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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 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.

Custom Build - PedalForce CX2 Carbon Frame

Location

PartySlate
351 West Hubbard St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black with brown handle bar tape and a brown seat.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I don't see many people with a black and brown bike. There is a faded US flag on the front of the bike. Here are the bike specs: Pedal Force carbon cyclocross frame. PedalForce CX2 Full carbon frame and fork. Size 56. Easton EC90 X full Carbon fork. SRAM rival group. Crank is compact 50/34, arm length is 172.5. * Ritchey 42cm wide handlebars. Easton EC70 carbon seat post. Easton 100mm stem. Selle Italia flite saddle with titanium rails and matching color bar tape. Hand­built DT Swiss RR 465 rims with 28 DT double butted spokes and White Industry road hubs Contiental 4 season tires I switched out the pictured pedals for Shi mano PD-A530 SPD Dual Platform Bike Pedals I took off the fenders and rack that are pictured. I also posted info on reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/chibike/comments/6cr93q/bike_stolen_351_west_hubbard/

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 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?: 
8 Hours
Incident Description: 
I got to work at 10:30AM. I locked up to the only available position on near my office. I was locked up just in front of the building at 351 West Hubbard. When I came out of work I didn't see my bike and noticed that the post it was attached too had been compromised. I assume the thief(s) uprooted the sign and walked off with the bike. I am going to visit security when it opens tomorrow morning to take a look at the footage and at least see who did it.

Trek Speed Concept 7.2

Location

1005 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WHU305MC570F
Size: 
Large
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Triathlon bike with J2 carbon wheels, white Look Keo pedals, Bontrager computer, ISM Adamo white split saddle, Profile Design double bottle cage on seatpost.

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?: 
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
13 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging from ceiling of garage with frame and wheels locked to 2 other bikes with 3 steel cables and padlocks. Cables were cut and left at scene. Found Sunday 5/21/2017 at 6:30pm. A Felt Z85 road bike bike was also stolen. Neighbor noticed that the overhead garage door was slightly open, approximately 2 feet, that afternoon. Garage service door was locked. No damage to overhead garage door or the garage service door were noticed.

Felt Z85

Location

Augusta Ave & Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm or 58cm (unable to confirm)
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Look Keo pedals. Cateye bike computer mounted to handlebars. Minor damage to handlebar tape.

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?: 
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
13 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging from ceiling of garage with frame and wheels locked to 2 other bikes with 3 steel cables and padlocks. Cables were cut and left at scene. Found Sunday 5/21/2017 at 6:30pm. A Trek Speed Concept triathlon bike was also stolen. Neighbor noticed that the overhead garage door was slightly open, approximately 2 feet, that afternoon. Garage service door was locked. No damage to overhead garage door or the garage service door were noticed.

Brooklyn Cruiser Franklin 3-Speed

Location

Friar Tuck's
3010 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Black with white tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition black cruiser with white tires. On the front was a wood crate and a black and white polka dot bell. There was a black back rack.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
An hour
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to the orange bike rack in front of Friar Tuck's for approximately an hour. When I left Friar Tuck's I discovered the bike and lock missing.

Vintage Sears 10-speed

Location

Oglevie Train Station
500 W Madison St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red/Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage 1970s Sears 10-speed bike, was just in for a complete tune-up in April and had brand new tires, brake lines, and derailleur put on. It's a men's bike. I'm not sure of the exact height, but I'm 5'4" and it was just short enough for me.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked outside of Oglevie train station in downtown Chicago. I was in a restaurant that is just inside the train station building, and it was gone when I came out.

Trek

Location

Pierce
1436 Grant St.
Downers Grove , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU110C7063G
Size: 
20"
Color: 
RED/ SILVER/ GREY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has a drink holder

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?: 
1 DAY
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in bike racks in front of elementary school and left over night. Next morning bicycle was missing.

Trek 7.2 FX (2014)

Location

1425 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU335C5146H
Size: 
22.5"
Color: 
Matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has Kryptonite bike lock attached under seat

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?: 
2 weeks

Schwinn Rocket 4

Location

LA Fitness
355 E Grand Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
M
Color: 
Gray/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Has a Chicagoan sticker on the frame underneath the seat. The left front brake is not functioning.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
I went to LA fitness on the corner of Grand and N McClurg, locked my bike to the bike rack right in front of the building. When I came out approximately one hour later, both the lock and my bike were gone.

Columbia 700c

Location

Southport
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver/Gray/ Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, tires were low pressured, water bottle connected to bike

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?: 
10 months
Incident Description: 
Saw bike in garage at 7pm on May 18th. Noticed it was gone as 11am May 19th

Huffy 26-inch Men's Nighthawk™ Mountain Bike

Location

Belmont CTA station
3300 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26 inch
Color: 
Black and Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New (5 days old) :((

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?: 
3+ hrs
Incident Description: 
Left bike (Huffy 26-inch Men's Nighthawk™ Mountain Bike) at the Belmont CTA Station bikerack at 7:45am. Bike was missing when I returned around 6:30 pm

Mercier Elle

Location

2041
W. McLean
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium women's bike
Color: 
White with purple text
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Overall good condition, but has some electrical tape on the handles.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
one day
Incident Description: 
Bike was on locked back porch. Thief probably got in through alley. There have been multiple break-ins in the area.

Kona Delux Road Bike

Location

742 N. LaSalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F401-K0513
Color: 
Blue W/ Purple Drop Handle Bars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple Drop Handle Bars

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 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?: 
90 minutes

Torker U-District

Location

2161 N California Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Navy
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Some scratches on the frame but otherwise in excellent condition. Has a Cygolite Streak 350 headlight and taillight (see https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013FJ00DO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and a small red pouch attached to the frame behind the seat. Bike had an older model of a Kryptonite Evolution lock on it, which is also missing.

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?: 
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: 
Bike was kept in a secure, locked garage and was not locked at the time it was stolen. The bike was parked in my unit's assigned parking space and had been kept there for two months (unlocked) without any issues (I realize now that I should have locked it up, even in a residents-only garage).

Trek 7.3 FX WSD

Location

Condo Garage
2033 W Crystal
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU024C0168J
Size: 
19
Color: 
WHITE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, wheel and seat locks, white bike white seat with black and green Trek logo

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
Moved into the neighborhood on April 29. The bike was temporarily being stored in a three car garage. The parking spot associated with my unit is currently being used to store furniture, not my car. It was locked to a wooden structure within the garage. The specific date and time of the incident is unknown. I only realized it was stolen when I went to throw the garbage out on the evening of Wednesday, May 10. The furniture in which the bike was attached to was broken to pieces. The lock was taken in addition to the bike. There appeared to be no forced entry into the garage, so I assume the garage was wither left open by another tenant or the perpetrator used a universal garage door opener.

GT ZR 5.0

Location

213 W Institute Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
At least 12 years old but in good condition. Was equipped with a red water bottle holder, rear and front lights, and a red bike bag at time of theft.

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
Incident Description: 
Bike was left outside of an office building, just down the street from Headquarters bar. I was unfortunately in a hurry and forgot to lock up my bike. I realized this about an hour after arriving and walked outside to find it gone. I have surveillance of the theft taking place.

Specialized

Location

1160 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
1 hour

Trek Verve 3

Location

Piper's Alley
230 W North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU010C1097J
Size: 
17.5"
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2014 used/reconditioned

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
20-30 min
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of Piper's Alley for 20-30 min while owner was inside Chipotle. Bike and lock both missing upon return.

Biria 700C Step-Through

Location

Pilsen
2011 S Allport
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 3:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Olive Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in near new condition.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Multiple years
Incident Description: 
Burglers entered into our landlords garage and stole tools and multiple bikes.

TREK 2017 FX1

Location

333 E Ontario
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU090C0336L
Size: 
15
Color: 
RORANGE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
had a tied on bike light on the rear. had kick stand, along with back gear for carrying things

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 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?: 
45 minutes
Incident Description: 
Lock was intact on pole. Cable was gone.