How to get your stolen bike back

updated April 05 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
  • 9,162 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $14,804,584 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

Cory from Center for Bicycle Repair called about a bike that came into his shop. He ran it through Bike Index and reached out immediately. I picked it up on the same day. Never thought I'd see it again and relatively unscathed! This registry is amazing. Can't thank y'all enough! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Benjamin Bike recovered 2021.6.18

Someone bought my bike and then checked Bike Index. He found out it was stolen so called me to return it. Thanks to the honest buyer and Bike Index I have my bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Maritta Bike recovered 2021.6.17

The bike was stolen then put for sale on Kijiji. The purchaser went to list its serial on Bike index and saw the it was a stolen bike and turned it in to the police. My thanks to him, the police and Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2021.6.17

The amazing Boulder Police department recovered my bike and leveraged Bike Index to track it, confirm its status and ownership! Thank you to everyone involved! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Juan Bike recovered 2021.6.16

Bryan at Bike Index notified me that my bike was for sale on Offerup! I contacted the seller and informed him that the bike had been stolen and provided pictures/info, including my Bike Index registration. From video, I knew he was not the person that stole the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mile Bike recovered 2021.6.12