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 4300

Location

Residence
2129 w 21st place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu224c1494f
Size: 
16
Color: 
Black red lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition bontrager rims black bar ends stolen with back wheel u locked to frame front shocks

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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was Inside of garage. No sign of forced entry. Doors were not left opened or unlocked. No other items are know to be missing. Seconds bike stolen since october

K2 Avenger

Location

Outside CTA/Whole Foods
Fullerton Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
?
Size: 
Full Sized
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green electrical tape near the seat; metal basket on the front; worn handlebar 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
I came off the train around 6 pm and found that my bike, which had been parked there around 10 am, was missing.

Jamis Commuter 2 (2010)

Location

1051 N Hermitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U96K38472
Size: 
14"
Color: 
Pistachio
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition but plenty of scuff marks on it; Shimano Nexus 7-speed internal hub; funky performance in 6th gear; leather handles with stitching

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
I've left my bike in my back yard under my porch for 5 years without incident. Guess my luck ran out. Perhaps somebody left the gate unlocked and someone wandered in and saw it? Seems unlikely since it was well hidden from view. Came downstairs to go for a ride on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and the bike was just gone.

Trek

Location

205 n michigan ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition but used. Women's frame. Slightly loose and rusted chain.

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?: 
~7 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen at the corner of michigan and lake while I was working in the building. Arrived and locked it at 7:15 am and found it gone at 3:45. Nine was locked in heavily trafficked area with many other bikes.

Trek Soho

Location

6337 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU211C0870F
Size: 
22.5", 57cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New and bigger handles and pedals, new axle, leftover adhesive on frame from lock holder.

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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
It was locked to our back porch with a u-lock, which means someone had the time to pick the lock (with flood lights on them) or the tools to make a clean cut through one of the heavy u-locks.

2006 Pista Concept (Powdercoated Black)

Location

My house
Pratt and Newgard
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a 2006 Pista Concept that has been powdercoated to "Black Effect" which is like a glossy black that has subtle sparkles in bright light. There is black electrical tape covering the Bianchi logo on the carbon fork. The front wheel is a gold Velocity "Aero" and the rear wheel is a black Velocity Deep-V. Both wheels are attached to silver Phil Wood hubs. The rear wheel is missing a spoke. The handlebars are chopped risers, very bright green, with black grips on top. The stem is a generic threadless stem, about 1" long at a slight downward angle. The cranks are old black Suginos that have been worn to look silver in some spots. The pedals are MKS with plastic toe clips and leather straps. It has a Thomson Elite seatpost with a noname saddle that is black with a blue accent.

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?: 
Three weeks, but checked on every couple days
Incident Description: 
Just moved to a new building with a garage, and have been storing my bike in the garage. Came down this morning and it was gone. Door must have been left open somehow and somebody swooped in to grab what they could.

Schwinn

Location

Catalyst
123 N. Des Plaines
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
CM13K537057
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Dark evergreen color
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike was a men's XL bike with black fenders, an evergreen color, black seat and was a Schwinn model. It had a water bottle holder, 2 reflector lights on front and back as well as a bell that said I love my bike. The bike was in good condition and was a 2014 model.

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?: 
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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked up outside my apartment building around 5:30 pm CT on Monday April 20, 2015. The bike remained locked there when I left around 6:10 pm that evening and was gone when I returned home around 10:15 pm.

Aerofix

Location

Home/Apt
1340 W Byron
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GH12080369
Size: 
Medium Frame
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Frankenstein build. Aerofix Black Steel Frame. Silver Handlebar. Silver Seatpost. 700 x 25 wheels. Knog rear light. Venmo water bottle.

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?: 
Between 12 and 24 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was placed in secured basement (with other bikes -- also left unlocked). HVAC workers were in the basement on Sunday 4/19, between 9am and 2:30pm Either they were involved in actively taking it, or they left the basement door open and didn't pay attention to possible strangers who might have come in and taken it.

Schwinn Continent

Location

Ukrainian Village
North Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
EK605678
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Women's model. Original seat with black mark on yellow section. Scratches on frame from getting hit by a car. U-Lock on back of bike.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Was stored there nightly for 6+ months
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from locked porch within apartment complex. Thief had to have broken through two locked doors to get to bike.

Women's Diamondback Hybrid

Location

455 W Wellington Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
maroon (grayish purple)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition, some rust on the handlebars. Front brake rubs against the wheel and makes a squeaking sound

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?: 
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 - stolen sometime in the last 3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from its locked position on a hanging bike rack (located near rear building door in the parking area) sometime between Wednesday April 15th and this morning, April 18th. It was last seen the morning of Wednesday April 15th and the cut cable combination lock was found on the ground this morning.

Trek

Location

Apartment
602 west surf st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Gray/black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New condition (has a bit of dirt with in)

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 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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
I woke up this morning and the bike was missing. I

Absolute lx Fuji

Location

Home
2425 n Greenview Pl #gf
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Back luggage holder/ black

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight

Kona commuter dew plus

Location

2118 N. Clark Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
women's 49
Color: 
silver, pink water bottle holder
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition. I had a pink water bottle holder and a rack on the back tire. It also had a bell.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
They stole the bike along with the U-lock. They cut the wood fence and took the bike. It was locked in my backyard, with a wood fence enclosing the area.

Schwinn Searcher 4

Location

Pilsen
1520 W. Cullerton Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
"Charcoal" but actually dark purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike bought last year (2014) but is a 2013 model. There is a u-lock holster on bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
at the most 10 hours
Incident Description: 
The incident happened between the hours of 7pm April 14th and maybe early morning on April 15th. There is a potential possibility that the bike wasn't U-locked correctly.

Fuji sportif 3.0 LE

Location

wilmette metra
Green Bay road
wilmette , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
larger
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
less then a month old. Shiny red. One bottle cage. Flat pedals.

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?: 
Locked up with a 100 other bikes at wilmette metra stop during the work day

Trek 1420

Location

Pumping Company
6157 North Broadway Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
1420
Color: 
Blue with black grip tape.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Broken rack on back, one side is still attached to the rear drop out (the right side) and the other has broken off at the bolt, so the left side has a bolt broken off in the drop out.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
I left my bike locked to a sign outside of The Pumping Company Bar and Grill on Broadway just south of Granville. I left it there over night and returned in the morning to find no sign of it.

Fuji Custom Fixed gear

Location

Uptown
Irving Park and Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom painted Black, some wear. 10 year old Fuji frame, aluminum. Velocity Deep-V White. Carbon head and fork. Origin 8 gear.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
Have locking wheels, U lock, and cable lock. Machine sawed through my U lock. Sons of bitches!

Caloi Pro

Location

Rear porch
1010 w dakin street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
blue with silver letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green spray paint sporadically on the frame. silver bar tape. drop down handle 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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Behind a key entry gate and up three floors of enclosed stairs my bike was along side two other bikes that were left undisturbed.

Fix-D 700C

Location

814 Forest Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
28"
Color: 
Black and purple with purple wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike found missing from locked storage room in apartment building where everyone stores their bikes.