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.

Blue Miyata custom

Location

Jefferson Park CTA station
N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue steel frame with white text, black handlebar tape, University of Texas, Austin registry sticker, custom parts so a bit worn looking

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked outside Jefferson Park cta station, was gone upon returning. About 6 hours between locking it and coming back

Specialized

Location

Walter l newbery math and science academy
Burling
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lightly used. Basket on the front

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?: 
11 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked next to a school into a bike rack. Another bike was on the rack next to mine, but it was not touched.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

REI
905 W Eastman St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
CF23545401
Size: 
Womens 51
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, white bike with black Cannondale logo, black handlebars and black seat

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
Locked bike outside of a store for about 15-20 minutes; when I returned it was gone.

Trek FX 2 disc

Location

3818 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU110C7419R
Size: 
M
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
There are several stickers on the bike frame.

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 wooden pole, railing, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 weeks
Incident Description: 
Someone cut my bike lock with cable cutters. The u-lock is missing but cable was left at the scene

Trek DOMANE AL 2 WSL WSD 52 BK

Location

Applied Health Sciences Building
1919 W Taylor St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DOM28283286K
Color: 
Black with pink accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good. Mesh bag on handlebars with clear pocket. Blue helmet with flowers and butterflies also with bike when stolen.

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?: 
30min
Incident Description: 
I am a student at UIC. I went to campus to wish a faculty member happy birthday. I arrived at the building at 11:25 am on September 24. I left the building to go home at 12:00 pm on September 24. Within that 30 minute time frame my bike was stolen. It was locked outside the building at a bike rack with a cable lock. My helmet was also locked to the bike.

Schwinn Men’s GTX 3 Hybrid

Location

RealGood Stuff Co.
1647 N. Wells Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black w/ blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Biked was locked in front of store out of view, stolen some time between 3 and 6pm. Lock missing too. Video of Theft: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGljvVGghrdHRKnVtsdHlTFsRJM?projector=1

Bianchi Intrepida

Location

529 N Hermitage, 3N
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK8330761
Color: 
Black and Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Road bike, carbon fiber, good condition

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?: 
A few weeks.

Roadmaster

Location

James Stukel Tower
715 W Rochford St, Chicago, IL 60607
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
26 inch wheels, unsure about the size of the frame
Color: 
blue and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
piece of rust on the top of the frame in the middle of the frame bar. has a click function to change the gear, older model of RoadMaster but unsure which one it exactly is. Handle bar grips were also changed to a grey grip fitted to a hand rather than just a normal cylinder grip.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked it up before I went to bed at JST on the University of Illinois campus. probably around some time after the campus police leave the security barriers at the beginning of the street is when I thought the bike must have been stolen. The wired bike lock was cut and left at the scene I have the lock in my possession.

Schwinn Mesa

Location

Taylor and South Blvd
Oak Park , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
f98091642
Size: 
21
Color: 
Red-Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red, black and yellow "men's" mountain bike

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was in locked garage. Possible that window was not locked as it looks as though the thief opened the window and climbed through.

Trek FX2

Location

6 S Laflin St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU067C0433M
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, loose kickstand, may still have apartment complex registration ticker on it.

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 month
Incident Description: 
No exact date. Bike last seen sometime in August, 2021.

2020 Cannondale

Location

Front of Building
2811 N Bell Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
YE98132
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rack in the back, handlebar black would be worn away on the left-hand side.

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?: 
Two hours.
Incident Description: 
Locked the bike to a pole

Schwinn Woodlands

Location

Intersection of Oakley and Walton in Ukrainian Village
N Oakley Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large men's bike
Color: 
Black with teal and purple text
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very old bike with a "Made in Hungary" sticker on it. Also has a designed in USA sticker on it. The "Woodlands" text is in purple, the "Schwinn" is in teal. Beat up handgrips, overall bike very used.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Been storing it there for years
Incident Description: 
Went on vacation for 3 weeks, came home to find my bike missing. It is stored in an enclosed back stairwell that has a locked door at the bottom of the stairwell. I live on the top floor so the theif had to have walked all the way to the top floor then somehow manuevered a large heavy bike all the way to the bottom. Must have been very loud since the back stairwell is very tight.

Trek Domane SL6

Location

Lincoln Square
4525 N. Western Avenue, 4b
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU282QU0074N
Size: 
47"
Color: 
White with gold TREK lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, 2019, small pouch behind seat, cable lock wrapped around seat stem.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
The two suspects broke into my garage through the deadbolt lock, drilled the kryptonite lock in half, and then stole the bike.

Gary Fisher Marlin

Location

Lincoln park Sheffield neighbors
Webster
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
C75HM801
Color: 
White, blue and some gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Scuffed up on front shocks and frame. Clip in mountain bike pedals, bontrager seat, stem and tires, Axel front shocks, black zip tie on frame by handle bars holding wires.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked on the back of SUV. Lock and bike gone.

Aventon level Bike step thru

Location

LAKE SHORE SPORTS AND FITNESS
1320 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
J20K2323
Color: 
GRAY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
aventon level step thru bike small/medium size electric bike .

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
for couple of hours
Incident Description: 
The Aventon level step thru bike was stolen from lake shore fitness club 1320 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, around 5.30 p.m

Fuji Classic

Location

Wrigleyville
3711 N Racine (alley)
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
Standard 26”
Color: 
Burnt Orange/Copper
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6-7 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to the second floor balcony’s railing on the backside of the building. The balcony has a stair way so somebody had to climb up the stairs the the 2nd floor and physically cut the lock and take the bike.

Marin Persidio 2 aluminum

Location

3303w64th st garage
64th st and sawyer st
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
not available
Size: 
700c. wheel size
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very goon condition

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
less than 1 hour
Incident Description: 
bike was locked in garage less than1 hour before break in where over $850 worth tools were taken along with a lawn mower. the thief used a large screwdriver and possibly a hammer to break the deadbolt from the lock also damaging the door jamb.

Raleigh 2013 Misceo

Location

Owner's House/Garage in Humboldt Park
West Walton + Washtenaw
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 11:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U131K02863
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
GunMetal Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition, (but not sure how it looks now). When stolen, it had the following accessories: Abus Bordo Lock, Pinhead Skewer Set, Seat Binder Bolt, Front & Rear Infini Lights, plus a mini tire pump.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
always stored here
Incident Description: 
I keep the bike stored in our three car garage which has alley access. I didn't ride it for a few days, and then walked in and poof! Bike gone. I store it hanging from the ceiling on the inside wall of the garage, in front of all the vehicles so maybe someone walked by and snatched it if the door was open momentarily and a vehicle was out so there was a clear line of sight? It's not locked when it is being stored/hung, the Abdus lock is stored on the bike itself. Someone removed my helmet, threw it on the floor, and took the bike. The bike had a black and red Abdus lock, as well as a mini pump - both attached.

Cannondale Women's Topstone 105

Location

148 Gage Rd
Riverside , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
FB60011
Size: 
M
Color: 
Light green (agave)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
chip in paint in left front fork. Left handlebar tape torn, and left shifter scraped

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 not locked, was in garage
Incident Description: 
Door to garage didn't properly shut and lock, and bike was taken some time between 1am and 4am the morning of 9/15/21