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.

Fyxation Pixel (Red)

Location

Blue Line Lounge
1548 N. Damen Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
PL1509180
Size: 
58"
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has a cloud nine seat, a small black bell on the right handle bar, and a blinking light on front and back

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 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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Left my bike alone for thirty minutes under the damen blue line, in front of blue line lounge (locked up securely) and it was stolen.

Giant Defy 3

Location

Wicker Park
1645 West Wabansia Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
C5AV2027
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black White and Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's in really good shape. Not distinguishing features really. It has a grey water bottle holder on the cross bar.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 Days
Incident Description: 
I'm not sure when the bike was stolen, but it was sometime between Tuesday 5/23 and today. The bike was sitting in a storage area/hallway that is locked to everyone that doesn't live in the building.

Trek Fx 7.2

Location

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
White with teal accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Trek women's bike with a kickstand a water bottle 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?: 
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?: 
<1-8hours
Incident Description: 
Locked women's new white trek bike outside of Northwestern Hospital Starbucks in the Feinberg Pavilion to the bike rack around 7:15am. Came out of work around 4:30pm and the bike was gone along with the lock. There is a camera outside of the hospital so hoping to see footage.

Giant Liv

Location

Alley
South Loomis St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is used. Black oil marks along frame. Bike is Giant Liv (Liv is in teal/blue letters on the frame). Bike had lights and U-lock on it when stolen.

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?: 
1-8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stored inside enclosed fire escape. The door must have been left unlocked. Thief entered and removed bike, left door open. No evidence of breaking in.

Zinn Custom Titanium

Location

NW Corner of Benson and Church
1700 Benson Ave
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
will update
Size: 
Custom XXL frame
Color: 
titanium gray (no coating)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom bike made for a tall rider, frame is very large and distinctive; Rohloff speedhub;

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1.5h
Incident Description: 
Left bike locked to bike stand on NW corner of Church and Benson in Evanston at 6 pm, returned at 7:30 pm to find bike missing together with a second bike blocked by name cable lock to bike stand.

Trek 330

Location

Bike rack north west of intersection close to davis l stops
Church and benson
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black frame with greenblue writing. All original parts from 1989

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1hour

Schwinn (unknown model number)

Location

6634 n glenwood ave, Apt 2S
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, moustache handlebars. Bike rack and mint green front bike basket. Recyclery sticker

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?: 
4 days

Trek Marlin 2012

Location

Roscoe Village
3017 N Damen, Unit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
21
Color: 
green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green Trek Marlin bike. Size 21 Frame with green frame, white forks, 29 inch wheels, and white seat.

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?: 
Not locked
Incident Description: 
Left for work 9AM. Drove out of garage, did not check if garage door was closed upon leaving. Cam back from work 8pm and bike was gone with U lock on the floor.

Fuju Finest 2.3

Location

Residence
1403 N. Wicker Park Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Women's Regular
Color: 
Silver/Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle had a water bottle cage attached to the middle bar of the 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?: 
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?: 
2 Weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was in the storage/laundry room behind my home unit. It was hanging on a bike hook locked to itself. Someone propped the self-locking gate behind my apartment open with a block of wood and removed the bike from the storage/laundry room.

Vilano Shadow

Location

Fulton River Market
Green St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
11969S1610
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Some superficial scratches on crossbar, non-matching wheels (front a 20 black spoke replacement), black plastic front and rear fenders (rear epoxied in), black rear rack, pedals swapped for spd/platform combos

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
<8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike hanging on storage rack with attached integrated cable, locked to newer flat key u lock which connected rear wheel to frame. 3/8 cable strung through wheels and frame was cut, bike and u lock taken. Bike was taken with about a half dozen others.

Bianchi Volpe

Location

Webster wine bar
2601 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBK746434LN70126526L
Size: 
57
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, MKS CLASSIC SYLVAN PEDALS(steel), slight bit of dirt/mud by back frame near rear wheel, tan/brown handlebars

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Usually don't bring my bike to work for fear of being stolen. Forgot I'd brought it and went through opposite door of my work, following routine, forgetting I'd had it with me and wakes home. Returned to work, and co worker alerted me that there was a cut lock in front where staff usually lock bikes. Top piece of u lock left on scene.

Custom Build - PedalForce CX2 Carbon Frame

Location

PartySlate
351 West Hubbard St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black with brown handle bar tape and a brown seat.
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
I don't see many people with a black and brown bike. There is a faded US flag on the front of the bike. Here are the bike specs: Pedal Force carbon cyclocross frame. PedalForce CX2 Full carbon frame and fork. Size 56. Easton EC90 X full Carbon fork. SRAM rival group. Crank is compact 50/34, arm length is 172.5. * Ritchey 42cm wide handlebars. Easton EC70 carbon seat post. Easton 100mm stem. Selle Italia flite saddle with titanium rails and matching color bar tape. Hand­built DT Swiss RR 465 rims with 28 DT double butted spokes and White Industry road hubs Contiental 4 season tires I switched out the pictured pedals for Shi mano PD-A530 SPD Dual Platform Bike Pedals I took off the fenders and rack that are pictured. I also posted info on reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/chibike/comments/6cr93q/bike_stolen_351_west_hubbard/

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?: 
8 Hours
Incident Description: 
I got to work at 10:30AM. I locked up to the only available position on near my office. I was locked up just in front of the building at 351 West Hubbard. When I came out of work I didn't see my bike and noticed that the post it was attached too had been compromised. I assume the thief(s) uprooted the sign and walked off with the bike. I am going to visit security when it opens tomorrow morning to take a look at the footage and at least see who did it.

Trek Speed Concept 7.2

Location

1005 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WHU305MC570F
Size: 
Large
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Triathlon bike with J2 carbon wheels, white Look Keo pedals, Bontrager computer, ISM Adamo white split saddle, Profile Design double bottle cage on seatpost.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
13 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging from ceiling of garage with frame and wheels locked to 2 other bikes with 3 steel cables and padlocks. Cables were cut and left at scene. Found Sunday 5/21/2017 at 6:30pm. A Felt Z85 road bike bike was also stolen. Neighbor noticed that the overhead garage door was slightly open, approximately 2 feet, that afternoon. Garage service door was locked. No damage to overhead garage door or the garage service door were noticed.

Felt Z85

Location

Augusta Ave & Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56cm or 58cm (unable to confirm)
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Look Keo pedals. Cateye bike computer mounted to handlebars. Minor damage to handlebar tape.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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?: 
13 months
Incident Description: 
Bike was hanging from ceiling of garage with frame and wheels locked to 2 other bikes with 3 steel cables and padlocks. Cables were cut and left at scene. Found Sunday 5/21/2017 at 6:30pm. A Trek Speed Concept triathlon bike was also stolen. Neighbor noticed that the overhead garage door was slightly open, approximately 2 feet, that afternoon. Garage service door was locked. No damage to overhead garage door or the garage service door were noticed.

Brooklyn Cruiser Franklin 3-Speed

Location

Friar Tuck's
3010 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Black with white tires
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition black cruiser with white tires. On the front was a wood crate and a black and white polka dot bell. There was a black back rack.

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?: 
An hour
Incident Description: 
My bike was locked to the orange bike rack in front of Friar Tuck's for approximately an hour. When I left Friar Tuck's I discovered the bike and lock missing.

Vintage Sears 10-speed

Location

Oglevie Train Station
500 W Madison St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red/Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Vintage 1970s Sears 10-speed bike, was just in for a complete tune-up in April and had brand new tires, brake lines, and derailleur put on. It's a men's bike. I'm not sure of the exact height, but I'm 5'4" and it was just short enough for me.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked outside of Oglevie train station in downtown Chicago. I was in a restaurant that is just inside the train station building, and it was gone when I came out.

Trek

Location

Pierce
1436 Grant St.
Downers Grove , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU110C7063G
Size: 
20"
Color: 
RED/ SILVER/ GREY
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has a drink holder

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?: 
1 DAY
Incident Description: 
Bike was parked in bike racks in front of elementary school and left over night. Next morning bicycle was missing.

Trek 7.2 FX (2014)

Location

1425 N Ashland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU335C5146H
Size: 
22.5"
Color: 
Matte black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has Kryptonite bike lock attached under seat

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?: 
2 weeks

Schwinn Rocket 4

Location

LA Fitness
355 E Grand Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
M
Color: 
Gray/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Has a Chicagoan sticker on the frame underneath the seat. The left front brake is not functioning.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
I went to LA fitness on the corner of Grand and N McClurg, locked my bike to the bike rack right in front of the building. When I came out approximately one hour later, both the lock and my bike were gone.