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.

Marin Nicasio+

Location

844 N. Fairfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
051908055
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Tan
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
6 months old gravel bike with black fenders and backtrack. Great condition. Orangey tan color

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 hour
Incident Description: 
Someone in the building left the garage door open. The thief came in and stole the bike off the rack.

State Bicycle - Yellow “Test” Fizik Seat -

Location

4343 n Clarendon Ave unit 2608
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
179
Color: 
White and Gold + Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good

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?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
Some guy in my building asked me whose bike that was, and it was mine. Almost like he knew, told me abo it a camera that didn’t work. Gone 2 days later after he asked. One of a kind Fizik Seat that says “TEST”

Jamis Trail X A2

Location

Irving Park- Kedvale Castle condo building
4205 N. Kedvale Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
19 Inch
Color: 
Black and fluorescent green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike, wide tires, striking black and bright green Jamis lettering.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 months
Incident Description: 
I came down to do laundry and discovered that both mine and my wife's bikes had been stolen together from the bike rack in our condo storage area.

Liv Flourish

Location

Kedvale Castle Condo Building
4205 N. Kedvale Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
15-16 in
Color: 
Charcoal greay with red stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new women's bike, red stripes on two bars.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
9 months
Incident Description: 
I went to do laundry and found that both mine and my husband's bikes were stolen from our condo building's storage room. The building manager says they were not removed by him or any maintenance teams.

Bianchi Milano 2006

Location

1258 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Celeste/turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Replacement seat, new kickstand, City Bicycleworks K Street Sacramento sticker on front stem.

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?: 
Storage room.
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: 
Bike locked in building storage facility where it gets locked every night, gone next day. Photo not of exact bike - seat and wheels are different.

Cannondale F29-1 Lefty

Location

Apartment Building Garage
1435 N Wells St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
EN14766
Size: 
XL
Color: 
White with Red and Blue details
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition, street slick tires 29", bike is white with red and blue details

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?: 
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?: 
3 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was chained to bike rack in apartment building closed private parking garage. Lock was heavy duty brand new kryptonite evolution series 4 steel chain. The bike and lock are both gone.

2018 Trek Domane AL3

Location

Blue Moon Lofts - Residential Condos
215 N Aberdeen St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU068C0733M
Size: 
Frame: 52 Wheel: 700x28
Color: 
Graphite gray w/ turquoise blue, white, and silver accenting
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a white water bottle holder, black "beetlekase" phone pouch, pinheads wheel locks installed, bontrager duotrap sensor on back tire

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: 
Via building camera, an African American male approximately 5'8" to 5'10" wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and backpack entered side garage door by prying open the door with some sort of tool. Once in the garage, the individual took time to cut through the Kryptonite U-Lock and then walked the bike out of the garage where he then rode away on it from there. Individual left door propped and stole at least 3 bikes in same fashion over an approximately 45 minute time span.

Giant Escape City W XS

Location

Desplaines Garage
353 N. Desplaines St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
c14fo327
Color: 
Silver/Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, silver with purple lines and text, black seat and handles, silver bell on right side

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 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?: 
Always (home)
Incident Description: 
Could have been stolen anytime in the last month or so because I don't ride much in winter. Noticed missing on 1/3/21. Was locked with a combination of Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 STD U-Lock with 4' Flex Cable and Bracket: 4 x 9". The cable was left behind but the U-lock was gone with the bike.

ICE Adventure 20 recumbent trike

Location

Condo garage
Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
Y13379
Size: 
recumbent trike with 20" wheels
Color: 
Marine Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new (2 mos. old) recumbent trike with rear fender, rear rack and older black saddlebags, computer, mirror.

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 metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
two months except when in use
Incident Description: 
Thieves broke into locked 6-car condo garage sometime Sunday night or early Monday; cut the cable on the trike lock, lifted trike over cars and carried it out the overhead garage door to the alley. They had climbed over a 6-ft fence to get access to the side (people) door of the garage; forced that open. Manually released the overhead (car) garage door to remove the trike. Ignored other bikes in the garage or any other perceived valuables except they did take a motorcycle lift. They also got into the storage rooms in the basement and picked a lock to steal someone's work tools. (Photo is same model & color trike but without all the accessories that mine had.)

Specialized 2014 Sirrus Comp Disc

Location

River West II Condominiums
939 w huron #109
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC6020858673
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Gray fraame with blue and green decals
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good condition. Black mountain rack on back with some scratches on the side. Has locking skewers on both axles.

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?: 
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?: 
10 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from a secure indoor condominium multi-car garage at ground level. Bike was locked with a Kryptonite lock to a pipe in my parking spot.

2007 Cannondale Adventure 400 Blue

Location

4900 block of North Damen Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 25, 2020 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
21.5
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle has a rear rack and a wire basket attached to rack.

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?: 
Bike was stored in our locked basement since we've owned it
Incident Description: 
Thieves gained access to our building over the holidays. Bicycle was stolen from our locked basement along with another one of our bicycles. Cannondale bicycle is the model pictured except Blue in color. Thanks for your help.

Trek Lime

Location

Ravenswood
4900 block of Damen Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, December 25, 2020 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
20
Color: 
Matte Platimum
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a unique bicycle model and I haven't seen many out and about.

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?: 
Bike was stored in our locked basement since we've owned it
Incident Description: 
Thieves gained access into our building sometime over the holidays. Bicycle was in a locked basement and stolen along with another one of our bicycles. Thanks for your help.

Pure Cycles Classic 16-Speed Road Bike

Location

Alley stairwell/back porch
6114 N Winthrop Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 2, 2021 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple foam handlebar tape, Shimano Claris STI shifters, cassette, and derailleur, Hutchinson nitro II tires, good condition. front tire is slightly out of true.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
daily storage
Incident Description: 
My bike was stored on my 2nd story back porch as a result of our bike storage room being closed. The porch can be accessed by key only via the alley gate.

Golden Cycles Vader Fixie Bike

Location

Edgewater Chicago
Alley behind N Winthrop
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 2, 2021 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Completely black, with white rimmed black wheels

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Approximately two months
Incident Description: 
Two bikes were unlocked in an enclosed locked gated porch area right outside my back door. Only residents of the building (5 apartments) have access to this locked area. The bikes had been there for about two months before they went missing during a 1-2 hour window today. Someone had to have entered the enclosed porch area from the back alley, but it is unclear how they could have accessed this area and how they made away with two bikes down two flights of stairs without anyone noticing. Neighbors don’t report having seen or heard anything during this time.

Trek Speed Concept 9.9

Location

4902 N Magnolia Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
Large
Color: 
White and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Live strong Radio shak model

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 year
Incident Description: 
The storage room door was left open. Believe a neighbor from the building next door saw the door open and went into the storage unit. The bike was not locked to anything in the storage unit.

Trek Mat BLK 22.5

Location

Building
1312 W Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, December 28, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU341C1198N
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Several months

Trek Precaliber 20

Location

Building
1312 W Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU341C1198N
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Girls Bike

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Several montha

Trek

Location

Building
1312 W Madison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU049C3879P
Size: 
L
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
As new

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Several months

Cannondale Adventure 1

Location

Outside apt
2603 W Iowa St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YF26920
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Cannondale Adventure 1. Brand new. Maroon. Size small women's. Has yellow stickers on it from factory still.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-Lock
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?: 
5 minutes
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to street sign. Went upstairs to friends apartment for 15 minutes, came back and bike and lock were both missing.