Recovery Stories

Police found the bike abandoned. Serial number registered with Bike Index and they contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Garry Bike recovered 2023.3.24

Unbelievable! Someone purchased this bike from a reputable bike repair shop, then saw the stolen listing on Bike Index from 9 months ago and reached out to me to inquire if bike had been recovered. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jean Bike recovered 2023.3.22

Someone found it in a snowbank, and notified me through Bike Index. Very thankful to him for recovering it and Bike Index for making this possible! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lawrence Bike recovered 2023.3.17

Thanks to Bike Index the recovery and my proof of ownership was possible! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Virgil Bike recovered 2023.3.15

Tip through bike index and wonderful EPS! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ingrid Bike recovered 2023.3.13

Owner is ecstatic that the bike has been returned. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cartski Bike recovered 2023.3.12

So very grateful to Bike Index!! The kids are psyched to have their bike back :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Teasha Bike recovered 2023.3.12

Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jake Bike recovered 2023.3.11

Someone called and was pretty sure she had my bike. She said she just bought it and her brother thought it was odd and looked it up on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chandler Bike recovered 2023.3.10

Thanks to the eagle eyes and assistance from members of SABRE. Tracy was amazing helping us make this happen. WOW. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sheila Tandem recovered 2023.3.10

The security team at the mall called me because they they retrieved my phone number through Bike Index because I marked my bike as stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rafael Bike recovered 2023.3.8

Recovered with help from Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2023.3.6

Police called me, they found it 3 days after it was stolen. They used the serial number on the bike and used Bike Index to contact me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2023.3.4

A fellow cyclist spotted my bike being walked down the street by someone who did not appear to own the bike. He saw the posting on bike index and reported the incident immediately to the police and bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nathan Bike recovered 2023.3.4

My cycling club spotted the bike and contacted me to confirm the serial number! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2023.2.28

A nice lady saw it on the side of the street, thought it was strange for a nice-ish bike to be sitting there, took it home to look up on Bike Index and matched it with mine. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Will Bike recovered 2023.2.24

It’s a little scratched up, but home and in one piece and functional ! Thank you to the bike index and my local fb bike community, family and friends !!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Caitlin Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2023.2.21

Two great guys helped with the search and recovery. Finally got it back after several months. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2023.2.19

Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Monique Bike recovered 2023.2.18

Recovered with Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Monique Bike recovered 2023.2.18

Calgary Police returned it translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zoe Bike recovered 2023.2.18

Thanks Calgary Police Service and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patrick Bike recovered 2023.2.16

The police helped recover my bike thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Evan Bike recovered 2023.2.16

An ad for a bike at the local pawn shop got noticed by Bike Index reader. Contacted CPS, confirmed the serial # and photos/customizations,got it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2023.2.15

NW Pro Gear on SE Woodstock is amazing and secured the bike after being suspicious of theft after it was brought in for appraisal. They ID'd the bike on Bike Index and notified Portland Police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cody Bike recovered 2023.2.13

Bike Index connected me to Bike Recovery Action Network and BRAT coached me through the steps to meet up with the seller to get my bike back. THANK YOU!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Livy Bike recovered 2023.2.11

Bike Index was able to help the Calgary police service identify my bike as it was being ridden by its thief down the road!! Thanks Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2023.2.6

The police checked the bike serial against their police reports and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Janet Bike recovered 2023.2.6

An officer recovered the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Elden Bike recovered 2023.2.6

Edmonton City Police recognized it while out on patrol. Suspects were approached. Bike confirmed. Recovery was made. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amber Tricycle recovered 2023.2.5

I’m so grateful to my neighbor and Bike Index that helped us reunite with our our dear bike in less than 1 day! Thank YOU!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vickie Bike recovered 2023.2.1

You guys!!! Someone Found the bike at a rental property, looked it up on your site and called me!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sean Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2023.1.30

Got a call from Bike Clark County and an email from Bike Index. Someone found it abandoned and was very kind to turn it in! HUGE Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rena Bike recovered 2023.1.29

I got my bike back! Special thanks to Bike Index and River City Bicycles! Someone brought a bike into the shop for repairs. They checked the serial number on Bike Index, saw it had been stolen, and reached out to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carlos Bike recovered 2023.1.28

Thanks to the amazing Edmonton Police Department we have our bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erin Bike recovered 2023.1.27

Worked with police detectives to meet seller and return stolen bike. Having serial number made it easier to confirm ownership. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2023.1.26

Boulder Police Department identified the Serial Number and checked Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ian Bike recovered 2023.1.24

Bike Index alerted to Facebook Marketplace post and bike was recovered by Edmonton Police Service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephen Bike recovered 2023.1.23

REI ran the serial through Bike Index, saw it was stolen, let them know and called the cops. The person left the bike at REI and disappeared. The cops found my info through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Koby Bike recovered 2023.1.20

Police recovered bike with minor damage translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marc Bike recovered 2023.1.16

CU Bike Index user spotted the bike and informed the owner of said bike who then called CUPD. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike SAMUEL Bike recovered 2023.1.16

Got a call from someone in the neighborhood. My bike had been dumped, they looked on Bike Index and found my information. Thanks neighbor!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ariana Bike recovered 2023.1.16

With the help of Bike Index members and community members! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2023.1.13

Police with help from Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claire Bike recovered 2023.1.13

With the help of local PD and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2023.1.12

Thank you CPS! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jack Bike recovered 2023.1.9

I recovered my bike from Edmonton Police this morning. A bit worse for wear after 14 months but glad to have it back nonetheless. Bike Index thanks for the service you provide to the cycling community.  translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephen Bike recovered 2023.1.6

Oceanside police recovered it and found my listing here and contacted me. Sadly it was stripped but they system worked! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Melissa Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2023.1.6

It was returned by a very nice couple a few blocks away from me, they looked on Bike Index and noticed it and gave me a call translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jameshornett Bike recovered 2023.1.3

CPS located and returned to us! Amazing!! So thankful - translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shawna Bike recovered 2023.1.2