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.

Gary Fisher Zebrano S (2006)

Location

2231 W Eastwood ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 12:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
26 54
Color: 
Black & Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bottle holder - silver lettering

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?: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Left the bike outside overnight for the first time - locked to a tree. Next morning woke up with it missing, cable cut and the gate open.

Trek Cross rip

Location

Opera Lofts
2545 S dearborn
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2014 like new lock on wheels and seat I have key

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?: 
42 hours

2018 Tomasso Forcella

Location

UIC Sciences & Engineering South
900 W Taylor ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Y189C000130
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Condition is like new, there are two cupholders, one black and one aluminum on the frame. The reflectors were removed. The label is rubbing off the handlebars slightly.

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?: 
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?: 
90 minutes
Incident Description: 
My bike was stolen from a rack with several other bikes under the overhang to the UIC Science and Engineering South. It was locked there from 2:00-3:40 while I had class. I think someone guessed the tumbler combo as the lock was not there.

Motiv ??

Location

School of Social Service Administration
969 E 60th St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Men's
Color: 
Blue with yellow lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rusty chain. 18 speed. Old. had big squishy seat attachment

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 a closed business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5pm - to when it was stolen (usually stays there overnight)
Incident Description: 
Left bike there after work as I always do. This morning it was gone.

Novara Zealo

Location

LG's Bar
1525 N Wells Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U143K01685
Size: 
Small
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bicycle was in good condition. Black drop handle bar, clip less pedals, two stickers on the bike that read "End Polio Now" with a Rotary wheel and a "World Bicycle Relief" sticker. Black rack on the back for panniers, and disc brakes.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Older U-Lock w/ Round 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?: 
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?: 
15 minutes
Incident Description: 
I locked my bike outside of LG's bar on Wells Street in Old Town and sat at an outdoor table at the patio with my bike no more than 20 feet from me. I ordered a drink and noticed my bike was missing before my drink even arrived. The Manager at the bar reviewed the security footage and can see a white male wearing a black t-shirt and black bike helmet ride up on a bike to the area where I locked my bike. He hangs around for a few minutes and then rides off on the bike he approached on. A few minutes later he returned on foot and rode away on my white Novara bike. When the manager came over to tell us what was on the tape, my husband remembers seeing the man and told us he thought it was strange that he was hanging out there but it was a busy night with lots of people around so he didn't continue to watch him. I have the U-lock and cut cable in my possession.

Specialized Road bike

Location

1415 W Belle Plaine Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
medium sized
Color: 
grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition, White lettering on frame reading "Specialized". Black handle bars.

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I got home at midnight and left my bike unlocked on my back porch. When I went out around 2PM 6/20/2018 it was still there. When I left again at 5:00pm 6/20/2018 it was missing

Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2

Location

Bucktown
Armitage and Wolcott
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Prestine condition, has pedal casing for feet, and a storage 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
10 minutes, not locked
Incident Description: 
I left the bike against my garage in and enclosed area, ran upstairs to use the bathroom, came back out 10 minutes later and the bike was gone.

2013 Trek 7.3 FX

Location

College of Nursing at UIC
845 S Damen
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU334C6937G
Size: 
20
Color: 
Black/Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. Metal cell phone holder (silver) on handlebars, bike rack, kickstand, bell, fenders on both wheels.

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?: 
6.5 hours
Incident Description: 
I was working at the college of nursing at UIC (845 S Damen). I had the bike locked to a rack adjacent to the main entrance of the building. Pretty busy and open pedestrian area. Cameras on premises. When I stepped outside to head home bicycle was gone. Immediately contacted UIC police and filed report.

Raleigh Stuntman

Location

Parking Garage
2836 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Brown
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
relatively new, brown, raleigh stuntman. Leather seat, leather wrapped handle bars, silver fenders, black rack over the back wheels.

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?: 
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?: 
1 hour
Incident Description: 
at 4:45 PM on 6/19/2018, I locked the bike to the bike racks at the front of the 2836 N Clark St parking garage. When I returned at approximately 6:00 PM, the bike as well as the blue folding link lock were gone.

Specialized Hybrid

Location

2955 N. Spaulding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Black and White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
has an oberlin college sticker on the back with serial number, righthand gear display is missing plastic/numbers, bike in good condition, rusty chain though

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 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?: 
about 5 hours
Incident Description: 
my roommate heard a sawing noise, look outside to see man with a blue hat, black coat, leaned over my bike. they had a short yelling exchange before he jumped on bike and biked off.

Trek Domane ALR 3

Location

Studio41
225 W Hubbard
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU090G0577L
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition. White cycling shoe pedals were a little scuffed. The left handle bar wrap was a little loose. There were anti-theft locks on the seat and wheels. U-lock is still on 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?: 
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Maybe a couple hours
Incident Description: 
Occurred on Franklin Street in front of Studio41. Bolt removed from base of street sign. The pole must have been removed and the bike/lock slid off. It was locked right next to the alley behind Donut Vault. A lot of traffic around the block. Locked at 9am but didnt notice it missing for several hours.

Trek Giant

Location

Ravenswood Metra
4800 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is a silver blue trek mountain bike, it is a little older.

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?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
I left the bike underneath the Metra station at Ravenswood, locked, as I went to work. When I returned it was gone, along with the lock.

Kona Paddy Wagon

Location

Leavitt and Iowa
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
F1509C4600
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty new

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

Litespeed Pisgah

Location

Home
1954 N. Dayton Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Titanium
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rare kind of 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
It is always inside of our locked garage
Incident Description: 
Our garage was open and someone walked in and simply took the bike. We still do not know how the garage was opened...

Schwinn Le Tour

Location

2500 N Monticello
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
48cm
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
My bike got stolen last night on Monticello and Altgeld. This isn’t my bike in the photo but it’s the same color, make, and model: schwinn le tour. My bike is a single speed with black front and back fenders, a front black basket, water bottle holder, and a white wide rim back wheel. Definitely paint chips and rust. In spots- General wear and tear.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
7hrs
Incident Description: 
It was locked up on my the metal porch rail behind a wheelchair lift on a residential street where I worked. I had had seen it at 1am, but when my shift was over at 8am it was gone.

Fyxation East Side

Location

Dollop Coffee Co.
343 S Dearborn St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
fxn1608319
Size: 
49cm
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition. Single Speed Track Bike converted to 6 speed. Bar end Shifter. Bull horn handlebars, with Brown wrap. Scratches on right hand of tape. Interceptor brakes. Brown Brooks Saddle. Bike Rack. Front & Rear Mud guards/Fenders. 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 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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2.5 hrs
Incident Description: 
Around 3:00pm i arrived at Dollop Cafe Co, corner of Plymouth Ct & Van Buren (343 S. Dearborn St.). I locked my bike frame to the sidewalk Stop sign that is on the corner in front of the main entrance. Direct line of sight to the baristas/coffee bar. I went in to the coffee shop where i stayed till about 5:30 pm. When i came out the bike was stolen. No parts or lock remained.

Felt Verza Cafe 7 Speed

Location

Apartment
434 W Roscoe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
N/A
Size: 
55
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 Year old bike, grimy gears and a bent back tire that I was saving up to replace. By the base of the handlebars there is a Smart Bikes Chicago sticker. This bike is COVERED IN stickers, namely some faded comic book characters, lots of skulls, some dogs, and some pink and blue threadless stickers. Pink under-the-seat pack, pink lights around the rear spokes, LED hologram light on the front spoke. Around the seat connection the paint is scratched off in zig-zags from when I raised the seat without loosening it enough.

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 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?: 
3 days
Incident Description: 
I had my bike outside by my building's parking lot behind some bushes while I waited to afford a new tire. It's got a ton of wear and tear and stickers, so hopefully it's easy to find.

Specialized Pitch 650B

Location

cvs
771 N OGDEN
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC606079666J
Size: 
large
Color: 
black and white
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The condition of the bike is great. The right handle bar has some damage from a accident I had. It is the end of the right handle bar on the grip. The pedals are metal pedals and there is a phone holder, and also had a speedometer as well. Under the bike seat red rear light as well.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself, through one or both wheels.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
4 MINUTES
Incident Description: 
My specialized hybrid mountain bike. Was stolen off the bike rack while I was in CVS on Ogden & Chicago between 4:45&4:50p on Thursday June 14th. My bike was locked up and this happened in a matter of minutes. The pedals are medal & the right handlebar has some damage to it. This bike is special & means a lot - please let me know if you have any clues - thank you Happened at this CVS: 771 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 They had ditched a bike they were on and had def stolen and took my bike. They took the front tire off the other bike and put it on my bike. The bike they ditched was a Womens road bike so the tire was def smaller and wouldn't prob ride well on my mountain bike.

Cannondale S5 EVO 105

Location

Home Apartment
569 W Arlington Pl Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DM55875
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
well maintained - some minor scratching on outside of right handlebars/brake - at time of theft had a garmin edge 25 attached to the handlebars

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?: 
1-14 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was removed from hallway between rear egress of apartment/deck and kitchen. Room is usually locked to outside and to interior apartment. Bike could have been taken at any point between May 29 - June 15