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
  • 14,367 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $25,844,253 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

Someone contacted me through Next Door App where I also posted about my bike being stolen. I linked Bike Index for people to look for it on the description of the post on Next Door. They found it abandoned at that time and was later able to pick it up. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vaidehi Bike recovered 2024.7.14

Royal who runs @timberwolves_cyclerecoverypdx spotted my bike in downtown portland based on photos on Bike Index! They recovered it and checked the registration and it was a match, they contacted me through the stolen bike post! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Steven Bike recovered 2024.7.11

Someone alerted me through bike index that they likely saw my bike at a local grocery store. I stopped by, but was about half an hour later than the emailer, and didn’t see it. Knowing it was likely in the neighborhood. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kiva Bike recovered 2024.7.10

Tracy texted me to let me know there was a marketplace post advertising my stolen bike. She set up a meeting and I drove to Salem and met with the person holding it. I took the bike back. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2024.7.9

Police found it. THEY GOT IT BACK AFTER 2 DAYS! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike CarloCruise_ Bike recovered 2024.7.9