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The Bike Index community was vigilant and got it off Craigslist!

Medium recovery 1186 Gabe Bike recovered 2019.9.10

I received a call from a pawn shop two hours from where I live. They told me someone brought the bike in to sell it. The shop looked up the serial number and noticed it was stolen, so they called me. They said it was a good thing we had it registered. We are so happy to have it back. Thank you!

Medium recovery 1184 Gretchen Bike recovered 2019.9.8

Boulder Police Dept found a number of stolen bikes, including mine. Going off the serial number, the officer found that my bike had been reported as stolen and contacted me.

Medium recovery 1183 Luke Bike recovered 2019.9.6

A wonderful man found it in an alley in Uptown. He was able to match the serial number and contact me because of this site. I never stopped looking for this bike and am so happy to be reunited. The man who found it knew it was a special bike and understood what it means to have your bike stolen.

Medium recovery 1182 Holly Bike recovered 2019.9.6

A local bike courier recovered my bicycle downtown and was able to locate me through the description I had on Bike Index, even though the original thief stripped the serial number off! Huge thanks.

Medium recovery 1181 Patrick Bike recovered 2019.9.6

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Bikes registered this week

Total Bikes Registered 278,553

Stolen Bikes Registered 69,985

Stolen Bikes Recovered 6,298

Total Recovery value $9,000,900

Partner Organizations 821