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 FX 2 2018

Location

COLUMBIA YACHT CLUB
111 N. LAKE SHORE DRIVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
SWTU077C4427M
Size: 
17.5
Color: 
ORANGE
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
NEW

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?: 
2 HOURS
Incident Description: 
LOCKED AT BIKE RACK IN FRONT OF COLUMBIA YACHT CLUB

1979 Zabrakenko

Location

663 W Buckigham Pl., uniit 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
61/63cm
Color: 
maroon
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Its a 1979 Zebrakenko about a 61/63 cm. It has a metal badge on the steering tube and also a sticker badge on the seat tube. It has 531 Reynolds steel stickers on the frame as well. I don't think that one had a model or name associated with 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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
behind a fence

No name

Location

720 N Larrabee St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Deep v rims, swept back handlebars, front rack.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 minutes (food delivery)
Incident Description: 
Had bike stolen from outside luxury apartment complex during a food delivery

Specialized Dolce

Location

1511 W Cullom Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC602105987M
Color: 
Turquoise and lime green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Rack on back. Water bottle attachment present.

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 a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
2 months

Trek 2.1

Location

Millennium Park
239 E Randolph Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU342G0116E
Size: 
47 cm frame, 700 cm wheels
Color: 
White/Yellow
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bicycle has a Trek Diamond Men's Hybrid; mountain frame, with road bike wheels on it. There's an old Madison bike registration decal on the frame under the seat, number P32304. The frame is white with yellow as the secondary color, and has a large dent in it. There is (or was) an air pump and water bottle holder on the frame, as well as front and rear lights attached. Variable gear shifters, 14 speeds, with Shimano SPD pedals.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
3 hours

Raleigh City Sport Skyline

Location

Fine Cleaners
1359 W Barry St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 1:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
Not registry with Chicago, but has a Wisconsin sticker
Size: 
n/a
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good Condition. Has a rear rack. Planet bike front and back fenders. Brooks leather saddle with suspension coils.

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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
An hour

Trek FX 7.2

Location

Office Building
300 S. Wacker
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
61" or XL
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Nearly new. Black bike, rear rack with a large black metal basket on it. Had a small cloth bag under the seat. Disc brakes. It's a big bike but I'm tall so the seat was raised higher than most bikes.

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?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to a permanent bike rack in front of 300 S. Wacker with a good Abus U-lock. I saw it at noon on my way to lunch and it was gone by 5pm. They took the lock too. This was right on Wacker in broad daylight. Second time in two years from the same spot.

Bianchi Pista Chrome Steel 2012

Location

Kerry Wood Cubs Field
3400 N Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 9:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
49
Color: 
Chrome/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brooks Saddle, black wheels, brown leather handlebar tape on bullhorns

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?: 
20 mins

Vilano

Location

Taylor Schaub
Kinzie and Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In shape road bike, white frame with standard wheels about 54cm. Says Vilano on the side in black/red. One rear red flashing light. Black handlebars. Was stolen at Wells and Hubbard underneath the brown line on Monday, August 13th.

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?: 
6 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike up at Wells and Kenzie underneath the brown line at 6:30pm. Returned to location at 11:30pm and both bike and lock was missing.

Bianchi

Location

1334 N. Cleveland Ave., Unit G
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 5:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
The size for an adult male with height 5'10"
Color: 
Grey
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The bike is almost exactly 2 years old. It has minor rusting on some of the nuts as it has been left outside the last couple of months. It had a black and red chain with a black and neon green u-lock. It had a water bottle holder on the bottom of the frame and a bike rack for saddle bags on the back.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock is missing, along with the bike.
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?: 
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?: 
It has always been locked here for nearly 4 months
Incident Description: 
Bikes were there at midnight. By 7:30 am bikes were gone. Three in all.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

3353 S Hamilton
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
AM66762
Size: 
51
Color: 
GREY MATE WITH LIGHT GREY ACCENTS
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White color bottle holder, white road bike pedals, mod fenders and a small cheap on right side of fork with phone holder on stem.

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?: 
Bike was in garage
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from garage.

Trek 1.2 H2 Compact 2016

Location

Village Discount Outlet
2246 N Lawndale Ave
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56-60?
Color: 
Black with White and Orange trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Gears are a bit squeaky. Handlebar tape on right side is messed up.

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?: 
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?: 
2-3 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to a pay to park sign which was right next to the parking meter in front of the Village thrift store on Milwaukee and Armitage. I go into the store for a couple hours and when I come out the bike is no longer there neither is the lock.

Surly Karate Monkey

Location

1460 N Sandburg Ter, Apt 2809
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
M18011377
Size: 
M
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
The knobby mountain bike tires have been replaced with huge, smooth city tires. The 27.5 x 2.8 inch tires stand 33 inches off the ground and are about as wide as your hand; noticeably larger than most standard mountain bike tires.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
I left my bike locked in front of my building Thursday evening around 8 pm. By 7 am Friday morning it was gone.

SE Draft

Location

1117 W Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Silver body, black handlebars + black seat
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Silver bike with red and black SE BIKES tag and a DRAFT tag. A sticker that says "Sick Girls" on the pole behind the front tire

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 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?: 
Hard to know because I was out of town (had a friend staying at my apartment), but presumably several days
Incident Description: 
I always keep my bike locked on our back porch (in a complex with a chain link fence around the back, sometimes one of the doors is kept open). The last time I road it, locked it, and checked on it was Wednesday night Aug 8. I left town and didn't notice that it was gone until I went to ride it on Monday, Aug 13 morning. I checked with neighbors and no one saw anything. The U lock is gone with the bike.

Buzz REI Brand

Location

CVS
411 N Lasalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 9:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Color: 
Lime Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Green and Orange seat w #76 Single gear bike, White Grips

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?: 
4 hours

Trek Domane SL5 disc 52

Location

Residence
1723 N. Rockwell
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DOM36148863D
Size: 
52
Color: 
Charcoal/viper red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
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?: 
12 hours
Incident Description: 
Our home garage was broken into and it was stole from the garage

Trek 1100

Location

3926 N Ridgeway Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Rear seat stay small dent, Trek logo on frame slightly marred, Fizik Arione saddle, BV Saddle Bag with repair tools, Ortleib Rack2 rear rack, Cygolite Metro 550 front light, Cygolite Hotshot Pro rear light, Spurcycle bell, TiGr lock mounted to frame on vertical bottle cage,

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 hours
Incident Description: 
The burglar jumped the fence in the backyard and broke into the locked garage through a side window. He then opened the garage door and exited with my bike.

Raleigh M80 2003

Location

4438 N Magnolia Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
U31K20653
Size: 
16
Color: 
Silver/Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mountain bike frame with road tires. Good Condition. thumb ringer bell left handle, duct tape on handle bars toward center to hold mount for speedometer, orange twisty gear ties on pannier rack.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
No Lock
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?: 
Garage door open 3.5 hours.
Incident Description: 
Left home at 8:00 am and apparently garage door bounced back up. Only bike was taken from garage between 8:00 am and 11:30am on Saturday, August 11, 2018. I had hung my bike from ceiling with newer ulock draped on handle bar. The ulock was taken, too.

Newport Beach Cruiser Electric Bicycle - Black by X-treme Bike

Location

Maggie Daley Park
Monroe
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
34 x 22 x 34 inches
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent condition. The Bike is a Black Newport Beach Crusier Electric Powered E-Bike. Has a Commonwealth Parking sticker on it.

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 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 hours
Incident Description: 
I parked My Bike and locked at a bike rack at the North East Corner of Monroe and Columbus by the Art Institute at about 2:00pm. When I left the Museum at 3:30pm, the bike was gone. The Lock and Helmet were on the ground.