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.

Tribe Knox

Location

2721 W Haddon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
zl16140139
Size: 
54" Medium Bike
Color: 
Bushed Steel color with Gold Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks brand new, had a little scuff on the saddle of the bike. Might have a U Lock on it. The color is brushed steel looked unpainted and had gold accents on the bike underneath the saddle where seat connects to bike, on the front fork as well, and on the center of the wheels. Has "ThickSlick" written on wheels in big white letters.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Multiple Days
Incident Description: 
Bike was inside shared garage, for 6 unit building. One of neighbors forgot to shut their garage door and it was stolen out of the garage. Could have happened anytime in the last month as we work from home and rarely use garage. Image is of the stock photo from website as I do not have a good personal picture of the bike.

Not sure

Location

1860 N hoyne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a silver bell, a phone holder, a distance reader, a saddle bag and rack on the back

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day

Trek 7.3

Location

Hyde Park
5328 S Greenwood AVe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Turquoise
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bought in 2010, very good condition - bell/lights/tire repair kit/rack/mirror

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?: 
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?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
cable lock was cut - two bikes stolen that were chained together and to the bike rack

Trek Verve 1

Location

Hyde Park
5328 S Greenwood AVe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Flat black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
very good condition, step through bike - bell/lights/tire repair kit/rack - bought in 2015

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?: 
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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
Had two bikes locked together outside apartment complex on a bike rack with a cable lock, which was cut. They were only out there for a few days.

2015 Verza Felt Bike

Location

Erie Neighborhood House
1347 W Erie Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a hybrid bike in good condition.

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?: 
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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen sometime the evening of Sep 15. Only remnants of the bike lock remained on the ground.

2001 Giant XTC NRS 2

Location

2210 Sherman Avenue
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Red and Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Has no kickstand. If not removed, there are small yellow stickers with chinese writing near the handlebars.

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 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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 hours

Trek Dual Sport 2

Location

1284 W Early Ave, 3A
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU120C5173R
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a new bike in good condition, just bought in July of 2020. It has a black Bluewind bike seat. Additionally there is a white headlight attached to the handlebars and a red light on the rear of the seat post. There is also a “Wheel and Sprocket” sticker on 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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Several weeks
Incident Description: 
The bike was last seen between 11/13 and 11/20. I keep it outside my back door near the rear entry to the alley. It was on the 3rd floor with the only access being through a locked gate, a locked door, and 3 flights of stairs.

Trek 8000

Location

928 S Claremont ave
S Claremont Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
17
Color: 
Silver with red saddle
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used bike bought in Working bikes

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?: 
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
For the last half a year
Incident Description: 
Rear door to the yard was left open by workers doing renovation in the building.

Free Spirit Brittany 26" 12 Speed- RED (womens)

Location

Uptown
1313 W Wilson Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 2:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
489474160 (or?) 60647959
Size: 
Length: Around 60" to 64", Wheel size: 26"
Color: 
Red (deep red)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
FRONT WHEEL IS MISSING. A little weathered/rusty, The brake cord detached from the right hand brake; and in general its loose/ dangling off bike. Has a black attachment on right handlebar for waterbottle. Black track attachment on handlebar for bike light. Flat grate on top of back wheel (for basket attachment). Has the word "Free Spirit" and "Brittany" on the frame in yellow outlined letters.

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 a metal pole, pipe, 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?: 
Couple of months (since March)
Incident Description: 
Pretty sure they cut through the lock and removed the bike from the front wheel. They stole the frame/back of bike and left the front wheel. Bike was locked to metal gate that is front of residential building. Front wheel was locked to gate with a U-Lock, same as the frame. One Lock was cut and left at the scene, along with the Front wheel. Rest of bike is gone.

Brown Fixed Gear Parts build

Location

Taqueria Moran
California
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
57cm
Color: 
Brown with some blue underneath
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Was painted brown over a blue frame. This was how it was when I bought if a few years ago from a shop in Brooklyn. Has a red rear wheel and white pedals with black 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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike was unlocked for about a minute
Incident Description: 
Went inside Taqueria Moran restaurant on California near Milwaukee and Fullerton for about a minute to pick up a delivery. Bike was unlocked on side of building resting against window not in view once inside restaurant. Was gone by the time the window was in view.

Retrospec Beaumont

Location

3073 N AVERS AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
54CM
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new, matte black frame, front and rear fenders, rear carrier, kickstand, white tires, brown seat and grips, a bell on handlebars, Retrospec logo printed in white on frame. Unlike other Beaumont bikes by Retrospec I had removed the chain guard.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Combination Cable 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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
I had both of my bikes in my basement unlocked. One of my bikes is older and was safely kept in the basement for two years. Sometime after Halloween 2020 (the last time i rode it and can guarantee it's safety in the basement), the new Retrospec bike was stolen along with a cream red and blue striped Thousand helmet. Bright green U-lock and cable were attached to the frame. My other bike was left.

RED HARO VECTOR

Location

the guild
50 E 16th St, Chicago, IL 60616
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
18-19"
Color: 
RED
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black and Red HARO vector

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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from the 50 E 16th St, Chicago, IL 60616 on Sunday at 7:45AM from the 2nd floor of parking garage

Raleigh Redeux

Location

1947 W Winnemac #2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
ET180409057
Size: 
26”
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In new condition, just purchased this year.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
3 weeks

Cannondale Trail 3

Location

My home
915 Dempster Street
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
27.5
Color: 
Clay Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Has rack, and many attachments on front such as a coffe holder, light holder, bell, phone holder.

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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday night .

2016 RALEIGH Alysa 1 Blue XS/13"

Location

Sacramento and Milwakee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
U166k08304
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Gently used light blue Alysa 1 hybrid women's bike with orange and gray stripes. Distinguishing features include "On the Route" stickers on the crossbar and one indented pedal.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
several months
Incident Description: 
In early to mid-October, the storage unit in my apartment was burglarized. The theft stole several items, among them were 3 racing bikes and the Alysa 1 listed here.

Schwinn Cruiser

Location

Innovative Covid Testing Center
1111 W Diversey
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black Schwinn Cruiser with after market fenders, registration sticker for 1550 N. Lake Shore Drive and 2 stickers that read Burn Fat Not Oil

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?: 
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?: 
less than one hour
Incident Description: 
I went to the hair salon accross the street. Bike was locked along with helmet to a tree. The bike was infront of a busy Covid testing center. By the time I came out at 2PM, the bike was gone along with the helmet and lock.

Specialized Roubaix ! Sport 2020

Location

In front of Block 37
W Randolph
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC004314235R
Size: 
52
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Carbon fiber frame, disk brake, almost new condition (purchased in Aug. 2020)

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 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?: 
3 hours

Fyxation Eastside

Location

2107 North Kimball Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
two weeks
Incident Description: 
Dude caught on camera after breaking the porch stake carrying the bike downstairs and fell on his ass.

Bianchi Volpe

Location

Randolph and Wacker
155 N Wacker Drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, light blue with white writing, white rack, and cup holder shaped like a bird. Black seat and handles.

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?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
I was at work from 2 pm - 4:30 pm. I made sure my bike was locked. Have parked it there for several years