Recovery Stories

Fellow user from the Bike Index user spotted it on kijiji and police retrieved it. Thanks!

Medium recovery 1131 Gail Bike recovered 2019.6.24

A woman who had prior experience with her bike getting stolen, spotted it and noticed that it looked out of place. She was able to contact me through the Bike Index and verify that it was ours!

Medium recovery 1130 Amy Bike recovered 2019.6.22

Bike was brought into Huckleberry Bicycles in downtown SF just before 5 PM same day as stolen. The employee looked it up on the Bike Index and it was near the top of your list. Employee notified me through the Bike Index. I'm now an evangelist for your service.

Medium recovery 1129 John Bike recovered 2019.6.21

Someone had contacted me saying he ended up buying the bike from someone else and had found out the bike was reported stolen. He offered to send the bike back to me or compensate me for the value of the bike for him to keep it. Amazed at his honesty, I offered to sell him the bike at a discount.

Medium recovery 1128 Paramintr Bike recovered 2019.6.20

Seattle North precinct officer found it after viewing the Bike Index listing! I listed it under 12 hours before he found it!

Medium recovery 1127 Patrick Bike recovered 2019.6.16

A Bike Index user saw my bike on the street, checked the Bike Index, realized it was my bike. The next day he came back and confronted the owner, who admitted the bike was stolen. He contacted me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1126 Greg Bike recovered 2019.6.13

Stolen bikes NOLA helped me recover it! They contacts me via the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1125 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.6.12

Recovered by stolen bikes NOLA, contacted via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1124 Tim Bike recovered 2019.6.11

A neighbor found it in tact and then it on the Bike Index. Thanks!

Medium recovery 1123 Andy Bike recovered 2019.6.11

The bike was found in Bellingham. They noticed an individual left with no bike and returned with a newer bike and decided to check it out. The found my bike information listed on the Bike Index and contacted me.

Medium recovery 1122 Kyle Bike recovered 2019.6.6

The Bike Index emailed me and said they had seen a post about it Reddit from somebody who found it in their back yard.

Medium recovery 1121 Chris Bike recovered 2019.6.5

Through the Bike Index! Someone found it and fixed it up.

Medium recovery 1120 Andrew Bike recovered 2019.6.5

Alex from stolen bikes NOLA reclaimed it from someone who had purchased it for $45! After 2 months, my bike was sighted on Esplanade and it was recovered without conflict. They contacted me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1119 Tara Bike recovered 2019.6.5

A good Samaritan in the neighborhood found the bike behind a dumpster and called me through the Bike Index! Reunited and it feels so good!

Medium recovery 1118 Alex Bike recovered 2019.6.4

Recovered by Stolen Bikes NOLA, they contacted me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1117 James Bike recovered 2019.6.3

Recovered by Stolen Bikes NOLA, they contacted me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1116 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.6.3

Stolen bikes Nola helped find it with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1115 Samira Bike recovered 2019.6.1

Found a couple miles east of our house in an alley. I was notified by an upstanding citizen that connected with me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1114 Wade Bike recovered 2019.5.29

The Seattle Police Department found it and it contacted me via the Bike Index

Medium recovery 1113 Ryan Bike recovered 2019.5.29

It was brought into Velo Bike Shop in Seattle for a flat repair and the amazing team there (thank you so much Val) was skeptical and looked the bike up on the Bike Index. I never thought I would see my bike again, especially after almost three years.

Medium recovery 1112 Gregory Bike recovered 2019.5.29

Someone found it and reached me using the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1111 Blahdia Bike recovered 2019.5.28

I found an ad for this bike on Kijiji, set up a meeting and checked the Serial Number. It was in fact the same one so I reported it to the local RCMP and they recovered it after verifying it on the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1110 Neil Bike recovered 2019.5.27

Spotted in downtown PDX. Then PPb bike theft recovered it from the thieves and contacted me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1109 Carrie Bike recovered 2019.5.27

A person bought it, saw that it was stolen and contacted me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1108 Cassandra Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Someone from stolen bikes Nola found it!! The contacted me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1107 Marisa Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Someone bought it on internet. Later, he realized it was reported as stolen and he returned it to the police office at Stony Plain, who contacted me via the Bike Index. Amazing people is out there.

Medium recovery 1106 Francisco Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Recovered via the Bike index and PDX police

Medium recovery 1105 Roberto Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Through the work of Edmonton Police Service, Stolen Bikes Edmonton Facebook, and the Bike Index we were able to find the bike on Kijiji and set up a sting operation to get the bike back!

Medium recovery 1104 Chantal Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Bike was recovered with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1103 Vicki Bell Bike recovered 2019.5.22

Bike was recovered with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1102 Vicki Bell Bike recovered 2019.5.22

The Police Department worked with a local pawn shop to locate it. They contacted me via the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1141 Savannah Bicycle Campaign Bike recovered 2019.5.21

Found bike frame and returned to original owners after running the serial through the Bike Index database!

Medium recovery 1097 Jason Bike recovered 2019.5.20

Bike was found abandoned. I was contacted through the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1098 Kevin Bike recovered 2019.5.19

I recovered this bike and another with the help of the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1099 Teddy Bike recovered 2019.5.18

I recovered this bike and one other with the help of the Bike Index, thank you!

Medium recovery 1101 Teddy Southrn Yeti Bike recovered 2019.5.18

I recovered this bike and one other with the help of the Bike Index, thank you!

Medium recovery 1100 Teddy Southrn Yeti Bike recovered 2019.5.18

Good samaritan found the frame abandoned in West Seattle, ran it against the Bike Index database, got in touch, and returned it.

Medium recovery 1096 Valeria Bike recovered 2019.5.17

Recovered by Portland Police Bureau, contacted with help from the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1095 Robert Bike recovered 2019.5.17

Someone brought my bike in to a local shop to get some work done, and they looked it up on the Bike Index and realized it was stolen! They contacted me and I came in to grab it.

Medium recovery 1094 Mark Bike recovered 2019.5.14

Recovered with the Bike Index's help!

Medium recovery 1093 Connie Bike recovered 2019.5.9

Vigilante efforts thanks to PNW Lost/Stolen Bikes group on facebook, some kind individuals, the SPD, the Bike Index, and some karma.

Medium recovery 1092 Lila Bike recovered 2019.5.8

Local landlord found it by one of his buildings! He found me on the Bike Index and had me come by and grab it! This site is great, thank you!!

Medium recovery 1091 Dillon Bike recovered 2019.5.8

I got a tip from the Bike Index that it was for sale on OfferUp. I posed as a buyer and got the federal police (Homeland Security) in Washington DC to confront him, match up the serial number, and after a year apart, Joule and I are reunited!!! I’ll be donating to Bike Index. Thank you!!!

Medium recovery 1090 Daniel Bike recovered 2019.5.7

Found it on Facebook and met with the person. Bike Index was very helpful in recovering it since I had all my documents on this site.

Medium recovery 1087 Manuel Bike recovered 2019.5.7

Sold to an unsuspecting buyer on Offerup, because Offerup is terrible then ID'd as stolen in the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1088 Greg Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2019.5.6

Someone saw my bike downtown, called me via the Bike Index, and flagged down the police!

Medium recovery 1089 Craig Bike recovered 2019.5.6

Stolen Bikes YEG found it online. The police followed up and caught the thief red-handed cruising down Whyte Ave on my bike. They contacted me via the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1086 Mary Bike recovered 2019.5.2

The bike was found at local bike shop and we were notified via the Bike Index! Thanks.

Medium recovery 1084 Kristin Bike recovered 2019.5.2

A fine citizen found it on Craigslist and checked the Bike Index to see if it was stolen. He contacted me and voila! He had bought it from someone who, we presume, bought it from the thief (or dealer).

Medium recovery 1085 Joshua Bike recovered 2019.5.1

Stolen Bikes Nola found it with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1080 Matt Bike recovered 2019.5.1