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.

More resources:

Bike Index recovery record
  • 8,959 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $14,443,401 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

An honest pawn broker checked Bike Index, then reported the attempted sale to the Edmonton Police Service's Pawn Detail. There was extra help from our local 'stolen bikes' citizen's group, and from the Twitterverse. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hyl Bike recovered 2021.5.12

Security at a mall found it and used Bike Index to match the description to my bike. They contacted me through the website. I went in the next day and sure enough it was mine. Thank you for this amazing program! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amina Bike recovered 2021.5.12

Someone bought our stolen bike and saw it on Bike Index after buying it. They were nice enough to give it back to us. Thank you Bike Index!! We never thought we'd see it again. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Regis Bike recovered 2021.5.11

People found this on Kijiji and also marked stolen on Bike Index and messaged me. It was stolen two days ago and I already got it back. Thank you so so much. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Anna Bike recovered 2021.5.9

Thieves tried to sell it to a local bike shop. They recognized the bike from Bike Index and held on to it and notified the police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2021.5.8