Recovery Stories

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.

Mark Bike recovered 2019.5.14

Recovered with the Bike Index's help!

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.

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!!

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!!!

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.

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.

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!

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!

Mary Bike recovered 2019.5.2

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

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).

Joshua Bike recovered 2019.5.1

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

Matt Bike recovered 2019.5.1

King county Sheriff's office spotted and recovered bike in downtown Seattle. They contacted me via the Bike Index

Thomas Bike recovered 2019.4.30

David from Stages Cycling spotted it in inner SE and helped recover it. They contacted me via the Bike Index.

Adam Bike recovered 2019.4.30

Found by Portland Police, identified by serial number listed on the Bike Index!

Taylor Bike recovered 2019.4.30

Bike came into a bike shop for repair and owner became suspicious and checked the Bike Index!

Anne Bike recovered 2019.4.26

A number of people noticed a suspicious bike for sale online. They checked the Bike Index to see if this bike matched the description of any stolen bikes (and came across mine!) which allowed me to contact the Edmonton police to recover my bike!

Stephen Bike recovered 2019.4.25

The wonderful folks from stolen bikes NOLA tracked my bike for over an hour and were able to get the bike thief to hand the bike back. Once they recovered it, they were able to find me via the Bike Index

Elbers Bike recovered 2019.4.25

A person contacted me through the Bike Index to let me know my bike was posted on a selling website Offerup.com (thanks Bryan!). I took this to DC police and they assigned a detective, Officer Bemiller.

Henry Bike recovered 2019.4.24

Edmonton police pulled a guy over who was riding it and ran the serial number through the Bike Index.

Natasha Bike recovered 2019.4.24

Good Samaritan found out in some bushes and found it using the Bike Index!

Mike Bike recovered 2019.4.23

Recovered through Bike Index, the CA distributor from Tern, & two awesome people that found it and held it for a month!

Taylor Bike recovered 2019.4.23

Police located it and contacted me via the Bike Index!

Max Bike recovered 2019.4.17

I was contacted by a person who had purchased the bike from whoever stole it. He saw my listing on the Bike Index and contacted me to let me know he was in possession of the bike.

Evan Bike recovered 2019.4.14

Recovered by Nola PD and identified using the Bike Index!

Marlon Bike recovered 2019.4.13

Stolen Bikes Nola recovered this and found me with the help of the Bike Index!

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and found me with the help of the Bike Index!

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and contacted me using the Bike Index!

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and contacted me using the Bike Index!

Jorge Bike recovered 2019.4.12

The bike was recovered by Stolen Bikes Nola, and they contacted me via the Bike Index!

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

The bike was recovered by Stolen Bikes Nola, and I was contacted about it via the Bike Index!

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and found me with the help of the Bike Index!

Stolen Bikes NOLA Tricycle recovered 2019.4.12

Thanks to the bikes task force and the Bike Index I have my bike back! Just shows how important it is to register your bike.

Thestoner Bike recovered 2019.4.11

I got a message from someone on the Bike Index who saw it posted on Craigslist! Thanks so much!

Jesse Bike recovered 2019.4.10

Scott of Splendid Cycles is my HERO!!! He spotted it at a camp and did all the footwork to get it back in my hands. What an amazing human he is. : )

Sarah Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2019.4.10

The Portland PD recovered my bike and called me to pick it up.

Bryan Bike recovered 2019.4.9

Found and ID'd in the Bike Index.

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.9

An officer from the SFPD recovered the bike and I couldn't be happier! Don't lose hope - register with the Bike Index and a huge thank you to the SFPD!

Eric Bike recovered 2019.4.9

I was contacted by a bike shop who recognized the bike via my listing on the Bike Index. Someone had brought it in for repairs.

Sharon Bike recovered 2019.4.6

After our bikes were stolen, we registered them on the Bike Index, and a local hero contacted us to say that there's a sketchy listing on OfferUp with a bike that looks a lot like one of ours. It definitely was.

Valeria Bike recovered 2019.4.5

The Edmonton Police Services recovered my bike on April 5, 2019 at the Coliseum LRT station. They were able to use the Bike Index to ID me as the owner. I met the Constable at the station and brought my bike home.

Gillian Bike recovered 2019.4.5

The police received a hit the Bike Index that a pawn shop had entered in the serial number of the bike and it was a stolen bike.

Shawn Potts Bike recovered 2019.4.4

Stolen Bikes NOLA called me and I picked it up Saturday, 30 March 2019 ! Thank You so much Stolen Bikes NOLA & Bike Index!

Stephen Bike recovered 2019.4.2

Someone posted on Stolen Bikes Nola that they bought a bike locally. Another member shared my post from Bike Index, and I was able to make contact and verify it was my bike! You guys definitely helped, and I will say this: from now on I will take many pictures and make sure I register my serial #!

Chin-Sun Lee Bike recovered 2019.4.1

The wonderful team of Stolen Bikes NOLA found it and contacted me via the Bike Index March 18th to recover it. I was out of the country and came back last night: today I picked it up.

Esme Bike recovered 2019.3.31

Thief posted bike for sale on line. People saw my add on here and contacted me about the add. Would have never been able to contact police services as quickly as I did without the Bike Index! Thank you!!!

Andrew Bike recovered 2019.3.30

I had someone I know pretend like they were interested in buying it and when they went to exchange the money he just took it! Found using the Bike Index.

Bailey Bike recovered 2019.3.30

Someone saw the bike on the Bike Index's twitter and recognized it on the street.

Patrick Bike recovered 2019.3.29

Recovered 5 years later after someone found it abandoned and then used the Bike Index to identify it!

Julie Bike recovered 2019.3.21

The Portland Police located the bike after 3 months missing and used the Bike Index to contact me! Thanks Bike Index.

Toblerpwn Bike recovered 2019.3.19