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.

Gary Fisher Montare

Location

1631 N Wells Bike Rack next to Divvy Station
Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men's large
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
~2005-08 Gary Fisher Montare. 18 or 19 inch frame Front suspension. Shock tubes show obvious signs of wear. Gray Bike with Topeak rear luggage rack Dirty, covered in white limestone trail powder Disc brakes Trigger style quick shifters Has Johnny Sprocket tag on lower tube. Has gear bag on top bar with a headlight inside. Right-hand shifter is sticky. Has thin continental street tires. Has a small pump next to bottle 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a new flat key U-lock and cable linking both rims, frame, and seat to the bike rack. Locked at 5:50 pm Saturday evening. Noticed to be missing at 9:15 pm. Bike, lock, and cable are missing.

Liv Alight

Location

General Assembly
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CA4F6870
Size: 
Large
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition with a headlight and a few tail lights. It's a larger frame for a women's bike.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hrs

Giant Escape

Location

Irving Park YMCA
4251 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C24J7438
Size: 
Large 27 inch women's
Color: 
Turquoise blue and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Two hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was parked at 4251 W. Irving Park Rd. in front of the Irving Park YMCA, locked to one of their bike locks. I was in the Y for two hours starting at 10:30 AM on April 20. There's a movie being filmed in the vicinity so all of the parking spaces are filled with movie trucks and sidewalk in the bike are not visible from Irving Park Road

Bianchi Pista Dalmine

Location

Wicker Park
Augusta & Marshfield
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK730020F
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White Pista Dalmine with blue seat and handlebars

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Perpetrator jumped fence and broke into our locked garage where bike was stored.

Cannondale M500 cad2

Location

Building Front foyer
1925 s Racine
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Green with yellow lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
7/10 some paint chips here and there. The front gear shifter wasn't connected. It has a black metal rack over the back tire with a black milk crate spray painted with a clear reflective paint and 2 orange bungee cords attached to it. The front fork was black and had JUDY(the name of the fork) sticker on one side.

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 wooden pole, railing, 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?: 
All winter long.
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a handrail/banister and around the front tire and frame. Right as you walk into our building through the main entrance. I always be use our back door so I didn't notice right away. It wasn't until 8:20 that we got home from the gym that our son told us someone had knocked on our front door. I went to see if a note or something had been left and saw the bike was missing. I went straight outside and bumped into the tenant from the second floor who, coincidently, had gotten her bike stolen in the same fashion 2 weeks ago but hers was on the second floor. She told me my bike had been missing for a few hours. She, in fact, thought I was out riding it cuz she hadn't seen it since it. It looks like they must've cut the lock and taken it with them as the banister is still intact and there is no debris in the area and no lock. No idea as to how they could've gotten into the building as that front door is supposed to be locked, this was the same thing I thought 2 weeks ago when our neighbor's bike was stolen.

custom frame is a sunday soundwave 20.75 top tube, we the people bars, mutiny cranks, gsport back wheel, dk orbit front wheel, fly ruben front tire, odyssey aaron ross back tire

Location

roosevelt university
425 s wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Size: 
20.75 top tube sunday sound wave
Color: 
black frame, everything is black, white front wheel
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
has a dent on cross bar in the middle, sides of cranks are rubbed off to bare metal, back tire says odyssey in white its big, back wheel is a gsport wheel but i took the letter r sticker off of it, has two stickers on forks that say waffles, on the seat tube there is a a red background sticker that says peep game and on the head tube there is a camera sticker on it, also the front wheel is white and on the left side of the tire along a part of the side there is a bump in the tire from the inner tube that'll be the one thing that if the bike does get re painted or anything that they won't notice.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
about 4-5 hours
Incident Description: 
was locked outside of roosevelt university 425 s Wabash, i went out around 8 for a cigarette and it was there left around 945 to go get bike and it was gone. security has the tapes, they have it on camera of it happening it was 3 guys.

Giant Defy Comp 3

Location

1056 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Nothing distinguishing, except had white clipless pedals. Was stolen with my black Lazer Genesis helmet.

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?: 
3.5 hours
Incident Description: 
My bike was stashed unlocked and underneath our back stairs right by my back door at about 5:30 pm. i was going to secure it in our bike storage room later. when i went outside again at 9 pm, it was gone.

Cannondale quick cx 4

Location

Michele Westergaard
4896 n Ashland avenue, 3w
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Cm1365434440
Size: 
Xl
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No brakes on the handles, brakes when you push back on the pedals, single gear, bright red

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
A couple days
Incident Description: 
Someone unscrewed my bike from the bike rake and left the front wheel and lock

Battaglin

Location

The Recyclery Collective
7628 N Paulina Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
1495
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
red/white/green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Unique bike in very good condition. Columbus tubing, Rolf Prima wheels, Shimano 600 derailleurs.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Was at our shop ready for sale.
Incident Description: 
The Recyclery, an educational bike shop in Rogers Park, was burglarized after closing for the night.

Trek FX/FA 2

Location

The Reserve at Evanston Underground Garage
1930 Ridge Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU167C1190L
Size: 
22.5
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased in November 2016, light blue color, missing front wheel.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Front wheel was locked to bike rack (newer U-lock with flat key), wheel was removed from frame, freeing frame, allowing frame to be carried away, unhindered by lock. Bike hadn't been checked on since mid-March, 2016, so it's unclear exactly when the bike was taken.

2014 Novara Buzz

Location

Ogilvie Train Station
511 W Washington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had shimano spd pedals and topeak touring bike rack

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 Days
Incident Description: 
Came out of the train station onto Washington bike racks and found the bike was missing. Found the cap of the Kryptonite New York lock I had on the bike. Cap shows signs of being cut. Bike was locked through the front wheel and the frame with a kryptonite cable going through the bike rack and rear wheel. I don't have a current photo of it, so stock photo uploaded.

Centurion Cavaletto

Location

Wrigleyville
Clark
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had front and rear black plastic fenders, two rear lights (red and white) below the seat, white cable

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?: 
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?: 
One Day
Incident Description: 
Bike was attached to pole in front of apartment secured with a U-Lock through the frame. Front tire was stolen on 4/14 but bike was still attached to pole (pole has signage so bike cannot be lifted above it. Before a new wheel could be bought, the entire bike was stolen early morning 4/16.

2013 Salsa Vaya

Location

Garage
5857 N. Winthrop
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M12050632
Size: 
Small, 50cm, 43cm top tube
Color: 
Blue handle bars, whitish cream body, "salsa" written ontube
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Salsa written on down tube in blue/white/black, dynamo lights, metal fenders, 26 in wheels, black brooks saddle with copper rivets.

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?: 
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?: 
Every night, but had recently been ridden
Incident Description: 
Went into my garage behind 5857 N. Winthrop and discovered my bike, which was locked with a cable and u-lock to the garage wall, had been stolen. The cable had been cut and the bike as well as the lock are gone. There is a glass block window with a small vent that had been popped out to gain entry. The fenced in gangway was also open.

Jamis Aurora

Location

Helwig Recreation Center entrance
3205 W Carmen Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
27"
Color: 
White and Forest Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle in good condition, raised curved handlebars, black fenders on both front and back tires, black handlebar tape

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?: 
Four hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was locked in front of Helwig Recreation Center at North Park University. The man who stole the bike was photographed on University cameras. He approached the bike at 5:41pm, worked on the lock, the road off with the bike at 5:45pm. I believe that he picked the lock or cut it, but took it with him. The man that stole the bike was about 5'10", with a coat and a bright orange backpack.

Schwinn Tourist

Location

Best Buy
5425 W Touhy
Skokie , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a black water bottle holder, front and rear lights, right handlebar was semi ripped, had a combination lock on, Seat cover, item holder up front with two zip pockets. Inside that holder had a chain tool and some old receipts. One tire was changed out with a presto valve.

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?: 
Few hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike at my job outside. I went out to go on lunch and its completely missing. There is no trace of it ever being there. I reviewed in store footage but couldn't see anything.

Specialized

Location

Museum of Contemporary Art
Pearson & Mies van der Rohe Way
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
6 months old

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
45 min

Bianchi San Jose

Location

Green Bianchi San Jose/White Peugeot
W Ohio St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Forest Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green tape around top tube, knog brand stickers on downtube and headpost.

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?: 
Was left unlocked after 3am. Gone by 9am.
Incident Description: 
This was one of two bikes stolen overnight. Typically lock bikes to 2nd floor porch guardrail, but forgot to do so that night. Bikes are visible from the alley.

Fuji Cyclocross

Location

Xsport Fitness
230 West North Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD186L0294K
Color: 
Red & Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red handlebars, black frame. Good condition.

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?: 
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?: 
1 Hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked inside the entrance of a garage, right outside the main entrance of XSport Fitness in Lincoln Park. I was in the gym for an hour and when I left it was gone.

Bianchi

Location

Whole Foods
1640 Chicago Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK828711L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
rear fender, silver crest in the front, all black otherwise, rear and front lights

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?: 
less than 5 mins