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.

Greenstar Ecoforce 1

Location

Condo
4012 N Albany Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green metal/bamboo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a green bamboo/metal bike with a dark brown Brooks Leather seat and a white front tire. The brooks seat was secured by a short length of bike chain wrapped in a piece of bike tubing

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 yers
Incident Description: 
Today, upon entering the storage area for my building, I discovered that my bike has been stolen. No other bike was taken. It is a green bamboo/metal single speed Greenstar Ecoforce 1 with a dark brown leather Brooks seat and all white front tire (the back tire is green). The storage room was closed and locked when I went in, but it could have happened in last few days/weeks as I have not been in there that often as of late.

Felt V series

Location

In front of 525 w monroe
Monroe st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
V series
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pouch under front frame. Flat front tire, and two stickers one that says Florida on top. Small sticker says working bicycles in the middle bottom part of bicycle.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8
Incident Description: 
Security reported bicycle was stolen by tall black male that cut the lock and took lock and bicycle. Bicycle had flat front tire with disc brakes.

Schwinn Circuit (Men's)

Location

Greenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28"
Color: 
Black w/ red decals
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike was a black/red Schwinn Men's Circuit 28" hybrid bike (https://www.target.com/p/schwinn-174-men-s-circuit-28-hybrid-bike-with-disc-brake-black/-/A-51457275). Stickers removed from the wheels and a U-lock holder added to the frame.

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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was secured with U-lock inside of secure, gated parking area at residence in the evening of 5/20/18. It was discovered missing in the morning of 5/22/18. No remnants of the bike lock were found. The gate was closed and locked at time of discovery. No other property damage was noted. The bike was a black/red Schwinn Men's Circuit 28" hybrid bike (https://www.target.com/p/schwinn-174-men-s-circuit-28-hybrid-bike-with-disc-brake-black/-/A-51457275) with the stickers removed from the wheels and a U-lock holder added to the frame.

Critical cycle

Location

Rogers Park
7300 n Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
f012q179680
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mostly all white

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
0min
Incident Description: 
Son let his friend take a ride around the park on bike. Came back without bike stating someone took it from him.

2011 Specialized Allez Elite Compact

Location

Garage
2238 W Belmont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CUSBC602113517F
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Blue frame, white seat and white handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition; the clip in pedals are a little scuffed and have a few scratches; there are two water bottle cages attached to the frame; there are one or two small triathlon registration stickers on the frame;

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?: 
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?: 
1.5 years
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked with a U-Lock attached to a bike rack, as well as a cable through both tires and frame. The thief broke into our garage and cut the U-Lock somehow.

Jamis Renegade Exile

Location

Karl Kuhn
1017 N. Sacramento
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
53
Color: 
Black Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Minor scratches on frame, 2 water bottle holders.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A week
Incident Description: 
Side door to laundry room of building was broken into and bike stolen

Schwinn Madison

Location

Home garage
927 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
White frame, orange wheels, Blue handlebar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue handlebar tape, orange wheels, white frame. A little scratched up but good condition

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: 
Bicycles were parked in enclosed garage Friday night, Sunday afternoon they were gone.

Specialized Crosstrail Disc

Location

Jam
2853 N Kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
white with red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, white bicycle with red accents, red waterbottle holder bolted to frame. Disc brakes, several gears, black 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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Fiance and I biked over to Jam to get brunch with our friends. We locked our bikes around a large green metal stop sign post through the frames with a combination cable lock. We ate brunch, and when we left the restaurant, our bikes were missing. These bikes hold sentimental value for both of us, as they were gifts from our parents. My fiance also lost her bike, which is a black Specialized Ariel bike. Any help getting these back to us would be huge.

Surly Pugsley

Location

2233 N Kedzie Blvd, Apt. 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
M14073324
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Bright green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a fat bike with enormous tires. Blue pedals and hubs, a rear rack, and a black Brooks leather saddle. The wheels have cutouts, and a blue fabric rim strip shows through. There are also ergonomic grips with bar end handles. The bike is loud, I mean audibly LOUD! Industry9 brand hubs are among the literally loudest on the market. You will hear this bike coming.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with a flooding Abus Bordo lock to another bike. They were locked together. It was in a locked bike room in my building. The bikes were taken into the alley, the thieves cut the lock there, and dumped the other bike.

Specialized Ariel

Location

Jam
2853 N Kedzie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Women's Small or Medium
Color: 
Black with teal and white details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has a hand air pump on the left side, has a faded Ariel disney princess sticker on the frame near the handbars, has a black bike bag under the seat with a bike tool and spare tube. There is also a black waterbottle holder on the frame. The bike is in good contition, though it is a bit dirty and rusty in a few places.

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?: 
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: 
We biked over to Jam to get brunch with friends, and locked our bikes to a stop sign. My fiance and I locked the frames of our bikes together around the stop sign pole. When we got done eating brunch, after about an hour, both bikes and the lock were missing. We both love our bikes very much and just fixed them up for summer riding. We share a car and were planning on using our bikes regularly to bike to the gym/coffee shops/libraries/etc. Any help is much appreciated!!!

Spot Champa

Location

3900 Block of Seeley
3900 N. Seeley Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Dark Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand New, dark grey hybrid bike with a belt drive.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Bike was in an enclosed garage.

Schwinn Men's Mountain Bike 2017

Location

2425 West Berwyn Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike rack attached to the back and custom flashlight strapped in the front

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 metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
1 day

2016 Specialized Roubaix

Location

Chicago Board of Trade
Financial
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC615010010K
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in great shape. Has Specialized written in green.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8hrs

Masi Inizio 2016

Location

29 N Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NK0C22350
Color: 
Black frame, white lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had SPD clipless pedals and a Fizik Arione.

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up, as usual, outside my office building. I know my bike was there within 2 hours of me leaving work. Came out after work and it was gone.

Trek 1.1 C (2014)

Location

225 W Washington
225 W Washington St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU345C9342H
Color: 
White w/ Red and Black accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Large dent on lower right frame body. Damage to shifters. Otherwise good condition.

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?: 
5 Hours
Incident Description: 
Cameras overlook the site, so I don't think it was cut. Maybe the lock was broken with some other method. Bike, helmet, lock, everything was gone.

Jamis

Location

Lyric Opera House
20 N Upper Wacker Dr #400
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U161Uo7848
Size: 
51
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red Jamis bike with pin head locks on tires. Has blue and white on frame and Jamis is written in red on frame.

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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
I work at the OSW building and park my bike outside the civic opera house on their bike racks. My bike was parked around 10 am and when I left the building at 7 pm it was gone. There was no sign of a lock being broken.

Trek Marlin 5

Location

Malibu
6007 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU224C3319K
Size: 
27”
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 weeks

Trek 7.2 FX

Location

CA Washington
35 N. Aberdeen St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU074C009-9F
Color: 
SILVER
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
8 years old, but looked new. Storage pack under seat. Water bottle holder on main frame.

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?: 
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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Parking garage of condo building was robbed of appx. a dozen bicycles.

Trek Soho Deluxe

Location

Home
1419 W Superior St
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU324C2193C
Size: 
57
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in good condition. There are copper pedals.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
the bike was taken off my third floor porch at 1419 W Superior St. This was done around 2 am.