Recovery Stories

Bayou Bikes thought person brought it was a bit suspicious and checked it out! They checked Bike Index! Yeah Bike Index!!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joy Bike recovered 2022.1.26

I kept a watch for it on Kijiji, set up a time to buy, and then alerted the RCMP. Thank you Bike Index - a great cause! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joel Bike recovered 2022.1.24

Multiple volunteers and one brave lady made it all come together!! Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2022.1.21

A good Samaritan called the store, Gregg's Cycle, where the bike was purchased. They searched the serial number on Bike Index then called me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike samdrussell Bike recovered 2022.1.21

Found the bike in an ad on kijiji , thanks to the lovely human beings on Bike Index who alerted me about it. Thank you guys!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike manal5754@gmail.com Bike recovered 2022.1.21

A good Samaritan bought the bike, learned through Bike Index it was stolen. Picked up my bike from the local police precinct the next day. I never thought I would recover the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike William Bike recovered 2022.1.18

Thanks to bike index and volunteers from the Edmonton Stolen Bikes Facebook group who found it posted for sale & EPS who was able to get it back for me from the seller. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ian Bike recovered 2022.1.18

A neighbor found the bike, found Bike Index and reached out. Thank you all! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nick Bike recovered 2022.1.13

My bike was listed on facebook marketplace about 4 months after it was stolen. The person who was going to then buy the bike checked the serial number and matched it to my Bike Index post! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alan Bike recovered 2022.1.13

Several people from Bike Index tipped me off that they'd seen it on the street! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Colin Bike recovered 2022.1.11

Several people from Bike Index tipped me off that they'd seen it on the street! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Colin Bike recovered 2022.1.11

After being missing for a month multiple people contacted me via finding it on the Bike Index as it was listed heavily underpriced. Contacted the police and they recovered the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephen Bike recovered 2022.1.6

The bike was found by San Jose Police. Since I had registered my bike stolen on Bike Index it they were able to search the serial number and return it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Deepak Bike recovered 2022.1.5

Another Portland resident who bought the contents of a storage locker on auction, checked this and other bikes in the locker on Bike Index, and contacted me on New Years Day to let me know he had my bike - a good beginning to the New Year. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jim Bike recovered 2022.1.4

The Portland community came together and after four months there had been multiple sightings. The word was spread through bike index and I ended up getting a message from someone who I did not know, saying they had just seen my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.12.31

The bike was recovered by the Portland Police. They had it in their police storage and cross-referenced bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.12.31

The bike was recovered by the Portland Police. They had it in their police storage and cross-referenced bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.12.31

Someone bought it and checked on bike index. They gave it to the police who gave it back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2021.12.30

Buyer saw bike had been stolen on Bike Index and returned bike to police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patricia Bike recovered 2021.12.30

Somebody returned it when they saw it on Bike Index after they bought it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2021.12.29

Someone found it on Bike Index after they bought it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2021.12.29

I received a text from someone on Bike Index saying they saw it on FB Marketplace. I went and got it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bob Bike recovered 2021.12.29

Tracy at BRAT Seattle spotted my Yuba for sale on OfferUp and matched it to my listing on Bike Index. She contacted the Sheriff's department. Thank you so much Tracy, BRAT, and Bike Index! I will be paying this good karma forward with time and money toward the cause. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dana Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2021.12.20

Someone bought it at a swap meet at Laney College in Oakland and checked the serial against Bike Index. I don't suspect this person of being involved in the theft at all, but paid them back what they paid. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2021.12.16

A kind community member recognized the features of my bike by the image here on Bike Index. I really appreciate this person. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike William Bike recovered 2021.12.13

The stolen bike was brought to Bike and Brew in Inglewood where employees ran the bike serial against Bike Index, saw it was stolen, and reported the stolen bike to the Calgary Police Service. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stan Bike recovered 2021.12.9

The thief tried to sell the bike to Play It Again Sports who reported it to the police who notified me on the recovery. Play It Again Sports found the bike was stolen on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2021.12.9

The person who bought it online checked the serial number on Bike Index. Once the person found out it was stolen he reported it to the authorities. Since I have a police report on the stolen bike the detective was able to recover it and return it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Roy Bike recovered 2021.12.3

My bike was posted on OfferUp and Bike Index notified us. I messaged the seller asking to meet to “check out the bike.” I approached the man, told him it was mine and stolen, and that I was taking it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Morgan Bike recovered 2021.12.2

I was notified by Bike Index that they saw a similar bike for sale on OfferUp. I met the seller and checked the serial numbers on the bike. It was my bike. The seller was disappointed, but let me have my bike back. They had purchased it from someone else on OfferUp. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2021.12.1

Got messaged by an amazing person that linked it to me on OfferUp. With the help of the nice people at Bike Recovery Action Team (BRAT), we got it back! Thanks to everyone involved, and thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Arthur Bike recovered 2021.11.30

Discovered along with other stolen items at an unreserved public storage unit by the staff. They contacted me via phone thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jordan Bike recovered 2021.11.29

Got it back through the help of Bryan Hance, one of the founders of Bike Index, Steve Piercy, and officers with the Springfield, Oregon police department. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gary Bike recovered 2021.11.28

Within seconds of registering my missing bike I got a call from an alert cyclist who had seen a bike like mine. I was able to confirm this was my bike. I asked if officers could go with me to confirm the bike with my serial number. Thank you. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jim Bike recovered 2021.11.25

Bike Index sent a Kijiji ad to me which I forwarded to the police. The undercover unit set up a sting and got my bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Neil Bike recovered 2021.11.19

My Bike was found and recovered! Thanks to Bill and this website! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2021.11.18

We received an email from a bike index user who had inadvertently sold the bike before we posted it as stolen on Bike Index. They found our stolen bike via the site. We connected with the local police and they tracked it down and got it back! This site is amazing, thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Elliott Bike recovered 2021.11.18

Stolen Bikes Calgary recognized it from Bike Index and alerted me to it being posted on Kijiji. I notified Calgary Police who were then able to recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robin Bike recovered 2021.11.16

My bike turned up in the back of a stolen car, and Lt. Schulz of the UW Police indicated that he connected the dots because of my Bike Index listing. Can't thank you guys enough! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.11.16

The Santa Rosa Police Department recovered the bike from the Bike Peddler who ran the bike’s serial number on Bike Index. A local firefighter bought the bike from a man in San Jose. Luckily with the help of SJPD the firefighter was able to recover his money. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike SG Bike recovered 2021.11.11

A police officer recovered the bike and found it marked as stolen on Bike Index. The officer contacted us via the police report we filed and returned the bike to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Natalie Bike recovered 2021.11.9

Calgary Police recovered the bike and returned it to me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike James Bike recovered 2021.11.9

A customer of a local bike shop brought the bike in for a tune-up (a year and a half later). The bike shop called me after seeing the serial number on Bike Index. Thank you all so much! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rebekah Bike recovered 2021.11.9

A superhero spotted it at 4th and Bell and texted me photos and video. I headed down, confirmed it was mine and was able to retrieve it without incident. So grateful for people who watch for stolen bikes and for Bike Index for providing the platform to make the connection. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hannah Bike recovered 2021.11.8

Someone brought this bike into the police station. I brought her my proof of purchase and the bike was returned to us. Thank you Bike Index. I think if not for this site we would never have gotten it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jenn Bike recovered 2021.11.6

A family was walking in a nearby park and saw my bike hidden in the bushes. They brought it home and went to notify the police when a pop up ad for Bike Index came up. They phoned me directly to come pick up my bike. It's back in less than a month! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mace Bike recovered 2021.11.5

The bike was found thanks to Bike Index and a random angel who saw my bike listed on Facebook marketplace and knew it was stolen. He contacted me and shared it with the Denver stolen bikes group. We were able to get the bike with minimal confrontation. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kripa Bike recovered 2021.11.5

Recovered through posting on a Facebook page and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Archer Bike recovered 2021.11.4

We got a call from Sgt Bigelow at Bend PD saying that thanks to the police report filed with the bike's serial number and pics from Bike Index, they were able to track the bike back to us following a bust that recovered a bunch of stolen goods. One happy kid and one happy dad! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Scott Bike recovered 2021.11.2

Calgary Police Service contacted us about 3 weeks after the bike was stolen. They used Bike Index to track us down. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kathy Bike recovered 2021.11.1