How to get your stolen bike back

Updated 2021-04-05T19:46:49-0500


Bike Index is the #1 resource for you when the worst happens - your bike gets stolen.

Bike Index is the world's best bike theft recovery platform, with the highest bike theft recovery rate of any bike registration service. We're here to get your bike back. All it takes is a minute to register, for free, and we'll tap into our network of hundreds of thousands of users and 1,000+ partnerships with law enforcement, bike shops, cities, and organizations to get your bike back.

Don't wait - unlock the Bike Index stolen bike recovery platform by registering your stolen bike on Bike Index now. Start using our recovery tools to recruit help from all over the world.

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How do we do it?

As a non-profit, Bike Index's main bike theft recovery tool is community. We empower the cyclist by allowing you to register your stolen bike and immediately alert not only the community in which you live, but the national and international communities on the lookout for stolen bikes.

A Bike Index account lets you:

  1. Unlock our comprehensive stolen bike recovery platform
  2. Unleash the power of our volunteer community
  3. Create social media friendly stolen bike alerts
  4. Register your bike as stolen in police and pawn industry databases
  5. Have the best chance of recovering your stolen bike

With tools like our promoted alerts on Facebook and our tweeting of stolen bikes to our thousands of followers, Bike Index amplifies your stolen bike listing.

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Bike Index gets bike-theft sympathetic eyes onto your bike. If someone sees it or finds it, they can message you via your Bike Index listing. And our network of Bike Index ambassadors, bike shops, and law enforcement partners is growing every day. Bike theft is a hot issue, and people are plugging in to monitor online sales platforms, report chop shops, and return bikes to their rightful owners.

Bike Index is the best tool in your time of crisis. Register your stolen bike now. You have nothing else to lose.

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Bike Index recovery record
  • 14,243 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $25,576,004 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

Police recovered with Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2024.6.20

Police located and they searched the serial on BI, recovered about 10 blocks from my house. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Karl Bike recovered 2024.6.20

Someone had the bike and got a flat tire. As soon as they took it to a bike shop to repair, they were advised to check the bike's serial number on bike index. That was how they found me. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mateus Bike recovered 2024.6.19

I received an email from bikeindex.org that the frame was stripped and located in a storage unit that someone had purchased at auction. I then donated it to my local co-op so someone else can enjoy it some day. Thank you so much! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marc Bike recovered 2024.6.19

The police found my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shirley Bike recovered 2024.6.19