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.

Allcity Mr Pink

Location

milwaukee/ avondale
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 1, 2021 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M17020068
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
blue/white/red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good. blue white red frame

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?: 
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
i locked up this bike in my garage in avondale and it was stolen overnight when someone broke into the garage

Reid Transit

Location

48th Ward/Senator Simmons Office
5533 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was purchased from Gary's Cycle Shop, so the front of the handlebars might have a special mark. Brand new bike though. Around 1-2 months old. Bright red with grey and white stripes.

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?: 
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?: 
Around 5 and a half hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was stole in front of the 48th Ward Office at 5533 N Broadway. The lock was only through the front tire. The 5' 6" white male who looked to be in his late 40s did a quick release of the front tire, leaving it hanging by the lock on the bike rack. I have the lock and front tire in my possession. The thief then biked away North on Broadway, holding my bike (frame and back tire).

Schwinn Breeze

Location

W Leland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
EN60694
Size: 
mid-size
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue Schwinn Breeze with an internal hub for the gears and a very distinct wicker basket on the front. The saddle is pretty large, and the springs underneath are rusty.

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?: 
The bike was unsupervised in this location for around 2 minutes
Incident Description: 
I left my bike in my backyard unlocked for a minute or two while I went back inside my home to get something, and when I came back, the bike had been stolen

Jamis Citizen 1 2021

Location

home
4516 N Spaulding
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
nearly new, sm/md frame for 5'7" person

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?: 
likely a few days
Incident Description: 
Likely someone removed it from our backyard in the night.

6ku urban track bike

Location

Pilsen
w 18th pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
6AT17F0795
Size: 
55cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bought in 2018. Moderate use. Rust on chain, hub, etc.

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Man, slim build and Latino, walked back to property using catwalk. Walked up to rear porch and stole bike. Have some footage with Ring camera. Stole air pump too. Used bolt cutter to cut cable.

2001 Trek 2300 SLR Road Bike

Location

Street Sweeping Sign in frony
2240 North Campbell Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
not known
Size: 
56 cm
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used but good condition

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About twenty hours.
Incident Description: 
Had locked my bike to a street sweeping sign when I came home on Saturday at approximately 12:00 p.m. This morning went downstairs and the sign had been uprooted from the ground and knocked over and my bike had been taken.

Gotrax xr elite electric scooter

Location

Sidewalk next to main stage at Taylor st fest (200 ft east of Ashland)
Taylor
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Color: 
Black with white gotrax logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a nylon coated chain lock wrapped around the stem (I have the only key)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike not locked.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
In front of the UIC parking lot at Taylor and Ashland while working the main stage at Taylor st festival

K2 mountain bike

Location

Regal City North
Schubert and Western Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 9:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
K2
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
K2 mountain bike with black removable basket.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Outside of regal city north between the hours of 7:15 and 9pm

Trek Verve 2

Location

1238 W Oakdale Ave #2F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU238xc2217S
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Smoke grey
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?: 
5 hours or more
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from open garage.

Mongoose

Location

Home
10843 S Hoxie
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 7:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
Snxds21b30014
Size: 
26 inch
Color: 
Gray with black writing
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
26X4.0 Fat Tire Malus with Aftermarket comfort seat, metal pedals, & Bmx style handlebars scratches on down pole and bottom from attempting to add gas engine.

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?: 
30mins
Incident Description: 
Parked bike in front of house to clean dog poop off the tires. Doordash delivery came with our dinner I ate then sent my son to retrieve the bike but it was gone my neighbors camera caught two teenagers walking pass but the image was blurry.

Cannondale quick

Location

1335 W. Norwood St.
1335 W. Norwood St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, had a Thule toddler seat attached and kryptonite lock mounted when it was stolen out of my garage.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No 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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
I accidentally left my garage open for an hour and it was stolen out of my garage

Giant Escape 3

Location

W. Wellington Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in great condition. One brake handle has a broken tip, and one gear shifter was recently replaced and does not have numbers like the other. Bike pictured is a stock picture of my bike.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
90 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to sign post on street while I was inside my house. When I came out to ride, bike was missing along with lock. No cameras in area.

Schwinn World Sport

Location

3211-3217 West Altgeld
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
27-28" frame
Color: 
Gray with pink accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Late 80s Schwinn bike. Gray frame with pink accents. Bamboo bike rack attached to the back. Black handlebar wrapping with pink tape. Pink lights attached to the back tire.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Less than 24 hours
Incident Description: 
I rode my bike last night (8/10) and got home around 8:30pm. I went to take the trash out at 8:30pm tonight (8/11) and noticed it was gone. I asked a neighbor who said she went by and noticed that it wasn't here. The area it was stolen from is a locked private space. The photo uploaded has a bag attached to the back, this was not on the bike.

Trek Marlin 7

Location

Time Out Market
916 W Fulton Market
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L, 29" wheels
Color: 
Gloss Miami Green (green/blue)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bicycle, perfect condition Phone mount in the middle of the handlebars Black bell near right handle Matte black water bottle holder on Bontrager elite foldable bicycle lock holder mounted under the seat XR2 Comp wheels All reflectors taken off, including on wheels (photo was when I first got the bike and before taking them off)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
18 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked my bike on a bike rack directly outside of Timeout Market in Fulton Market neighborhood. Had a few drinks and decided to Uber home and retrieve my bike the next day. I used a Bontrager ELITE foldable combination lock through the frame. The bike was gone at 3pm the next day, and the lock was still attached to the bike rack.

Schwinn

Location

Bridgeport Chicago
29th PL
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Green frame
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition

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?: 
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Unsure of the lock situation Time is not confirmed but likely at night

Specialized Sirrus 1.0

Location

Chinatown, outside QXY
2000 S Wentworth
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black with white highlights
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in good condition; distinguishing features include a back rack, a broken water bottle holder, and tires of two different makes. There was a saddlebag, a cup holder, and a RAGBRAI 2019 band on it when stolen.

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
A friend and I left the restaurant where we ate dinner, grabbed some tea, and came back approx. 30 minutes later. The bike was missing when we returned to the restaurant.

Sole The Admiral II

Location

Equinox Fitness
1750 N Clark St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55 cm
Color: 
White with blue accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. White wheels with Blue rims. Sticker showing GPS signaling on frame of 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?: 
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?: 
1:30 pm to 5 pm: August 6th 2022
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in front of 1750 N Clark for 3 hours. Stole lock and bike within that time

Cannondale Topstone Sora (disc)

Location

Uptown
927 W Agatite Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
FB33096
Size: 
L
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
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?: 
For several days, it is my place of residence
Incident Description: 
A nefarious actor gained access to our building, potentially through a key code, and proceeded to steal mine, along with four other bikes from our bike room.

Specialized Sirrus 3.0 Medium 2021

Location

Accenture Tower
539 W Washington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
wsbc011015256s
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black with red lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a year old, in nearly perfect condition, if not for a bit of dirt from normal riding.

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?: 
Less than 8 hours
Incident Description: 
Arrived at 8 AM and parked bike as this is my office building. Came out at 5 PM and the bike and lock were gone. I don't know for certain what time it was taken.