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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 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.

Workcycles Fr8 8 Speed

Location

Bryn Mawr Red Line Station
1119 Bryn Mawr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
141746
Size: 
one size
Color: 
grey frame, green plastic basket, green metal luggage rack
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is a cargo bike outfitted for a family: extra saddle up front, bench over the back wheel. The frame is gray; all the other metal parts are green (rack, extra seat frame). In great condition.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Other
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
All day long
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked at the Bryn Mawr Red Line Station, inside the station where there are bike racks. When I got there, I discovered my heavy-duty chain was frozen shut and so I only locked the bike to itself, using the built-in wheel locking system. I assume that whoever stole my bike was very strong and simply picked it up and walked away with it, or more likely took it up onto the train. The bike weighs about 200 lbs. and is almost impossible for me to lift myself, hence the unwise decision I made.

Iron Horse Brand, Model Unknown

Location

Chase Bank
150 N. Michigan @ 78 E. Randolph
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
Men's Small or Medium
Color: 
Bronze frame with small silver & red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bike with some scratches, black duct tape on the top crossbar, black milk crate on back rack with reflective red stickers on back and ragged 'strips' of reflective silver stickers on the sides. Cellphone mount on front handlebar, small bell, leopard brown handgrips, nite-ize lights in spokes, broken shifters with black duct tape covering the right one. Front & rear fenders.

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?: 
Less than 2 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked to street sign across from the Cultural Center, right in front of Chase Bank branch window that had security camera outside on 78 E. Randolph @ 150 N. Michigan Ave. during heavy rush hour foot traffic, between 6 to not even 8pm.

Sole Special Edition Chicago Goose Island

Location

1249 w roscoe st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White lettering, says "Chicago" and "Goose Island" on it.

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 street sign.

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?: 
overnight
Incident Description: 
Person dug up the 'No Parking' sign and slipped the lock underneath. Lock is heavy duty and would likely still be attached to the bike.

Focus Mares CX 3.0

Location

In front of the Ward Building
303 E Chciago Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Blue, Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in a fairly good condition. At the bottom bracket is a sticker from the shop, where I bought the bike: Stadler Munich. Tires are from Continental, Cyclocross Race.

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 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?: 
6h
Incident Description: 
Stolen at 303 E Chicago Ave. Bike was locked to a traffic sign with a Abus lock, heavy duty. Lock was cut with an angle grinder. The theft has been taken place between 8 am and 3pm.

Univega - not sure of model

Location

Apartment in the block of
2400 N Avers Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle is black but with red tire trim wire & handlebars.

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
The bike was locked up for 2 days outside of my building to a garden gate.

Giant

Location

Apartment Building 550-560 W Aldine
554 W Aldine
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
C22F-9201
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black mountain bike with hybrid tires. Rear wheel splash guard. No reflectors. Disc brakes. Cassette is worn so chain slips.

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?: 
Half an hour
Incident Description: 
Bike is kept by east staircase in apartment lobby, along with other bikes. Apartment lobby can only be accessed with a key or door code. Never really a need to lock the bike up, it was hidden in the back and there are other bikes more visible that aren't locked as well. Girlfriend left about 7:30a and returned around 8:10a and noticed it missing. She is confident it was there when she left at 7:30a. Last I can personally verify it was there for sure was last night (11/7) around 10p.

Giant Cypress ST W 2007

Location

Dee road train station
950 Busse Hwy
Park Ridge , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
blue/silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition for that old bike, had 36 Wheel Spoke Reflectors installed and 2 plastic number tags on the head tube, blue and green.

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?: 
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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked by as usual at Dee road Metra station, left it for a night and found no bike next morning.

Cannondale

Location

House
1700 W School st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ZM58303
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black. New . Purchased on October 15, 2016. Stolen on 11/28/2016

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?: 
6 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was in my garage. It must have been stolen during the afternoon or night of Monday Nov 28, 2016.

Dawes Road Fixed Gear/Single Speed

Location

845 N Leavitt St 3F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Larger, for a taller person
Color: 
Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Usual wear and tear, some dirt/ never sat out in the rain so no rust. Had a U-Lock attached under the seat. Curved handlebars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
Door of apartment building was left open, someone came in and took the bike from the 3rd floor enclosed porch.

Eighth inch Scrambler

Location

1629 S Prairie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White bike with gold wheels, crank, seat post, and handlebars.

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?: 
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?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
Thief was seen on security camera cutting the lock with an angle grinder and took the cut lock with the stolen bike.

Jamis Quest

Location

Lakeview
755 W Cornelia Ave, 211
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U146U26864
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White handles with a missing silver piece at the end. Pinhead locks on the tires.

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?: 
2 days

No-Name - bought at Boulevard Bikes

Location

Bowtruss
631 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
53cm
Color: 
lime green with black handlebars, crank, rack
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
no-name lime green bike with black rims, black straight across handle bars and a black rack. It has a brown leather Brooks seat that was chained to the frame (it had a black neoprene seat cover) and it has leather and metal toe straps on the pedals.

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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up in front of the Logan Square Bowtruss. I came back in the morning and the bike was gone with the chain. No one reported seeing anything

Custom street bike

Location

Home
6604 N ASHLAND AVE, 1H
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large, male
Color: 
Blue, green tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a rack mounted on the back, with a crate on it. Air pump and extra lock were in the crate. Fran had a mount for the main lock. They left the front wheel, so the wheels will be mismatched (green tire with white wheel frame).

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Over the weekend
Incident Description: 
The frame and back wheel of the bike were taken from the Loyola red line stop bike racks. The front wheel and lock were left intact on the rack. (I believe there are security cams everywhere in that red line stop)

Falcon San Remo 1967

Location

Jewel Food Store
1628 Chicago Ave.
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
[none]
Size: 
20 1/2 inch frame
Color: 
Black, w/Red seat tube panel, chrome socks on fork and stays
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Amazing condition for 49 years old > Campagnolo drive train > Ideale 90 saddle > SR fluted and milled seatpost > Lyotard Marcel Berthet #23 pedals > GB handlebar with red anodized sleeve to match frame panel > Nervex lugs and bottom bracket > Unusual milled flattened chrome Campagnolo dropouts > Every inch of this bike is unusual, special, unique ... No other bike remotely similar in Chicago or anywhere

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?: 
10 to 15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Owner locked bike onto the iron fence where everybody locks their bikes while they shop at this Jewel. Was inside store 10 minutes. Came outside, and bike was gone along with its cable lock. Police report was filed at Evanston Police station within the hour.

Lemond Etape

Location

Beermiscuous
2812 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
62 cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black horse sticker above bottom bracket

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Leaned up against the front of Beermiscuous

Novara Buzz 2014

Location

Apartment/Porch
4022 N Sheridan RD
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Full Size, 700c wheels, 30lbs
Color: 
Brown with black and lime green accents.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Broken front derailer, marring of the paint at the front of the frame from a bike lock, HEAVY scratching and scuffing to the bottom of the crankarm on both sides, small puncture/rip on one side of the seat.

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?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight, 4-5 hours.
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with New U-Lock and cable through both wheels and frame to a porch/fence on the back of a residential building. Between 2-5am someone came onto the porch, kicked/broke out the slats in the fence where it was locked and left with the bike, still locked, and all its accessories. Nobody was seen or noticed Bike Information here: https://www.rei.com/product/837487/novara-buzz-bike-2014

2015 Specialized Sirrus

Location

Residence
2358 Damen Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC6020347553
Size: 
Extra Large
Color: 
Matte Black with Blue Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new with the exception of heavy scratching on the cross bar below the seat post.

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Woke up to find someone had broken into the garage and stolen bike.

Cannondale H300

Location

2164 n. maplewood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M5386Y1F20
Size: 
20"
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
hybrid commuter bike, Silver color rear rack, black plastic wheel fenders by "planet bike", front and rear lights.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Left bike sitting by garage door for one hour.

Trek Crossrip comp 58 m

Location

Lincoln Park Zoo adjacent to Cafe Brauer
2001 N Stockton Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU191C6319H
Size: 
58
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front and rear fenders and rack. Saddle bag.

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?: 
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 hour
Incident Description: 
Lended my bike to a friend. He locked it in the bike rack of the Lincoln Park zoo.