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.

Bianchi Axis

Location

downtown
Jackson & LaSalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
D12189125C
Size: 
55 cm
Color: 
black/grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fenders, rack, green handlebar tape, bright green seat

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

Yuba Mundo 4.3

Location

Civic Opera Building
20 N Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
ACA14D000385
Size: 
Longtail cargo bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Longtail cargo bike. Homemade foam seat with red tape on longtail. Frame-attached black basket on front. Kids "monkey bar" frame around longtail seating area. Multicolored panniers.

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 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?: 
11 hours
Incident Description: 
Left work late. Bike was not where I had locked it up when I arrived in the morning. Lock was an Abus Bordo 6000 folding lock.

Trek 4300

Location

Home
2329 N Oakley Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
20" or 21"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used

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?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was hung upside down on the roof of our second story deck. Porch is hidden by trees from the street but can be seen from the alley next to the house, which is frequented by the homeless digging through garbage contains. Best I can guess, someone saw it from the alley and took it in the middle of the night. Bike next to it was locked to a pole and was not taken.

KHS urban x

Location

2143 W Wellington Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
V15N0059
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new (rode twice). Has fenders and rack on the back.

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was on rack in locked garage overnight. Went to the garage in the morning and it was gone.

Giant

Location

Apartment
2248 N Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Blue and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White wicker basket on front with small leashes attached to handlebars. Black light in front, reflectors and red light in back.

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 days
Incident Description: 
I had left my bike in the back alley since the keys to my back gate did not work. I must have forgotten to bring the bike back in and lock it in my apartment building. I cannot be exactly sure when the bike was taken but the neighbors saw the bike in the back alley that night or the next morning.

Huffy

Location

Home
2000 S. 13th Ave
Broadview , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
AW17F016764
Size: 
26
Color: 
BLKGRN
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
black and green decal, black basket in the front, bike lock behind driver seat

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month

Fuji Absolute 2.1 15"

Location

Union station
225 South Canal Street, 60606
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD099L0832L
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Watermelon Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, within the year

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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Left my bike at Union Station as I went home for the weekend. Came back a few days later and the bike and lock were gone.

Specialized Allez

Location

1714 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
P5CL10341
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Allez Specialized bicycle, Black Trek Seat, Carbon fiber front fork, Alexrims DA16

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 Week
Incident Description: 
We returned from holiday vacation, in our locked, communal garage the bike was missing. No reports of the door being left open or forced entry. Unclear date and time of loss. Last seen 12/23.

Huffy Disney Princess

Location

Meghan Catenacci
4518 S Drexel Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
12”
Color: 
Pink purple and whitw
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Disney princess huffy bike with training wheels, small basket in front with dial that changes from Cinderella, Ariel, and rapunzel.

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?: 
Months
Incident Description: 
Bikes were in our garage. Door had been closed upon leaving but perhaps something caused it to reopen after we drove off. Tenant above garage called us to let us know and then closed the door again.

Specialized 2016 Ruby Disc

Location

Sheffield & Cornelia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC604127246K
Size: 
51"
Color: 
Black with Blue Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
only rode about 700 miles. seat has a tear in the back right corner. Had a black and gold saddle bag and road clip peddles.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
weeks, but last seen yesterday
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked with two chains - one heavy duty chain and one commuter chain - through both wheels to a bike rack in our basement. Someone had to get through two doors - one to our alley and one to our basement - and then destroy both chains. They cut the padlock to the heavy duty chain to break it and snipped the other lock. Our back door to our basement was left open.

Jamis Beatnik

Location

47th Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
medium-small
Color: 
medium grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Chipped paint job with little spots if rust on frame. Green Oury grips, double kickstand, stem extender, very thin rear rack, huge metal water bottle cage on down tube, yellow and black coffee mug holder on seat tube, Specialized Oura saddle, plastic toe clips on pedals, ZeroLite Track Comp wheels.

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?: 
Was not locked
Incident Description: 
Bike was sitting in residential garage unlocked, garage door was accidentally left open by a roommate for a few hours and the bike was taken in that time.

Specialized Crosstrail

Location

Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
To come
Size: 
M
Color: 
Sea foam green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Maintained in good condition, only a few years old; spring-tensioned Topeak luggage rack, replaced pedals with aftermarket black bmx pedals. Also has phone mount with the stretchy net sort of attachment method.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Neighbor reported garage found open in morning, had been closed and locked previous day. Merry effing Christmas.

Kona Rove AL

Location

1730 W. Erie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
HCZ08892
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than six months old--like new. Had a custom wire basket on the back that allowed a basket to click on or off.

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 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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a wood railing on the rear porch of my 3rd floor apartment. The porch was sawed and bike removed.

Gravity 29er Single Speed

Location

Tech building, Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
21'' frame, 29'' wheels
Color: 
orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used. With black rear sit and a rear basket on the left side. Disk brakes on the front and rear wheels.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hrs
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked around 10 am, and found stolen at 6 pm. The lock used was Kryptonite U-lock, which was gone with the bike.

Specialized Hardrock 29 sport disc

Location

1401 E 55Th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition

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?: 
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?: 
3 days

Specialized Langster

Location

FFC West loop
10 S clinton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
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?: 
1.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Left in front of FFC west loop across the street to a bike rack. The lock was cut in two places. The bike was gone

2017 Specialized AWOL Expert

Location

Lurie Childrens Hospital
225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
Wsbc609000637m
Size: 
Md (approx 54-55cm)
Color: 
Brown/Burgundy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new road/touring bike. One by drive train 11 speed, so only one shifter on right handlebar. Black NiteIZ phone holder and black flashlight holder on handlebar. Black/grey mudX clip on fender only on rear.

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?: 
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?: 
12 hours (during my shift)
Incident Description: 
The theft happened between 12:45pm on the 19th when I locked my bike, and I finished my ER shift at 1:30 am on the 20th when I noticed my bike was stolen. The thief/thieves cut other cables at the Lurie Children's Hospital designated employee bike rack. It is a two tier rack system with individual heavy duty cables to attach your locks too. It's just off the sidewalk between Lurie's and Northwestern hospitals on St Clair between Superior and Huron. I noticed other locks/cables had been cut as well, but they took my locks with the bike. I had a U lock attached to the rack between the rear tire and frame and a cable lock between the front tire and frame. I didn't have an updated picture of the bike, but the picture I pulled off the internet is almost identical.

Specialized Allez

Location

Home
830 W Bradley Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
5 years old. mileage computer on the handle bars. road pedals

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 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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage over the night. Lock was cut and left at the scene.

2012 Giant TCX Frameset with custom build

Location

Douglas Park
1401 South Sacramento Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
GN208439
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black with metallic silver Giant logos and accents.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I built this up custom from a warranty frameset less than two months ago. It didn’t even have a scratch. Sram cx1 Force build, Red 22 crankset, Profile Racinf hubs laced to A23 rims, Avid shorty ultimate brakes, Zipp service course stem, Easton EA70 bars with Green Apple bar wrap from Fizik. Thompson masterpiece seatpost with a Fizik Antares saddle. It had a sticker with my name on the top tube.

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?: 
Bike was stolen from the equipment pit at a cyclocross race.
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from the equipment pit at the Afterglow cyclocross race at Douglas Park. It would have happened between 11:20-12:15 because that is how long it was in the pit. I noticed it was missing on the last lap of my race, but it was probably jacked while they were staging our race.