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.

More resources:

Bike Index recovery record
  • 8,548 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $13,694,092 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

A deputy with the King County Sheriff's Dept. found it outside of a deli in Georgetown on his way to work. He picked it up and found me via Bike Index! It just proves that there are still kind people out there and that Bike Index works. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carissa Bike recovered 2021.1.21

A good samaritan found the bike on Facebook Marketplace, looked up the serial number on Bike Index while taking the bike for a test ride, and contacted me. I confronted the culprit with SFPD support and recovered the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Logan Bike recovered 2021.1.20

An amazing person named Kristina purchased the bike and checked to see if it was previously stolen and got in contact with me to return it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nicholas Bike recovered 2021.1.20

A member of my police department found it 4 days after it was stolen from my garage. Because I had the serial, reported it, and registered with Bike Index, they were able to look it up. We have no doubt that Bike Index was a huge reason I've gotten my bike back so quickly :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Suzanne Bike recovered 2021.1.19

The Edmonton Police saw this bike, checked the serial number, and found it listed on Bike Index. Bike Index is great! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darrell Bike recovered 2021.1.19