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While it was unclear where the person saw it first, a person connected my bike from Bike Index with a bike (mine) for sale on the Bellingham/Whatcom County, WA facebook for sale classifieds, for $1,500. Thanks, Bike Index!

Eric Bike recovered 2019.2.11

Someone found the bike and tried to sell it at a pawn shop, but after realizing it was registered stolen on the Bike index they wouldn't buy it! The person called me and asked for a small reward and returned my bike to me. Thank you!

Stephanie Bike recovered 2019.2.1

Someone contacted me after running the serial number on the Bike Index. Thanks!

Nick Bike recovered 2019.1.23

The police found it! Thanks Bike Index for telling us about the twitter tip off about bike being painted - that was indeed our bike!

Patrick Bike recovered 2019.1.23

SFPD officer checks Twitter every morning for Bike Index tweets. He saw the tweet about my bike and happened to see it on the street in the morning. Whoo hoo!

Beth Bike recovered 2019.1.18

Found it on OfferUp via someone on the Bike Index. Met the seller and bought the bike back for next to nothing.

Shawn Bike recovered 2019.1.15

Someone bought the bike downtown, and then searched the serial number on the Bike Index. They realized the bike was stolen, so they got in contact with a Bike Index representative, and now I have it back! The only compensation the person asked was that we make a donation to the Bike Index! Done!

Teasha Bike recovered 2019.1.15

Edmonton Police Service recovered it using the Bike Index.

Damian Bike recovered 2019.1.9

A Bike Index user saw a posting on Letgo and emailed me suggesting that it was my bike for sale. I contacted the seller, who agreed to meet me. I called the police on my way to the meet, and the officers came shortly after I looked at the serial number and confirmed it was my bike.

Jeffrey Bike recovered 2019.1.8

Another Bike Index user saw it for sale! The authorities did a sting operation & got it back!

Monica Bike recovered 2019.1.8

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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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