Recovery Stories

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

Calgary Transit spotted the bike at the train station. They ran the serial number in Bike Index and were able to bring it back to me within the hour. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hayden Bike recovered 2021.11.1

A Calgary Transit Officer (who is a mountain biker) saw the Bike Index social post on a stolen bikes Calgary Facebook page and was able to return the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joseph Bike recovered 2021.10.28

The people who stole it took it to my local bike shop to get a charger. The employee managed to get my bike inside and called the police. The store ran the serial number found it was stolen under Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kate Bike recovered 2021.10.25

Bike Index notified me that the bike was posted on Kijiji the day after it was stolen. My boyfriend contacted him to arrange a meeting and explained that the bike was stolen. I am so happy to have my bike back and I am grateful for everyone who helped recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carlie Bike recovered 2021.10.23

Someone found it on the sidewalk the day after my post on Bike Index, two days after it went missing from my yard. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Haley Bike recovered 2021.10.21

Someone's car was stolen and my bike was found in the car. The owner of the car got my number through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Karlina Bike recovered 2021.10.18

I got a couple of emails via Bike Index that my bike was posted on OfferUp. In chatting with the seller, I found that the bike was only a few blocks away. I pulled up a few documents out of my email to prove ownership, and he returned the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2021.10.14

Thanks to Bike Index, a local bike shop called me to tell me that someone brought in the bike for servicing. The shop found my listing and gave me a call...thanks Bike Index!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2021.10.12

Law enforcement found it abandoned and ran it through Bike Index. I had it back 48 hours after it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Liam Bike recovered 2021.10.12

It was sold by the person who stole it. The buyer was a top man and checked Bike Index to notify us that he had the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nathan Bike recovered 2021.10.11

Someone bought the bike and then checked Bike Index and realized it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2021.10.11

NOPD located and returned it. They saw the picture on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sarah Bike recovered 2021.10.11

Someone found the bike on Kijiji and contacted me through Bike Index. I called the Edmonton Police and that night they called to say they got it back! I would not have gotten it back without this site and its community. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2021.10.11

Police called me one day out of the blue. They learned from Bike Index that it had been stolen. They were able to use all my information from Bike Index to get ahold of me and return my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shawn Bike recovered 2021.10.7

Someone who bought it looked it up and saw that it was stolen and returned it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amy Bike recovered 2021.10.6

Contacted by someone who found it abandoned at a park. They googled the make and serial number and found the Bike Index listing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2021.10.5

Huge shout out to Bike Index and B & P Cycle in Calgary for recovering my stolen Trek Marlin. It was stolen on August 20th in Banff and someone brought it in for servicing on the weekend. Time to tune it up and get back on the trails! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Germain Bike recovered 2021.10.5

I was contacted via Bike Index by someone who saw someone ride it by. They notified me of the location. We flagged down an Officer and they retrieved the bike for me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hayden Bike recovered 2021.10.5

Returned by someone through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gabriel Bike recovered 2021.10.4

The frame was identified by another Bike Index user for sale on craigslist and it was recovered and returned to me! Sadly, the fork and other parts are gone, but I'm happy to have the frame back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sarah Bike recovered 2021.10.2

The police pulled over a truck for a traffic violation and noticed the bike in the back. They ran the serial and it matched my police report. I don't know if they recognized it from Bike Index but I do believe the registration and the advertisements made it difficult to sell. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2021.10.1

A guy found my bike abandoned. He posted on Craigslist and another good samaritan ID'd my bike from the Bike Index post and put the two of us in touch. Some real amazing teamwork! Couldn't be more grateful for the complete strangers that helped me find my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matthew Bike recovered 2021.10.1

A nice couple found my bike, tracked down my phone number through Bike Index, and texted me. I'll pick it up this afternoon from them. Amazing how Bike Index led them to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Christian Bike recovered 2021.9.30

A kind lady reported the deserted bike. SLCPD confirmed the serial number with Bike Index and contacted me. I went and picked it up. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Weston Bike recovered 2021.9.30

An awesome Bike Index user spotted the bike in downtown Calgary and with the help of CPS seized it. They returned the bike directly to our house. My teenage boy was stoked! Made our day! Couldn't have done it without Bike Index and the Calgary Police Services! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2021.9.29

I posted the Bike Index listing on a local stolen bike Facebook group and received a message from a woman whose boyfriend bought it from a guy for $100. She was amazingly helpful and returned it to us last night. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Natalie Bike recovered 2021.9.29

The police found it abandoned, looked it up and returned it to me. Thanks to Bike Index and Calgary Police Service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kent Bike recovered 2021.9.26

An amazing fella checked Bike Index after buying my bike off of craigslist. He contacted me and returned my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2021.9.25

Thanks to Bike Index, a good samaritan named Gus was able to find me and get my bike back to me!!! Thanks so much to Gus and to Bike Index for hosting this very resourceful website!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2021.9.25

The thief tried to pawn it but the manager stopped them using Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joshua Bike recovered 2021.9.22