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
  • 11,427 - Stolen bikes recovered
  • $20,006,611 - Value of bikes recovered with Bike Index

One of the mods on the Stolen Bikes Edmonton FB group alerted me to a fishy ad on FB marketplace. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cyrus Bike recovered 2022.9.23

Trek Bike Shop in Maple Ridge BC was able to find my stolen mountain bike add on Bike Index. Contact the local authorities and made contact with me that they had found it!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Damon Bike recovered 2022.9.23

The folks at Bike Index identified this bike being sold locally 8 months after it was stolen. I contacted the person, confronted them safely, and recovered my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2022.9.23

Edmonton Police found this at a local pawnshop. They checked Bike Index and confirmed it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2022.9.21

EPS found it with a partnership with Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2022.9.21