Recovery Stories

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

About two weeks after it was stolen it was brought into a local bike shop for "repairs." The shop team thought it was sort of odd and the bike was damaged in a way that suggested an attempt had been made to modify it. They checked with Bike Index and got a hold of me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Evan Bike recovered 2021.9.21

My eMTN bike was found yesterday, stashed in my neighbor's bushes - literally a block from my home. They had been out on vacation and didn't see the bike until they came home. They entered the serial number off the bike into Bike Index and they called me. THANK YOU BIKE INDEX! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2021.9.20

Recovered by Tracy at BRAT Seattle, thanks to all the tips from Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bill Bike recovered 2021.9.19

Calgary Police noted it at a gas station. They called me thanks to Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gina Bike recovered 2021.9.19

Recovered with the help of local mountain bikers and Bike Index - thank you so much! The guys who recovered it googled the serial and the bike came up. I really appreciate the work Bike Index has done. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Pablo Bike recovered 2021.9.19

Someone saw it abandoned in downtown Calgary. They looked on Bike Index and called me and I was able to get it back. Incredible. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Curtis Bike recovered 2021.9.18

A local cyclist saw someone riding the bike and recognized it from being in a local shop and on Bike Index. The person ditched the bike and the local hero picked it up. Police were able to return the bike to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2021.9.18

Thanks to Bike Index my Trek that was stolen in Calgary in May has been found by the RCMP of Cochrane! Thanks so much to Bike Index and the police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hourcade Bike recovered 2021.9.17

A friend spotted it and took it back! There were a couple of sightings that I got through Bike Index which helped in understanding where the bike was. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sarah Bike recovered 2021.9.17

The police were able to identify it using Bike Index and returned it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jenna Bike recovered 2021.9.15

A Bike Index user found this bike in a pawnshop and contacted me. I visited the pawnshop and sure enough, it was mine! I contacted the police and recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.9.15

Someone saw a person with the bike, looked it up on Bike Index, and notified me that it had been spotted. We went to the location and called the police who located the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Madeleine Bike recovered 2021.9.14

The Edmonton Police Service Recovered it. The serial number was scratched off, but the officer who recovered it found it on Bike Index, called me and asked me to describe it and determined it was a match. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cory Bike recovered 2021.9.12

I reached out to the Bicycle Recovery Action Team, who quickly found it on Facebook Marketplace. BRAT set up a recovery. We met the seller/thief at a local store. I got my bike back. Thank you Bicycle Recovery Action Team and Bike Index!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erin Bike recovered 2021.9.12

A kind individual who found the bike discarded near Chinook Mall responded to the Bike Index post. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Anna Bike recovered 2021.9.11

Members of the Calgary community contacted me with information that led to a recovery. I was contacted on Facebook and Bike Index. I was able to arrange a meeting and verify serial number. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dejo Bike recovered 2021.9.9

I received an email and text message from a user on Bike Index who said they had found my bike on Facebook Marketplace. I used that listing to "buy" the bike and with help from the police we were able to seize it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2021.9.8

Police contacted another person who had registered the bike on Bike Index. They reported that the bike had already been stolen from them, and the frame (unfortunately stripped of components) was found under an underpass. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zachary Bike recovered 2021.9.8

I am really glad Calgary Police recovered my bike and reached out to me through my contact on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Clement Bike recovered 2021.9.7

Someone found my daughter’s bike in a stolen U-Haul truck. When they entered the serial number my Bike Index post showed it was stolen. The person contacted me and I was able to retrieve the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michelle Bike recovered 2021.9.6

A guy bought it on OfferUp, searched the serial number, and found it on Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zachary Bike recovered 2021.9.5

A Craigslist shopper who was doing his due diligence found my stolen bike listing via a Google search. He used the Bike Index listing to alert me to the Craigslist ad. With the assistance of the San Jose Police Department I met up with the seller and was able to retrieve my bike. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Martin Bike recovered 2021.9.2

The bike fell out of a truck in a neighboring city. The person who found it googled the serial number, found the Bike Index page indicating it was stolen and called my local police department. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jake Bike recovered 2021.9.1

A Good Samaritan spotted the bike and alerted me to its location. I contacted local law enforcement and they recovered and returned the bike to me. I'm very grateful for Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jessica Bike recovered 2021.9.1

The bike showed up on OfferUp locally, and volunteers helped us meet the 'seller' to get it back! Bike Index was instrumental in recovering this commuter bike. A thousand thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tarinz Bike recovered 2021.8.31

The Edmonton Police Service were able to find it :) So happy. I think they used Bike Index to check the serial number. Thank you so much for this amazing service. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hazem Bike recovered 2021.8.31

Edmonton Police Service recovered the bike with its serial number filed off but connected it to us through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Maureen Bike recovered 2021.8.30

Someone went into a bike shop in a neighboring town and asked to buy a battery for the bike. The shop thought that was odd and looked the bike up on Bike Index, and found my listing. They contacted me through my Bike Index listing. I'm so pleased I made a Bike Index listing! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Julia Bike recovered 2021.8.30

Tracy with BRAT Seattle found my stolen bike on Offerup. She was very brave and gracious to reclaim it for me. I couldn't have gotten it back without her help and dedication to her cause. Thank you BRAT & Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Peter Bike recovered 2021.8.27

Saw it for sale on Craigslist and OfferUp. Renton PD helped me get it back. Having it listed as stolen on Bike Index helped since it made clear to the seller that the bike's status as stolen was public knowledge and he would be committing a felony. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kent Bike recovered 2021.8.23

The bike was found by someone who thought the bike might have been stolen. He looked up the serial number on Bike Index. He called me and returned my bike. Bike Index Works! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Troy Bike recovered 2021.8.21

Someone saw the tweet from bike index Calgary then checked Kijiji and saw the bike listed. We called the police and eventually got the bike back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2021.8.20

Someone saw the bike on Kijiji for a crazy low price and also saw the Bike Index tweet. I answered the ad and called the police and got the bike back within 2 hours!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2021.8.20

I was alerted by a Bike Index user and police helped me recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Luke Bike recovered 2021.8.19

Recovered via police intervention and Bike Index! Someone found my bike for sale on a website and sent me the info. We were able to track them down and set up a little “sting” operation. REGISTER YOUR BIKES!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Angela Bike recovered 2021.8.18

Calgary police found the bike downtown. They looked it up on Bike Index on the spot and confiscated the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gabriel Bike recovered 2021.8.17

Denver Police checked Bike Index when they saw a cool bike in a place it shouldn't be. By using Bike Index they were able to contact me within hours of my posting it as stolen. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erik Bike recovered 2021.8.16

Another cyclist found it around Coquitlam River, checked the serial in Bike Index, and left it with the police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Juan Bike recovered 2021.8.16

An amazing person found my bike unlocked at a bike rack and looked it up on Bike Index. They contacted me on the website and got it back after a year and few months. I thought for sure I would never see it again. Thanks for everything you guys do for the bike community! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Calvin Bike recovered 2021.8.16

Someone from Bike Index identified the bike and notified me so I could come identify it with the police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Annelise Bike recovered 2021.8.15

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

Photo of recovered bike Stefan Bike recovered 2021.8.13

Edmonton Police Service found the bike during investigation of another unrelated report. An officer had recognized the bike as he scrolled through Bike Index in the morning! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shannon Bike recovered 2021.8.12

A friendly stranger identified the bike in a Facebook Marketplace post and was able to contact me through my information associated with Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Riley Bike recovered 2021.8.10

It was found in somebody's yard and ID'd on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2021.8.5

The community, Bike Index, and Calgary Police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Fathul Bike recovered 2021.8.4

I got a call from a guy that saw my bike and the stolen bike post on Bike Index. He called me with the location and the police supported me to go get the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carlos Bike recovered 2021.8.4