Bike Registration that Works

Testimonials:

This bike and another was discovered at a pawnshop via a Craigslist posting nine months after the theft! Remarkably, the bikes were reported to the City of Pittsburgh and the serial numbers were given (as is required by law in Pittsburgh). I pointed out Bike index to the pawnshop and they were excited to be able to use a more effective method of identifying stolen bikes when people bring them in (but only if owners report the Bike Index.

Dirtastic Bike recovered 08.23.2016

This was the other bike that was stolen and recovered at the same pawnshop -- four months after the first bike was sold to the pawnshop.

Dirtastic Bike recovered 08.23.2016

\Almost 5 months to the day that my bike was stolen from my garage in a break-in, I happened to see it parked on a route I take almost every day. I pulled into a lot where I could see it, and called IMPD. While on the phone, somebody came and picked it up, and rode to a nearby grocery store. Within a couple minutes, two squad cars came up, and asked the rider to come over, while I was giving them my info (original police report and serial info). The patrol officer confirmed that the bike was indeed mine (there was no question about it!), they updated the report with the rider's info, gave me my bike back and off he went. The rider was using the bike as his regular transportation, and claimed he purchased it from another guy. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, I did not press charges against him. The bike is at the shop now, getting cleaned and tuned up, and I'll be riding it again later this week. Persistence and diligence pays! Thanks to IMPD for their handling of the situation.

Joe Bike recovered 08.22.2016

\Almost 5 months to the day that my bike was stolen from my garage in a break-in, I happened to see it parked on a route I take almost every day. I pulled into a lot where I could see it, and called IMPD. While on the phone, somebody came and picked it up, and rode to a nearby grocery store. Within a couple minutes, two squad cars came up, and asked the rider to come over, while I was giving them my info (original police report and serial info). The patrol officer confirmed that the bike was indeed mine (there was no question about it!), they updated the report with the rider's info, gave me my bike back and off he went. The rider was using the bike as his regular transportation, and claimed he purchased it from another guy. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, I did not press charges against him. The bike is at the shop now, getting cleaned and tuned up, and I'll be riding it again later this week. Persistence and diligence pays! Thanks to IMPD for their handling of the situation.

Joe Bike recovered 08.22.2016

It was found by a very observant person (Did not get permission to use his name) at the Wagon Wheel Flea Market (Pinellas Park, FL). It was displayed for sale. This person then called the police and a Pinellas County Sheriff's officer worked quickly to recover the bike. I hope that I can pass this good deed forward one day.

Chrisb Bike recovered 08.22.2016

Someone reached out to me through the Bike Index and mentioned they found an ad on OfferUpNow. After coordinating with the police and a planned meeting with the seller to "buy" the bike, the bike was recovered and the seller was arrested

Evan Bike recovered 08.21.2016

A user on this site found the second bike that was stolen, listed on letgo.com and offerupnow.com. The sites give a rough geo location of the seller, I stumbled across it while driving around the area. Called police, they let us bolt cut the bike, and a second one. Did not have the nerve to try to confront the person directly.

Paul Bike recovered 08.20.2016

A user on this site found the second bike that was stolen, listed on letgo.com and offerupnow.com. The sites give a rough geo location of the seller, I stumbled across it while driving around the area. Called police, they let us bolt cut the bike, and a second one. Did not have the nerve to try to confront the person directly.

Paul Gronke Bike recovered 08.20.2016

The Vancouver police department found it.

Kamila Bike recovered 08.17.2016

Get a text from someone who saw Bike Index post. Went to location, @Best Buy/Division and called cops. Thanks to the community and Bike Index!! Teamwork!!

Stephanie Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 08.16.2016
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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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