Bike Registration that Works


Portland Police recovered it and emailed me after identifying the bike on the Bike Index.

Albert Bike recovered 11.27.2015

The king county sheriff found it, and then identified it on the Bike Index!

Drew Bike recovered 11.25.2015

A guy found the bike 20 miles from where it was stolen, emailed into this website, confirmed the serial number and I met him. Gave him a $50 reward. Thank you for hosting this incredible service Bike Index!!!

Aaron Bike recovered 11.25.2015

HOLY CRAP! Thanks to BikeIndex and the Seattle PD, I got my bike back! AMAZING! THANK YOU!

Casey Bike recovered 11.25.2015

My girlfriend found the thief/seller on Craigslist and arranged to meet him to buy the bike for $200. I used the Bike Index to warn local shops that the thief was trying to sell it locally, so he was forced to sell it back to us via the internet at a very reduced price.

Gabriel Bike recovered 11.23.2015

King County Deputy Robert Nix recovered it the same evening and put it into evident storage, found my Bike Index listing. Kudos to the fantastic police work and the outstanding service this website has become! Donations are well deserved to keep this website going.

Ron Bike recovered 11.22.2015

Not to be over exuberant or anything, but I'm ecstatic. A guy named Sam called last night, said he was working with the police and he was almost certain this was my bike. I took the bus down to the Seattle Police Southwest Precinct this afternoon, and low and behold, there it was. Almost 2 months later. Thank you so much, Bike Index.

Sam Bike recovered 11.20.2015

We advised owner who found it on Craigslist how to get it back.

Charles Bike recovered 11.19.2015

A woman took this bicycle for a test ride and checked here first. She didn't buy the bike, but took a photo of the seller's license plate. The Berkeley police went to the seller's house and reclaimed the bike!

Michelle Bike recovered 11.19.2015

Somebody saw this post and then saw the bike and called the police.

Justin Bike recovered 11.18.2015

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.

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

So far we've registered 61,170 bikes and recovered 2,716 stolen bikes.



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 bicycle registration service in the world. We strive to be the best resource in the fight against bicycle theft.

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