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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 info@stolenbike.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.

Purefix Micro Echo

Location

Home
Mohawk St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
43 cm frame, 650 c tires
Color: 
Matte Black with goldish/yellowish rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Dan Kubis
Contact Email: 
dkubis2 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7082054366
Police Report No.: 
HX412565

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Someone broke into several garages in old town steeling several bikes. Along with this bike should be an old Trek 700 series steel frame modified for a comfort rider.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek 700

Location

Home
1335 N Mohawk St
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Red/Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Old Trek 700 series steel frame modified to single gear with black seat and wide handle bars

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Dan Kubis
Contact Email: 
dkubis2 (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
708-205-4366
Police Report No.: 
HX412565

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Someone stole this bike along with several others(also stolen were tools and some appliances) from some garages in OLD TOWN. Along with this bike should be a small PureFix matte black with gold/yellow rims

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Brooks B17 Saddle and Thomson Elite Seatpost (Parts Theft)

Location

Irazu
1865 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scuff on right rear of seat

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Brian D
Contact Email: 
sn0b0arder77 (at) yahoo.com

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the bike parking U Stand across the street from Irazu at 8pm Tuesday Aug 26th. I returned at 11:30pm to a bike with one less saddle and seat post. So if you come across a Brooks B17 Black Saddle (w/ a scuff on the top near the rear) mated to a Thomson Elite 250mm 27.2mm black seat post (w/ NiteRider Cherry Bomb mount) please let me know where you saw it.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Mercier Kilo tt

Location

Bethel Church
128 N Keeler Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly Used. White Seat, Red tape on handlebars. Single speed. silver/black pedals. brake line secured to frame with black zip ties. Brakes located not on the curved part of handlebars, but the straight part perpendicular to the fork.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Matthew Miele
Contact Email: 
matt.r.miele (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
843-230-1791

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour tops
Incident Description: 
Arrived in front of Bethel Church in Garfield Park for a film shoot. Pulled up, and got off the bike, when a friend arrived to drop off some gear. Carried gear to the front door, which was locked, then waited for it to be unlocked while distributing gear. Got distracted by different tasks I had to do to get the day started and left the bike leaning on the fence in front of the church and didn't realize until noon what had happened. By that time, the bike was, of course, gone.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

U district Torker

Location

Residential
1300 W. Rosedale
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
About 58, not 100%
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty good condition, front tire was left at the scene so maybe a different tire on the front. Front of frame had scratches/marks

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Rosario Aybar
Contact Email: 
ro_aybar (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773-354-7674

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
:Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
The lock was still in tact and so was the front wheel. I thought I locked it pretty well. Will file police report today.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Electra Townie 21D

Location

home
1335 N. Mohawk Street
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
White with Red lettering.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Only about 50 miles on the bike, so just about brand new ! Blue label/sticker on seat post.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kavi Surana
Contact Email: 
kavi.surana (at) mac.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773-241-1091

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?: 
3-4 days
Incident Description: 
Three bikes were stolen from a locked garage.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Brooks b17 (Green) , CInelli Pepper Risers, Cinelli Ant Stem (Parts Theft)

Location

Outside of The Radler
2350 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
green, gold, black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The seat was well worn in and missing alot of its original color.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Patrick Shaut
Contact Email: 
pshaut (at) mac.com
Contact Phone Number: 
6303004464

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
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?: 
6 hours

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Gary Fisher Wingra

Location

Leland and Lincoln
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black with grey lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint Condition. Has a bike computer that is broken (wires ripped).

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Vuk
Contact Email: 
avukic (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7736712335

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Everyday stays in the garage
Incident Description: 
Bike missing not in garage on rack like it usually is.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Windsor Clockwork 61cm Black

Location

front of uhaul
4301 N CICERO AVE
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
CYIDC10D0085
Size: 
61 cm tall, large
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is 1 yr old and well kept. It has a drop handlebar (black tape). Pedals used to have straps but not anymore, on one pedal there is still part of the strap

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Giacomo Tagliabue
Contact Email: 
giacomo.tag (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3128069300

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?: 
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?: 
1 day

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Diamondback Wildwood electrical conversion

Location

garage
3131 N Sawyer Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
21"
Color: 
blue and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New electrical hub on front wheel. Lead Acid battery pack on rack on back of bike

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Stephen Kruse
Contact Email: 
stekruse (at) yahoo.com
Contact Phone Number: 
773 275 4973
Police Report No.: 
HX411397

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?: 
Bike was not locked, I left the door open while I was in the back yard
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen with three other bikes from my garage.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Trek Lexa Series

Location

Franklin & Ontario
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black Pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek Lexa Series. New black and pink. Drop down handle bars.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Emma Haley
Contact Email: 
er18haley (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
4196186849

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
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?: 
United States
Incident Description: 
Stolen after leaving for about an hour. Unsure how they removed the bike from the lock.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Nishiki Colorado

Location

Sheffield Square DePaul
1322 N Sheffield
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
DK14040470
Size: 
29 inch wheels
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New- Missing pedal reflector, topeak water bottle holder.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kurt Wickboldt
Contact Email: 
wickboldtk (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
8478262428
Police Report No.: 
HX411289

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Day overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was not physically locked onto anything, but was inside a secure swipe access door in the back alley of Sheffield Avenue. Found bike missing on September 1, 2014 at approx. 2 PM.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

Specialized Allez Epic

Location

2709 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
about 22 inches
Color: 
grey/black with purple/yellow writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
frame in very good condition, writing said "SPECIALIZED" and "ALLEZ" and "EPIC", white handlebar tape on bullhorn style bars, white rim on front wheel, wider silver rim on back wheel, one front brake.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Kenneth Seidel
Contact Email: 
kanseidel (at) gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
4022038884

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
I was in the process of moving, so a lot of stuff was out on our front porch, which is actually well secluded on the second floor of a coach house in the back of a little courtyard area. We have never had anything stolen before, so didn't worry. There were also other more expensive bikes right there as well, but only this one was taken. I don't know if it was a neighbor or someone who knew me or knew the bike.. or a truly random incident, but the bike was there at night, as late as 4am, and then gone in the morning by 10am. I had just purchased this bike from CL a couple weeks before for 300$, and had spent another few hundred converting it to single speed and fixing up tires etc. Very devastated to lose it the morning of my move.. praying for a miracle it will be returned to me.... Thanks

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

2005 GT Performer

Location

4999 N Christiana
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
BI-1318
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Orange / Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No manufacturer stickers or emblems. Stickers on the top post of the frame and a parking permit sticker on the seat post. No aftermarket parts. Frame is brought orange and the rest of the bike is black. Various amounts of scratches/wear all over the frame. Handle grips are heavily worn.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
C
Contact Email: 
xclw4x (at) hotmail.com
Police Report No.: 
HX410834

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?: 
Storage room.
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Thief broke in through an old coal access door that led to the room the bike was in and main door was unlocked from the inside. Two other bikes, 18-speed style, were nearby with no locks but were not taken.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Triax 2wenty N9ine

Location

3623 W Palmer St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29"
Color: 
black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, schwin seat

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Carolyn Storandt
Contact Email: 
castorandt (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7736008132
Police Report No.: 
Chicago

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
always
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from our garage along with 2 other bikes.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Triax 2wenty N9ine

Location

3623 W Palmer St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29"
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New with Schwinn seat. Chain and lock attached

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Carolyn Storandt
Contact Email: 
castorandt (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7736008132
Police Report No.: 
Chicago

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
always
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken along 2 others from our garage between 3:30pm and 8:00pm

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Huffy Ladies

Location

3623 W Palmer St.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28"
Color: 
purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very new, schwin seat

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Carolyn Storandt
Contact Email: 
castorandt (at) aol.com
Contact Phone Number: 
7736008132
Police Report No.: 
Chicago

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
always
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken along 2 others from our garage between 3:30 pm and 8:00pm

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn Womens Ranger 26" Mountain Bike Light Blue

Location

Chinatown
242 W Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SNMNG14A49177
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new; The saddle was changed, not the original saddle that comes with the bike.

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Tingting Yang
Contact Email: 
tess_yang (at) hotmail.com
Contact Phone Number: 
3123950855
Police Report No.: 
HY**410967

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
We locked two new bikes together to a street sign but were both missing. There is a piece of big stone laying on the ground.

Recovery Information

This bike was recovered: 
No

Schwinn Mens Ranger 26" Mountain Bike Red

Location

Chinatown
242 W Cermak Rd.
Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SNMNG14G11155
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New

Owner Information

Owner Name: 
Yang Zhou
Contact Email: 
yzhou76 (at) hawk.iit.edu
Contact Phone Number: 
3127098098
Police Report No.: 
HY**410967

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 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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
There is a piece of big stone laying on the ground. Both the locks and bikes are missing.

Recovery Information

Recovery Notes: 
This bike was recovered: 
No

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