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
  • 13,896 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $24,928,332 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

I was not expecting to see that bike ever again, given the fact that it was stolen several months ago. But the police found and returned it to me. I am very grateful to them. Good job Calgary Police! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marcio Bike recovered 2024.4.12

VPD contacted me that they recovered my bike. Very thankful of VPD's work. And thank you for Bike Index for sharing all the information out there. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Yuki Bike recovered 2024.4.11

With help from the local cycling community and a volunteer through BikeIndex, I was able to recover my bike after it had been missing for 18 months! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Curtis Bike recovered 2024.4.11

Thankfully after the purchase the citizen who purchased the bike suspected it might have been stolen and looked up the bike on bikeindex.org translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Juan Bike recovered 2024.4.6

The police spotted it and called me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Phoebe Bike recovered 2024.4.5