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 [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.

Schwinn Hybrid Addison

Location

3627 N. Wilton Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a tan seat with a small rip. The seat has a security cable on it. There is also a combination cable wrapped around the cross bar. A cup holder is connected the left fork. There is also a clear vinyl coating on the crossbar.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
about 4 hours
Incident Description: 
Was sitting in my living room when I heard the front gate open. I looked out of the window thinking it was a neighbor entering, but I saw a black somewhat heavyset man (20ish) with a dark complexion and wearing a red jacket, leaving out of the yard with the bike. I banged on the picture window rapidly and hard. He froze for a second, looked up towards me, hopped on the bike and peddled away towards Addison Street. I he was out of sight before I could get to the front porch.

Cannondale

Location

4734 N Whipple St, Apt. 2B
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom Pony Shop

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
2 folks broke into our basement and stole our bikes. We even caught them riding away on them and chased after them. We filed a police report.

Lemond Big Sky S

Location

5325 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU23150048X
Size: 
57cm
Color: 
Black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 weeks.
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my back porch where I keep it locked. Last night sometime in the early hours (midnight to 6am)

Cannondale Quick 4

Location

California Clipper
1008 N California Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
EA30474
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black/Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
About 1 year old

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4-10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was left attached to street sign. I came back in the morning and the street sign was taken down and the bike was gone.

Litespeed Classic

Location

Home
1018 N Rockwell St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Brushed Titanium
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
1997 Litespeed Classic. There’s a loose/damaged braze-on in the seat tube, no screw in it. The other screws on the water bottle cages are titanium star drive. components: ELITE wheelset, DT Swiss 240 hubs, mechanical ultegra groupset, FSA Stem, ritchey aluminum handlebars, ritchey carbon fork, lynskey offset titanium seat tube, white selle san marcos seat.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Several days
Incident Description: 
A worker left the garage door open while he was installing internet inside, despite my explicit instructions to keep it closed because of the bikes. Someone entered and stole the bike while he left the door open. I have video

Trek 850

Location

5335 N GLENWOOD AVE
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green barn ends, attachment on rear quick release for pull behind cart, purple cable nipples on brake lines, Conti multisurface tires (not knobbys), U lock mount on top tube. Upgraded seat (can't recall brand.)

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: 
Stolen over winter some time, unclear when but had to add the date/time above. Likely crime of opportunity and ridden away as other stuff in garage not touched.

Specialized Diverge E5 Comp

Location

Salvation Army Freedon Center
825 N Christiana Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 12, 2024 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC025104856S
Size: 
54
Color: 
Mint Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint green frame, all black wheels and tires, black handlebars, silver hand pump mounted to downtube of 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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was locked a community bike rack outside of 825 N Christiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60651. I left it outside at approximately 10pm, locked through the frame and rear wheel, came outside this morning at approximately 10:30am and noticed the lock had been cut, left on the ground near the rack, and the bike was gone.

Sirius Specialized

Location

Condo
2040 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Can't recall
Size: 
Adult Male
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I have a couple of photos of it that I can share. This bike is grey with some red lettering. There are pinheads in the key components so the seat/wheels can't be changed out without the Pinhead key.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About 1.5 years. There were two locks on it.
Incident Description: 
My bicycle was stolen from my back deck within the last 24-48 hours (likely between Wednesday, April 10th 1:00 am to Thursday, April 11th 1:00 am). The bike was locked to the metal grating with a simple cable to the metal porch bars, and I had a Kryptonite Chain lock in which the bike was locked to itself. The bike has pinheads on each key component so the wheels can not be removed and the seat can not be adjusted without that unique key.

Trek MultiTrek 750

Location

Home
1041 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, April 7, 2024 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Blue/Purple/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Trek MultiTrek 750, vintage 1990s model, blue/purple black, with white handle grips, new drive train, new gear shifters, pannier rack on back, lock system on tube, and night light + phone holder.

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?: 
n/a, was in garage
Incident Description: 
Garage door left accidentally open for 30 minutes; bike was stolen from garage.

Specialized Diverge E5

Location

4049 N Francisco Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 4:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC025092037S
Size: 
54
Color: 
Blue/black/teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Terry seat, two-sided pedals (optional clip-in), headset mount for handlebar bag, 2 black water bottle cages

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
I last rode this bike about a month ago, then locked it securely with a U-lock to a rack in my building's bike storage and laundry room. When I entered to retrieve it yesterday afternoon, it was gone, and the lock was left hanging on the rack, sliced clean through. :( I've lived here nearly 3 years and never had something like this happen.

Draft Lite SE Bikes

Location

side of apartment
710 North Bishop Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 31, 2024 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
medium
Color: 
yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
yellow bike, yellow handle bars, pink pedals, pink wires

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?: 
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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Probably was taken overnight Saturday the 30th / morning of 31st. Bike was locked to metal fence in gangway. Cable from an outdoor grill was also cut, but the grill was not taken.

Crew Bike Co. City-1 Single Speed Bike

Location

3501 North Greenview Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a smaller frame bike. It has a rusty chain and loose handle bars.

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?: 
The duration of the weekend.
Incident Description: 
Access to the building's rear area requires a key for entry. Unfortunately, it seems that the door was left open, allowing someone to take my bike from our ground unit's back door, where they were securely hidden away from public view.

RETROSPEC Harper Single Speed Fixed Gear Road Bike

Location

3501 North Greenview Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
left handle bar has crack on it.

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?: 
The duration of the weekend.
Incident Description: 
Access to the building's rear area requires a key for entry. Unfortunately, it seems that the door was left open, allowing someone to take my bike from our ground unit's back door, where they were securely hidden away from public view.

Roam@3

Location

Chase park
Greenview
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, April 5, 2024 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
2102106227
Size: 
26
Color: 
Garnet
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My bike has fenders both in the front and back, the rear tire has a white stripe, the front one is different. It also had a front light and many scratches on the paint.

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 a metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
A year
Incident Description: 
"Always leave the bike inside the gate, next to the trash, secured with a cable lock. I think someone climbed the gate, cut the cable, and left through the main door."

Trek 7.3 FX WSD 2016

Location

Wellington Brown Line Station
945 W Wellington Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU063C6940K
Size: 
17 Inches
Color: 
Miami Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
"hello my name is" sticker on center flat bar that says "ass grass"; eco rack, headlights

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from outside the Wellington train station while I was at work.

Specialized Tarmac SL7

Location

Gio's Bar and Grill
4857 N Damen Ave Chicago, IL 60625
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC004435541S
Size: 
52
Color: 
Silver and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition with Hunt wheel.s There is a custom stem cap that reads "Find Go"

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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: 
My bike was stolen in front of Gio's in Ravenswood on the corner of Damen and Ainslie on Saturday 3/30 in the afternoon. Some time between 3pm - 4pm.

Trek orange bike

Location

2954 N Racine Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bike but in good condition. There is NO kickstand

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A year
Incident Description: 
Orange trek bike stolen from our gated courtyard

Xtracycle eSwoop

Location

Western Brown Line Station
4648 N Western Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
SWP21A032
Size: 
large
Color: 
light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2021 light blue Xtracycle eSwoop longtail cargo bike with e-assist, in good condition. Rear LED tail light is busted. Front headlight was broken and repaired with non-OEM setup. There is a removable Expilion headlight mount on the handlebars. The kickstand doesn't have feet and it has remnants of duct tape on it.

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?: 
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?: 
3.5 hours
Incident Description: 
Sometime between approx 3:30-4:15 pm, my light blue Xtracycle eSwoop was stolen from the north plaza just outside the Western Brown Line stop. The heavy ABUS combination chain lock - which was locked to the bike racks and through the front wheel and the frame - was cut and left at the scene. It had one adult Bern helmet and two kids helmets attached to it.

Mercier Kilo WT

Location

Oak Lawn near 95th street
Sproat Ave
Oak Lawn , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Chrome/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, very good condition. Brooks saddle. Stickers were silver and chrome too. Might be removed.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen out of my garage. Side door had been left unlocked, but is in a fenced yard. Whoever took it, entered the backyard inside the fence, got into the garage and took the bike. Left the other 3 bikes my family has there, only took mine. Nothing else stolen.