Recovery Stories

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

Someone in my community found it and searched Bike Index for a posting and called me after retrieving my phone number from the website posting. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marcel Recumbent recovered 2022.11.7

Someone found it and recovered it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2022.11.6

A local resident recognized it and put a heavy chain on it. Called the police and showed them the alert. The bike was recovered and the thief was charged translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Steven Bike recovered 2022.11.3

Police called and said it was at their warehouse. They found me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2022.11.2

A neighbor found it suspiciously at a mall and reported to the police. Had my bike back the same day! Very lucky! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrew Bike recovered 2022.11.2

Someone saw my bike listed on Bike Index. They recognized the bike at a bus stop and found my contact details in my posting on Bike Index. I am encouraged by how many people in the community are keeping their eyes open for stolen bikes, including myself. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stuart Bike recovered 2022.10.31

Tracy from BRAT helped me as well as other members of the bike index community. Thank you!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike kimbo Bike recovered 2022.10.28

Seattle PD recovered it, eventually turned it over to BikeWorks. BikeWorks looked it up on Bike Index and contacted me, thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2022.10.26

My stolen bike was taken to a bike mechanic shop and the mechanic looked up the serial number on Bike Index and once he saw that the bike was reported stolen, he informed the Edmonton Police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Syed Bike recovered 2022.10.26

Edmonton Police contacted me, I was a little hesitant because it has been 6 years since it was stolen, but still is in great shape! Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hector Bike recovered 2022.10.25

Bike Index user alerted me to post on facebook market place. SABRE in Seattle gave me usual advice. King County Police Deputy assisted me in meeting seller. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ellen Bike recovered 2022.10.25

Police came across it and cross referenced it against Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Blake Bike recovered 2022.10.24

A very nice person found it and messaged me! I am so grateful :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lia Bike recovered 2022.10.24

Recovered by police and contacted through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2022.10.21

The Edmonton police service found the bike, at a local pawn shop. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2022.10.21

6 1/2 years after being stolen and apparently sold on Offer Up, Portland Police recovered our bike in a routine stop in downtown Portland. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bob Bike recovered 2022.10.18

I want to thank the person that saw my bike on Bike Index and took the time to text me. You are a "bike angel" whoever you are. Thank you Bike Index for making this happen! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2022.10.13

A member on Bike Index saw my bike and contacted me. Incredibly grateful for the community on this website. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Braidon Bike recovered 2022.10.13

Someone contacted us after finding our bike using Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Berfu Bike recovered 2022.10.12

Amazing! Calgary Transit police officer checks BikeIndex postings daily and saw someone with my commuter bike during his shift. Woohoo! Thank you BikeIndex! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Diane Bike recovered 2022.10.11

With the help of an extremely kind Bike Index user, they noticed my bike for sale in a neighboring state a year and a half after it had been stolen. So grateful for the platform and the kindness of those who are using it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nick Bike recovered 2022.10.11

After I reported my bike stolen on Bike Index and I was contacted by Calgary Police Service and they returned my bike to me. They told me that they found my bike by the help of Bike Index and my report! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nasrat Bike recovered 2022.10.9

I saw someone riding it downtown and called the police who then recovered it. The serial number we had registered on bike index proved to the police that it was ours. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shannon Bike recovered 2022.10.8

Police recovered it and contacted me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Keaton Bike recovered 2022.10.7

BRAT Seattle + Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Megan Bike recovered 2022.10.7

Someone on Colorado Stolen Bike Watch facebook group recognized it in an FB marketplace ad. Contacted CU police and they recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2022.10.6

Boulder Police contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Samuel Bike recovered 2022.10.6

Everett PD recovered it 2 days later after an arrest and checking Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2022.10.6

The police and a good samaritan who found a suspicious Kijiji post and emailed me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Madeleine Bike recovered 2022.10.4

Found and recovered thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2022.10.4

The Calgary Police did an excellent job. Found the bike, checked the Bike Index number, and called me right away. Endless faith in the Bike Index system! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lucas Bike recovered 2022.10.3

Got an email from Bike Index that someone had spotted it. The person who spotted it stuck around and waited for the police to arrive and recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jake Bike recovered 2022.10.3

Awesome job by the Mountain Bike Police Team who spotted it locked to the railing by Calgary's downtown Superstore. They have cross-checked Serial # with Bike Index and have quickly tracked us down! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Olga Bike recovered 2022.10.3

Bike Index found it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Becky Bike recovered 2022.10.2

With the help of other bicyclists in my area who spotted my bike the previous day we were able to find the bikes location but also show the police/person in possession proof of ownership. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bradley Bike recovered 2022.10.2

Someone called me using the QR code on my reg sticker and said it was found ditched. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brady Bike recovered 2022.10.1