Recovery Stories

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

Edmonton Police recovered it. Thank you!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Camille Bike recovered 2024.5.22

Someone saw the bike for sale on kijiji and looked it up on bike index, they sent me a text to let me know someone was trying to sell my stolen bike, I called the police and set up a buy with the seller. police went and got the bike and returned it to me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Steve Bike recovered 2024.5.21

I saw the bike for sale on facebook market place, set up a buy with the seller, called the police and went and got the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Steve Bike recovered 2024.5.21

Mud Sweat and Gears retrieved it from a "customer" who didn't know how to use a presta valve. They checked the bike index and viola! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2024.5.21

A perfect success story! A very nice person bought the bike and checked online to see if it had been stolen! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Levi Bike recovered 2024.5.20

An individual recovered the stolen rental Uhaul that was used in the theft, with my bike inside it. He saw my posting on BikeIndex.org and contacted me to return it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2024.5.19

Thanks Sportchek service shop and RCMP! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Samuel Bike recovered 2024.5.13

Bike shop reported. Police kept it for me to pick up. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vincent Bike recovered 2024.5.12

Police returned it to me. I also found out that Pawn Shops are honestly very reputable businesses who also use Bike Index and serial code registration (BWI) to ensure they are not selling anything stollen. Bike Index was how the police were able to find my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Faith Bike recovered 2024.5.11

Found on U of A Campus by Edmonton police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Laurie Bike recovered 2024.5.10

The bike was recovered by the Edmonton Police Service. Another user on Bike Index recognized my bike from pictures he was sent by the police and contacted me. Thank you so much!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2024.5.10

City transit found it. They scanned the bike index sticker and found me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kristin Bike recovered 2024.5.8

Next door neighbor called after checking Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2024.5.7

Edmonton Police Officer found my bike and called me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lyle Bike recovered 2024.5.3

I received an email from Cash Box Pawn Shop Edmonton informing me that they had recovered my bike. They had checked Bike Index and found the report of the stolen bicycle, they had retained it and later returned it to its owner. Thank You so much translated from English

Photo of recovered bike JUAN Bike recovered 2024.5.1

The police found it. They delivered it back to me the same day they found it!! The police report was so vital! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shauna Bike recovered 2024.4.30

City of Calgary Transit Police found my bike with the suspected thief, called me and returned it :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carlynne Bike recovered 2024.4.25

Found it at at house around the corner showed them the report I made here and they gave the bike back translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jon Bike recovered 2024.4.25

Action packed story - security cam footage from 3 places, lots of people looking out, a good Samaritan. You all are amazing - thanks to all. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Valerie Bike recovered 2024.4.24

The police found someone with my bike and ran it on bike index and recovered it for me. Thanks bike index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Trevor Bike recovered 2024.4.22

Portland Bureau of Police Bike Squad found bike in a camp and called me because it was registered on Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Liz Bike recovered 2024.4.19

Someone saw my Bike Index post and they found it by a pizza shop. They held it until I was contacted. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike kris Bike recovered 2024.4.19

Someone found it behind their house and sent me a message. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tyron Bike recovered 2024.4.19

A peace officer at Churchill station called me and said he found my bike a big thank you to him. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Trevor Bike recovered 2024.4.18

Kudos to the RCMP, they recovered the bike! Quite a few changes had been made to the bike, but hopefully all things that can be fixed. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carol Bike recovered 2024.4.18