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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 [email protected] 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.

Trek 1000

Location

Residential Courtyard Bike Rack
South Boulevard
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, March 15, 2024 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
451898
Size: 
54
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition - shows significant scratches, but is in perfect working order. White with trek and model number printed in bright red. Modern stem adapter with modern handlebars - original brake levers. White bar wrap. Original Suntour blaze groupset. Original Downtube shifters. Brooks C17 saddle with red print on top of saddle "It's not the name of brooks which makes the saddle good, but the saddle and its excellence that makes the name supreme." On right chainstay is printed "matrix equipped". Old rear reflector still attached to bike.

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?: 
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?: 
17 months
Incident Description: 
The bike was being stored in an enclosed, gated courtyard. The bike rack that the bike was locked to was not visible from the back alley. Bike must have been stolen by someone who made their way into the courtyard or it must have been stolen by someone in the complex itself/associated with someone in the complex. Bike was locked through the back wheel and frame with a u-lock and cable through the front wheel to the left side of a bike rack. Last seen on 03/13/24 at 1pm. The bike was discovered missing on 03/29/24. Bike and lock were missing when found.

Kona Sutra

Location

Our Residential Condo
1050 W Diversey Pkwy, Floor 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Navy Blue frame, silver section on frame under brooks seat.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's in relatively great shape. Some nicks and dings on the frame from typical wear and tear. Potentially still rear "saddle" bags on rack. Brown Leather Brooks seat. Custom brake lever location in middle of handlebar.

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?: 
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?: 
Every second it isn't in use it is locked to our electrical wiring (inside metal tube casing/ housing).
Incident Description: 
Sarah Flagg keeps her bike inside our garage. There is a cable looped through an electrical fixture and is run back through the front wheel and secured by an Abus U Lock. It is highly likely the lock and cable were in tact as the bike was carried off into the alley as our electric fixture is destroyed.

Miami Sun Traditional 20

Location

East Village
Grand Ave and Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown just bought
Size: 
20”
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used adult tricycle purchased in early spring 2024 and was in the middle of cleaning it up and it was stolen. I never rode the tricycle. Good condition with light use. Back basket has dent, no reflectors on bike. Seat was on lowest setting when stolen . And hard to raise up

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?: 
2 months
Incident Description: 
Tricycle was purchased in April. Back wheel was removed and handle bars rotated down to fit in car. Last week I stated working on fixing up bike. Lock was purchased to secure to building bike things. Tricycle was last seen at 4 PM on Saturday 15 June 24. The next morning I went to dump garbage ( 16 Jun 24) at 1:00 PM and bike was gone. I was on my way out to meet someone, but noticed an unlocked bike at the front door of my building. I returned home at 8:00 Pm on 16 June and bike was still unlocked at front door to building. I went to the garage and found the cut lock dumped and tossed.

Trek Mountain Track XC 830 RST

Location

My house.
16047 Avalon Avenue
South Holland , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 14, 2024 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26", 18" frame
Color: 
Grey and yellow.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has "TREK" in big, bold, yellow letters. And has a silver water bottle holder. It has "RST" In bold, black letters with a red outline on the part that controls the front wheel.

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?: 
Since May, 31st, 2024
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen between 9 pm on the 14th and 10 am on the 15th. The last time we saw it, my dad was moving it into the bushes. The next morning it was gone. Our security cameras didn't capture the theft, but I believe the thief passed through my neighbor's yard. If you have any information or see someone riding this bike (Trek Mountain Track XC 830 RST), please contact me. This picture is only a reference photo, I unfortunately didn't take a picture of the full bike before it was stolen.

Specialized Cirrus 2014

Location

Logan Square
2833 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 14, 2024 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gravel king tires, straight handlebars with side grips

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at the corner of Armitage and Mozart in Logan Square. It was stolen between 11:00 pm on 6/14/2024 and 1:15 am on 6/15/2024

2022 Specialized Sirrus 3.0

Location

Clybourn Metra
1908 N Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC01101522
Size: 
M
Color: 
Black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, some dents and scratches on main bar

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike to the bike rack on the westside of Ashland just north of the entrance to the UPWN Metra line at 6:40am. The seat and wheels have special locks to prevent being taken without a key. The lock was damaged but still intact. I discovered it stolen when I arrived back to the train station around 6pm.

WING Back Ebike

Location

Willis Towers
Franklin St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
E-Bike
Serial No.: 
22041322072
Size: 
Normal Size
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks new all black. Flush parts throughout

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3-4 Hours

Trek Domane Al 2 58 Matte

Location

1001 W Madison St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU086C1545N
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
All black

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
Incident Description: 
Bike in residential garage stolen. 1001 W Madison St.

Serotta Atlanta

Location

Bucktown
2233 West Shakespeare Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White w Red Lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White Serrotta road bike with red lettering a hot pink handle bar wraps. Customizations to the bike such as Shimano gears/shifters.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1.5 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of apartment for 2 hours We left home and came back and it was gone

Schwinn

Location

CTA station Red line Granville
1119 W Granville Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
6ft and up
Color: 
Black/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good, solid, bought a year or two ago but in great 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?: 
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?: 
few hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in a bike rack inside a CTA station (Granville) locked along with another bike but when I came back only my bike was gone along with the lock.

Chord X 12da

Location

Home
Ingleside Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
E-Bike
Serial No.: 
8603220678850350
Size: 
M
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. White and black has helmet and orange bike lock attached

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Months

Specialized

Location

Uptown - two blocks south of Argyle
Ainslie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
women’s - owner is 5’3”
Color: 
teal and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bike was in pretty good shape. Mountain bike dram and shocks with hybrid wheels. townie handlebars so i could sit up a little more for casual biking. may still have a sticker on frame that said “4900 marine dr condo association”. disc brakes

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?: 
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?: 
~ 36 hours
Incident Description: 
Was moving this past weekend and had to move bike out of previous building’s storage - went back to get it and it was gone. residential bike rack was near corner of buttercup and Ainslie.

Georgena Terry

Location

Armitage and Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Single speed, rear rack, front basket, Brooks saddle, bullhorn handlebars with Brooks grip, teal with a grey front fork. About 10 years old, well 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?: 
Sidewalk in front of a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
I was unfortunately very drunk and fell off my bike late on Sunday night, I think somewhere on Milwaukee headed north towards Armitage. When I fell I stupidly left my bike on the sidewalk unlocked and walked home. In the morning it was obviously nowhere to be seen as it was an easy snag for someone. I was acting stupid and put my own bike in danger but I love my bike and it's custom made and this was a huge mistake. I'm just trying anything I can to get it back. Thanks for your time.

RECOVERED: Co-op Cycl CTY 2.1 St

Location

Foster & Pulaski
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CBGD4764
Size: 
Med
Color: 
Desert Sage
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition REI Co-Op Model CTY 2.1 St Desert Sage Matte finish

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?: 
0
Incident Description: 
[On 6/13/24, victim informed us that this bike had been recovered: "I completed a police report and Detective Jacob from the CPD called a few days later to say he had likely located it at a pawn shop at Lawrence/Kedzie via the serial number provided. He went and picked it up and took it to the 17th district for our pick-up.  He said the pawn shops are supposed to have a 30 day waiting period so this process can take place. Ironically (or maybe not),  my husband went to the same pawn shop the day prior and they denied having it.  We are very happy! Thanks!"] Bike stolen from detached garage.

GT AGGRESSOR PRO

Location

DICK'S SPORTING GOODS
1900 TOWER DRIVE
glenview, il 60025 , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
GTFSD21K32714/038675251526
Size: 
SMALL/27.5' WHEEL
Color: 
MATTE BLACK (BBQ)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
LIKE NEW CONDITION - LESS THAN ONE YEAR OLD

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 MINUTES
Incident Description: 
MY SON RAN INTO DICK'S SPORTING GOODS IN THE GLEN SHOPPING CENTER IN GLENVIEW TO PURCHASE SOMETHING BEFORE THE STORE CLOSED. HE PLACED HIS UNLOCKED BIKE INTO A LARGE GROUP OF OTHER BIKES AND KIT WAS STOLEN. THE POLICE CAME AND TOOK HIS STATEMENT.

Cannondale

Location

Lakeside Tower
1600 S Indiana
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small - woman’s
Color: 
Black and turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition - has ulock holder clip under seat.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Since 09/2023
Incident Description: 
Bike is stored in enclosed garage on condo building. Each parking space has bike hook to hang bike. Mine was hanging on hook within my parking space, my ulock was recently stolen as well.

Rocky Mountain Fusion (forest green/blue, orange wheel reflectors)

Location

Central School Bike rack
620 Greenwood Ave
Glencoe , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SRMAJ2208170
Size: 
Adult Medium
Color: 
Forest green/blue, orange wheel reflectors
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, Forest Green & Blue frame with orange wheel reflectors, Erik's Bike Sticker on frame -Stolen from Bike Rack, Central School, Glencoe, IL

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?: 
Stolen 04-Jun, 08:15am-3pm
Incident Description: 
Stolen from bike rack in front of Central School, Glencoe, IL: 04-Jun, 08:15am-3pm.

Specialized Sirrus Hybrid Bike

Location

Garage
1618 West Thorndale Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively new, small pack under seat carrying spare parts

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
Incident Description: 
Downstairs neighbor left garage door unlocked, thief got in at night and stole bike that was unlocked.

Ariel Rider X-Class Ebike 48v

Location

Alley behind 1469 W Carmen
1469 W Carmen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
E-Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ariel Rider X Class. Bicycle is electric, but will be missing battery. Cafe Racer style frame, candy red, visible Ariel Rider branding, two high beam headlights and LEDs attached to battery pack. The back Tire will have an Air valve screw in the shape of a 6-sided die.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
I can only surmise that the theft took place overnight after I arrived home around 12:40 am. The bike was locked through the front wheel onto yellow city pillar in the alley that my porch leads to. A brake disc lock was on the rear wheel. The bike with battery is 80.1lbs, and without the battery is 65.6lbs. I awoke this morning to find it completely gone, locks and all.