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.

2018 Marin San Rafael DS2 (Iron Red)

Location

N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
ABUS Ultra 410 U-Lock attached to stem of bike. Bell on right handle bar. Light scratches. Raleigh seat on bike. Red rear light under the seat on the back of the seat stem.

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: 
Bike was unlocked in 4-car garage inside of a locked condo building. Unsure of how the thief got into the building.

All-city Space Horse

Location

350 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M190127121
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
Cream
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new purchase 2/8/20. Custom assembly at Bike Lane on Milwaukee, Ave, Chicago The frame is a cream All-City Space Horse. 61cm. Brown Brooks bar tape. it currently has a test-ride black Brooks saddle. Black fenders. black rack. https://bikeindex.org/bikes/692170 stolen at 1:15pm outside 350 W. Hubbard Street, 2/12. Update: I filed a police report, a bike messenger is putting out the call in some semi-secret bike messenger network, and I've reached out to local shops.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Other
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: 
According to the doorman at my office building, the thief seemed to be a Hispanic man about 5'5" wearing a red hoodie and a jacket. He walked up, pulled a buzzsaw of some kind out of his messenger bag. Cut the lock in a few second and pedaled away.

Cannondale CAAD8

Location

525 W Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F1510416413
Size: 
54
Color: 
Blue Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue and Orange CAAD 8

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Saturday Feb 8th around 6pm I locked my bicycle in my apartment’s garage. In the morning, Feb 9th 11:00AM, I went down to ride it and found my U-Lock and steel chain lock cut through and my bike had been stolen

Kona Paddy Wagon

Location

Blue line station logan square
logan blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Flat black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition about 6 years old. Road bike/fixed gear. Some scratches and wear and tear. Handle bar tape is falling off at the ends of the bars. There is an "I heart cops" sticker in green on the top tube near the handlebars. There is also a "spread the glove" sticker in black and white on the seat tube by the chain ring. Bmc tires. Although the picture i have uploaded has breaks on the bike, it no longer has breaks i removed them a while ago.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 10 hrs
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike to the bike rack outside of the blue line train station in logan square Chicago 60647. Came to retrieve my bike this morning at about 8 am. and came to find that my lock was cut and left at the scene with no trace of my bike.

Schwinn continental

Location

Apartment/armor school
926 west 32nd place
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has flat back tire, seat is ripped and handle grips are so so It has racing handles and is a mens style frame. This bike belonged to my grandfather who bought it new so it has sentimental value over anything else. I am willing to ransom the bike.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
For a few weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was behind apartment building "locked" (no actual lock just a cable) to a chain link fence Boyfriend left at about 11ish to walk the dog and came back and the bike was gone

Trek 7.2fx

Location

Catalpa Gardens
1122 W Catalpa Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Wtu273c6411g
Size: 
20
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gently used a couple of times. Red and white design on frame of bike.

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?: 
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked with U-lock around the front Frame and cable lock around wheels and frame. Frame and back wheel were stolen. Front wheel and locks were left behind and locked to the bike rack

Performance Weaver 2

Location

2625 N Ashland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike rack on rear has a pair of olive drab saddle bags (a rubberized material).

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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked by bike before staying at my girlfriends, it was gone in the morning when I went to bike to work.

1990’s Schwinn Crossfit

Location

Logan Square
Kimball & Schubert
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
55-57cm
Color: 
Black & purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has butterfly handlebars with purple tape, the back derailleur is in a weird spot, it’s got fenders on both wheels, a rack on the back, and a few stickers on the body. Stickers include an Austin Texas sticker, a Plant Shop sticker, and iirc a Matilda sticker

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?: 
9 months
Incident Description: 
It was there last night at 8pm, but not when I left the house at 12pm today (2/3/2020).

Trek 1.5 (2010 Model)

Location

Home
2946 N Sheffield Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU149C1281E
Size: 
56
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
10 years old but in excellent condition. WHITE FRAME WITH WHITE TAPE WRAPPING ON HANDLEBARS, BLACK SEAT, REAR BLACK POUCH, REAR LIGHT, INNER FRAME BLACK "TRIANGLE" POUCH, CLEAT PEDALS, U-LOCK MOUNTED, SPEED SENSOR, MINI BIKE PUMP ATTACHED. https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2010/trek/15u#/us/en/2010/trek/15u/details

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?: 
N/A -- on rack inside garage but not locked
Incident Description: 
Rear exit door of garage left slightly ajar. Thief entered through this door, removed bike from rack, opened the main garage door, left with bike.

SCATTANTE R570 Aluminum Carbon 105 Road Bike

Location

DePaul Student Center
2250 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
Black with red and some white accents, white handlebar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
full shimano Tiagra groupset in ok condition, some rust. Bridgestone handlebars with white grip tape. Aventon full carbon fiber seat post, has what looks like a fin under the seat. Back of bike has a black rack thats slightly loose. There is a small carrier bag under the seat. The frame has some wear and tear but overall is in good condition. Fork is a carbon fiber fork.

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from bike rack right outside of the Chinatown red line stop.

Cannondale Quick 5

Location

Manda Residence
3430 W. Drummond Place
CHICAGAO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CD7CR390
Size: 
Medium???
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Probably purchased round 2011. Big back fender. Water bottle holder.

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?: 
Bike was stolen from inside garage.
Incident Description: 
Garage door was inadvertently left open and bicycle was taken sometime during the night.

Scott Cr1 i Comp

Location

Greenview and Wellington
Greenview
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
STR07D25612040194A
Color: 
Black White & Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition.

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
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from inside our garage. RCN cable guy was installing internet service and garage door was left open between 1 and 2pm.

Trek FX2

Location

In front of Chicago cultural center
90 east Washington street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU027C2399P
Size: 
XL 22.5
Color: 
Matte black with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new and “Trek” is covered

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?: 
8 hours Or less

Argon 18 Dark Matter

Location

Mojo Coffee
200 S. Wacker Dr
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
282ALAR00193QH
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Sand
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The tires are upgraded along with the pedals and cages.

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 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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Awaiting Security Camera Footage

Specialized Diverge Comp 2019

Location

40 21 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC614115608N
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Satin Brown Tint
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has scratch on top tube. rear bike rack was in place when stolen

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?: 
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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
bike was locked with u-lock to bike rack, plus a separate cobra cable lock was used to lock wheels to bike rack. Looks like U-lock was cut with an angle grinder. Looks like cable was probably cut with bolt cutters.

Breezer Beltway Elite

Location

100 S. Wacker Drive
100 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD161Z0067K
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Black/yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rear rack, belt-driven (Gates carbon-fiber belt, non-chain), internal rear shifter, front hub generator powering front and rear light.

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen sometime between 12:45 PM and 6:45 PM. I used the Kryptonite New York Standard U-lock, locking the frame and front wheel to the wave-style rack along the Chicago River at 100 S. Wacker Drive. I double check the lock each time I lock up so it was definitely locked and secure. I did find a piece of rubber sleeve but it looks like the sleeve that goes around the lock holder on the frame and not from the lock itself. Other than that, there were no other pieces left.

Cannondale M300 CD3

Location

Bucktown
Hoyne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
34505N20
Size: 
51
Color: 
Black / Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Frame is a bit scratched and dirty. 26" wheels with studded tires. Locking skewers, so wheels hard to get off. Lots of stickers on fenders (Queers, I am Made of Poison). Origin8 Batwing flat bars. Has barmits and a black camo canvas cupholder on bars. Black back rack with red bungees. Working bikes sticker

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
7 hrs
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked inside house storage room. Someone pried the lock with a copper pipe. Attaempted to get away with 3 bikes but left 2 a block down the alley. Cannondale is still missing.

Redline Conquest Sport 2011

Location

My apartment!
Chicago ave and Ashland ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Don’t know :(
Size: 
Also forgot, probably 50cm, standover height around 32in
Color: 
Green bike, brown leather bar tape and seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has an origen8 front rack and a topeak back rack. Also had a light on the front handlebars, and a silver bell. New Brooks leather bar tape too.

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?: 
I keep the bike inside my apartment building when not riding it, so at overnight.
Incident Description: 
I keep my bike on the 2nd floor landing of the inside of my apartment building. It isn’t locked inside the building, because it’s inside, and the front door locks. It was there when I came down the front to let a friend up, but when i went down the next morning on monday the 20th it was gone. It was stolen sometime after 4pm on Sunday Jan 19th from the inside of the building. The front door needs to be pulled shut, and sometimes people forget to do it in the building, so i think the door must have been not fully closed and someone was just able to get in that way.

GT GTS Sport Road Bike

Location

1627 N Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New black and red road bike with GT on the side. Seat was black with red and white detailing.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 days since last ride
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from bike room in apartment building. Cable cut and u-lock and bike missing.