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.

PURE CYCLE URBAN COMMUTER

Location

538 W CORNELIA AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
MEDIUM 31LBS
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 MONTHS OLD. TWO STICKERS ON FRAME, JUST UNDER THE SEAT. 1 YELLOW STICK, 1 TEAL STICKER

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 metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
3 DAYS
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to the metal gate, inside a locked courtyard.

Schwinn Circuit

Location

Home
885 N. Hermitage Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Men's
Color: 
Black w/white and red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, white handlebars, sides of seat are white, front hydraulics, paint chipped on kickstand

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 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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
Between 9:00 pm and 11:30 pm on July 13, 2018, someone trespassed onto our gated off condo property and stole a bike that was locked to a support beam in the area between the porches and garage.

Sekai

Location

6507 N Bosworth Ave, 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It had a round bell on the left handlebar that fit loosely. There's also a strip of blue tape on the 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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
one week
Incident Description: 
The bike was up on the third floor back porch of our condo. Someone got through the back gate and came all the way up to the top to get it. I just had it worked on so it's in very good riding condition.

Unknown Singularity 2017

Location

Kosciuszko Park
Harding and Schubert
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Pink with black letters
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White paint chips all over by the rear wheel, has a big white noticable scratch on the frame, has FSA widebars and stem with deda griptape .

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?: 
About an hour
Incident Description: 
I had gone to drop off something and I hid the bike in a stair passageway to the point where it would be hard to see the bike from afar, and only see it if you go into the passageway . At 11:30PM when I noticed it was stolen, I had looked around Kosciuszko Park and the alleyways near it and I found no trace of the bike .

Specialized Dolce Sport (2017)

Location

Halsted Flats
3740 N. Halsted St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602106002M
Size: 
54
Color: 
Charcoal Gray and Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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 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 year
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen sometime the weekend of 7/7-7/9, discovered on Monday 7/9; last seen on 7/6.

Raleigh Alysa 1 2017

Location

3414 N. Halsted Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Women's Mid Size
Color: 
Light Robin's Egg Blue with Orange accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very new. Standard women's hybrid bicycle, light robin's egg blue with small gray and orange accents. Raleigh brand. http://www.bikemastertool.com/media/bikes/10445/xxlarge/RA_17_Alysa1_LightBlue_Angle.jpg?1478039174

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?: 
Two days
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was at the location on July 11. Live on the second floor of a walk up and the bike was locked to a wooden rail on a back porch. Only access to the porch is a locked lower gate and two flights of stairs up. One of the wooden rails had been pried off the porch railing and the bicycle was slipped off with the lock.

BH Easy Motion EVO Street 2016

Location

residential street of theft
6550 N Glenwood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
48W1512J0967
Size: 
Adult/Women's
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
EBike. Battery still attached on down tube. No top tube. Excellent condition. Battery sleeve. Black rear rack.

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 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?: 
evening, several hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike at 7:30pm on 7/11/18 to a stop sign pole in front of my building that seems very secure. Pole cemented into sidewalk. At around 9:30-10pm i heard some noise out front (yelling, machine sounds) but didn't think anything of it at the time. I suspect that was when someone got my bike. I locked the front tire and frame (down tube- bike does not have a top tube) to the pole. When I came out of my building at 7:30am on 7/12/2018 to get my bike and ride it to the train station, I saw that it was gone. Stop sign and pole totally in place.

Trek 1.1 C H2

Location

Outside apartment complex
555 W Kinzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU021C1106J
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Rear rack, rear fender, and Pitlock wheel locks

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?: 
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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a city bike rack along with another older bike. Single lock was used to secure frame, while Pitlock locks secured tires. Rack appears to have taken damage from cutting mechanism. Other bike remains attached.

Felt AR4 2013

Location

Chicago Av /LSD
300 E Chicago Av
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F305D0305
Size: 
61sm
Color: 
black matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair condition, still had yellow warning stickers on the saddle pipe

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
for 60min
Incident Description: 
the bike was stored into the car bike rack unlocked by 300 E Chicago Av and LSD

Peugeot Carbolite 103

Location

4343 N Harding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Burgundy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, yellow and orange lettering and paint details, rack has a U-lock attached (in theory). New front wheel. Single speed.

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?: 
Two hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in backyard of single family home between rides. Somebody entered the yard through one of two gates and stole the bike.

GT Traffic 1.0

Location

35 W Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had add-ons including a water bottle holder, a combination lock and a silver kickstand. The gear changers colors had worn out from red to a light pink

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?: 
9 hours

Lemond Coors Light Team Bike

Location

Apartment
1628 W Sherwin
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
56
Color: 
White & Blue with Coors Light Graphics
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Unique frame with Coors Light "The Silver Bullet" graphics. Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed components (Polished aluminum, not carbon). Blue Selle Italia Ldy saddle. Black control tech seat binder.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was locked in a storage locker inside a secured storage room for about six months.
Incident Description: 
Upon visiting my building's key-code secured storage room for the first time in 3-4 weeks I immediately noticed that my storage locker's door had been broken, defeating the padlock on the locker. The only item that was missing was my road bike, as described. It's not my daily ride so I'm not sure how long it has been gone for.

Vilano fixed gear

Location

4519 N Paulina
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Light blue metalic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Bright green rims. Green front tire. Black rear tire. Toe clips. Straight handle bars. Rear hand break.

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?: 
0
Incident Description: 
Stolen from inside a gated front courtyard.

Trek FX 7.6

Location

Damen ave just south of division near thomas st
Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Women's
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, white frame with silver and lime green stripes top of frame. Black gear cables. New tires. Scuff anterior side handles.

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike in fenced in courtyard outside of house. Midday. One hour later noticed stolen.

Trek 3500

Location

Millennium Park
Monroe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 8:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black with Orange writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sunbaum Sticker on top crossbar Bag under seat Water bottle holder Non standard 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?: 
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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen off bike rack

Giant Sedona

Location

my house
crosby and hobbie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
women's
Color: 
white and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
a really nice bike with a yellow light clipped to the front right handlebar and a metal basket on the front.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
weeks. it was in my personal garage
Incident Description: 
My bike was taken from my garage. I just stepped out with my dog for about two minutes and was in the park right by my house at the time.

Brooklyn Bicycles Smyth

Location

West Town
Pearson St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
None

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?: 
Not locked, garage open while people in/out
Incident Description: 
Bicycle taken from garage left open while gardening in front of the house

Trek Checkpoint SL 5 WSD

Location

Clocktower Lofts Garage
2300 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 8:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU312CT0019M
Color: 
White with black and gold accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Basically brand new/black water bottle cage, toe cages on the 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours (8:45 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.)
Incident Description: 
Left bike in closed parking structure in parking spot overnight from approximately 8:45 p.m. on Monday, July 9 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, when I found the bike missing. Garage is for the entire apartment complex and requires a transponder to get in the main entrance and keys to get into it from the main apartment building.

Schwinn Trailway STEP THR

Location

1436 W Winona St, 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Ladies
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition; had a very distinct blue basket attached to the front and a brown saddle seat.

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?: 
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: 
The bike was stolen from my back patio