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.

Surly Disc Trucker

Location

Residential/House
611 N Kramer Ave
Lombard , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M18030967
Size: 
46cm
Color: 
Dark Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
When the bike was stolen, it had its original black tires and black handlebars (see in pics). The seat is not the factory seat; I changed the factory seat out with a "Planet Bike" seat which has some padding. The Planet Bike logo is visible on the side of the seat. Also, the bike may be seen with two safety lights- one underneath the handlebars and the other below the seat. The frame is small, dark grey and is in pretty good condition. I can't recall any obvious scratches or scruff marks. A notable detail about the handlebars you might notice are very, very small bite marks, likely on the left handlebar (or both handlebars) These are the bite marks of a chipmunk.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
The theft occurred sometime between Thursday June 23 (at night) and Sunday June 26. Spanning these dates, I was sick and quarantining due to Covid. I imagine that it was during this time that my garage was entered and the bike was taken. Nothing else in the garage was stolen; just the bike. It wasn't until finally leaving the house on Sunday June 26 for a drive through COVID test, that I noticed the missing bike. A police report was immediately filed.

Genesis "29"

Location

1703 N Rockwell Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Very large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. No decals except a working bikes sticker. Has a natura; woven basket with black patterning.

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?: 
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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen form a garage along with helmet and saddlebag and contents. The bike was locked with a u-lock to a cable attached to the wall. The cable was cut. A second bike was pulled form the wall but not stolen as the cable was much thicker. Our neighbor might have left the garage door open overnight.

Vintage Trek 1000

Location

Bike was locked on Kedzie just south of the Logan Blvd. on the grass section. In front of a book store,
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
White, Blue, and Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Several scratches, blue tape on handle bars (tape is coming off), front rim is red and back rim is silver. Has a child bike carrier attachment below the bike seat.

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 street sign.

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?: 
9 hrs

Zugo Ebike

Location

Home
1421 w Cortez
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
1653224b or 1853224b
Size: 
Large/heavy
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in normal condition, right from brake handle is bent badly in a u shape, noticably different from the left front brake. The battery is missing from the bike, I has scrapes on the front of seat.

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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: 
Bike was left locked up in the same place it always is. Woke up to start doing deliveries. Bike was gone. Delivery bag and helmet are still there

Raleigh Amelia 3

Location

Namaskar Yoga
3946 N Southport Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U17YK15869
Size: 
50CM
Color: 
dark gray, black and light sea green lettering and decal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition with a recent tune-up. Aluminum gravel bike frame. Mechanical disc brakes. The groupset parts are SRAM Apex 1 and Praxis. Wide Clement gravel tires. HED rims. On the top side of the down tube is a partial silver sticker (I waited too late to remove the sticker fully, so part of the sticker stayed). The bike also had a Topeak bike rack on the back and mountain bike clipless pedals and a bike light on the handlebar. The bike tape on both sides of the handlebars was worn away.

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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked up to a bike rack outside of Namaskar Yoga at 3946 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 starting at 11:00am. I taught a yoga class and after class, around 12:30pm, I went to get my bike and it was gone. At one point during class, I saw a larger group of people hanging out outside the studio, which isn't typical for that area. There is walking traffic on the sidewalk, but big groups don't typically hang out there. I'm wondering if that's when the bike was stolen and I'm sharing this in case it's been reported in other incidents. Although the bike lock was missing too, there was a tiny part of the lock left behind. It looks like it was a very clean cut through the u-lock, assuming some type of professional tool was used.

Super 73 R Series

Location

343 W Schiller Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Electric Green Bicycle that sort of looks like a motorcycle. Very large tires. The battery says Super 73 and there was a bag connected to it.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
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?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
I went to my apartment’s enclosed bicycle storage room. The metal frame that my bicycle was locked to was broken. I do have an AirTag hidden on my bike and it says that it is at 1912 Lincoln Park W.

Trek FX 2

Location

Lincoln Square/ Ravenswood
2457 W Wilson Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small women's bike,
Color: 
Matte Black with Blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good shape with a few dings, unfortunately, nothing super distinguishable.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I've locked my bike in our locked basement for years.
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to my bike rack inside of my building's basement (shared basement). Unfortunately, I don't have an original photo but the bike is the same color and style as the picture shown.

Trek FX 3

Location

2346 W Walton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In very good condition, only ~2 years old. Black front and rear fenders, white water bottle cage.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 24hrs since I last rode it.
Incident Description: 
I went to my building's basement to get my bike (requires access to 2 locked doors) and it wasn't there. Other bikes unlocked in the basement were not stolen.

Story Electric Road Bike, Black, 58cm, Armadillo Tires

Location

Parking Garage Spot 51
1440 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
L190660112
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Serial no. underneath pedals. Black. Armadillo tires. Brown leather handles and seat. Was locked to itself through frame and wheel in residential parking garage spot by a black Foldylock. Both bike and lock are missing. https://storybicycles.com/collections/story-electric-bikes/products/electric-road-bike?variant=13576525742173

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?: 
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?: 
3-8 days
Incident Description: 
Owner was away on trip. Last seen 6/11/2022. Someone else noticed it was missing morning of 6/23/2022.

2009 Trek 1.5

Location

Irving Park Metra
3950 N Avondale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
L(62)
Color: 
White/Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Freeport Bicycle Shop sticker

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

Retrospec

Location

Main street L station
Chicago
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
61 cm
Color: 
Chrome
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Solid Chrome

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?: 
3 hours

Vintage Peugeot Bordeaux Road Bike

Location

North Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2 water bottle holders pedal shifters on bottom bar biopace pedal wheel

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen off my back porch during the day when I was not home. Bike and lock were both taken at the same time without any traces.

Surly Cross Check

Location

Mckinley Park
36th St. & Hamilton Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M14121971
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is in good condition. Has fenders, a rear rack, and blue handlebar tape. The bottom of the crank arms are scuffed a bit wearing away the black paint.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was stolen from my garage overnight on June 21st-22nd 2022. The thief left an older cheaper bicycle behind in the alley outside of the garage.

Raleigh Marathon

Location

Logan Square
621 North Oakley Boulevard
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dark green frame, purple chain, white handle bars and white seat. Wire frame on front of bike.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours max
Incident Description: 
Bike locked on corner of Sacramento and Fullerton, was at Pizza Lobo for 3 hours and bike was missing when leaving

Marin Nicasio Q

Location

Galter LifeCenter
5157 N. Francisco Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
071713672
Size: 
52 cm
Color: 
Indigo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
in very good condition, slight tears in handlebar tape on both sides, 700cc wheel size, orange accents, black eco rack on rear wheel, black underseat bike bag

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: 
Bike and U-lock were stolen sometime between 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm from Galter LifeCenter. There are security cameras that point toward the bike rack that it was locked on. Bike rack is on the side walk of a parking lot to Galter LifeCenter and Chicago Spine Institute.

Motobecane H200

Location

Outside Tallboy Taco, SW corner of E Huron St & N Saint Clair St
165 E Huron St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
About 20in
Color: 
Silver/Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. 21 speed.

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Found missing at 4:30pm. Locked to bike rack at SW corner of E Huron St & N Saint Clair St.

Retrospec, 4201

Location

Pilsen Food Pantry
1858 S Throop street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 20, 2022 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
HK201071840
Size: 
53
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike light on L handlebar, U-lock black and orange

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?: 
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?: 
2hr
Incident Description: 
Finished volunteering at Pilsen Food Pantry. Walked outside to see street sign removed from base and bike missing. Bike parked in front of 1858 S Throop Street

Mercer Galaxy

Location

Logan square
Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours

2022 Marin Fairfax 1

Location

2806 N Oakley Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
I21056708
Size: 
L
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new, includes a black Topeak Explorer 29er disc rear rack and a black BV Adjustable Bicycle Kickstand.

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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a secure condo parking garage that has no public access without a key or an opener. Bike was in my parking spot when I left for work in the morning. Bike was gone when I returned from work in the afternoon.