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.

2012 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6

Location

River north
superior and rush
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gator skin tires. Worn down seat, gears in poor condition (skips 5 gears when changing gears), phone bike mount was attached.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
unlocked for 2 minutes
Incident Description: 
Making a delivery pick-up in front of pierrot gormet near the peninsula hotel. Bike was snatched immediately,

Raleigh Venture

Location

N. Eastlake Terrace
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
mid-sized, women's
Color: 
gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
moderate condition, black rack on back, 21 speed, rotary-phone style bell on handles

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 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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a metal fence outside an apartment in East Rogers Park around 7:30pm. When I left at around 10:40pm, the bike was gone. The cable had been cut and was left along with the helmet. Another friend with a bike had left not long before and didn't have any incidences, so the theft must have been close to the time I left. The bike was second-hand, and I am unsure of its exact model/year.

Black Giant Talon 29er

Location

University Village
West 14th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
All Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new. Residue of old tape on top tube. Might possible have red light on back and bell on left handlebar. Also the an old U-bolt holder on top tube.

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 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?: 
Stays locked there
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken between 8pm and 10 am. I ride it everyday and checked with property staff and the city, who do not have it. Very nice mountain bike. If someone sees a size large, matte black Giant near the city please let me know.

Gary Fisher Mako 2010 Mountain Bike

Location

Bike Rack in front of Lake Park Plaza Condominium
3930 N Pine Grove Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Lg (19.5")
Color: 
Black with gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, minimal wear, blue, triangle sticker with 173-B on it on main bar under 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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
<12 hours

Scott Matrix 30

Location

1640 N Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Gray/white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very slightly used condition/good. 9 speed

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

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?: 
When not in use, home location.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked on our 2nd floor fire escape/back patio. Rear of Nike Running Bucktown. Happened overnight, not sure exact times. The area is a high locked fence, maybe offender climbed dumpsters to gain access.

Scatante 330

Location

Chicago Bagel Authority, 953 W Armitage
Armitage
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
51
Color: 
Black frame, red tire tread, white handle bar
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Broken speedometer attached to handlebar, tho it may be cut off. Small pouch under seat.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from a rack in front of Chicago Bagel Authority on Armitage (by brown line stop) sometime between 12:30 and 3:30 on 9/24. Two bikes were locked together and to the bike rack with two locks. Both locks were cut through but only one bike was stolen.

Foldable

Location

555 W Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
YS953
Size: 
3.3*1.33*2.6 inch
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very Good Condition(new and Never used). We got in 2015. Folding-Bike-20-Shimano-6-Speed-Bike-Fold-Storage-Silver-College-School-Sports

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 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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Parked outside the Yolk restaurant in 500 west madison street, chicago around 8:55 am CST. We came out of restaurant by 10 AM cst and the bike was missing

Raleigh Mountain Bike

Location

1046 N. Rockwell Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new road tires and brand new seat with silver studs on the end. Also has a broken front reflector. Rusty gears.

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?: 
5 days
Incident Description: 
I saw that someone else in my building found the rope part of their lock cut, it was left in the foyer. So I went to look and mine was gone as well.

Cannondale R700

Location

Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
754023ND06928
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aero bars, red/yellow bar tape

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: 
Entered into an unlocked garage and took the bike from the wall, along with 2 other bikes

Fuji Sunfire 2.0

Location

Villa Park Train Station
139 S Wisconsin Ave
Villa Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20.5
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White, black lettering, disc brakes, black metal water bottle holder, some red scratches, 27 speed

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 Hours

Gary Fisher

Location

2810 N Paulina St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In good condition has a black seat cover

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 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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a metal fence. It was there all morning and when checked again at 5pm, it was gone along with the lock.

Schwinn voyageur gs

Location

2146 West Caton
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Sage Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
had 2 bells Basket ziptied onto front handle bars, full fenders, Gel black saddle 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?: 
It lives here
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside a wrought iron fence. , on coming home found my helmet, water bottle, and lock thrown in the bushes on my driveway

SE Draft

Location

Alley between Argyle and Winnemac
1352.5 W Argyle St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Most distinguishing factor is the frame is bent, nearly the stem. Small single speed, silver front rim, black rear rim.

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 mins to an hour
Incident Description: 
I used my bike to move a piece of furniture to my studio apartment. I set the bike down in the alley to move the furniture upstairs, and forgotten to lock it up. Realizing my mistake about 30 minutes later, I came outside to find it gone :(.

Surly Cross Check

Location

N. Marion St.
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M14070810
Size: 
64cm
Color: 
Brown (Cuba Libre)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Custom Cross-Check. Shimano Tiagra crankset and derailleurs Deore hubs and Alex Adventurer wheels. Axiom rear rack. Bike is 6 months old. One S in "Surly" is white and all other letters are off-white.

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 stolen from garage.

Planet x Pro Carbon Track bike (pearl white, frame)

Location

Home
3725 n bernard st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
I did not record
Size: 
large frame 58cm
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Planet x great condition a couple scuffs on the down tube.

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
for a year
Incident Description: 
Back door into my building was kicked in and they ran into the back room of my apartment where my bikes were hanging. This was my bike repair and storage room. Rear door has a deadbolt lock. Someone with a small foot(shoe size approx. 8.5-9.5) kicked the door in.

Schwinn Super Sport Road Bike

Location

1138 N Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
53 cm
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used with small red bike pack

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Between hours of 12:00AM-12:00PM

Trek 3500 Disc

Location

Garage
3101 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU010C2342J
Size: 
18
Color: 
Black/Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Just like... Excellent condition

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?: 
Inside parking garage
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a closed and locked garage. Only bike was stolen from the garage. No other items were missing.

Fix-D 700c Road Bike

Location

Infiniti store
640 N Lasalle Dr, 100
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
28"
Color: 
Black/Magenta
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aqua Barbie w/red heart jewel Bell. pink basket hardware. Stripped Masterlock U lock will be still on bike. New black continental road tires w/reflector strip, front & rear lights, lighted helmet stolen.

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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from front of office building with glass on the ground floor, but left 2 other bikes alone. I'm guessing they liked it cause it's cute.

Redline Conquest Classic

Location

Lincoln Park
2039 N Lincoln Ave, Unit Q
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Near mint condition, disc brakes, brown with tan writing, shimano spd pedals, gator skins tires. Lock holder and U-lock on seat tube.

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?: 
5 minutes
Incident Description: 
Hispanic man in baseball hat, messenger bag with orange decals, came into my garage while my wife was unloading groceries, shoved her, and took the bike, leaving his outside. Approximately 30-40 years old, 5'6", 150 lbs, closely-shaved dark beard.