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.

Raleigh R300

Location

Greenview
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 11:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Green
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Dark Green Road Bike - Tall

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?: 
3 months

Aventon mataro

Location

Superwash Coin Laundry
3415 W Diversey Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
55
Color: 
flat black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
bullhorn handlebars, no stickers, matte black paint, smooth thin minimal lines, bontraeger front quick release wheel, left horn brakes, shamanic s300 Gxp cranks

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?: 
Sidewalk in front of an open business.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
it had an eye kept on it the whole time, except for under 30 seconds when visiting the adjacent business.
Incident Description: 
Was at laundrymat at Diversey/Kimball/Milwaukee, bike was outside being watched the whole time, when clothes were in dryer, I stepped out to the dunkin donuts right next to the laundrymat and in those 30 or so seconds from walking from one place to the other, ordering, and paying, I felt something was not right & turned around and my bike was gone. according to dunkin donuts' survallience videos, a white van pulled up near my bike, a young male abut 5'8, white or hispanic, jumped out, and rode my bike away.

Surly Cross Check

Location

Central Park Avenue & Diversey Avenue
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
M11090049
Size: 
42cm
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Black bar tape, pretty new. Black Planet Bike fenders, front mud flap attached with some tape. Black rear Topeak rack w/some parts worn down to silver metal where the rack bag rubs. Surly logo on the frame worn off in parts where the lock goes. Locking skewers on both wheels. Shimano convertible pedals, silver and oval-shaped. Several years' daily riding worth of small wear and tear on the frame but overall in good condition. Oi black metal bike bell on the handlebars. PDW 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?: 
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?: 
24 hours
Incident Description: 
The bike was left on a secluded corner back porch, with locking skewers and the front wheel locked to the frame but not to anything else (I know, I know, laziness). I left it in place the night before and did not go to ride it until early evening the next day so the theft could have happened any time over night or during the day. Not much else is kept on the porch but nothing else was taken and there was no sign of attempted entry into the apartment.

Surly, Long Haul Trucker

Location

parked silver minivan
1635 w superior st, 3F
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 12:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
M13123609
Size: 
54cm
Color: 
silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
This bike is about 7 weeks old so has minimal wear/no marks. It was purchased through Comrade Cycles and had their sticker on it. (after my other bike lock was cut and my bike was stolen from outside my place of work while i was inside)

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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
in a parked car as of midnight - upon going to get the car at noon, bike was gone
Incident Description: 
Bike was laid down in the back of our mini-van, car was parked out front of our apartment on W Superior St just west of Ashland. Car was parked at midnight (thursday night/friday morning) locked. Upon returning to the car at noon on friday, Nov 9th, the small rear window had been broken, and the bike was gone. There is an office building across the street that attracts lots of employees/people looking for parking/traffic starting at ~8am - I assume the incident occurred in the very early morning hours (1am-7am) - I'm including a stock photo of the exact model/colors.

Giant Revolt 3

Location

University of Illinois at Chicago
950 s Halsted
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Other (describe in detail below)
Serial No.: 
GH6G0307
Size: 
M
Color: 
Navy blue/ Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Giant gravel grinder - Dashed orange lines. very distinct.

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?: 
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?: 
4 hrs
Incident Description: 
UIC campus are between SEL buildings near Taylor and Halsted

Road master men

Location

31st St and State St
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has a seat cover and a weight stand in the back

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was opened, and left unharmed 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?: 
Other situation, please describe below.
How was the bike locked?: 
Locked through rear wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
At campus area 31st and state Stuart Buildinv

Trek FX2

Location

Max Fabian
4739 N. Sawyer Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 10:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU111C3390L
Color: 
Black Matte
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great Condition recently tuned

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: 
Garage door was either accidentally left open or they hopped the fence to get into my garage and pop the lock on the garage side door

Giant Fastroad Comax 1 2017

Location

231 S Lasalle
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:45pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Brand new. The bike has fenders that wrap around the back and front 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?: 
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?: 
10 hours
Incident Description: 
Bike was stolen from in front of 231 S Lasalle Bike rack on 11/1/2018.

Jamis Satellite

Location

N Glenwood Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
U12XU58016
Size: 
61"
Color: 
Light blue paint and white logos
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
One dent on the horizontal bar of the frame. 3 speeds on the left handle, the right handle middle speeds skip up and down as they are changed. There is a phone holder on the handle bar column. There is a Jamis plate on the front and a mud flap on the back. The seat looks well used. Kryptonite lock and holder attached to the seat column. Tires are worn down.

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?: 
A day
Incident Description: 
Our apartment was broken into. Our bikes were stolen from inside the apartment, locks and all. Jamis Satellite and a red and black paramount.

Trek Domaine 5.2C

Location

W Winnemac Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU092QU0238K
Size: 
56
Color: 
White/Silver
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Great condition, some scratches to frame. Speedplay Zero SkyBlue pedals.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from common area in condo building. Was one of 10 bikes stolen over the weekend of 9/26/18. Thieves gained entry by prying open front door. Common storage area was not locked.

Trek 1.2

Location

W Winnemac Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9:30am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
WTU096C6081H
Size: 
60
Color: 
Blue
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Decent condition, black handlebar tape. Recently had a snapped derailleur hanger that had not been fixed prior to the theft. Black pouch underneath seat. Clipless pedals.

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?: 
Storage room.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
Weeks
Incident Description: 
Bike stolen from common area in condo building. Was one of 10 bikes stolen over the weekend of 9/26/18. Thieves gained entry by prying open front door. Common storage area was not locked.

Trek

Location

Apartment
1325 N Wicker Park Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 2:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Size: 
Men's Full Size
Color: 
White with black on top bar of frame and gold trim
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has two bottle clips on the middle of the frame, and uses disc braking even on the front wheel. Silver shocks on the front.

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?: 
Locked through front wheel and frame to object.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
About 2 weeks
Incident Description: 
The wooden fence that the bike was locked to appeared to be taken apart with a drill. They took the lock with the bike. I don't know the exact time of theft, but found it the night of October 30th after work. The fence is part of our back porch so the theif came up onto it to take it apart.

Trek Madone 5.2 C

Location

UIC Ear and Eye Infirmary
1855 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Red, Black, & White
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent Condition bike, with white wraps and a component to hold a U lock on the frame. Also there is a special key needed to unlock the wheels.

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?: 
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?: 
In front of UIC ear and infirmary locked in front to a pole.
Incident Description: 
Left outside of UIC's Ear and Eye Infirmary in front locked to a pole. While finishing up an appointment the bike was gone and the U-Lock was cut and left at the scene. 1855 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612

6ku

Location

Queens center mall
90-15 Queens Blvd
Elmhurst , NY
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Fixed Gear / Track Bike
Size: 
52
Color: 
Black frame and white wheels
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
It has no breaks, has one bolt missing on the spot where you attach a part to put your water bottle on, but has few scratches.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Lock was cut, and left at the scene.
Lock Type: 
Cable w/ Padlock
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 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?: 
About 30 minutes to an hour
Incident Description: 
I locked up my bike to the pole. I went to the mall and after I leave the mall, I see my lock on the floor and my bike is gone. Picture is with the bike but I took out the brakes

Giant Escape Hybrid

Location

My home/basement
823 W Montrose Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 3:30pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
CCAL4527
Size: 
Medium
Color: 
Charcoal red
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
2.5 years old. Grey coloring with red accents. Equipped with Revolights Eclipse + wheel lights.

Lock Information

How was the lock defeated?: 
Not locked.
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?: 
4 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was in a locked basement storage room, but not locked to anything in the room.

CANNONDALE SYNAPSE ULTEGRA

Location

2555
CLARK STREET
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 8:15am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Serial No.: 
BM71688
Size: 
54
Color: 
White & Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
White and Black Carbon Road Bike - White Bar tape - distinctive. Mavic road wheels

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?: 
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?: 
15-20m
Incident Description: 
Locked on Clark Street to tree.

Mongoose Alert Mag Wheel

Location

John F Kennedy Highschool
56th and Narragansett
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 2:15pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Mountain Bike
Color: 
Orange
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Paint coming off by wheel and rusty 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?: 
Front of building in residential area.
How was the bike locked?: 
Not locked.
How long was the bike locked in this location?: 
2 days
Incident Description: 
Bike was taken from gate

Trek 420

Location

4903 n Paulina St, Apt 1
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Road Bike
Color: 
Black
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Zebra print handlebars. Black frame, bright neon "Trek 420" lettering, very distinct

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?: 
6 months
Incident Description: 
I had left my bike unlocked in the back of my building. In retrospect I clearly shouldn't have, but the building wasn't visible at all from the street, was very quiet, and was also behind a locked fence (although it wasn't hard for someone to jump a much shorter fence to get to the bike, which is probably what happened.) Someone would have had to have already known that a bike was left there unlocked for them to get it. My theory is that a high schooler took the bike -- another bike, a much smaller Trek, was left behind, with the name Leo Higgins engraved onto it. Pretty crushed about losing this bike, I've had it for more than four years and have ridden it everywhere.

Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc (2016)

Location

2144 N Hudson Ave
Chicago , IL
United States

Date of Theft

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 3:00pm

Basic Bike Info

Bicycle Type: 
Hybrid Bike
Serial No.: 
WSBC60
Size: 
XL
Color: 
Black/Charcoal
Condition of Bicycle / Distinguishing Features: 
Excellent, some scratches on the frame; had a green and white sticker for previous condo bike room Had a New-York lock

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 week