Bike Registration that Works

The odds of recovering my bike 8 months later, in town, and in one piece had to be really slight. I wouldn't have it without the Bike Index.



Bike recovered 02.25.2015

A homeless man found it abandoned, brought it to The Bicycle Repair Shop and asked if they could find out if it was a stolen bike. They found it on BikeIndex and called me up. That evening I got the bike back mostly intact -- thanks!



Bike recovered 02.09.2015

Seattle Police recovered the bike and then found my listing here on Bike Index.



Bike recovered 01.29.2015

The owner of Use It Again Thrift Store found my bike at the back of his store. He looked it up in Bike Index, found my number and called me. I went to his store and got the bike back!


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Bike recovered 01.26.2015

A Portland police officer spotted my bike downtown and thought it looked out-of-place in its surroundings. He ran it through the system and didn't find a matching serial number (because I had failed to record it), but he then found my report. The fenders and rack were taken, and it's got a few minor dings, but it's intact and running smoothly. WAHOO!

Someone saw a tweeker on the bike last night, 4 hours after it was stolen, and offered to buy the bike. The buyer found the listing on BikePortland Stolen Listing page, who then contacted me today.

Portland Police officer Susan Abrahamson recovered it from Fat Tire Farm because it was marked stolen on Bike Index



Bike recovered 01.21.2015

A police officer encountered a suspicious bike and ran the number - my bike!! All accessories were gone, and the finish had been decimated with steel wool, but I have already powdercoated it and am putting it back together. Bicyclists win!



Bike recovered 01.19.2015

Read The System Works, Mission Bicycle's explanation of how this bike was recovered!

Help us fight bicycle theft—register your bike.

The Bike Index makes stolen bikes harder to sell and easier to recover by making sure important information about your bike is there when you need it the most.

So far we've registered 38,722 bikes and have recovered over 2,231 stolen bikes.

The process is simple, secure, and free. Learn more or register your bike now.



We keep all the important information about your bike in one place so it's there when you need it the most.



We help used bike sellers and buyers by providing an easy way to verify that a bicycle isn’t stolen.



Bike Index is a free service for bike shops and individuals.

How it works

It's simple: we offer an easy and efficient way to store and update important identifying information about your bike.

In the unfortunate event that your bike is stolen, you can harness the power of our network to help get it back. Registering with Bike Index ensures that law enforcement, bike shops, individuals, and everyone in between has the information they need to help reunite you with your bike.

Bike Index is the most widely used open bicycle registration site in the world. We strive to be the best resource in the fight against bicycle theft.

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