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.

Trek 3500

Location

1700 Artesian
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
22 Inch
Color: 
Black with Green and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a silver sqaure peg attached to the shaft of the bike seat which is used for connecting another bike. Also has Schwinn front and rear LED lights.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight

Trek Farley

Location

Chase Bank
Wabash
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
15.5 Fat Tire
Color: 
Black Blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Sticker on frame

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4hrs
Incident Description: 
It was parked in front of the Chase Bank on ninth and Wabash

Raleigh Cadent 3

Location

Mariano's
1800 W Lawrence
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U157 K154 02
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Left peddle somewhat warped, right peddle clacks a bit while riding, otherwise in pretty solid condition. Bit of scratching where I hooked the lock to the 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 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?: 
Twenty minutes
Incident Description: 
Went to the LA Fitness by the Mariano's on Lawrence/Ravenswood for just twenty minutes, and when i came back out - bike was gone.

2008 Cannondale F5

Location

1831 W Foster Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
SF28761
Size: 
L
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; some black paint worn from chain stays. Erik's Bike Shop sticker on down tube. Red Giro logo sticker on down tube. Cannondale tire pump attached to seat tube.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to the back porch railing as of 10:00pm on 9/23; had been removed by 10:00am on 9/24.

Specialized Secteur Elite

Location

Aldi
1739 W Cermak
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
61cm - XL
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent. SRAM Apex groupset, gel taped hamdlebars, black water bottle cage on down tube, Shimano road pedals. Bike still has factory components. Magic 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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left bike parked at front door of Aldi in Pilsen (Cermak Rd). When came back to front of store to pay, bike was gone. Walked around quickly to see if I could spot the bike anywhere, but no luck. Only parked for 5 minutes.

Trek 7100

Location

100th and S. Longwood
9953 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Adult
Color: 
Blue/Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Although bought ~15 years ago, the bike looked nearly new as it had been stored indoor throughout its life and not used very often. The bike had a "tune-up" performed by Beverly Bike & Ski earlier in the summer. No real distinguishing features other than accessories included a water bottle holder and a small bell on the handlebar. There are scratch marks on the frame's top bar where the u-lock would rub the cables when bouncing on rides. Note this is one of four bikes that were stolen from my garage on the night of Sept 21st in the Beverly neighborhood. The other bikes were a < 1yr. old Giant revel 2 with yellow/blue coloring; a ~2010 red Schwinn midi-Frontier youth bike; and the 4th bike was a recent hand-me down small adult tan/brown bike (sorry no recollection of brand since I didn't buy it). I'm hoping the criminal has kept this foursome of bikes together which would make it easier to identify as a group.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
All 4 bikes stored in garage regularly, but bikes were unlocked. Access was not through garage door mistakenly left open, backdoor fence was jumped & they entered through unlocked rear garage door (enclosed backyard, door now locked).
Incident Description: 
Incident descried above. Last sighting was 9:00pm, and stolen bikes were noticed at 6:30am the morning of the 22nd. I went to the local police station and filed a report right away. I've started monitoring Craigslist and Ebay (police were helpful and gave me insight to look on these sights). Additional details - enclosed backyard with 6ft high fence. Side gate is latched with additional metal piece slid across to prevent door opening. We believe someone who observed that we had all those bikes in the garage decided to jump the fence and access the garage. After I noticed the bikes missing, I could tell they had left through the side gate because while it was closed, it wasn't latched and the metal bar had been removed. They had also moved aside a large yard bag to use the walkway out the side. We have since learned that our neighbors across the street (we are both on the corners) had a garage burglary attempt this same week.,

Jamis Beatnik

Location

Presidential Towers
555 W Madison St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is maintained very well. I got a new rear wheel installed that looks different from the front wheel.

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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Lock was unharmed at the scene.

Schwinn Sprint

Location

1740 w. Taylor st.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
4649188
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
A little beat up, large frame with yellow wrapped handlebars. The frame has yellow paint on it and "epona" written on it, thought most of these features may be altered by the thief.

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?: 
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?: 
0-6 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen between 6am and 12pm. Came out for lunch and it was gone.

Windsor The Hour

Location

E Randolph St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike in like-new condition. Toe cages on the pedals. Small handlebars with handbrakes near the middle of the steering shaft. Monkey head sticker on the frame, "The Hour" written across the top the frame.

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 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 one hour, across the street from Subway
Incident Description: 
Locked bike near Millenium Park to go to Ohio Street beach, when I returned it was gone along with the lock.

2014 Cannondale Bad Boy 4

Location

Palmer Square Condos
2950 W. Palmer St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
EM99454
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Matte Blaxk
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Lightly used, several scratches including noticeable scratch on top tube.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
A while, it’s where we usually lock up out bikes.
Incident Description: 
Left to go to dinner, fiancé noticed that only her bike was there. Noticed that my bike was gone. Thief cut through the cable lock that was attached to the metal railing of the stairs. Bike U lock was attached to the cable lock.

Trek Dumano

Location

Ravenswood Metra
4800 N Ravenswood
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU115C1261M
Size: 
54cm frame / 700cm wheel
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, had rear splash fender, cell phone mount on handlebar, Fortified Lights front and rear

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
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?: 
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?: 
30 min
Incident Description: 
Looks like the lock was cut through with an angle grinder, left on scene

Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

Garage
1925 W. Division, Apt 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
63cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was a custom built bike on a blue long haul trucker frame with Velocity Dyad Rims, XT hubs, STX crank, XTR (I think) derailleurs, and a tubus rack. It has a mount for a childs bike seat, and pitlock skewers through everything.

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?: 
It lives there.
Incident Description: 
We went away for the weekend and at some point between friday afternoon and Sunday night someone stole this bike and another.

Klein Quantum Race

Location

Garage
1925 W. Division, Apt 3
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
57cm
Color: 
Orange/Red Fade
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a used 1999 Klein Quantum Race. It's mostly stock and the paint job is pretty beat up. The right brifter isn't shifting properly and the brake pads are shot. There is a light on the handle bars that is broken and there was a Hamax childs bike seat attached. The picture isn't of the bike itself but it's pretty much the same.

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?: 
It's always there.
Incident Description: 
We went away for the weekend and someone broke into the garage and took this + another bike.

Fuji Tread 1.5

Location

Downtown Loop
101 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD192L0411k
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition overall. Gaterskin tires. Hoods are scraped up a little bit. Small saddle bag in picture is no longer there, now has an axiom (I think) rack on the back and clipless pedals. Alan screw holes for water bottle holder are all torn to bits and some missing.

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?: 
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?: 
8hrs max
Incident Description: 
Bike locked up on outside bike rack behind 101 N. Wacker in the loop along with dozens of other bikes. I locked up around 7:30am and when I left work at 4:30 it was gone. Building security has been notified.

Trek Madone

Location

Goose Island Crossfit
1750 N Kingsbury St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 8:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
42 cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition, Brooks composite saddle, fluorescent yellow pedals, built in computer

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 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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was parked in front of Goose Island Crossfit. The owner Noah, saw the bike thief, but was unable to catch him as he rode away on the bike.

Fyxation Pixel

Location

Gamekeepers
345 W Armitage Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58 cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new bike. Had a bike pump holder strapped to the top of 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?: 
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?: 
4 hours

Cannondale Bad boy 4

Location

Anshe Emet Synagogue
3798 N. Pine Grove Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 4:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
MA46029
Size: 
Medium frame, 700x28 wheels
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fairly New. Creeks when pedaled. Has a rack on the back. Is completely matte black.

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?: 
20-30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left my bike locked to a street sign behind a synagogue on pine grove avenue for like 20-30 minutes and when I returned the bike along with the lock were gone.

Fuji Declaration

Location

Apartment Garage
3115 West Eastwood Avenue, 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
SWBD022L1500L
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, but good condition. The bike is matte black, with brown bar tape and a brown saddle. The top cross bar has a strip of brown tape at the front end towards the stem, and the center post has the same color brown tape wrapped around where a water bottle cage would be. The handle bars are drop style and narrow (38cm in width). The pedals are platform style pedals with velcro toe straps.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
The bike had been placed in the apartment garage, in the back alleyway of my apartment building. The garage door has a remote operator that must have been triggered by another resident of my complex (my garage door operator rests in my car, as to not accidentally open the garage door from within the apartment). The remote garage door and the back garage door, upon when I last checked, were both locked and secure. My bike therefore was not locked to itself, or anything within the garage enclosure. When my roommate entered the back door to the garage to grab her bike (which was not stolen) she discovered that the front garage door was wide open and my bike was gone.

Trek Valencia

Location

Ravenswood Metra
1800 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
20" frame
Color: 
Gray / dark blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition; disc brakes; dark seat & handles w/ yellow accent, pedal straps.

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?: 
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?: 
About 8 hours
Incident Description: 
At around 8 am, the bike was locked at the bike rack on the south side of Lawrence Ave, at the Ravenswood Metra station. Sometime between 8am and 5:30 pm, the bike was stolen.