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 Checkpoint ALR 4

Location

Block 37
108 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU118G00866N
Size: 
56
Color: 
Matte Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like new bike, disk breaks, matte black with silver Trek logo

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 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?: 
1.5 hrs
Incident Description: 
Right in front of Block 37, corner of N State and E Washington. Bike unattended for less than 2 hours. On the E Washington side, the bolts on the bike rack closest to the trash (upon closer inspection) are clearly set to be removed, I'm guessing they removed them and pulled the lock through. The lock goes through both the bike frame and front wheel, it's a pretty heavy duty lock so they likely pulled out the whole thing. All you need to do to catch these guys is have someone camp out at that corner watching for a nice bike to be left on that bike rack.

Bianchi Impulso 105

Location

SAIC
37 S Wabash Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
Wbk710778n Ba10303
Size: 
61cm
Color: 
Celeste green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New, slight wear on Bianchi label, matching bianchi saddle, black grip tape, 2 water bottle holders

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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Outside 37 S Wabash between noon and 4 pm
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack outside of SAIC. It was stolen between noon and 4pm. Kryptonite u-lock was cut and taken with the bike. No trace.

KHS Urban Xpress

Location

1469 W Winona St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
u14g01008
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright orange storage pouch on back. Black U lock with red bottom, cable lock with orange loop wrapped around seat. “Reside” sticker on frame

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked in garage. Garage was broken into

Santa Cruz 5010

Location

465 N Park street LLC Apartments
E Illinois Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
L
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Ski Hut Sticker Decal facing your in between biker and handlebars.. large scratch on the top of the bike through the powder coat. Green handlebars that are an off brand.

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?: 
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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Was visiting 465 Park Drive Open house and locked my bike at the bike rack on the north side of the building across the street from the AMC Theatre. I have obtained video footage from AMC and and I still have to go through it. I got back to my bike at 11:30pm and my bike and my lock was gone

Royce Union

Location

Magnolia Ave at Devon
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Small-medium
Color: 
Black with white decals (faded)
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Men’s bike. Vintage (50s-70s), worn. Original Royce Union brand insignias. Sea-foam green handlebar tape & seafoam / pink accessories. Yellow chain. New tires (black). Black Bianchi seat.

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?: 
Bike was locked only to itself.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Porch or yard.
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?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
I was out of town Oct 10-14, when I returned the bike was missing.

Specialized Crossroad

Location

500 Davis St Building
500 Davis St
Evanston , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC711035191K
Size: 
large frame
Color: 
Dark Royal Blue/Light Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition, new rin/ ties new this year. Some light scratches on the frame, the undercarriage of the frame, by front-wheel paint scatched off.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
less than 8 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen, from the bike rack, was locked to the rack

Trek Skye Women

Location

former apartment-left there during moving process
6440 N Claremont
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Good condition. Replaced seat (wide women’s seat with gel padding, black)

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?: 
two weeks

Cannondale SR600

Location

Museum of Contemporary Art
200 east chicago ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
561u2186242
Size: 
55
Color: 
aqua blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brooks B17 brown saddle and matching bar tape. Rack over rear wheel with attached blue crate.

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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
8 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from inside parking ramp at Museum of Contemporary Art. Bike was locked to bike rack near parking ramp attendant.

Trek Dualsport 1

Location

Lyric Opera House
20 N wacker drive
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU154C4503P
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Blue with black letters and black spokes.

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 rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
6 hours

Liv Alight 3

Location

Apartment Flat
3344 N. Monticello Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
K57023751
Size: 
XS
Color: 
Lime/Light Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Purchased in 2017, so very good physical condition. Everything original, except purchased an upgraded/cushioned bike 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: 
Both mine, and my husbands bike was stolen from our garage. Whoever broke into the garage also rummaged through other items in garage, but only accounted missing items, were the 2 bikes. Police report has been filed, however, do not have the report # with me at the moment.

Trek Verve 2016 white womens w pink accent

Location

condo building
2326 N Southport
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
QTU010C3205L
Size: 
medium
Color: 
White with flaming rose accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent. Will have the ABUS BORDO unbreakable folding lock hanging from the center bar since it was locked up to porch, they sawed through the wood. Back of bike....black mesh basket , with net detachable cover Front light attached to handlebar

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 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?: 
every night, used during the day
Incident Description: 
Porch cut, bike taken with ABUS BORDO lock attached. A folding , unbreakable lock.

Masi Riser

Location

McDonald’s
6125 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
EHAX9L1804
Size: 
49
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new -2weeks old. In perfect condition

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 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 front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
30 minutes
Incident Description: 
Rode bike to the McDonald’s at Milwaukee/Elston. There were about 15 bikes locked to the metal fence outside McDonald’s. We went in for food and several of the bikes were stolen. The lock was taken as well.

Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Disc

Location

2221 West Taylor Street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
DM58838
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
Red/Black/White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
OTHER SERIAL NUMBERS: CDR05A15414070018 , SL00DS54/RED YOELEO 50MM CARBON WHEELS (SCRATCHED), VITTORIA TAN SIDEWALLED TIRES, ULTEGRA 6800 Hydraulic Disc GEARING, SPECIALIZED ROMIN EVO PRO CARBON RAILED SADDLE ASSIOMA FAVORA PEDALS, CYGOLITE FRONT LITE, CYGOLITE REAR LIGHT, BLACKBURN BLACK SEAT BAG, WEIL CARBON BOTTLE CAGES, LEZYNE BLACK PUMP ATTACHED TO FRONT BOTTLE CAGE, WAHOO ELEMNT BOLT W/ OUTFRONT MOUNT, SPECIALIZED ROMIN EVO PRO CARBON RAILED SADDLE OTHER SERIAL NUMBERS: CDR05A15414070018 , SL00DS54/RED

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 day
Incident Description: 
Main street door bypassed, front door kicked in, bicycle taken from indoor wall mount

Trek 3700

Location

Merchandise Mart
350 N Orleans
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
c46f5084
Size: 
18"
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
good condition, two metal water bottle holders, detachable back reflector light, detachable front light, black seat with red and white detail, all black handle bars

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?: 
7 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to bike rack on the west side of the Merchandise Mart during the workday

Novara

Location

1851 N Natoma Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
unknown
Size: 
24"
Color: 
teal blue/silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition, had a black rack/carrier on back and a silver basket on 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?: 
Garage or enclosed parking area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
unlocked
Incident Description: 
Garage door must have bounced back up, was open and bike was stolen within 30 minutes. A stupid, honest mistake.

GT Slammer

Location

Garage
5718 W Melrose
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Size: 
Small
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It is noticeably worn, there are scratches, there is tape located on the right side of the handlebars, which is a sand-like color, the seat is brown, black handlebars. There are no reflectors or lights on the bike. The seat is brown. There was a small passcode lock on the handlebar, right side. The wire was thick and colored red and the passcode part was black.

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?: 
Bike had been in my garage for a week or two.
Incident Description: 
I walked into my garage and my bike wasn't in the spot I left it. I looked around my garage and yard and could not find it. This is the second time someone has stolen a bike out of my garage.

Purefix glow

Location

Apartment
1157 w 18th street
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Color: 
Black with green rims
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bright green rims. Black bike covered in stickers. Full send sticker on the bike seat post

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
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: 
Locked the bike up to a bike rack behind a locked gate to my apartment. Left it at 10.30 pm and the next morning at 6 am it was gone

Tern Node D16

Location

1000 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 12:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Folding / Compact Bike
Serial No.: 
EZ046 CGVD016H
Size: 
Even though it's a folding bike, it's medium sized when unfolded
Color: 
black bike with white stripe with Tern logo
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It's a couple years old but in good condition. There's a special bracket mounted at the front to hold a detachable basket. See photo

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?: 
Bike was in garage, but garage door was opened
Incident Description: 
We just moved to Chicago. I think the garage door opener was inadvertently pushed in the house leaving the garage open overnight. Only the bike was stolen (we think)

Trek

Location

Harlem Blue Line OHare
Harlem
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 6:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. Silver mountain bike. Locked up and stolen at CTA Harlem-OHare

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Someone stole bike. Have heard this is something consistent in this area.