Recovery Stories

I got a call from the Edmonton Police and they found my bike in Downtown Edmonton. They brought it to their HQ and asked for someone I knew to come get it. A family member picked it up, and we shipped it back to Newfoundland via Red Bike! translated from English

Bradley Bike recovered 2020.9.18

Calgary police recovered this bicycle! translated from English

Chris Bike recovered 2020.9.17

I received a Bike index email. translated from English

Lexy Bike recovered 2020.9.17

Police recovered the bike thanks to Bike Index and serial number. translated from English

Colleen Bike recovered 2020.9.16

A good samaritan who heard of the theft from Bike Index alerted us that the bike was listed on OfferUp. The buyer checked on Bike Index after purchasing and contacted us, offering the bike back. translated from English

Robin Bike recovered 2020.9.15

A neighbor searched on Bike Index and found the serial number, and called me. Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Paul Bike recovered 2020.9.14

Trips For Kids Marin County was selling it on eBay and someone who was bidding on the bike had seen it on Bike Index and contacted me about it. More on Instagram. translated from English

Juan Bike recovered 2020.9.14

Somebody in the Seattle stolen bike facebook group saw the bike, found it on Bike Index, contacted me, and helped with the recovery. translated from English

Morris Bike recovered 2020.9.13

A Calgary peace officer located this children's bike in the possession of an adult, checked the serial number, and matched it to my Bike index listing. translated from English

Peter Bike recovered 2020.9.11

A very thoughtful person checked the registry before making a purchase on Ebay - and alerted me he'd found the person trying to resell my bike. He helped me arrange a purchase and we got the cops involved. We recovered it. translated from English

Erin Bike recovered 2020.9.11

The Leduc RCMP searched Bike Index and called me 20 min after I reported it stolen on here. translated from English

Ryan Bike recovered 2020.9.10

Someone reached out on Bike Index me letting me know that they purchased my bike. They let me know that they had it and arranged a date to return it to me. I can't thank them enough for their kindness and honesty. translated from English

Bryan Bike recovered 2020.9.10

Someone saw an ad to sell this and 4 other bikes on Craigslist and reported it to Bike Index. Bike Index alerted me and I was able to get the police involved to recover all 4 bikes. THANK YOU BIKE INDEX!!! translated from English

Kevin Bike recovered 2020.9.10

Someone found it on Craigslist and alerted Bike Index. I was then able to get the police involved to recover this bike and 4 others that were stolen at the same time! THANK YOU BIKE INDEX!!!! translated from English

Kevin Bike recovered 2020.9.10

I noticed 3 listings for my bike on Bike Index... so EPS was able to track it down! Thank you Bike Index & EPS! translated from English

Sheena Bike recovered 2020.9.9

A security guard looked it up on Bike Index and contacted Calgary Police. translated from English

Brian Bike recovered 2020.9.9

Someone bought the bicycle for cash. Then, they located the serial number on this site and contacted the police. translated from English

BK Bike recovered 2020.9.9

Through Bike Index! Rad Power was notified by UW Surplus that the bike had been recovered by UWPD and was waiting to be picked up; I stopped by today and have it once again. translated from English

Christian Bike recovered 2020.9.8

Good samaritan called in an abandoned bike in an alley in Cranston and called CPS. They identified the bike as mine and returned it. Police said that me having a good description and the SN was essential in recovering the bike. Thanks to everyone for helping me get my baby back! translated from English

John Bike recovered 2020.9.8

Another win for Bike Index! An anonymous user witnessed my bike going in and out of a property near their residence. I called the police and received the call they had retrieved my bike a few minutes later! I don't believe this would have been possible without the help of Bike Index. translated from English

Bryce Bike recovered 2020.9.7

I was first alerted through Bike Index. After a week of some messaging with the guy selling it on OfferUp we set up a time to meet. Brought a friend and a printout of my original receipt with the serial number. Told the guy, showed him my copy of the receipt, and without question, he gave it up. translated from English

Jenny Bike recovered 2020.9.6

The thief deserted the bike behind my neighbour’s garage. My neighbour has been looking for the owner on the internet. They finally saw the post and returned the bike. Many thanks! translated from English

Jian Bike recovered 2020.9.4

Edmonton Police Service recovered the bike at a pawn shop. translated from English

Edmond Bike recovered 2020.9.3

Neighbour found in their yard, they checked Bike Index, got my number and called me!! translated from English

Stephen Bike recovered 2020.9.3

I tracked the bike down on Craigslist. The seller bought it on an app called LetGo. Bike Index did not help directly but did give me a sense of control and comfort in its explanation on how to alert others. Also, having step-by-step instructions on how to handle the reporting was very reassuring. translated from English

Kelly Bike recovered 2020.9.2

Someone in the neighbourhood found my bike at Forest Heights in the park just lying there so he brought it home and checked the serial number on Bike Index. Bike Index was the key to having this bike returned to me so I am very happy about registering the bike with Bike Index. translated from English

Adrian Bike recovered 2020.9.2

Calgary Police Service on-line theft unit got it back from a seller on Kijiji after I received several alerts from a Bike Index user as to its listing on Kijiji. translated from English

Cathy Bike recovered 2020.9.2

Spotted by a Bike Index user for sale on Facebook, swooped up by Calgary PD the same day. translated from English

Reka Bike recovered 2020.9.1

Just a day after the theft, the thief posted it for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Six days later, I received a text from a person who purchased it. They found my listing on Bike Index, messaged me, and I got my bike back on 8/30. I am so thankful for this site (and good people). Thank you! translated from English

Dayna Bike recovered 2020.8.31

Police had it in their property room. Because I had it registered on Bike Index I was able to recover it almost immediately! Great work translated from English

Colin Bike recovered 2020.8.29

Edmonton Police got it back from a bike shop that ran it on Bike Index. translated from English

Winston Bike recovered 2020.8.28

Some guys saw the bike and then found me through Bike Index, therefore reaching out to me to return it. translated from English

Steven Bike recovered 2020.8.28

Someone saw my Bike Index registry and responded with information which led to the bike being returned! Thank you!! translated from English

Joel Bike recovered 2020.8.26

My bike was found a few blocks from my home parked on a sidewalk. They took it home, got an alert on the serial number, checked Bike Index and found a match, and located me via our neighborhood blog. It seems the thieves realized that an electric bike without a battery or a key is not very useful. translated from English

Lauren Bike recovered 2020.8.25

We were notified by someone who saw the bike for sale on OfferUp. He searched Bike Index and contacted me. We contacted the seller. After providing some more details about the bike along with photos, the seller gave us the bike back. He said he had purchased it recently from someone in Corvalis. translated from English

Laurie Bike recovered 2020.8.25

Edmonton Police found it at a local pawnshop. Thank you EPS and Bike Index. If I never registered my bike, there's a huge chance that I would not have gotten it back. Thank you. translated from English

Ernie Bike recovered 2020.8.24

A good samaritan bought the bike for his son who then checked Bike Index and found it was stolen. He contacted me and returned it. translated from English

Magnus Bike recovered 2020.8.24

The thief tried to sell it on LetGo and someone noticed it matched a Bike Index stolen bike and alerted the police. translated from English

Jody Bike recovered 2020.8.23

A buyer on Craigslist was a little suspicious. The buyer searched Bike Index, saw my post, and the serial number matched. The buyer was able to get the money back from the seller, then contacted me and returned the bike. Thank you so much to the buyer and also Bike Index. translated from English

Andrew Bike recovered 2020.8.22

A fellow Bike Index member spotted my bike and contacted me. He waited there until I arrived with my husband to retrieve it. translated from English

Vianny Bike recovered 2020.8.19

Tracy, the amazing bike recovery lady, found it on OfferUp. She got a hold of me through Bike Index and texted and emailed. She met the guy and we got it back! So many other twists and turns, but this site works and your system works. translated from English

Jennifer Bike recovered 2020.8.18

Tracy, the amazing bike recovery lady, found it on OfferUp. She got a hold of me through Bike Index and texted and emailed. She met the guy and we got it back! So many other twists and turns, but this site works and the system works. translated from English

Jennifer Bike recovered 2020.8.18

A neighbor found it ditched in the alley and checked Bike Index. translated from English

Jennifer Bike recovered 2020.8.18

Someone found a listing on Facebook Marketplace, was able to get the serial # from the seller, ran it through this Bike Index, found my contact info, and reached out to let me know! translated from English

Nathan Bike recovered 2020.8.18

A police officer who regularly checks our Bike Index saw a photo of my bike, and happened to spot it on the street the next day. I had my bike back within 2 days of posting - thanks Bike Index, and the King County sheriff's office! translated from English

Gemma Bike recovered 2020.8.17

Huge shout out to James from stolenbikesnola.com for spotting my bike and even returning it to my house!! Awesome job - recovered in just 8 days. Thank you Bike Index so much!! translated from English

Joshua Bike recovered 2020.8.16

I was contacted this morning by Calgary Police saying they recovered the bike around one hour after it was stolen. Through my police report and the Bike Index profile (shared on Facebook), they were able to contact me. Thanks so much to Calgary Police and Bike Index, I am very grateful! translated from English

Amy Bike recovered 2020.8.16

Calgary Police recovered it and were able to track it back to me using Bike Index! translated from English

Reid Bike recovered 2020.8.14

The police found it at a pawn shop using the serial number we had put on Bike Index - so grateful! translated from English

Ellen Bike recovered 2020.8.13

A good samaritan saw it was reported on this site as stolen. Helped find an OfferUp ad that the suspected thief posted and set up a meet for the exchange. THANKS SO MUCH BIKE INDEX!! translated from English

Scott Bike recovered 2020.8.13