Recovery Stories

Someone found it and called phone number on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jon Bike recovered 2022.6.24

Person brought the bike back from the same place stolen! I recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2022.6.23

Recovered by Milwaukee PD almost 1 year later. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cameron Bike recovered 2022.6.22

Good citizen who purchased the bike not knowing it was stolen reached out through Bike Index and was able to return it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lauren Bike recovered 2022.6.22

The bike was recovered with help through Facebook group BRAT Seattle and Sabre, thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sean Bike recovered 2022.6.19

A wonderful person found my bike abandoned in her neighborhood. Since it had the Bike Index tag, she was able to search it, saw that it had been stolen, and then contacted me to let me know. Many thanks, so happy to get my bike back!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claudio Bike recovered 2022.6.16

A bike index user emailed me saying they saw the bike on Craigslist. I worked with Bike Recovery Action Team to come up with a plan to recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brenna Bike recovered 2022.6.13

Our local bike shop identified my stolen bike via Bike Index and matched to police report, even though it has gotten a new paint job. So thrilled that the local community cares & for the help of Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lindsay Bike recovered 2022.6.12

Someone found it lying in the street, called the manufacturer, and found it on this site! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2022.6.12

A stranger saw it and then looked on Bike Index and contacted me, Portland PD helped recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2022.6.12

Posted fliers around the city and got a call the very same day. I was called by two good samaritans who brought it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrew Bike recovered 2022.6.11

Edmonton's finest caught the person who had the bike but not until I marked the bike as stolen on Bike Index which in my opinion was the main reason for the recovery. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bud Bike recovered 2022.6.10

CPS recovered my bike and contacted me thanks to Bike Index ! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gebran Bike recovered 2022.6.9

A Bike Index Good Samaritan went way out of his way to help set up a sting with the El Dorado County Sheriff's dept. They got the bike back and arrested the thief. 100% this would not have happened without this site. I am forever grateful! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Laura Bike recovered 2022.6.8

Police came across it and ran the serial number, suspecting it did not belong where they found it. Because I had registered it with Bike Index the police were able to return it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike H Bike recovered 2022.6.7

Someone who saw the post on bike index called me saying he saw the thief with the bike. I called the police and they retrieved my bike. I confirmed the serial number with them and they gave me back my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amy Bike recovered 2022.6.5

My bike was stolen one year ago and popped up on Kijiji a couple of times. The bike popped up again on Facebook Marketplace and Bike index notified me immediately. Bike Index and the police were eventually able to apprehend the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2022.6.5

Someone saw the post on Bike Index and called it in. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.6.4

Bike Index + BRATs. Thank you EVERYONE!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rob Bike recovered 2022.6.4

I saw it on a walk by the Calagry Drop-In Center, called the non-emergency Calgary Police line asking for assistance in retrieving it, and had two officers help me get it and verify it as mine. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike JEREMIAH Bike recovered 2022.6.3

Followed facebook ads and managed to get address. Then called it into Police and they were able to recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Piotr Bike recovered 2022.6.3

A bike cop was riding past a homeless camp and saw the bike they investigated and ran the serial number on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2022.6.2

Someone in my neighborhood saw the listing on Bike Index. They contacted me, having seen the bike stashed in someone's yard. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rob Bike recovered 2022.6.2

Thief tried to sell to bike shop, who checked serial numbers on Bike Index and saw it was stolen. Worked with police to have it recovered! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zach Bike recovered 2022.6.1

Thief tried to sell to bike shop, who checked serial numbers on Bike Index and saw it was stolen. Worked with police to have it recovered! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zach Bike recovered 2022.6.1

My bike was recovered this past week by some local police close to Denver. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Conner Bike recovered 2022.6.1

Thieves tried to sell it to a local shop, who ID'd them as suspicious, then posted them to social media, bike was later found. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike James Bike recovered 2022.6.1

Edmonton Police recovered bike and contacted me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.5.31

Because it was listed on bike index someone was able to link the bike to me and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike kim Bike recovered 2022.5.31

Local police found the bike, assisted by the description provided on Bike Index, and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Scott Bike recovered 2022.5.31

Man in the neighbourhood saw where the thief stashed the bike and held onto it until I registered it on bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tim Bike recovered 2022.5.30

CPS contacted me on May 29 and returned my bike to me the same day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amy Bike recovered 2022.5.29

Spotted on Kijiji by another user and confirmed stolen on Bike Index. Police notified and bike was recovered. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Graham Bike recovered 2022.5.28

Boulder Police recovered the bike by checking the serial against Bike Index. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2022.5.28

A good samaritan found my bike in an abandoned storage unit she purchased in an auction and returned it to the police, who contacted me to return the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ted Bike recovered 2022.5.27

Thanks to Bike Index and the bike community at large working together as a family my ridley was recovered the very next day...I owe you guys a million thanks translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2022.5.26

I definitely would not have been able to recover the bike within a day had I not posted it on BikeIndex. Thanks a million!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrew Bike recovered 2022.5.25

The person who found it looked up the serial number on the bike and reached out to me via Bike Index to return it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Griffin Bike recovered 2022.5.25

Through the help of bikeindex.org community members notifying us of the bike listing on marketplace and the assistance of Edmonton Police Service we were successfully returned my son's bike. Thank you to all involved for all your help!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2022.5.24

I was called by a saint who told me he bought it from somebody off the street. When I went to pick it up, he refused to let me repay him for his cost. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dennis Bike recovered 2022.5.24

Property Manager found them stashed in a storage closet. They contacted me through Bike Index and I got it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Geoffrey Bike recovered 2022.5.23

Recovered after finding it for sale on Kijiji translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.5.22

Thief brought it to the local shop. They checked Bike Index and called me. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Noel Bike recovered 2022.5.21

I was contacted through BikeIndex and made aware that the bike was listed locally on OfferUp. I worked together with Arlington PD to set up a meeting with the seller, and the police officers recovered multiple bikes. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marcel Bike recovered 2022.5.20

A good samaritan saw my bike in a pawn shop suspiciously priced way below market value. He checked the listing on bike index and contacted me and I was able to recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tom Bike recovered 2022.5.19

Two Bike Index users alerted me that my bike was advertised for sale on Facebook. I contacted the seller who was unaware that it was a stolen bike and he released the bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Barry Bike recovered 2022.5.18

Neighbor found it and reached out to me through Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2022.5.17

Met up with person trying to sell it on facebook marketplace. Two people from bike index reached out and sent me the link and told me they spotted it being sold by a well known bike thief. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aleksa Bike recovered 2022.5.13

Calgary Police Officers apprehend suspect as they were attempting to paint/tape over bike logos and bike details. Since the bike was listed on Bike Index as stolen, they were able to contact me right away to pickup. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jeff.snowdon Bike recovered 2022.5.12

Bike Index contacts found it listed on Kijiji and alerted me to the posting. I contacted CPS and they worked to return the property, and I got my bike back. Thanks Bikeindex! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jayce Bike recovered 2022.5.12