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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.

6KU Single Speed

Location

Harrison
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
58
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
6KU Single Speed Bike with front and rear racks. Bike is Completely Blacked out with White stickers over entire frame. Brooks C17 Saddle and Bullhorn Handlebars

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?: 
6-8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the Architecture and Design building on UIC campus between the hours out 830 and 1530

Specialized Sirrus Red S

Location

Home
1703 W. Greenleaf #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920152129N
Size: 
Small frame
Color: 
Bright, bright red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was only three weeks old when it was stolen. There was a kickstand installed and this model usually doesn't come with a kickstand, so that would be one distinguishing feature. There was also a sticker that said "Bike Shack" on the frame, by the seat post on the second bar coming down from handlebars. That may be gone by now, but would be another feature.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
The bike was locked in front of Decatur Classical School on Sacramento between Touhy and Lunt. Bike rack is in front of school. School does not have cameras. It was locked there for the entirety of the school day. Gone when my kid came out to ride home.
Incident Description: 
I am guessing at time because I don't know. My child is a student at Decatur Classical school on Sacramento in West Ridge. They ride their bike to school every day. This bike was a brand new birthday present they had less than one month. Monday, September 17, they rode to school, locked both wheels and frame to bike rack and when they came out to ride home, their bike was gone, as well as the lock. They were taught by the bike store to lock both wheels and frame and had a 6 foot combination cable lock to do so. The school has no cameras and the bike rack isn't within site of front security.

Schwinn Sprint

Location

Lakeview
3940 N Southport Ave. Apt 1R
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Women's
Color: 
Light Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Light purple color with, older metal shift gear levers on the center of the handle bars. 10 Speed. Has "Sprint" labeled on the side. It's considered a "womans" bike with frame built for one. Most distinguished feature is are the VERY orangish/bronzish/rusted wheel inner tubes. Barely any tread left on the 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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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: 
Normally I'd throw the bike inside apartment to be sure but this time I locked it out on the alleyway after going to the gym (10pm). Woke up the next morning at 5am. Gone.

Felt V85

Location

Home
3325 N Seminary Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
55
Color: 
Matte Black with Red Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Newer bike with disk brakes. Matte black with red accents.

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?: 
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?: 
Couple of weeks. In our garage which I go in every day.
Incident Description: 
Broke into garage and ripped bike rack off wall with bike locked to it using ABUS lock

Trek Dual Spot

Location

Renallis
1925 N lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New/slightly used. Bike rack on back with red reflector tape. Chrome handle bar extensions. Dual shocks. Bontrager tires. Hybrid tires.

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 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?: 
3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike locked to metal pole outside or Renallis Pizza on lincoln Ave. I was also outside in beer garden while bike was stolen. Cable was through frame and tire around pole. Cable was secured with U lock. U lock was not around metal pole

Vilano R2 Commuter

Location

CTA Kedzie Orange Line Station
4900 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm (Medium)
Color: 
Black with green accent. VILANO is written in white.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike, just received over weekend and built. Sharpie on left hear shifter. The stem screw may be stripped (Did it slightly while putting it together). Rear fender called M.O.M. Fender was mostly gray. The bike had all stock parts, against just received. The stem sticker also should've had sharpie on it

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?: 
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
7 Hours
Incident Description: 
I left it outside the CTA Kedzie Orange line station. Left it around 8:15AM, by the time I came back around 4:20PM, bike was gone. I spoke to the CTA staff there, but they said I was the 2nd person to ask them about the bikes. Both bikes were stolen with nothing left. Unfortunately, I took no pictures as I literally just built it on Thursday night. I have filed a police report, but I was only given a "VICTIM INFORMATION NOTICE" sheet.

Fuji Finest 1.0

Location

561 W Briar
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black wrapped drop style handlebars. Had a white small silicon light on it, as well as a black round holder for a portable speaker. Top bar of frame is light gray, other parts are dark gray. Seat is black with a touch of silver on the nose. Tires are slim and black, rims are silver. Has a black slim fender on the back tire. Crankshaft and pedals are black.

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 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?: 
From 10pm until 8am
Incident Description: 
At some time between 10pm on 9/16/18 and 8:25am on 9/17, my bike was stolen from being locked up on the sidewalk outside 561 W Briar (corner of Briar and Broadway). If you're facing the street from that apartment, it was locked to the middle street pole (the order is street pole, street pole, orange metal bike stand). I had it locked with a U-Lock through both the front tire and the frame, so they didn't cut it, but what they did do is loosened the bolt that keeps the street pole upright and connected to the base of the street pole. After that, I'm assuming they slipped the pole up and either walked the bike away (would have been hard because there was a black u lock on the front tire to the frame, and a smaller silver u-lock on the back tire to the frame), or threw it in a car and continued down the one way street. I've parked my bike in this spot overnight for 8 months, so someone could have noticed that its usually there overnight. I have pictures of both the bike, and the street pole bolt that they took off. The bike itself is a road bike with black wrapped drop style handlebars, a dark gray frame with light gray on the top, slim black tires, gray rims, a black crankshaft, had a white silicone light on the handlebars, and a red coil lock locking the black seat to the frame.

Cannondale SuperX

Location

home/garage
1731 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
am85571
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
orange & Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
mint condition had Mavic carbon fiber wheels

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?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
miscreant walked into garage left open by construction workers and stole bike.

Giant

Location

E 8th street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Brown and black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new - has a kryptonite lock holder

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?: 
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?: 
1.5 days

Giant Boulder

Location

5430 S Cornell Ave, Apt 102
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
# C10BC102
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Seat is torn

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?: 
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?: 
2 hrs
Incident Description: 
Removed from a rack in the science quad of UChicago, behind the chemistry building

Motorbecane Elite Trail

Location

Sunnyside Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
19
Color: 
Black with Red Rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Motobecane Elite Trail - 19 inch - Gloss black - Red rims It’s 5 months old and in near new condition apart from a noticeable deep scratch on the right brake handle where the paint is scratched off. It also has a single water bottle holder

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Every day
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen between September 2nd and September 15th when I was out of town. It was stolen out of a residential garage and was not locked inside the garage.

Bianchi Cortina Gent

Location

West Fairchild bike racks
1861 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK83193M
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand: Bianchi Model: Bianchi Cortina Gent Condition: used but in 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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 months
Incident Description: 
I left my bike unlocked overnight because the lock was broken. I was planning to receive a new lock the following day. When I woke up I found that the bike was stolen. I texted the city of Evasnton to report the case but I did not receive an answer

Trek Marlin 4

Location

Main St. Metra station
821 Chicago Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU063C4044M
Size: 
17.5"
Color: 
Matte silver and blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent (6 months old)

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 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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Stolen from the bike racks in front of the Evanston Main St. Metra station

Specialized Rockhopper Sport 2017

Location

The Reserve
1930 Ridge Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
29
Color: 
Black with red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sticker saying "Crazy Cat" and another sticker with a number (eighty something, can't remember)

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?: 
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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Not really sure how it was stolen. I rode it on Thursday evening and I didn't check on it until today (Saturday) morning and it was gone.

Raleigh Alysa

Location

Ogilvie Transportation Center
500 W Madison Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver frame, black handlebars
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple drink holder mounted on handlebar, red mini spoke lights on both tires, had a kickstand.

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?: 
25 minutes total (check on it 15 minutes in, disappeared in the last 10)
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked on the side of Ogilvie Transportation Center (on Clinton Street just north of Madison), on a rack next to the Divvy bikes, and was taken within a ten minute period around 7pm. This bike means a lot to me. Please return or contact if you know anything about its whereabouts.

Mongoose

Location

Ancona School
48th and Dorchester
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Size: 
Kids bike
Color: 
Black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Three spoke tires front and back.

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?: 
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?: 
One night
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen outside of Ancona school on 47th and Dorchester. The bike was locker with a kryptonite lock. The lock was cut and left.

Specialized Secteur

Location

Work
728 W Belden
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602038507J
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black cyan charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Tile tracker under seat

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from residential area off of street sign.

Specialized

Location

UIC College of Medicine East Tower
808 South Wood Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Teal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good but used condition. Edges of handle bars both well worn from bumping up against things. No kick stand. Water bottle holder being held on by a hair tie. Has holder for Abus folding bike lock. Front reflector loose and has sticker residue covering it.

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?: 
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 3 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked up outside College of Medicine East Tower on UIC's West campus. Bike front tire was removed and left with lock at the scene.

Trek Neko

Location

Maggie Matamoros
5050 S Lake Shore Drive, Apt S2408
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU353C2158L
Size: 
18
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Beautiful new white trek neko 2018 bike with a black seat cushion and hamburger bell. Abus lock. Front and rear lights.

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?: 
a month