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.

2014 Diamondback Sport Trace

Location

N Bernard street just south of Foster Avenue
Bernard
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
DAP13h001794
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Footlong scrape on main bar.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
handicapped parking sign pulled from ground and my bike taken.

Giant Women's Hybrid (2009 or 2010 model)

Location

Merchandise Mart - Orleans side
Orleans St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
GN819430
Size: 
Small (marked on the frame, I think)
Color: 
Red with silver accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition. Had a seat post mounted rear rack and front and rear fenders. There is a distinguishing sticker on the frame-- I bought and registered the bike in Boulder, CO and the police department there put a sticker on it. It's a silver sticker and says something about Boulder Police on it.

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?: 
5 hours or less
Incident Description: 
I saw my bike at lunch, but when I returned at the end of the work day it was gone. It was locked to a bike rack right outside the Merchandise Mart on Orleans St.

Huffy mountain bike

Location

Main St Metra stop
900 Oakton St
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
35 inches tall, 5 feet long
Color: 
Bright green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Giant peg bicycle seat, electric green with shock absorbers and white wheel frames.

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 hours

Fuji/Arcadia

Location

6620
N. Oshkosh Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F8093019
Size: 
4'10"-5'0" / 148-152 cm
Color: 
red/white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
rusted chain, peeling black grip tape, rusted wheels, bright red frame w/ large, white FUJI logo, a Johnny waterproof seat cover, when the seat cover is off then the seat lining/covering is exposed and the fabric covering on the seat itself is all torn up, there is also a U-Lock hanging on the 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
The bike was not locked, but it was in my backyard and someone opened the gate and walked through to steal it.
Incident Description: 
someone walked into my backyard in Edison Park, stole the bike, and left the gate open

Specialized Crossroads Elite

Location

Dearborn and Lake Street
200 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Extra Tall
Color: 
Gunmetal with white lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Super tall bike. When taken it had an aftermarket saddle with green pinstripe outlining and a tear in the lower corner. No kickstand, when taken no air valve covers.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than ten minutes
Incident Description: 
Left bike, as always, outside lock-in door to building to run around and unlock. (<30 second trip). Street hustler at local shop stole, then a few hours later tried to sell to building doorman, who unfortunately failed to seize the bike. Missing since.

Fuji S-10S Special Road Racer (Mixte frame)

Location

Home
873 N Francisco
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
Approx 50-52 cm fram
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Missing paint/damage near front log. Partial trailer hitch on rear. Black Brooks B17 saddle with scuffs on rear, Black fenders, worn Wald rear rack, rusty metal cages, Schwalbe marathon tires, aluminum wheel set, PDX cup holder, Bike computer transponder on front right fork, Velo Orange flat bars, red leather bar tape, front pack mount on 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?: 
Several hours in locked great
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside locked walkway of apartment property leaning against wooden fence between fence and building. Went outside randomly around 3 p.m., saw bike missing. Was home entire time.

Diamondback Haanjo Metro

Location

Throop and Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black hybrid. Brand new chain. Diamondback saddle. Would be missing front tire/or have non matching front and back wheels.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike last night after returning from bike store. Came out this afternoon to find it missing with just the front wheel remaining.

Trek Lync 3

Location

Home apartment
2014 W Mclean Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Standard
Color: 
Navy Blue Matte Finish
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike has built in lights that are silver in the front and are tail lights at the rear. The fenders are polished black. The battery pack is wrapped in black electrical tape and there is a cup holder. There is a small red and black carrying container under the seat. There are two zip ties on the main cross bar that hold on a bike pump holder, but the bike pump is not attached.

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It had been there several days, I had last used it this past week and was stolen between Friday morning (24th) and Monday night (27th)
Incident Description: 
I'm not sure when the bike was stolen as I was away in Indiana for the weekend. It was parked in front of my car in my normal parking spot behind my building in an alley.

Stradelli Trebisacce

Location

839 N Marshfield Ave Unit G
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black/White/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
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Xds RX380

Location

Granville ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
50 cm
Color: 
White blue black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
One of a kind has a mavic wheel set white blue and black has carbon drops fork seatpost

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 mins
Incident Description: 
Was just taken away

Trek 1000WSD

Location

Greek Town
Adams and Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue w/light blue emblem, teal handlebar tape, grey seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in good condition. CatEye computer located on handle bars with magnet on front wheel. Front light mount and rear light mount (lights were not on bike at the time of theft). Teal/aqua/seafoam colored Fitik leather handle bar tape (recently added). Gatorskin tires, front tire is thinner than the back tire. Grey seat, two small holes in it, one at the very tip, and another beginning on top where the seam is. Paint was scratched/worn on the right hand side close to handle bar due to how it was regularly locked. Pedals are clip pedals that fit the bike shoe I currently have still. Aluminum frame, Alloy wheels, bontrager carbon fiber fork, Shimano drive train, bontrager components, SRAM 8 speed cassette.

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 bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 - 8 hours overnight
Incident Description: 
3 bikes were locked together. 1 with a u-lock attached to the frame and bike rack. 2 of the bikes were locked with a cable lock around the bike rack and other bike. The cable was cut and both bikes were stolen. Upon arrival to pick up bikes from location, another bike was resting on the 3rd (not stolen) bike. The lock was not being used. I suspect either the owner of that bike stole the two bikes, or the people who stole my bike were taking that one and saw ours so left the other bike (old and in terrible condition)

6ku Track

Location

927 S Carpenter St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
White with red words that says Track, 6ku symbol.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was fairly new when it was stolen. I have white/black handlebar tape, no rear brake. Black wheels and tires. Black crankset and pedals. A bullhorn handle.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
A day. It was in home.
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked inside the fence in the back of my apartment. I left for couple hours and it was gone when I got back. The whole bike was gone, including my lock.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

Edgewater Apartments
5555 North Sheridan Road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WM 24879
Size: 
56
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
10 months

Lemond Alpe D'huez

Location

House
Fair Oaks
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Blue and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lemond Alpe D'huez with white & red seat and clip 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was always stored in my garage and at the time garage door was closed.
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in closed garage. Perp broke into truck in alley, stole items and then opened garage door with opener. Then proceeded to take Lemond Alpe D'huez.

Miyata Vintage Sky Blue

Location

Logan Square
Fullerton and Montecello
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Sky Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition for its years.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It wasn't locked but it was stored in the storage area for bikes.
Incident Description: 
Stored in the back door of my apartment along with couple of bikes. Came home late night on wednesday but few days or a week ago maybe noticed couple of folks hanging out and drinking in the parking lot and couple days after somebody picked on the door knob where my bike was stored and it was gone.

Cannondale H300 Hybrid Tourer

Location

Field Museum - South Entrance
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Lavender
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, new shift levers (brake levers are now black, not aluminum), water bottle holder, slightly different saddle than pictured.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike and helmet locked to bike rack at Field Museum South Entrance bike rack 11:00 am - 3:30 pm on a Saturday, other bikes locked at this rack.

Trek 3700

Location

Metro Condo
1200 W Monroe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
White with Black Lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2009-10 Trek 3700 Model, Non disc breaks, stock seat, aftermarket water bottle, bike lock under seat, front suspension, chain is slightly rusty. Bongtranger tires.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
One week
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from indoor second floor parking garage of 1200 w Monroe. Bike was locked with cable and padlock around cement column. Left Saturday morning for a wedding and came back Sunday evening to find it missing.

Univega

Location

Morgan and 31st
Morgan
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rubbed off paint on horizontal bar on frame (looks like black spots)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
2 hours

2014 Bianchi Lupo

Location

540 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK745292K
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in very good condition and has aftermarket interrupter brakes installed (so there are a total of 4 brake levers on the handlebars).

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a pole at 540 W Belmont Ave near the corner with Broadway. Sometime between 1-4pm on 6/26/16, someone cut the lock and stole the bike.