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 420

Location

2510 N harding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54 cm
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Women's blue frame with white grips and black seat. Text in gold.

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?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
PASTED FROM LAST POST: A man and woman broke into the back of my building after hopping a fence. It's a self locking door and it's still functioning without much damage, so it looks like our landlord needs to reinforce it. They casually over the course of two trips stole several bikes (will post my partner's) from various tenants in the building. None of us lock our bikes in the storage / laundry room because we have a locked gate as well as locked doors to the building. A neighbor caught them in the act on their second trip and chased one of them to the CVS at Fullerton and Pulaski where they dropped one of the bikes that was retrieved. Will be posting my partner's bike as well with similar description.

Bianchi Nuovo 12

Location

2510 N Harding Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 7:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
61 CM
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Stock original components with black grips and a brown saddle. There is an original plastic silver Bianchi hand pump that sits next to the seat tube between the top and down tube (not pictured).

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
a few days
Incident Description: 
A man and woman broke into the back of my building after hopping a fence. It's a self locking door and it's still functioning without much damage, so it looks like our landlord needs to reinforce it. They casually over the course of two trips stole several bikes (will post my partner's) from various tenants in the building. None of us lock our bikes in the storage / laundry room because we have a locked gate as well as locked doors to the building. A neighbor caught them in the act on their second trip and chased one of them to the CVS at Fullerton and Pulaski where they dropped one of the bikes that was retrieved. Will be posting my partner's bike as well with similar description.

Specialized sirrus 2.0

Location

Wicker park
1439 n Milwaukee
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Slightly faded sirrus and specialized in light grey writing.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Parked my bike outside of apartment on crowded street in wicker park on Saturday afternoon. I saw it Saturday evening. On Monday morning I went to look for it and it was missing.

Swobo Del Norte 2010

Location

435 W North Ave
North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 8:45am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Most of the bike is black. The rear wheel has a red lining in the rim. Handlebars have some red tape in the inside.

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 both wheels and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
5 hours
Incident Description: 
I locked the bike to a street sign (on North x Hudson) around 8am using my U lock. At 3:30pm the bike, alongside with the lock was gone.

Sun Revolution

Location

5217 South Blackstone Avenue
chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Serial No.: 
A4L51510
Size: 
18,7
Color: 
black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
one wheel is white, the other is black, has a grey child seat attached and a black front metal basket. Bike's chain and gears are rusty.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

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?: 
1,5 days
Incident Description: 
The bike was locked to a heavy 15 feet metal chain that was locked to a metal fence with a padlock. Both the bike and the chain are missing. In a front yard, where it has been kept for 5 years.

Cervelo Soloist

Location

Winchester Courts Apartment Building
4400 N Winchester Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
58
Color: 
Grey/ Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
CERVELO SOLOIST. The seat post has a purple sticker with the number 6, front wheel has teal colored tires and the rear wheel has black tier. The bike has white handlebar wraps, the body is a metallic grey color, and the fork is black. There is a red sticker on the bottom near the pedals that had a red TURIN sticker. The bike is aluminum body with carbon fiber seat post.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 month
Incident Description: 
My bike and the lock were missing when I checked the bike room in my appartments building. The last time I had seen or used the bike was August 28. I was on an extended work trip out of town when the bike went missing.

Specialized Stumpjumper 2008

Location

5008 N WINCHESTER AVE # 1W
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black w. White Accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was stolen with a lock still on its frame. Black 2008 Specialized Stumpjumper with white writing and slight red accent on frame. Spokes Bike Shop from Virginia sticker on the frame. Flat clip in pedals

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?: 
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?: 
2-8 hours
Incident Description: 
Black 2008 Specialzed Stumpjumper Flat clip in pedals. Spokes Bike Shop from Virgina sticker on the frame. Lock still attached to the frame, not thru either of the tires.

Cannondale Quick 2

Location

1085 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CM17E000158
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
about 2 years old, fairly new looking. Had a rear rack, quad lock mount on the stem, bell, and light mounts.

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 days or so, garage door was left open
Incident Description: 
Garage door was left open, and the bike (and two others) were stolen overnight.

2011 S-Works Tarmac

Location

X-Sport Pipers Alley
North Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
56
Color: 
Black w/ red and white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bike was in overall good condition with normal rub marks from tires/chain from being a team race bike. Most distinguishing mark was audi team logos. Groupset was full sram red 10 speed, china carbon handlebars with black tape, china carbon seat post with outerdo labels. Origin8 sport pedals. Superteam 25mm wheels with 45mm dish and continental grand prix 5000 tires.

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?: 
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: 
Bike was locked to provided racks at x-sport from 6:30-7:30. Kryptonite U-lock was cut with bolt cutters and left at the scene.

Cannondale Synapse

Location

The street we apartments
345 e ohio
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
SA07021
Size: 
54
Color: 
Gray
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Used, some scratches on cranks, green zip ties in left crank, wheels/seat/fork all locked with safety locks

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?: 
Only the frame was locked a solid object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
20mins
Incident Description: 
Bike was locked to my rack on my car. Thief entered parking garage on foot, cut off lock using heated blade, rode away from garage. Wearing highlighter yellow t shirt, jeans, and work boots. Carried a black backpack

Fuji Feather

Location

1937 N Hoyne
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Custom tan brooks seat, finally starting to get broken in

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?: 
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?: 
24 hrs
Incident Description: 
The bike was stolen from the front stoop of the house, locked to the stairwell with a U lock.

MARIN

Location

2339 W McLean Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Cruiser / Comfort Bike
Size: 
Large (big enough for me at 6'3")
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Yellow ziptie near seat, 21 speed with the numbers worn out wear you read them, the handle covers slide off really easily, the current lock had a green component (not yellow like the picture), had a sticker indicating it was bought in Madison, Wisconsin

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?: 
Alley or side passageway.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 day
Incident Description: 
The bike is usually located at the base of the back stairway of 2339 W McLean Ave, in view of the door leading out to the back and not locked to anything but with no view or access to it without a key. On Sept 24th it was missing from this location, and both of the doors leading into this area were left wide open. It was likely just taken after our neighbors didn't lock the doors.

Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2

Location

1355 W Granville Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
54
Color: 
Black and silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Very good condition. Black bar wrap is worn and in need of replacement with both bar end plugs missing. Currently has bright red aluminum, two sided pedals: flat on one side, mtn bike clips on other. Had front and rear lights and an under saddle bag with tub repair kit.

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.

Incident Description

Which type of area was your bike stolen from?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
I had ridden that morning - so less than a day
Incident Description: 
Bike was in covered basement patio area along with my kids' bikes. That area is secured by a coded gate protecting rear parking and rear unit entrances. Thief either hopped gate and opened from inside or had knowledge of gate code. Neighbor caught likely thief on camera around 9:30 PM. They had ridden up on a Next brand bike and were peeking into the back area. This Next bike was later seen leaning against the wall in alley but was gone by morning. My bike seems to be the only item taken from our building. It was also be far the most valuable item that was stored outside at any unit. Our neighbors' general consensus is this person had knowledge of this bike and its location. Likely related to some construction contractors that have been working at the neighboring unit over the last 12 weeks. Who knows, but it seems plausible.

Trek Lexa

Location

1147
West Lunt Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 5:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU183C0599L
Color: 
Purple- blue lettering
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Like New. Purple body, with Blue lettering. Black handlebars.

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?: 
Since July 1st.
Incident Description: 
Hello, My bike and my partner's bike were stolen. Our apartment has a designated bike room and they were locked in there. We moved in here July 1st, and they have been locked in there since. We found them missing today (9/21/2020) at 5:15pm. They were locked together and to a bike rack with two separate locks. One lock was a combination lock and the other was a padlock. My padlock and chain were both taken, and the combination lock was left. Our helmets were left behind as well.

2011 Surly Long Haul Trucker

Location

Ravenswood
4514 N Wolcott Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 8:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M10126337
Size: 
56cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Bar tape is wound slightly thicker near the stem. Mirror mounted to left side on drop bar. Had a Surly Rear Rack attached when stolen. Also had gray fenders. Had an extra stem below the one the handlebars are attached to. Gray metal flat pedals with missing pedal reflectors.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
1 week
Incident Description: 
Noticed the bike missing around September 10th at night. Storage room (also laundry room so regular foot traffic) door was propped open with bricks. Bike was gone without a trace.

2009 Bianchi San Jose Three Speed Conversion

Location

2439 N. Spaulding Av
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 5:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
H9MRO5351 D10255245D
Size: 
58cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black 3-speed Hub

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?: 
Overnight
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from my garage

Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0

Location

5125 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 2:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Size: 
Large
Color: 
Blue with black and white accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new Canyon Ultimate carbon road bike. Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifters. Disc brakes. Ultegra clipless pedals. 2 black Tacx water bottle cages. out front computer mount on handle bars. DT Swiss P1800 spline wheels. tail ight on seat post.

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?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
When neighbor was leaving for work at 5:50am, they noticed the back door to the building common stairwell had the glass shattered and notified all the residents in the building via email. Once the email was recevied at 6:30am, the location on the 4th floor where the bike was stored was checked and found to be missing along with neighbor's bike.

Schwinn Ranger 26 inch

Location

Lakeview - my apartment
911 W Oakdale Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Size: 
26 inch
Color: 
black with white lettering/red accents
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
In great condition I just bought it used a month ago :( had just replaced handlebars but couldn't figure out how to put the end locks on so the handlebars have hole at edges. Not sure if they removed already, but I also had a small front and rear light and bell on the front. Also has two spots for water bottle holders that are rusted.

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 metal pole, pipe, or fence.

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?: 
a few hours since I last saw it
Incident Description: 
I kept two bikes locked to each other through front wheel and main frame and locked to stairwell fence inside my building that only 8 other people have access to. I went out at 2pm and saw they were still there and noticed that the locks had been cut and one of the bikes was gone around 730pm.

Redline MX

Location

Home
N Glenwood Ave , Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
BMX Bike
Serial No.: 
SAA19B02122
Size: 
24
Color: 
Red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
New

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?: 
2 hours
Incident Description: 
Someone entered our private property, broke into our garage and took the bike from inside.