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Our bike was fenced on OfferUp and several people in the Bike Index community notified us. Amazing! With the help of a local bike shop owner who got involved, we recovered it. translated from English

Shawn Bike recovered 2020.12.1

A man showed up saying he had bought the bike then checked it on “Bike Instinct(?)” which I assume means Bike Index! translated from English

Jason Bike recovered 2020.12.1

The Reddit community suggested I register on Bike Index. I shared my listing and got tips from fellow Redditors who saw my bike on OfferUp. I posed as a buyer and had police officers accompany me in a civil standby. They confirmed my serial from Bike Index and returned my bike. translated from English

Rian Bike recovered 2020.12.1

Thanks to Bike Index, a local Facebook page, and a good Samaritan who was suspicious about a sale, my bike is back!!! translated from English

Bailey Bike recovered 2020.11.29

I received a text from someone on Bike Index saying they bought a bike and thought it was ours. He sent me pictures and the serial. It was our bike. We drove up and picked it up and paid him what he paid for it - he said he wouldn't feel right taking my money but I insisted. translated from English

Kari Bike recovered 2020.11.26

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University of Maryland
Bike East Bay
University of Washington
Bike Pittsburgh
San Francisco Police Department
Wisconsin Bike Federation
Portland Bike Theft taskforce
Pinhead locks
St. Louis PD
Seattle Bike Blog
Stolen Bikes NOLA
City of Bend
Mission Bicycle Company
Santa Monica Police Department
Bike Portland
Provincie Drenthe
Op Fietse

Bike Index statistics


Bikes registered this week

Total Bikes Registered 507,266

Stolen Bikes Registered 88,003

Stolen Bikes Recovered 8,325

Total Recovery value $13,311,905

Partner Organizations 1,105