Recovery Stories

I’m so grateful to my neighbor and Bike Index that helped us reunite with our our dear bike in less than 1 day! Thank YOU!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike vickie2352404@gmail.com Bike recovered 2023.2.1

You guys!!! Someone Found the bike at a rental property, looked it up on your site and called me!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sean Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2023.1.30

Got a call from Bike Clark County and an email from Bike Index. Someone found it abandoned and was very kind to turn it in! HUGE Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rena Bike recovered 2023.1.29

I got my bike back! Special thanks to Bike Index and River City Bicycles! Someone brought a bike into the shop for repairs. They checked the serial number on Bike Index, saw it had been stolen, and reached out to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carlos Bike recovered 2023.1.28

Thanks to the amazing Edmonton Police Department we have our bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erin Bike recovered 2023.1.27

Worked with police detectives to meet seller and return stolen bike. Having serial number made it easier to confirm ownership. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2023.1.26

Boulder Police Department identified the Serial Number and checked Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ian Bike recovered 2023.1.24

Bike Index alerted to Facebook Marketplace post and bike was recovered by Edmonton Police Service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephen Bike recovered 2023.1.23

REI ran the serial through Bike Index, saw it was stolen, let them know and called the cops. The person left the bike at REI and disappeared. The cops found my info through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Koby Bike recovered 2023.1.20

Police recovered bike with minor damage translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marc Bike recovered 2023.1.16

CU Bike Index user spotted the bike and informed the owner of said bike who then called CUPD. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike SAMUEL Bike recovered 2023.1.16

Got a call from someone in the neighborhood. My bike had been dumped, they looked on Bike Index and found my information. Thanks neighbor!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ariana Bike recovered 2023.1.16

With the help of Bike Index members and community members! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2023.1.13

Police with help from Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike spellman1claire@gmail.com Bike recovered 2023.1.13

With the help of local PD and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2023.1.12

Thank you CPS! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jack Bike recovered 2023.1.9

I recovered my bike from Edmonton Police this morning. A bit worse for wear after 14 months but glad to have it back nonetheless. Bike Index thanks for the service you provide to the cycling community.  translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephen Bike recovered 2023.1.6

Oceanside police recovered it and found my listing here and contacted me. Sadly it was stripped but they system worked! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Melissa Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2023.1.6

It was returned by a very nice couple a few blocks away from me, they looked on Bike Index and noticed it and gave me a call translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jameshornett Bike recovered 2023.1.3

CPS located and returned to us! Amazing!! So thankful - translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shawna Bike recovered 2023.1.2

Monmouth Police Department from a type by a Facebook user. I made a post in the local communiy Facebook page. Bike was sawn into pieces. Now destroyed. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dale Bike recovered 2023.1.2

Seattle Police Department found the bike on Craigslist Marketplace and linked the bike to me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nate Bike recovered 2023.1.1

Portland police bureau recovered it translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marysa Bike recovered 2022.12.30

Someone found it discarded on the side of the road about 1 mile from my home. They brought it to a local bike shop and the owner contacted me. I was able to pick it up that day! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2022.12.27

A person bought it, was told it was stolen, came forward with it and contacted me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Parkside Bike recovered 2022.12.27

Police found it and contacted me because of Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tyler Bike recovered 2022.12.27

Recovered with the help of Bike Index, SLVS Timberwolves, pdxstolenbike, and PDX find my ride translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2022.12.26

Someone found the bike and checked Bike Index and saw that it was stolen so he dropped it off at the theater. It must have taken a little work to get it on the roof of his car since he didn't have a rack. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2022.12.26

Edmonton Police called and recovered bike from a pawn shop. Identified by serial number and the Bike Index registry! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2022.12.15

Found by police and returned to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vinay Bike recovered 2022.12.15

Edmonton Police Service was notified by a pawn shop owner that found the bike on Bike Index. Thank you so much Bike Index!! The bike was stolen 14 months ago and returned in almost identical condition to the day it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Greg Bike recovered 2022.12.11

The thief sold the bike to a stand up citizen who promptly looked up the bike on Bike Index to find out it was stolen. He reached out to me and ensured that I got the bike back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nathan Bike recovered 2022.12.8

Police found it in a search of the house of a suspected thief. Filed a police report and received an email that it was found within a month translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Max Bike recovered 2022.12.7

Someone found it, and called me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gifford Bike recovered 2022.12.6

Calgary Police located me by searching my bike’s serial number on Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrea Bike recovered 2022.12.6

Good samaritan saw it on a suspicious vehicle and found this ad. He contacted me, told me where he saw it, found the vehicle with my bike on it, and contacted the police, got my bike back!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike tiffany Bike recovered 2022.12.1

The amazing folks at Silicon Valley Bike Exchange found my bike being sold online and reached out! So glad to have it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claire Bike recovered 2022.11.28

Woman saw the bike being thrown into the bushes and recognized it from a Facebook post. She tried to reach out to us, but also contacted the police. Police picked up the bike, confirmed the serial number and returned it to us. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Justin Bike recovered 2022.11.28

Everson Police Department recovered my bike on November 10th in a parking lot. Thanks to Cody at the Everson PD for the assist / find! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2022.11.26

Somebody found it in their front yard, their neighbor saw the Bike Index post and called me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Solon Bike recovered 2022.11.25

Seattle PD found it while responding to a call. The officer suspected it was stolen and confirmed using Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jonas Bike recovered 2022.11.22

Persons who saw social media post recovered/wrestled the bicycle from a homeless person who was riding it. Some damage to the bike but nothing that couldn't be repaired. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Don Bike recovered 2022.11.22

The wonderful folks at BRAT translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike recovered 2022.11.21

Spotted for sale on FB marketplace, CPS were able to retrieve my bike from the seller on FB Marketplace translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chrysten Bike recovered 2022.11.21

Somebody found it at the Harvard boathouse. They looked it up on Bike Index and messaged me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mickey Bike recovered 2022.11.17

A person saw the bike being sold, realized it was stolen, and bought it, then contacted me through BikeIndex. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2022.11.15

Good Samaritan found along bike path and reported the VIN to the manufacturer, who in turn informed the dealer where I bought it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Don Bike recovered 2022.11.15

The cops found and returned my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrew Bike recovered 2022.11.14

Police found it and was able to identify it through the serial number and return it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2022.11.13

Someone brought the bike into a local bike shop for "help" with the battery charger since they had no key. The shop owner was immediately suspicious and looked it up in a stolen bike database and found the bike and called the cops. Thank you Contender Bike Shop. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Heidi Bike recovered 2022.11.8