Recovery Stories

Someone contacted me through Next Door App where I also posted about my bike being stolen. I linked Bike Index for people to look for it on the description of the post on Next Door. They found it abandoned at that time and was later able to pick it up. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vaidehi Bike recovered 2024.7.14

Royal who runs @timberwolves_cyclerecoverypdx spotted my bike in downtown portland based on photos on Bike Index! They recovered it and checked the registration and it was a match, they contacted me through the stolen bike post! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Steven Bike recovered 2024.7.11

Someone alerted me through bike index that they likely saw my bike at a local grocery store. I stopped by, but was about half an hour later than the emailer, and didn’t see it. Knowing it was likely in the neighborhood. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kiva Bike recovered 2024.7.10

Tracy texted me to let me know there was a marketplace post advertising my stolen bike. She set up a meeting and I drove to Salem and met with the person holding it. I took the bike back. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2024.7.9

Police found it. THEY GOT IT BACK AFTER 2 DAYS! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike CarloCruise_ Bike recovered 2024.7.9

Someone saw my bike on Bike Index, then saw it on the street next to the thief, who was sleeping. He walked off with my bike with no conflict and contacted me on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2024.7.7

Boulder CO police department found my bike along with others and placed the perpetrator under arrest! Bike Index was how Boulder PD connected me back with my bike. Happy ending and I'll use more robust lock moving forward. Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Elwood Bike recovered 2024.7.6

Police were able to recover bike during an arrest and contact me through information provided via Bike Index when bike serial number was cross referenced. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Elias Bike recovered 2024.7.6

Someone messaged me they found it and returned to a police station. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kathryn_E Bike recovered 2024.7.3

EPS recovered it because of the bike index sticker. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dino Bike recovered 2024.7.3

Calgary Police are good at solving crime! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Craig Bike recovered 2024.7.3

Thanks to the Carpinteria Police and the Carpinteria Park Police, and of course that I had the bike registered. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rodrigo Bike recovered 2024.7.3

Pawn shop seized it when they found it in bike index, although pretty beat up we were able to get it fixed. Thank you!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Josee Bike recovered 2024.7.2

Good citizen found the bike for sale on OfferUp via a Pawnshop. Police helped recover it. The index helped people find me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2024.6.28

Edmonton Police Service phoned me at Midnight very excited that they found my bike translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2024.6.27

My bike was stolen and sold on OfferUp. The buyer felt iffy about the transaction and looked up the bike's serial # after. They reached out and offered to return the bike but I let them keep it. Shoutout to good San Diegans! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jesse Bike recovered 2024.6.27

EPS translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Baylee Bike recovered 2024.6.26

Bike Index and BVT! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kim Bike recovered 2024.6.26

Bike Index and BVT! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Tandem recovered 2024.6.26

Bike Index and BVT! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Laili Bike recovered 2024.6.26

Edmonton Police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Noni Bike recovered 2024.6.26

Calgary police found our bike being used by an individual downtown by cross referencing what was listed on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dawn Bike recovered 2024.6.26

Bike index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matt Bike recovered 2024.6.26

I found the bike next a RV near where it was stolen. The stickers had been removed as well as the bag and headlight. The person who had the bike was not the person that stole it. They were apologetic and gave it back with no trouble. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Luke Bike recovered 2024.6.25

Some person bought it from the thief and took it to a bike shop to get a tune up. They saw my post on Bike Index and warned the buyer. He left the bike on the shop. Just picked it up today. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gustavo Bike recovered 2024.6.25

Police recovered with Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2024.6.20

Police located and they searched the serial on BI, recovered about 10 blocks from my house. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Karl Bike recovered 2024.6.20

Someone had the bike and got a flat tire. As soon as they took it to a bike shop to repair, they were advised to check the bike's serial number on bike index. That was how they found me. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mateus Bike recovered 2024.6.19

I received an email from bikeindex.org that the frame was stripped and located in a storage unit that someone had purchased at auction. I then donated it to my local co-op so someone else can enjoy it some day. Thank you so much! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marc Bike recovered 2024.6.19

The police found my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shirley Bike recovered 2024.6.19

A fine gentleman was offered to buy my bicycle by the thief in a condo building downtown Edmonton. He looked up the serial number on bike index, saw that if was stolen and contacted me. It was added to the original police report that was filed and recovered 3 days later. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shawn Bike recovered 2024.6.19

Police recovered it and contacted me thanks to Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matti Bike recovered 2024.6.17

Seattle Police helped me recover my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike fonner@gmail.com Bike recovered 2024.6.15

Someone called me to tell me where my bike was. It was thanks to all the ads and flooding social media with my story, thank you Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patty Bike recovered 2024.6.14

A good Samaritan bought the bike from a yard sale, looked me up here on Bike Index and then brought the bike to me where I work after we connected on facebook messenger. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2024.6.13

Calgary police department found it abandoned and contacted me through details on bike index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shrey Bike recovered 2024.6.9

A constable in downtown Edmonton found it using the partnered police Bike Index QR code sticker. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Anna Bike recovered 2024.6.8

EPS recovered it with help from Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Karalie Bike recovered 2024.6.7

Calgary Police found it as a result of my post on the Calgary Stolen Bikes Facebook group and having it registered on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gina Bike recovered 2024.6.6

The Edmonton Police recovered it from a homeless encampment translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2024.6.3

Gentleman saw it listed on kijiji and went to buy it. Seller surrendered it to the gentleman and then the gentleman contacted me. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike James Bike recovered 2024.5.29

My bike was listed within 10 hours on Offer Up. A good Samaritan noticed it, checked bike index and realized it was stolen. He called me and we met with the person selling it. We confirmed that it was my bike and let the "seller" know that it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2024.5.26

The thief sold the bike, and the person who bought it took it in to a local shop. When they did the shop ran the serial number on Bike Index and could see it had been stolen, and contacted me. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Josh Bike recovered 2024.5.26

Met up with the seller after he listed it for sale on Facebook Marketplace, was able to show proof of ownership and get away with the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tommy Bike recovered 2024.5.26

A citizen spotted it in a homeless encampment down town, knew it didn’t belong there and checked with bike index, saw that it had been reported stolen, and texted me. I advised the police and they picked it up and offered to deliver it to my work place. Amazing!! It works! 🤗 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Warren Bike recovered 2024.5.25

The person who took it saw it was marked stolen on Bike Index and returned it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marc Bike recovered 2024.5.25

A neighbour found it and contacted me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Pilar Bike recovered 2024.5.24

Police found me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Abdul Bike recovered 2024.5.24

EPS spotted the bike on the road during their patrol translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Peter Bike recovered 2024.5.23

Bike Index! Thief tried to sell it at a transit stop. A kind citizen purchased it, looked it up and I bought it back from them. An amazing result. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike recovered 2024.5.22