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.

GMC Denali

Location

GT Prime
707 n Wells
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
No decals, green pedals, phone mount taped on, scratches on right side of body, gear shift close, brakes far

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?: 
Less than 6 hrs
Incident Description: 
I work at GT Prime and lock my bike to the bike rack to the side of the building. I arrived and locked my bike around 4:50pm and walked out around 10:30 pm to find my bike gone. There was another bike with a u-lock and a scooter with a cable lock that were both there when I left the bike and when I returned.

Co-Op CTY 1.2

Location

Home
1337 W. Ancona Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
1215850004
Size: 
L
Color: 
Pirate Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new. Yellow water bottle cage. Yellow accents.

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 hour
Incident Description: 
Bicycle was left in a garage. The garage was open for a few minutes while cars were moved around. Garage was open and unattended for approximately 5 minutes at which point the bicycle was stolen.

88 canondale

Location

1035 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black with red lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Looks a little worn down. Chunk missing out of the front of the saddle. Worn foam handle bar covers. Purple water bottle holder. Cargo hold over back tire. Miss matched tire brands. Fanny back attached to back of saddle.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Anywhere up to 35 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked bike at fence around 4 pm Monday July 16. Returned Jul 18 10:30 am and it was gone.

Schwinn 700c Men's Discover

Location

California Blue Line Station
2211 N California Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
38675 53961
Size: 
26 in
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost New condition. Still has stickers on it.

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 or less
Incident Description: 
Locked under California Blue Line station along with probably 70 other bikes. Locked it around 1:30 pm and it was gone by 5:30pm. Should have used U Lock.

Fuji 2009 Team RC

Location

330 N Clinton St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 4:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
NA
Size: 
56 or 58
Color: 
Black, white and red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Zipp 404 carbon wheels, SRAM Red mechanical groupset, Ritchey saddle

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?: 
Several years
Incident Description: 
Thief broke into the locked front door of a 40 unit condo building and stole two bikes from the garage, including this one.

1970 Schwinn Suburban

Location

N. Milwaukee Ave & Maplewood
2086 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black with Gold Trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Mint condition Schwinn Suburban. Also had a back rack and folding side basket (both metal) Will have some red paint chips down the frame of 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 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?: 
20 minutes
Incident Description: 
Parked in front of Surestaff, Inc. and a gym called Crossfit Logan. It was 8:00pm and was locked to a city bike parking/lock area. We walked across the street to local carnival fundraiser for school. Came back 20 minutes later and the bike, helmet, and lock were gone.

Biria Step-through 7 speed

Location

Hyde Park residence
5600 S BLACKSTONE AVE, APT 2
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Size: 
26"
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Wicker basket, back rack has rails for child seat mounting.

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 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?: 
One month
Incident Description: 
Bike is in a locked yard, out of easy view. Special bike frame, step through because I have mobility issues. Was locked with a strong lock, but to a wooden fence. Someone can in the night before 8:30 a.m. and broke the wooden fence, stole bike. There were two other bikes there, but they were not taken. I think it was targeted because it is a special kind of frame.

Specialized Elite Road Bike

Location

Bike room
4027 N Broadway
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Mens
Color: 
Blue/light blue accents/black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Perfect condition/water bottle holder

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
Lock Type: 
Heavy Duty Bicycle Security Chain
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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Road the bike on July 15, locked it back in the bike room at 1:15.
Incident Description: 
The bike lock was picked and stolen from our apartment storage room. The bike was secured with a 30lb chain w/unlock, it was chained to another bike. They picked the lock. We have pictures of the theives leaving with the bike.

Fuji Oval

Location

Kimball Brown Line
4800 N Kimball
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
SZ131217
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Pretty good condition. Had two back lights on the seat, 4 LED spokes on the tires (orange, blue, green, and red), and a speedometer on the handle bars. Also had a black and red helmet. Pretty sure that's the serial number, but not positive.

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?: 
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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Stolen from the Kimball Brown line bike rack
Incident Description: 
Cable lock was cut and left at the scene. Happened between 7:45 AM and 8:30 PM.

Marin Commuter Bike

Location

Home
2016 West Race Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
26 Frame
Color: 
Grey/Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New. With rack on the rear for a Topeak bag. Cork handle grips.

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?: 
It's a private garage/residence
Incident Description: 
A Marin Commuter bike was stolen from my garage at 2016 West Race Ave. The thief entered by breaking the side garage door lock and exiting with the bike through the car garage door via the alley.

2017 Trek 1.1 C H2

Location

X Sport
230 W. North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU282C0948L
Size: 
54
Color: 
Mat Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Almost new, no scratches or wear.

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?: 
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: 
Piper's Alley X Sport, Had bike locked in parking garage bike rack. Was gone for an hour, lock was cut and bike gone.

Specialized Roubaix

Location

Medical Sciences Building UIC
835 S Wolcott
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Unknown
Size: 
Medium frame
Color: 
Purple
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purple--very few specialized roubaix exist in this color. Very good condition; bike from around 2009. Shimano/ultegra components. White handlebar tape, black seat (matte, unsure of make). Tires don't match at the moment; front is specialized, back is bontrager. Inner tubes are 700x35 which are technically wrong size. Plastic base mount for a garmin attached to handlebars and cadence sensor on back wheel.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1hr 45m
Incident Description: 
Bike locked w/ cable lock and U-lock to bike racks at 835 S Wolcott Ave on UIC medical campus. Locked at 4:05pm and discovered missing at 5:50pm. Picture is NOT OF ACTUAL BIKE but bike is identical save for black seat.

Schwinn Circuit

Location

Millenium Lofts
1900 S. Clark St.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
28”
Color: 
Black with red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike is fairly new (less than 5 months old). Black water bottle mounted in vertical orientation. Sticky residue on top bar of frame, just behind handlebars from stickers being removed. May have red chain bike lock. Missing a chunk from the left handlebar grip.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Object that bike was locked to was broken, removed, or otherwise compromised.
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?: 
Had been there since purchase, regularly used. Last seen Friday 7/13/18 at 8pm
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack in basement storage building of my multi-unit apartment building Friday night. Sunday morning I discovered bike rack had been destroyed and bike stolen (as well as front wheel of matching bike). Security footage from my building shows it was stolen at about 3:30-4:00am.

Custom built - Blue

Location

810 N OAKLEY BLVD
CHICAGO , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
47"ish
Color: 
Blue and green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom made and painted light blue 5 speed road bike. Lime green Grips and a light green tube pad. It also had a metal basket that was jankily attached to the front.

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 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?: 
up to 2 weeks - we were on vacation
Incident Description: 
We were on vacation for 2 weeks so we're not sure when it was taken. Both my and my husbands 6ku bike were stolen.

Peugeot Bordeaux

Location

2747 N Mildred Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Y71Z29523
Size: 
60"
Color: 
Blue with Red, Orange, Yellow Stripe
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Front standard road bike wheel (Schrader valve). Back race wheel (Presta valve)

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?: 
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?: 
9 hours (11:30PM-8:30AM)

Older Panasonic Mens Bike #-1000

Location

150 N Riverside
150 N Riverside Plaza, STE 2100
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
n/a
Size: 
Men's sized for a 6 foot tall person
Color: 
Silver with brown front tube and brown accent stripes
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike has orange grip tape around the handlebars and top tuve, with black electrical tape at right end, and blue painters tape at left end. There is an old broken bike computer, newer bike seat, and a holder for a Ulock

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 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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Locked at bike rack outside 150 N Riverside Plaza

Trek Crossrip

Location

1659 N Halsted St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 7:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU212C6186G
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used condition, had black fenders and a black and gold U lock. Black tape around handle bars.

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 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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
During the night someone came up to our porch on the second floor, broke off the wooden railing with a larger piece of wood and stole my bike.

Specialized Hardrock Sport

Location

Kedzie
3200 W. Lake St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
C012T1020809GLT
Size: 
Medium 26'' (tires)
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Overall good condition. Has a red registration sticker on the vertical shaft below the seat tube. Has a shimano shifter (24 speed). Front shocks and front light.

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?: 
Locked to a metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
About 20 minutes
Incident Description: 
At about 4:50pm, I locked my bicycle to the metal rail under the steps of the exit of the Kedzie/Lake CTA station. This is the exit onto Lake street on the southern side of the road. I locked my bike with a key locked cable that I fed through the main frame of the bike and through the front tire and my helmet. I left to run through Garfield park for about 20 minutes and came back to find the cable had been cut and was left inside my helmet on the ground near where the bike had been. Strangely enough, there was a blue Denali road bike that was unlocked and essentially left in the same place as my bike. This Denali was not there when I had locked my bike.

PURE CYCLE URBAN COMMUTER

Location

538 W CORNELIA AVE
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
MEDIUM 31LBS
Color: 
BLACK
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
3 MONTHS OLD. TWO STICKERS ON FRAME, JUST UNDER THE SEAT. 1 YELLOW STICK, 1 TEAL STICKER

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?: 
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?: 
3 DAYS
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to the metal gate, inside a locked courtyard.