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.

Felt FX65

Location

10 S. Dearborn (Chase Tower)
Dearborn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black with white and silver stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition (maybe 2000 miles rode on the bike)

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with 2 chain locks to both wheels and frame. This rack is in plain site with constant walking traffic. Security camera on the building being reviewed.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

Chicago Board of Trade bike rack
s financial place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
YB17455
Size: 
61
Color: 
Black with green highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A year old (2018 model), good condition. Has rear bike rack. Front and back mud guards that are black with green stripes.

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?: 
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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked to the bike rack on the side of the Chicago Board of Trade on Financial pl.

Felt F65x

Location

Merchandise Mart
222 West Merchandise Mart Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F409T3692
Size: 
55
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The wheel reflectors are removed, but the front and rear reflectors are still on. It is a cyclocross bike

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4-5 hours
Incident Description: 
I had two locks locked to the bike. It was locked in front of the Merchandise Mart.

Trek Lexa 2

Location

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Parkway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU089C3690L
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
metallic
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, Blue water bottle holder, Pedal straps

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
12 hrs
Incident Description: 
I parked my bike at work for a 12 hour shift and when I returned it was gone

Specialized Sirrus

Location

5200 S Ingleside Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
TURQUOISE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
the bike is NOT RED, it's TURQUOISE, the image online just shows the bike better than any pics i have. Used, the color/shape of the frame is very distinctive. reflectors between handlebars/behind seat/on wheels.

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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
i locked my bike to a one way street sign on 52nd street and S Ingleside Ave at 1pm, when I came back outside at 4pm it was gone.

Klein Pulse

Location

Lincoln Park
2600 N. Clark St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Many chips on frame, grey handlebar grips, blue painters tape on frame and black electrical tape on shocks

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 parking meter.

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?: 
Four hours
Incident Description: 
Locked it at night, came back and she was gone in the morning. Second Klein stolen! (First was out of DePaul bike room back in '99). Image is similar but not exact.

Schwinn Caliente

Location

Applied Health Sciences Building
1919 W. Taylor St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
approximately 24"
Color: 
red with white handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Women's bike (down angled top tube on frame), front and rear lights (detachable), one large attached reflector on front white handlebar tape, considerable amount of scratches/rust, missing tire valve cap on front tire

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?: 
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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I rode to my university building (UIC Applied Health Sciences building) around 6pm to study inside. I locked it as I usually do in the bike racks in the front of the building. When I left at 11pm, I found the lock, cut, lying where the bike had been left. This area is well lit and typically there is security in the area, so I was very surprised that this happened. THe picture provided is not my own bike, but the same model and color (mine has white handlebar tape)

Giant Contend 1 (2017)

Location

Sienna Court Condominiums
1720 Oak Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F/N C4BD0714
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly new looking, may have pannier rack and bag attached

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?: 
1 day

Felt FX 40 Cyclocross Bike

Location

Merchandise Mart
222 West Merchandise Mart Place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, no scratches. GoPro mount on the front right middle handlebars. Two rear bike tail lights. The wheel reflectors are removed, but the front and rear facing reflectors are still on the bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2-7 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked in front of the Merchandise Mart near the corner of Wells and Kenzie. The rear wheel was locked to the frame with a U-lock, and the front wheel was locked to the frame and the bike rack with a heavy-duty chain lock. This is a very busy area, so I am not sure how it was taken due to the heavy duty lock.

Fuji Absolute 1.9 Disc Flat Bar Road Bike - 2016

Location

1228 Emerson Street
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Matte gray with lime green accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Worn/broken handlebar rubber cover, small black bell on right handlebar, flat rack over back tire, otherwise like new

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?: 
1.5 years

1984 Team Fuji

Location

Home
825 n wood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Blue gold
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White handlebar tape. black break lines. Original saddle warn down to fiberglass.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken out of open garage.

FUJI SANGRES

Location

2244 N Cleveland Ave Unit 501
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SI428700
Color: 
GREY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
SMALL PIECE OF DUCT TAPE ON THE RIGHT HANDLE BAR

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 MONTH
Incident Description: 
apartment building was broken into, packages and bikes were taken.

Huffy Cruiser

Location

Home
N Drake Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, white seat, silver basket, fluorescent lights on tire air valves.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Interior lobby of condo building, not visible to passerbys, accessible by key to main entrance
Incident Description: 
When I returned to my home at 7 PM the bike was still in the lobby, when I went to leave at 1 PM the following afternoon, if the bike was gone.

Specialized CROSSTRAIL ELITE

Location

Taco Burrito King
405 S Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920173588N
Size: 
Wheel Size: 700C Frame Size: 29
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Condition 2017 specialized crosstrail elite, red mzyrah pedals

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 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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Went to work at 9:00 am, locked the bike in front of taco burrito king. When work ended I went to receive bike and it was missing.

Jamis Aurora Elite

Location

200 W Monroe St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WE7H00191
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
Matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My bike is matte black with the branding in glossy black writing on the frame. The saddle and handlebars are brown. There is a rear rack and a front fender. The rear fender is missing. This is a stock photo.I don't have any good photos of the full 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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
The building has yet to review the security tapes. I parked the bike in the bike racks behind the building at 9:15AM and it was missing at 6:15PM.

Cannondale r500

Location

4142 N. Avers
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
youth size
Color: 
dark green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bright green handlebar tape, shimano shifters, black seat that says "demo" in pink, top of frame dented, yogyakarta sultan seal sticker on fork, last seen with Bar Mitts

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?: 
I forgot to lock it for the first time in 8 years.
Incident Description: 
Bike was last seen leaning against no parking sign in front of 4142 N. Avers at 7:35pm. Was stolen sometime in the next 3 hours. Bike was not locked.

Christiania cargo tricycle

Location

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
CS3713E
Size: 
Big!
Color: 
Black frame, red box
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's pretty distinct on its own! 7 or 8 years old -- worn but still plenty of use left.

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Tricycle was locked with rear wheel lock outside Newberry Library. Parked at 10:00 am, gone by 5:30 pm.

Masi Caffe Corsa

Location

North West Loop
333 West Wacker Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Silver with White Fork
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, black rack and headlight holder

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 an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked and compromised with something that generated sparks/fire

Unknown,

Location

1009 E 57th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
large
Color: 
Light teal, black handlebars and seat, black letters on side
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Teal, kind of a seafoam green, has the word "mountain" written on the side. The lock is also gone so may have a curled lock on it. The handlebar screws and handlebar areas of the bike are quite rusty. Good condition but some rust.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Around 3 weeks, went missing a few days ago.
Incident Description: 
Came out of Bartlett Dining Commons at University of Chicago to look for bike. Bike was missing after it had been locked at dining commons for around 3 weeks. Lock also missing. Attempted to look for bike at other racks, but no success.