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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.

Redline Conquest Sport 2011

Location

My apartment!
Chicago ave and Ashland ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Don’t know :(
Size: 
Also forgot, probably 50cm, standover height around 32in
Color: 
Green bike, brown leather bar tape and seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, has an origen8 front rack and a topeak back rack. Also had a light on the front handlebars, and a silver bell. New Brooks leather bar tape too.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I keep the bike inside my apartment building when not riding it, so at overnight.
Incident Description: 
I keep my bike on the 2nd floor landing of the inside of my apartment building. It isn’t locked inside the building, because it’s inside, and the front door locks. It was there when I came down the front to let a friend up, but when i went down the next morning on monday the 20th it was gone. It was stolen sometime after 4pm on Sunday Jan 19th from the inside of the building. The front door needs to be pulled shut, and sometimes people forget to do it in the building, so i think the door must have been not fully closed and someone was just able to get in that way.

GT GTS Sport Road Bike

Location

1627 N Humboldt Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New black and red road bike with GT on the side. Seat was black with red and white detailing.

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?: 
Bike was in a locked apartment or residence.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 days since last ride
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from bike room in apartment building. Cable cut and u-lock and bike missing.

Alight 2 Disc 90010784

Location

Apartment Building
4321 N Drake Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
GP19Z2499
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Deep Lake (Teal blue)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle is nearly brand new, has a New York lock clipped to the front handlebars, a flashlight on the front, and a phone 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 months
Incident Description: 
My bike was in the locked front room of my apartment complex. It has been there since July 2019. Both my bike and my boyfriend's bike have been there for a long time, without a problem. Today, when my boyfriend left the house at 8AM the bikes were there. When I returned home from a workout class at 2PM, the bikes were gone. Our janitorial crew came in around 10:00AM and the bikes were already missing. Stolen alongside boyfriend's Giant Escape 2 Disc bike.

Sirrus Disc 90919-7404

Location

Apartment Complex
4321 N Drake Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC920403850P
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new bike, has a water bottle still on it (or had at the time of theft). Front and back lights including a flashlight.

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?: 
8 months
Incident Description: 
My bike was in the locked front room of my apartment complex. It has been there since July 2019. Both my bike and my girlfriend's bike have been there for a long time, without a problem. Today, when I left the house at 8AM the bikes were there. When my girlfriend returned home from a workout class at 2PM, the bikes were gone. Our janitorial crew came in around 11:00AM and the bikes were already missing. Stolen alongside girlfriend's Liv Alight 2 Disc bike.

Blue Road Bike from Bucephalys Bike Shop in Evanston

Location

1541 North Artesian Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a Bucephalus Bike Sticker on it from Evanston, where it was purchased. I believe it is a orange sticker near the 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?: 
2 years
Incident Description: 
I believe that the garage door was opened and somebody took it out of the garage.

Felt Broam 60

Location

Outside of Disney Store at Block 37
108 N State St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F98IS0589
Size: 
58CM
Color: 
Dark Gray/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Less than a year old, downtube is wrapped in electrical tape to hide the brand name, grey metal fenders on the front and back, brown leather saddle

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 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?: 
2.5 hours
Incident Description: 
At about 5:30pm, I locked my bike to the newest bike rack at the corner of Washington & State right outside the Disney store. My friend locked his bike to the same rack as me at about 6:00pm. He says my bike was still there when he locked up. At 8:00pm, I returned to the bike rack and my bike was gone. It was locked with a new folding lock (ABUS Bordo 6000)

Bianchi Iseo

Location

Kinzie & Wells
W Kinzie St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
LX0014418F
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Fenders and rack. Distinctive green brooks saddle. Straight handlebar with ergonomic grips. Yellow rubber duck attached to stem with bungee cord. Heavily used and probably not worth much money (apart from the saddle), but lots of sentimental value.

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?: 
2 hours 30 mins
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked on the SW corner of Kinzie & Wells, underneath the L station by the Merchandise Mart. I locked it to the rack with a Kryptonite lock through the frame, with a separate cable running from the lock through the saddle. Locked the bike at 7:30pm, by 10pm it was gone. No trace of the bike or the lock.

Fairdale Weekender Nomad

Location

Marianos
1800 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 5:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is relatively new with some minor scratches on downtube and forks.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
Lock Type: 
Other U-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?: 
8hrs
Incident Description: 
Left my bike locked in front of mariano's to the bike rack. I went to work and when I came back 8 hrs later it was gone with no lock to be found.

All-City Nature Boy 2015

Location

Cortez St & Oakley Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M14030868
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mostly factory all city parts, lots of stickers at the time of being stolen, spd clipless pedals, silver rear wheel, black front wheel, continental Grand Prix all season tires, pretty banged/scratched up top tube

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
wasn’t locked

Gary Fisher Triton Single Speed

Location

Rogers Park
Alleyway access
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
61cm XXL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Largest frame size they made. Black frame and fork. Easton carbon riser handlebar with blue foam grips. Rear rack. Black seat with red corners.

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 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?: 
Multiple days
Incident Description: 
Bike and lock missing sometime at night between December 25-29th.

Trek FX 1

Location

920 W Barry Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU078C4202L
Size: 
22.5"
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
BRIGHT orange Trek FX 1 bike. Red chicago triathlon race sticker #8524 taped around crossbar. Only 1.5 years old. I still have the original purchase receipt from Cycle and Fitness (St Joseph, MI) purchased on June 9th, 2018.

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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
My wife and I left town 12/23/19 for the holidays, returned on 12/29/19 @ 3:30pm CST to find my bright orange 2018 Trek FX1 bike was stolen off my 2nd floor back balcony in the Lake View East neighborhood. The thief must have climbed 10+ feet of steel beams and railing to get to where my bike was.

Cannondale CAAD10 4 Rival (2013)

Location

2 N LaSalle St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black and Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green sticker on frame: "NYPR 1516". Long stem on handlebars. Rusty scratch on front wheel fork.

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stolen between 2:30pm and 5:00pm
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack in front of 2 N LaSalle St and stolen on 12/26/2019 between 2:30pm and 5:00pm. Lock was missing.

Colnago World Cup

Location

Block 37
22 West Washington
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 11:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
GW4GA017
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This is a ‘cross bike (looks like a road bike - has drop bars) but also has off road tires. Crank is a SRAM Force 1 carbon crank. Driver train is a Shimano GRX 1x.

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hrs
Incident Description: 
Middle Ages white or Hispanic heavyset man cut both locks with a dremel. Sparks going everywhere. Took him five minutes. Ok broad daylight in front of Block 37 (22 west Washington street, right by main entrance to a morningstar offices. Lots of foot traffic but no one challenges him. He rode off with it. An accomplice rode with him on a separate bike. All captured on security camera.

KHS 2018 Urban Soul

Location

1414 W Leland Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 9:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
R17LZ03ZS1
Size: 
15.5"
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is in good condition, KHS Urban Soul, has aluminum fenders attached to the front and back wheels, a small rust colored ring shaped bell on the handlebars. Riser handlebars.

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?: 
Around 4 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to back stairwell behind building, not visible from the alley, on Tuesday Dec 17th 5pm. Sometime between then and Saturday Dec 21st 9:45pm, part of the stairwell was removed along with the bike and u-lock. Other bikes in the same area, including 2 that were not locked down to anything, were not touched.

Speedway

Location

1318
N Kedzie Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small (25" tires)
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue bicycle frame, with the word "speedway" written in silver down the main diagonal rail. 2 mounting racks, one over the front wheel, one over the back wheel. The mounting rack on the back has red and white reflective tape wrapped along the sides nearest to the tire. There is black cloth tape wrapped along the right handlebar only, and it is partially falling off. Handles are black, and the adjacent gearshift is red, both of rubberized material.

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 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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
~5 hours
Incident Description: 
I threaded my thick cable lock through the back tire of the bike and through the frame at around 6pm. When I left my friend's apartment at 11pm, the bike and lock were nowhere to be found. My friend even drove me around the neighborhood to look around for it. I have two theories: either the cable was cut, or the sign I locked the bike to was not as sturdy as I though it was and someone was able to take it out of the ground and take the bike, still locked, and wheel it away by using the uninhibited front tire.

Iguana Giant

Location

John H Stroger Hospital
1950 W Polk Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike had a great bike rack and front mount for the basket ( just mount, no basket attached)

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from Cook County hospital bike rack

Airborne Sabre

Location

918 W Oakdale Ave Apt BF
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
864721707212G
Size: 
17
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
TIRES ARE FOR HYBRID BIKE; PRESTA VALVE

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Newer U-Lock w/ Flat Key
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?: 
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 day

2013 Raleigh Rush Hour

Location

1520 N Sedgwick St,
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
27u26592
Size: 
26inches
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Had a child seat mount attached. Bike was pretty scratched up, especially the handle bars. Chain is black and not blue as in the stock picture.

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?: 
This is where we store it

Trek 7.1 FX

Location

Hyde Park
5316 S Dorchester avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU099C2583E
Size: 
M
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition. With a rear kid seat black and white on the 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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
15 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was lock in the storage room inside my building. There are 2 doors with 2 differents keys needed to open this doors. The bike was lock with my 2nd bike at the bike rack. On the bike there is a rear kid seat.