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Library security guard thought bike might be stolen and looked up serial number on the Bike Index—your site!!

Suzanne Bike recovered 2018.9.19

Someone bought it, noticed it was stolen after searching the serial number through google and finding it on the Bike Index, and returned it.

Michelle Bike recovered 2018.9.17

Through the Bike Index with the assistance of Portland Police. Thank you Bike Index and Thank you to the Portland Police.

David Bike recovered 2018.9.17

Stolen in 2014, this bike was spotted as assumed abandoned property at a PDX library and the Bike Index came to get it. Original owner and new owner met up and realized new owner had bought it from a pawn shop, who clearly had sold a stolen bike.

Alex Bike recovered 2018.9.17

Through the Bike Index, Seattle PD and a considerate stranger.

David Bike recovered 2018.9.17

The thief was found and arrested! I received one tip through the Bike Index and another through Craigslist which ultimately led to the bike's return :)

Amanda Bike recovered 2018.9.17

Recovery Via Seattle Police Department Evidence Unit who contacted me via the Bike Index.

Tom Bike recovered 2018.9.4

Someone bought it and tried to register it on the Bike Index! So they returned it!

Kyle Bike recovered 2018.9.2

The bike was dumped the same night it was stolen in a neighbor’s yard and they found the bike through the Bike Index!

Ashley Bike recovered 2018.9.2

Someone saw it on OfferUp, checked the Bike Index, and saw that it was stolen. They arranged to meet the guy trying to sell it, and called the cops.

Rebecca Bike recovered 2018.9.2

But How Does it work?

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Register Your Bike

It’s simple. Submit your name, bike manufacturer, serial number, and component information to enter your bike into the most widely used bike registry on the planet.

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Alert the Community

If your bike goes missing, mark it as lost or stolen to notify the entire Bike Index community and its partners.

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The community responds

A user or partner encounters your bike, uses Bike Index to identify it, and contacts you.

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You Get your Bike Back

With the help of the Bike Index community and its partners, you have the information necessary to recover your lost or stolen bike at no cost to you. It’s what we do.

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University of Maryland
Bike East Bay
University of Washington
Bike Pittsburgh
San Francisco Police Department
Wisconsin Bike Federation
Portland Bike Theft taskforce
Santa Monica Police Department
St. Louis PD
Seattle Bike Blog
Stolen Bikes NOLA
City of Bend
Mission Bicycle Company
Brigham Young University
Bike Portland