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.

Fyxation Pixel Single Speed Olive Green

Location

My apartment
1528 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
FXNP2007041
Size: 
50cm x 54cm x 58cm frame, 32h hubs
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single-speed olive green bike, bought it literally last Saturday. Fxyation Pixel Single Speed Olive Green 50

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?: 
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
I parked the bike yesterday evening (April 6) around 8pm, locked the frame to a metal railing in my alley, checked the cable combination lock to make sure it was secure, and went to bed. Took the dog for a morning walk and it was there, then came outside at 5pm and it was gone. I bought it at Comrade Cycles on 4/3 and they have put a mark on my account in case anyone brings it in. Bright color, so it's easy to spot.

Raleigh Cadent 2

Location

Anthony Wolfe
2526 Victor Ave
Glenview , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U14YK17637
Size: 
Sm/15
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had 3 attachments, a head light, phone holder, and speedometer in the middle. The Raleigh logo was a dark gray against a light gray frame.

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken in the middle of night. Let my friend borrow it to go to the 606 after he got back with my roomies and the next morning it wasn't in my staircase. The door should've been locked but I did not see any forced entry. I've been in the logan square area for a year and have had no troubles

Schwinn

Location

600 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fair

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 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

Fuji Declaration

Location

Park Place Tower
655 West Irving Park Road
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FY18NY3037
Size: 
I believe 52cm not 100% certain.
Color: 
army green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. WTB ThickSlick tires. Has a QuadLock phone holder on handlebar with a blue push bottom to release phone.

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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
I came out to ride my bike the morning of the 4th and it was no longer there. I wasn't able to ride it the past few days and didn't bother to check it since I didn't have a problem parking it there the past year during good weather.

Trek FX3 Disc

Location

Echelon Apartments
353 N DESPLAINES ST
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU119JC0331R
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike

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?: 
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?: 
2.5 months

Trek Mountain bike

Location

360
W. Hubbard St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
ML
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek - Mountain bike Blue frame with silver lettering. Bike has large mudguard on rear tire.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked with a u-bolt and cable through both wheels at the parking garage located in 360 W Hubbard street. This is the 2nd bike of mine to be stolen. I parked the bike there on 3/30/21 at 9:30pm. Went back to the bike on Sunday morning GONE. The lock was the following: Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Bicycle U-Lock w/ 4’ KryptoFlex Double Loop Cable

Fuji s12-s

Location

Go Tavern
3219 W Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
79A07845
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Drop brakes were removed, has traditional brakes

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight

Rei Co-op Cycles ADV 2.1

Location

3834 N Broadway St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CAEK0051
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rei Co-op Cycles ADV 2.1, XL, Matte Black, 2020, orange pedals, two water bottle cages.

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 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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
18 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from the street/sidewalk being locked at one of the city bike stands

ALIGHT 2020 LIV GIANT

Location

1409 W SUPERIOR ST
1409 W SUPERIOR ST APT BSMT
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
2000122105
Size: 
MEDIUM
Color: 
GREY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
GREY WITH PURPLE BRAND STICKERS (LIV)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
Few hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike in the alley (shared between neighbors) next to my condo while I was cleaning the exterior stairs and inside the apartment. I intended to put it inside but got distracted with the cleaning and forgot. When I went outside to get it, it was gone.

KHS Flite 100

Location

900 w Jackson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Merlot
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bull horn handle bars, Japanese luck symbol on seat post

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Came outside and the bike with the lock were gone :(.

Specialized Roubaix Expert

Location

Apartment
2711 W. Argyle St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC004328082R
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2020, carbon frame

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?: 
Not locked, propped against wall for 5 mins
Incident Description: 
Bike propped against wall, went inside to retrieve helmet, stolen when returned.

Specialized Globe

Location

1234 N Wolcott
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium, fits someone 5’4” and abovd
Color: 
Burnt orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, has a rack on the back and is burnt orange. Has a white bike bag attached to the front.

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was in front entrance of locked apartment building in the vestibule. Last seen at 8 pm on Monday night.

REI Co-Op ARD 1.1

Location

1618 W Le Moyne St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C7DF1322
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Matte black with teal details, black handle bars and black water bottle cage.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from locked storage/laundry area sometime between Tuesday 3/23 and Saturday 3/27.

Trek 7-Series

Location

530
W Diversey Parkway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, a bit rusty on the chain, left-side handle paint is worn off to expose silver. Rack on the back (probably removed). New-ish tires, new-ish breakpads.

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of the building to a sign post. In the morning it, and the other bike usually locked to the railing, were missing.

Bianchi bergamo

Location

727 W. Junior Terrace , Unit 2E
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front and rear rack attached.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in locked basement, and was stolen after the basement door was broken into with a crowbar.

6KU Fixie

Location

Commodore Building
550 W Surf St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
6SF20E0610
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has an Axiom Streamliner Deluxe rear rack, which has some bit of red tape on it, custom attached to the bike. New, thicker tires were purchased some months ago to deal with glass. Somewhat dirty at time of theft, but bike chain newly lubricated.

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?: 
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?: 
18 hours
Incident Description: 
Left bike locked to rack on populated street (southern corner of N Broadway and W Surf) at 2PM on Mar 24. Went inside building for the night. Came out at 8AM to find bike missing.

'15 Apex TrailMountain Bike

Location

1426 W Highland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
black and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, no rust, matte black with large blue text saying "diamondback" on frame and rims

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?: 
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?: 
3-4 months

Trek

Location

651 N Wolcott
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red SUPREME sticker the right side

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?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from an alley, Wolcott and Huron on march 23rd at approximately 12 am

Jamis Quest Sport

Location

Clark and Armitage
2020 N Lincoln Park West
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 6:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U16XU10031
Size: 
56
Color: 
Bright Cosmo Blue with Black Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newish, light scratches, otherwise great condition, new black tape on handle bars.

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 bike rack.

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?: 
12 hours to my knowledge
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike outside my building on Clark and Armitage overnight. Returned 12 hours later and lock was broken and left on rack. There were two older bikes next to mine which was the nicest of the three. I am an idiot for leaving it there. I really hope it is recovered.