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
  • 11,729 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $20,628,228 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

The amazing folks at Silicon Valley Bike Exchange found my bike being sold online and reached out! So glad to have it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claire Bike recovered 2022.11.28

Woman saw the bike being thrown into the bushes and recognized it from a Facebook post. She tried to reach out to us, but also contacted the police. Police picked up the bike, confirmed the serial number and returned it to us. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Justin Bike recovered 2022.11.28

Everson Police Department recovered my bike on November 10th in a parking lot. Thanks to Cody at the Everson PD for the assist / find! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2022.11.26

Somebody found it in their front yard, their neighbor saw the Bike Index post and called me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Solon Bike recovered 2022.11.25

Seattle PD found it while responding to a call. The officer suspected it was stolen and confirmed using Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jonas Bike recovered 2022.11.22