How to get your stolen bike back

updated January 12 2021

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
  • 8,663 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $13,925,474 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

A guy called my phone and said he bought it from someone for $200. He said he checked Bike Index and then phoned me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Doug Bike recovered 2021.2.27

Got help from someone who saw my post on Bike Index. He saw the bike on OfferUp and let me know. I contacted the police and recovered my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ulises Bike recovered 2021.2.23

Recovered thanks to Bike Index and an honest buyer who returned it to me after buying it used, looking up the serial number, and finding it had been reported stolen on this site. Thanks for your help!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Paige Bike recovered 2021.2.23

Cash America Pawn Shop on 19th & Broadway ran it on Bike Index and recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Agustin Bike recovered 2021.2.22

A purchaser off of Craigslist found my bike and returned it! His son had saved up for a bike and offered to give it back for free but I gave them a little reward so they didn't get shorted. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jordan Bike recovered 2021.2.19