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 3900

Location

Western and Leland
Leland
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
19.5 inches, 26 inch tires
Color: 
Grey/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is like new. Has a cushion Memory Foam seat and a nice metal kick-stand. It was stolen by popping off the front tire, so it may be without the front tire.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Roughly 6 weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a bike rack in an alcove in an apartment lobby. The front wheel was removed and the bike was taken by weaving the rest of the bike out of the lock.

Custom

Location

Lakefront Trail - Belmont Rocks / Chevron Sculpture
2800 N Lakefront Trail
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
- Black and Red Selle Italia seat - Custom welded - Black and red flat handlebar

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?: 
Locked at 4pm. Found missing at 8pm. Bike rack next to Lakefront Trail at 2800N (Belmont Rocks/Chevron Sculpture).

Leader 725 tr

Location

West Humboldt
3517 w north ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 1:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
55011779ry
Size: 
52cm I think
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White frame, grey arrowspoke on front, blue deep V on the back, converted to freewheel, back brake, and an aperture science logo in the front

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
What was the bike locked to?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from a locked building in the basement. There is one other couple in the building with access, but I trust them and do not believe it was them.

AVENUE Internal gear hub

Location

635 W. Grace Street, Chicago IL
635 W. Grace
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 4:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
Men's 46cm
Color: 
Mars Red*
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Internal gear hub. Original tires, some minor scratches on frame. 2nd gear slips.

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?: 
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?: 
Appx. 6PM to 5AM
Incident Description: 
My 10 year old Men's AVENUE road bike with Internal gear hub and distinctive Mars Red colored was stolen from the bike rack attached to my vehicle at 635 W. Grace street between Appx. 2AM and 5AM 7/13/20 A security camera at 3750 Lake shore Drive, on Grace street may have captured footage. Police report was filed within an hour after theft.

Schwinn

Location

Residential Garage in alley in Irving Park neighborhood (Belle Plaine and Central Park Ave)
4045 N Central Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
fits 5'8" adult
Color: 
pink
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pink men's frame with a gray checked seat. Small purple Grand Ohio sticker on frame below seat. Had a holder for speaker on the left handlebar; a black bell on the right saying "Born to Ride." The bike has a front wheal hand brake and a back brake for the rear wheal. Single speed.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
The garage door was open for about 30 minutes while we did yard work so that we could easily throw yard waste into the trash cans in alley. My bike was leaning against the garage wall near the front of the garage. We closed the garage door after the yard work. Later that day, I realized the bike was gone. They had taken the helmet off the handlebars and left it on the floor of the garage. They also left my husband's bike. I believe someone walked by and rode it away.

Trek 1400 Lightweight Aluminum 14 Speed Road Bike

Location

2 e 8th street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White and green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Shimano 105 components

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?: 
4 hours
Incident Description: 
Was at my fiancee’s residence at state and 8th st in south loop locked up my bike around 2:30 pm and came back out around 6:30 pm and it was gone.

Fuji Sportif

Location

1025 W Buena Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WBD010L1760L
Color: 
Black with white letters and blue trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
BLACK FUJI BIKE WITH WHITE LETTERS AND BLUE TRIM, REAR RED BIKE LIGHT, PHONE MOUNT ON HANDLE BARS, GOLD TIRE VALUE ADAPTERS ON WHEELS, WATER BOTTLE 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 days

Jamis Sputnik

Location

Wicker Park
1843 W North Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 1:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Serial No.: 
U151U11406
Size: 
56 centimeters
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Grey steel frame, black components. Flip-flop hub on the rear wheel. Drop handlebars. Front and rear brakes. Red lettering "sputnik". Seat has red,grey, and black on it.

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?: 
1.5 years
Incident Description: 
The bike was in a locked cage, inside my locked garage. The thieves used a crowbar to get into the garage, and broke the lock to the cage wherein my bike was located.

Trek Hybrid

Location

Farm in the Zoo (Lincoln Park Zoo)
1911 Stockton Dr.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
21"
Color: 
Black Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in good shape, bought used and have owned for a few years but it was well maintained. The black matte finish is pretty unique, with red accent colors on the frame and the seat. I had a red phone mount on the front left handle. Also had a rack over the back wheel with a bag attached.

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?: 
about 3-4 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked and locked the bike to one of the bike racks outside the Lincoln Park Zoo Farm entrance. Went to the farmers market and spent some time in the park that afternoon. When I returned the bike was missing.

fuji absolute 1.7D

Location

home
cornelia and broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
WBD278L06420
Size: 
18 or 20 ?
Color: 
darker grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
great condition, small dent in lower bar of frame. bike is a fuji "lifestyle" bike, absolute 1.7D with disk brake, i describe it as a road bike of sorts with a flat handlebar and 20+ gear

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?: 
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?: 
about 1 hour and 30 minutes
Incident Description: 
bike was locked outside my apartment, i heard a strange noise looked outside and saw what appeared to be a delivery person out front on his bike so did not think much of it then about 5-10 minutes later i heard the same noise again and looked outside and saw him riding off with my bike.

Specialize Allez sport

Location

Main Entrance St Mary’s Hospital
2233 W Division
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Red bike. Seat has a tear at the very front. There was blue painters tape on the right handle bar and directly under the 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 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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
I left my bike outside of work at St Mary’s hospital. It as locked to a bike rack outside the main entrance. I used a chain lock through the frame and to the rack. I used a cable through the back tires and one through the front tires and frame and locked those with a ULock. I’m guess they cut the locks. There was no trace of the bike or locks when I got out of work.

Trek Verve 2 Disc 2021

Location

The Scott Residences
211 w Scott st.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU129C4859R
Color: 
Lithium Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New. The bike was bought on July 7, 2020

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 bike rack.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
The thieves have broken into the garage of our building and looted all the new bicycles that were fixed to the wall rack by cutting the steel cables of the racks.

Blue cruiser/comfort style bicycle.

Location

1132 W. LUNT AVE #1A
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is probably a bike that is over ten years old and imported. Not used for fast transport since it is a bit heavier than a hybrid bike.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
several years
Incident Description: 
It is not known if the bike was locked to the rack. The exact date of loss is not known. It was most likely an imported bike used by the owner for numerous years and purchased because of it's old style design which emulated traditional transport bikes of the EU. The thief accessed a locked room and left behind over 15 other bikes many of which were faster and more valuable. The photo is a similar bike, not the actual bike. It probably did have a city sticker though the sticker number isn't known. The contact email is her son's email.

Electra townie

Location

885 North Marshfield Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 9:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It was in ok shape, some scratches and wear and tear on the body. The wheels and seat had both been replaced from the electra originals to more generic ones (were stolen years ago). The tires were both flat though, I hope the thief enjoyed that as they biked away.

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?: 
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?: 
<8 hours since last used, have been storing it there for 2 years
Incident Description: 
Someone ripped the street sign out of the ground and mustve unthreded it from the U-lock and took the bike.

Liv Alight

Location

Home
3147 W. Wellington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
X small
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
some signs of wear on the paint, paneers set up, blue bell and 2 mountings for lights

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?: 
I live it there everyday
Incident Description: 
We have a locked front door that is accessible through code. Sometime between 10am-5pm two bikes, mine and another residents were stolen as well as my air pump. There did not appear to be forced entry so I suspect they guessed our code.There are only 4 residents, all owners, and none of us have had any guests due to Covid, so I don't think it is someone we know. You have to get through two doors, one locked, one not, and the bikes are parked near the stairs in our building.

Trek 820

Location

Prentice Women's Hospital
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black with white trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition great, Right hand mirror, rear 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hrs

Marin Four Corners

Location

Home
Albany
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
111631938
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Two years old and in great conditions (took care of it). Has short black front rack, back adjustable splash guard, bottle holder, bell on right side and carrying pouch. Another thing is that it had a The Bike Lane sticker on the splash guard.

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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen out of my garage. Their may have entered my back gate, which was unlocked and went in to my garage which was accidentally unlocked as well.

TREK - We think it was a 820 Mountain Bike (from about 2010)

Location

Apartment
933 W Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium? I'm 5'4 and set the bike seat pretty low
Color: 
Blue and Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Well loved! The gear shifter is sticky and the handlebar grips are fraying at the ends

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Up to 20 hours
Incident Description: 
Between the hours of 7 pm on 6/7/2020 and 4 pm on 6/8/2020 a the bike was stolen from the laundry/storage room at 933 W Oakdale Ave. The bike was locked to the bike rack with a combination cable lock.

Trek 30 geared bike

Location

PXM CrossFit
5757 N Ridge Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Adult Mountain Bike approximately 28 inches
Color: 
Bronze
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In close to pristine condition. Tag number on bike is 5023 (blue with bicycle above number. Thief left lock and front pedal attached to bike rack. 30 gears (3 numbers on left side and 10 on right. New SFC3-S Gel Firness Saddle w/indent (SM Black)

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
Less than two hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack. When I went to get the bike, only the front wheel and the lock were there. The lock was a fixed u-shape and wasn’t big enough to attach to frame, bike rack and front wheel.