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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.

GT Traffic 2.0

Location

My House
944 W 18th st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CM15 A5 23375
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scraping and chipping of paint on body, front usb headlight with red band, black bike rack over rear wheel, spash guards on both 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 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?: 
Less than 24 hrs
Incident Description: 
I last saw my bike on our 3rd floor porch at ~2am Sunday morning

specialized

Location

my garage
1434 W Winona St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920229106N
Size: 
womens large
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new

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?: 
1 hr

Schwinn fastback 2

Location

House
1845 W Berteau Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Aqua blue with orange detail and one orange rung on the whee
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, apartment registration sticker for Pattington on crossbar, black saddle bag with spare tire, nitros tank and bike lock key inside.

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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Had left the bike in my usual spot in the backyard and hadn’t got to locking it up for the night. The next morning my neighbors noticed a strange junk bike in the backyard and then saw that my nice bike was missing. My guess is one of the local high school student was riding by and decided to trade.

Trek 820 Red

Location

3950 N Avondale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a rack and many stickers including a Jerry Garcia sticker and a Colorado flag.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stolen from parking lot behind office.

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

1646 n kedzie ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
large yellow mountain bike wheels / "cars are comfortable" sticker on side / extended handlebar / front and rear rack with basket in front

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
it was stolen off the westbound 70 bus
Incident Description: 
my bicycle was stolen off the 70 bus route between kedzie and Austin ~ i got off the bus forgetting it but realized immediately

26'' Mens Schwin sidewinder bike

Location

Century mall
Lake view
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
S8106WM
Size: 
26 inch
Color: 
Black and Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New (1 week older) bike.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike at the century mall at lake view, Chicago, I went to the LA Fitness gym upstairs and after returning I found my bike lost.

Cannondale SR500

Location

2632 W Huron St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
L
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shimano clipless SPD pedals Topeak bike pump mounted on frame Bike computer sensor on front fork, handlebar mount for computer Bell saddle bag Burley trailer mount on rear axle

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in locked garage. Thieves jumped fence, kicked in side door of garage and removed bike, leaving through the back gate.

Novarra Randonee

Location

Loyola Red Line CTA
1200 W Loyola Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
806Y05044
Size: 
55cm M
Color: 
Moss/gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Added fenders, HRC sticker on top tube, Allina Health reflective slap bracelet on stem, brass coin stamped with #73 zip tied to top 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
36hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up Sunday Oct 7 4:30am at Loyola Red Line stop rack. Had to leave it there overnight due to a personal situation. Returned Monday Oct 8 around 5pm to find it, my lock, and helmet missing.

Giant LIV

Location

Old Town West Village
1152 N Howe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C4AV0983
Size: 
SM
Color: 
Light Blue with White trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent, Specialized cycle computer

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 wooden pole, railing, 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?: 
2nd floor deck area, always locked here
Incident Description: 
Person went up to our 2nd floor deck, cut the cable lock and walked away with both our bikes. We do have video of the person that committed the theft.

Specialized Rockhopper

Location

Old Town West Village
1152 N Howe St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606159292
Size: 
56
Color: 
charcoal grey with green trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, green grips and green pedals, carbon handlebar, thin 700X28 wheels instead of mountain bike tires. Quadlock phone mount. Cateye cycle computer.

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 wooden pole, railing, 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?: 
2nd floor deck, Always locked here.
Incident Description: 
Person went up to our deck, cut the cable lock and walked away with two bikes. We have video of the person that committed the crime.

Jamis Coda Sport

Location

The Promenade
1201 W ADAMS ST
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U13GU26576
Size: 
16
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a rear rack installed.

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?: 
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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Our building has a surveillance system which we have reviewed and identified an individual with a blue backpack wearing black clothing breaking through our condo's garage rear door and walking out with two bikes. The theft occurred between 8:20 and 8:30 pm on October 1st, 2018 according to the security camera log. The footage was not clear enough to make out the individual's features. He appears to be a male and he looks like he had an accomplice waiting outside to help handle the two bikes he took.

Specialized "Tri-Cross"

Location

West Ridge
N. Bell Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
S4STOL1N
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Black (matte)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aluminum frame (black) cross bike with rear rack and (gray) top bar mount for front baby seat. Newer frame with vintage components. Bay ends shifter, 7 speed (no front derailleur). 700c front rim / 26" rear. Frame is buckled near bottle holder / pump.

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?: 
5 days

Giant AnyRoad 2 AnyRoad Bike

Location

Title Boxing Club
2417 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54 in
Color: 
Grey/Green/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Giant road bike. Carbon water bottle holder, Phone mount on handle bars and lights installed on handle bars and seat post. Bike was in very good condition with skinny cyclecross tires

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen near Clark and Fullerton in front of the title boxing club. The bike was locked up to a bike post via a combination lock and stolen around 6:30pm while I was inside at the gym. Specific location 2417 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Bianchi Pista

Location

Fairfield Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green chain, racing pedals, bull horn handle bars.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It was not locked and in my apartment.
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from the inside of my home.

Raleigh Ventra 2

Location

Clark Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition- frame rusty in certain areas due to harsh weather exposure, squeaky front wheel.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike hidden under fire escape staircase to apartment building, last seen at approximately 8:30 am on Friday October 5. Went to retrieve bike on Saturday October 6 at 12:30pm & bike stolen.

2014 Fuji Feather

Location

3221 W Pierce Ave
3221 W Pierce Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD061L0798K
Size: 
54
Color: 
Mint Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Sawed off handlebars with brown handlebar tape. Gold hubs on wheels. Gator skin tires. Pinhead locks on 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
11.25 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen on third floor landing of stairwell. Unforced entry.

Linus Roadster Sport 3-speed

Location

Edgewater
6115 N Winthrop Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
L2E0506937
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black with "LINUS" on the side. "Transitized" sticker decal on rear fender. Metal basket at front. Metal rack above back tire. Cell phone holder, cupholder, and bell on handlebars. Brown seat.

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?: 
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 week

Schwinn 28" Men's Trailway Bike

Location

Oakton Yellow Line Station
Oakton and Skokie Boulevard
Skokie , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28"
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks fairly new. There is an installed front light and bell on the left side of the handlebar. I also installed a rear red light to the back of the seat. Also find a water bottle holder with the brand UShake on it. And a detachable seat cushion.

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 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?: 
Oakton Yellow Line Station, front rack right by the entrance
Incident Description: 
The cable lock was cut and left at the scene. There is a camera right above the bike rack, and I filed a police report. Seemed to be a quick job and a clean cut.

Cannondale Women’s Size Small Deep Blue

Location

Damen Blue line stop
1558 N Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small 34”
Color: 
Dark Blue with Pink Cannondale Lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in perfect condition hence why it likely got stolen. It’s a women’s bike size small (says so in the frame) and is a hybrid with a mountain bike frame and road tires.

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?: 
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?: 
Bike was stolen from the bike room at the Damen Blue Line stop
Incident Description: 
Bike last scene at the Damen Blue Line stop in the bike room. I left it in the morning and it was fine by 5:00. The people at the stop didn’t really care and don’t watch or have security cameras.