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
  • 10,655 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $18,490,045 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

A good samaritan saw my bike in a pawn shop suspiciously priced way below market value. He checked the listing on bike index and contacted me and I was able to recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tom Bike recovered 2022.5.19

Two Bike Index users alerted me that my bike was advertised for sale on Facebook. I contacted the seller who was unaware that it was a stolen bike and he released the bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Barry Bike recovered 2022.5.18

Neighbor found it and reached out to me through Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2022.5.17

Met up with person trying to sell it on facebook marketplace. Two people from bike index reached out and sent me the link and told me they spotted it being sold by a well known bike thief. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aleksa Bike recovered 2022.5.13

Calgary Police Officers apprehend suspect as they were attempting to paint/tape over bike logos and bike details. Since the bike was listed on Bike Index as stolen, they were able to contact me right away to pickup. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jeff.snowdon Bike recovered 2022.5.12