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.

Trek Bontrager

Location

Home
1848 N Hoyne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium sized for 5’8 to 5’9 person
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a tag from Chicago triathlon on it #2775. Had a little bag in the back with a seat adjuster in it.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Been there over a year
Incident Description: 
I found my bike missing from my back porch storage area. This area is usually locked but neighbors have not been locking it. Helmet and lock thrown on the floor. Not sure how long it’s been gone, possibly a week or more

Fuji S12

Location

Morningstar Offices
22 W Washington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Dark Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fuji single speed white crank with 48t black chainring. S-12 written on top tube, 12 Speed written on chain stays. No FUJI logo on downtube.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6hrs

Unknown

Location

2628 N Fairfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Painted grey, no markings. One break on the right side handlebar. Honestly it was probably stolen previously and disguised, hence the no markings. Sounds like karma. Anyways, I bought it off FB marketplace four hours before it was stolen. It's a simple bike with no fixings. It was stolen off my front porch on Fairfield Ave in Logan Square. Not a busy street so it's likely someone in the area. I didn't have my bike lock back yet from my old bike which was kept a few streets away so I wasn't able to lock it yet. My boyfriend saw it when he left for work, and when I went down to take it to ride a half hour later is was gone. Attached photo is from the listing as I don't have any of my own photos. I would love to feel like I didn't just throw money in the trash so please let me know if you see 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?: 
4 hours

Trek Alpha Aluminum 1200

Location

Wheaton Train Station
402 W Front Street
Wheaton , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
46-48 cm
Color: 
Aluminum/Red/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a new real wheel and cassette; black Fizik bar tape and a fizik (I think) aggressive seat. There is a computer attachment on the handlebars but no computer attached. Road pedals. Sticker from an Austin, TX cycling shop on the frame.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
Just a couple hours during the work day
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked up on the south side of the Wheaton train station along with several other bikes at about 8 am. Between 8 and 5, the lock was clipped and left at the scene. I did not observe any other abandoned locks

Trek FX3

Location

300 E. Randolph St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU077C3007N
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. No damage/scratches. It has a silver water bottle cage on the frame. Flat handle bar.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked using a cable lock. I put the lock through both tires, the frame, and the bike rack. The lock was missing from the scene. I checked on the bike at 3, and it was gone when I came back at 4:45. This was next to the BCBS building, at the bike rack at the east entrance to the lobby, which is next to Marianos.

Big Shot Bike Single Speed

Location

Barry Apartments
445 W Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
60cm
Color: 
Orange Frame green wheels.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Relatively okay. Definltely scratches on paint, there's a paint gash that is covered by black tape on the vertical post.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Came into the bike storage area to find the bike and lock missing.

2013 Specialized Sirrus

Location

Rear porch of apartment building
2148 N. Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602415580G
Size: 
M
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lime green color

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Up to 3 days
Incident Description: 
My bicycle was locked to the vertical spindles of the rear porch railing at 2148 N. Halsted with a Kryptonite U-lock and a cable lock. I was out of town between Friday morning 10/12/18 and Sunday evening 10/14/18. When I returned on Sunday the bike and the Kryptonite lock were gone. The cable lock was cut and the top of the railing was removed. My guess is that after the cable lock was cut the top railing was removed and the bike was lifted off the vertical spindles along with the Kryptonite U-lock and carried away.

GT Traffic 2.0

Location

My House
944 W 18th st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CM15 A5 23375
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scraping and chipping of paint on body, front usb headlight with red band, black bike rack over rear wheel, spash guards on both wheels.

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?: 
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 24 hrs
Incident Description: 
I last saw my bike on our 3rd floor porch at ~2am Sunday morning

specialized

Location

my garage
1434 W Winona St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920229106N
Size: 
womens large
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
brand new

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 hr

Schwinn fastback 2

Location

House
1845 W Berteau Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Aqua blue with orange detail and one orange rung on the whee
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, apartment registration sticker for Pattington on crossbar, black saddle bag with spare tire, nitros tank and bike lock key inside.

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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Had left the bike in my usual spot in the backyard and hadn’t got to locking it up for the night. The next morning my neighbors noticed a strange junk bike in the backyard and then saw that my nice bike was missing. My guess is one of the local high school student was riding by and decided to trade.

Trek 820 Red

Location

3950 N Avondale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a rack and many stickers including a Jerry Garcia sticker and a Colorado flag.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stolen from parking lot behind office.

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

1646 n kedzie ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
large yellow mountain bike wheels / "cars are comfortable" sticker on side / extended handlebar / front and rear rack with basket in front

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round Key
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?: 
it was stolen off the westbound 70 bus
Incident Description: 
my bicycle was stolen off the 70 bus route between kedzie and Austin ~ i got off the bus forgetting it but realized immediately

26'' Mens Schwin sidewinder bike

Location

Century mall
Lake view
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
S8106WM
Size: 
26 inch
Color: 
Black and Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New (1 week older) bike.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike at the century mall at lake view, Chicago, I went to the LA Fitness gym upstairs and after returning I found my bike lost.

Cannondale SR500

Location

2632 W Huron St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
L
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shimano clipless SPD pedals Topeak bike pump mounted on frame Bike computer sensor on front fork, handlebar mount for computer Bell saddle bag Burley trailer mount on rear axle

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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stored in locked garage. Thieves jumped fence, kicked in side door of garage and removed bike, leaving through the back gate.

Novarra Randonee

Location

Loyola Red Line CTA
1200 W Loyola Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
806Y05044
Size: 
55cm M
Color: 
Moss/gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Added fenders, HRC sticker on top tube, Allina Health reflective slap bracelet on stem, brass coin stamped with #73 zip tied to top tube.

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?: 
36hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike up Sunday Oct 7 4:30am at Loyola Red Line stop rack. Had to leave it there overnight due to a personal situation. Returned Monday Oct 8 around 5pm to find it, my lock, and helmet missing.

Giant LIV

Location

Old Town West Village
1152 N Howe St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C4AV0983
Size: 
SM
Color: 
Light Blue with White trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent, Specialized cycle computer

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2nd floor deck area, always locked here
Incident Description: 
Person went up to our 2nd floor deck, cut the cable lock and walked away with both our bikes. We do have video of the person that committed the theft.

Specialized Rockhopper

Location

Old Town West Village
1152 N Howe St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606159292
Size: 
56
Color: 
charcoal grey with green trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, green grips and green pedals, carbon handlebar, thin 700X28 wheels instead of mountain bike tires. Quadlock phone mount. Cateye cycle computer.

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2nd floor deck, Always locked here.
Incident Description: 
Person went up to our deck, cut the cable lock and walked away with two bikes. We have video of the person that committed the crime.

Jamis Coda Sport

Location

The Promenade
1201 W ADAMS ST
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U13GU26576
Size: 
16
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a rear rack installed.

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?: 
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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Our building has a surveillance system which we have reviewed and identified an individual with a blue backpack wearing black clothing breaking through our condo's garage rear door and walking out with two bikes. The theft occurred between 8:20 and 8:30 pm on October 1st, 2018 according to the security camera log. The footage was not clear enough to make out the individual's features. He appears to be a male and he looks like he had an accomplice waiting outside to help handle the two bikes he took.

Specialized "Tri-Cross"

Location

West Ridge
N. Bell Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
S4STOL1N
Size: 
57 cm
Color: 
Black (matte)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Aluminum frame (black) cross bike with rear rack and (gray) top bar mount for front baby seat. Newer frame with vintage components. Bay ends shifter, 7 speed (no front derailleur). 700c front rim / 26" rear. Frame is buckled near bottle holder / pump.

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?: 
5 days