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.

Specialized allez sport

Location

1512 W Diversey Pkwy, Unit C
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 5:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black specialized road bike with tan specialized lettering.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
All winter
Incident Description: 
Came out to the garage to go to work this morning and noticed neighbor did not close our shared garage and the my bike and husband's bike was stolen.

Salsa road bike

Location

1512 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 5:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Light blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Large light blue salsa road bike with tan handle wraps. Chain fell off gear and is lodged between gears so bike is not currently rideable.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
Lock Type: 
Other
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?: 
All winter
Incident Description: 
Went to go to work this morning and noticed my neighbor left out garage door open and my wife and my bikes were gone.

Diamondback Vital 2

Location

Apartment
4832 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Medium Women's bike
Color: 
Light blue with pattern on top tube
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new condition; nearly flat tires; sticker residue on top tube; strap-on splash guard and light

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?: 
Long term
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from inside locked apartment building. None of the tenants in the building heard or saw anything suspicious. The handyman was also very confused because he said people have kept bikes there for years and none have been stolen.

Schwinn Le Tour

Location

Residential Apartment
4832 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Sadly I don't know
Size: 
Large frame, high bar with 27 1/4 in wheels
Color: 
Blue & white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Was already used when I bought in 2014, and lots of nicks since then Bright blue tape on handlebars (changed from black after photo taken) Black Ortlieb rack on back Lights on front and back Brand new Panaracer tires (newer ones added after photo taken) Downtube gear shifters Critical Mass sticker

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?: 
Bike was in stairwell on 1st floor, visible through glass of front door (but behind locked door)
Incident Description: 
I was gone from 2:45-5:15 pm today. Bike was stolen sometime in that time, ALONG WITH my roommate's Diamondback Vital 2 women's hybrid (which was in same spot). Another bike there with flat tires was left. I asked the rest of the tenants in the building and none of them heard or saw anything suspicious. The handyman was also very confused because he said people have kept bikes there for years and none have been stolen.

Specialized Sirrus X 4.0

Location

3757 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC024017397R
Size: 
M
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Blue with black forks, factory crank has been replaced with SRAM Apex crank

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Bike had been locked in the room all winter, was last checked weeks ago
Incident Description: 
Informed by apartment complex management that CCTV footage showed someone entering the secure bike room and cutting the Kryptonite lock with an angle grinder. Still not sure when the theft actually occurred.

RadRunner 1 Electric Utility Bike

Location

Apartment building
6010 S. Eberhart Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
VR1E21V1805
Color: 
Forest green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Wide-tire electric bike, forest green with black detailing. 4" wheels, large round headlight, front rack with attached black crate, black back bench seat with handle for kid to ride, black side bags. This is a chunky utility bike.

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?: 
1.5 years
Incident Description: 
Bike was kept in a shared storage/laundry room for over a year and a half. Some cleaners had temporary access to this building, including the bike room, and the bikes disappeared during that timeframe. Both my bike and my husband's e-bike (black Ride1Up Roadster) were taken out of the building's storage room.

Kona Sutra

Location

6111 S Saint Lawrence Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
F10BL5273
Size: 
50cm
Color: 
green (army green)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
has lots of stickers on it, black bar tape, brown brooks saddle, front and back fenders, rear rack, and rainbow pedals.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
This bike was one of four bikes stolen from the shared storage in the basement of our building. Looks like the person had a key to the building and stole the bikes along with all of the other valuables down there. None of the bikes were locked because there is no rack to lock them to in the basement and we thought it was secure.

Special Roubaix

Location

Chicago board of trade
141 w Jackson
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC615013993I
Size: 
56
Color: 
Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Matte black/Charcoal finish. Bike lock holder under 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours

Trek FX Sport 4 XL

Location

Lakeview
838 West Wolfram Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 3:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU075C6158P
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Gunmetal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Back rack Handle wing tips

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?: 
Always
Incident Description: 
Man broke into garage and took bike

2012 Trek 2.3

Location

Triangle Square
2155 N Elston Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition. Hardly used. Has a pack under the bike seat. White road bike with silver handle bars and silver writing on the bike that says Trek.

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?: 
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 months.
Incident Description: 
I went to check my bike and it was gone. My apartment refuses to find any footage of my stolen bike. I looked everywhere and so did my apartment. My apartment told me to contact my renters insurance and my renters insurance told me to file a police report.

Pure Cycles Track Bike

Location

625 W Deming Pl
625 W Deming Pl
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 5:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
Black with blue bar tape
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition all black Pure Cycles front hand brake bike. “Cool beans” sticker on five spoke front wheel. Drop down handlebars with blue bar tape.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Came outside to see bike and locks were gone without a trace.

2021 Rad Power RadMission Electric Metro Bike

Location

Residential apartment
500 W Belden Ave, 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
MS1E21V0329
Size: 
small or medium
Color: 
white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition, white frame and has a black basket on the front, black fenders.

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?: 
na
Incident Description: 
The bike was located in the lobby of my walk up apartment. I didn't have it locked b/c I have 4 other neighbors who I've met and trusted.

Schwinn Caliente

Location

South Saint Lawrence Ave Apt 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Winter tires, gear shifters on frame (not handlebars), security skewers on front wheel, red handlebar grips

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
Bike (along with three other bikes) were stolen from a locked shared basement. Basement was locked with padlock. Bikes were not locked because there was nothing to secure them to. Taken overnight. This bike was very important to me.

Trek Verve 1

Location

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU184C5119 R
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black trek verve 1 bike with a bell on the right handle and rear light below the seat. There’s an empty base for a light on the left handlebar

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?: 
9 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked up my bike when I got to work (I’m a resident at northwestern memorial hospital), at the end of my day I walked out and there was no bike at the rack.

Giant Trance 2018 Size Medium (Full suspension)

Location

Lincoln Square
2700 Gunnison Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Grey with bright green stripe and some black accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new condition; gun metal grey flat downhill pedals

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?: 
All day/night
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage.

Surly Straggler 52cm All Black ca. 2007

Location

Lincoln Square
2700 Gunnison Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 13, 2023 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
52cm
Color: 
Black (white surly decals)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Straggler decal on top bar mostly scratched off, black plastic fenders, comrade cycles sticker on seat 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
All day/night
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from garage at night.

Trek Crockett 5 Disc

Location

Apartment
5324 S Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU355G0106L
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Black colorway with red and mint green highlights.

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?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from locked storage room in basement. Bike was not locked, but in a locked room. The lock was ripped off the door.

Make: CO-OP CYCLES Model: CTY 1.1 BIKE

Location

1329 N Artesian Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 12:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
21050134
Size: 
medium frame
Color: 
blue with yellow stripe
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New bike (purchased in September 2022). Has gears switched (1-10 gears on left and mounted upside down, 1-3 gear on right and mounted upside down). Bike only has 1 brake lever which is adaptive equipment.

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?: 
Porch or yard.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 months.
Incident Description: 
Bike was missing from 3rd floor porch with broken balcony.

Decathlon Triban RC120

Location

Clifton & Roscoe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, January 6, 2023 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
0000 0018 1601 / (01) 03 6084 0986 9159 (21)
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
TRIBAN on side, like new

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
Incident Description: 
Stolen from inside of garage. Smart garage door opener shows single period of 20 minutes with garage door open.