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
  • 8,863 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $14,271,636 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

Such a miracle! The thieves abandoned it two blocks away from my apartment. A neighbor spotted it, noted the cut lock, and reported it on NextDoor. That post was seen by a member of a bike recovery FB group, who checked Bike Index and found me. Thanks to all involved! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kate Bike recovered 2021.4.19

Someone messaged me on Bike Index! Unfortunately, it had been stripped and all that I got back was the frame. But at least it's something to build on. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Duncan Bike recovered 2021.4.16

Calgary Police recovered it. They said having it on Bike Index made ID’ing the bike much easier and was definitely the right thing to do. Thank you for that!! I feel like I’ve been reunited with an old friend :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Craig Bike recovered 2021.4.13

A gentleman texted me saying he purchased my bike from OfferUp. He drove all the way from his home to deliver the bike because I don't have a vehicle. I am feeling so much positivity about things and my faith in humanity has been revived by his and his wife's kind gesture. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Varun Bike recovered 2021.4.12

Someone attempted to pawn it four months after it was stolen. The police saw that it was listed as stolen on Bike Index and recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erin Bike recovered 2021.4.9