Shimano 105 components (front & read derailleurs, shifters, & brakes) that were in pristine condition and Felt TTR4 wheels (with Felt TTR2 tires) that were in excellent condition. Please note the crank set was not upgraded and was the stock FSA 50-34 compact. Two aluminum (with black rubber coating) bottle cages were installed on seat tube & down tube. In one was a green Gatorade water bottle, in the other was a storage pod (inside of which was a flat tire repair kit and tool set). Attached to the bike were Forte Corsa2 Pedals (which had significant wear), front and rear lights (Bontrager City Bicycle Light set), and a Nashbar saddle bag (inside of which was a multitool, tire lever, $20 bill, and expired Missouri driver's license issued to me, Lucas Wenger.

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?: 
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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a bicycle rack near Gate 6 at Busch Stadium at approximately 5:20pm. It was secured via a Kryptonite cable extension which was run through the front wheel and affixed to the bicycle frame with a Kryptonite Series 2 U-Lock. Upon returning to the bicycle rack at approximately 7:20 pm, the bike was missing and the U-Lock and cable extension (which was cut) were left on the ground near the rack.

Isla Loath

Location

Pilsen
Racine Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
28 inseam, 53.25 height
Color: 
red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
new, red Isla Bikes Loath road bike. Black seat and handle bars.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Had been kept in locked garage for 2 years
Incident Description: 
Intruder found set of house keys that were mistakenly left in an accessible area, entered garage, and stole the bike as well as several Dewalt power tools.

Trek 1.2

Location

875
875 N Hermitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red with white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Paired spoke wheels (dark color spokes)

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?: 
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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Stolen from garage. Not sure how, since garage door was closed when I returned.