Recovery Stories

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

Police helped to get the bike back from thief. Thanks Denver PD! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brett Bike recovered 2022.10.1

Through an amazing bike community and bike index volunteers! The Police were able to recover my bike and get it back to me. Amazing. Almost 1-year of this bike being gone, I thought I would never see it again! Thank you SOOOO MUCH! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Keeley Bike recovered 2022.10.1

The police found it and contacted me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2022.9.29

It was returned to me by someone you found it. I ended up giving it to the guy that found it. He is going to try and make use of the surviving parts and pass it on to someone who otherwise wouldn't have a bike. Hoping it will find a great home. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Julie Bike recovered 2022.9.29

Edmonton Police Service called to inform me that they believe they had located the bike after seeing the post on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rachel Bike recovered 2022.9.28

The listing was spotted on here and we were notified. We met the individual where they saw them and we were able to recover all four of our bikes within just a few blocks. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erik Bike recovered 2022.9.28

The listing was spotted on here and we were notified. We met the individual where they saw them and we were able to recover all four of our bikes within just a few blocks. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erik Bike recovered 2022.9.28

Somebody on here saw our post and called us. We found two bikes in that area and then through talking to the folks around there, we found the other two a few blocks away. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erik Bike recovered 2022.9.28

Found abandoned. SCPD called me and returned it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nicholas Bike recovered 2022.9.27

Discovered in a pawn shop by a good samaritan who found the listing on Bike Index and contacted law enforcement. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tom Bike recovered 2022.9.27

Calgary police found stolen bike, looked on Bike Index to confirm that it was a stolen bike translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adrian Bike recovered 2022.9.27

SPD found it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Katherine Bike recovered 2022.9.27

One of the mods on the Stolen Bikes Edmonton FB group alerted me to a fishy ad on FB marketplace. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cyrus Bike recovered 2022.9.23

Trek Bike Shop in Maple Ridge BC was able to find my stolen mountain bike add on Bike Index. Contact the local authorities and made contact with me that they had found it!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Damon Bike recovered 2022.9.23

The folks at Bike Index identified this bike being sold locally 8 months after it was stolen. I contacted the person, confronted them safely, and recovered my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2022.9.23

Edmonton Police found this at a local pawnshop. They checked Bike Index and confirmed it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2022.9.21

EPS found it with a partnership with Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2022.9.21

A police officer recovered it in a storage shed. Located the Serial Number on the bike and linked that to our posting on BikeIndex.org. We picked up the bicycle from the police officer almost a year after it was stolen. Thanks for the assist BikeIndex! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike matt Bike recovered 2022.9.21

Someone recognized it off of Facebook stolen bikes page and found my number from Bike Index. They gave me a call and I rushed over and the police helped me recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2022.9.20

Edmonton police found it in a Uhaul truck along with other stolen goods translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derrick Bike recovered 2022.9.18

I was contacted by some guy (4 years later!) saying he'd purchased my bike about 15 miles from where it was stolen. And he found me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike greenstick Bike recovered 2022.9.18

I got a call from the police. A quick witted neighbour saw someone with the bicycle and took a picture of the person and the bicycle. The person ditched the bike and ran. The neighbor called the police. I recovered it from the police station. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Richard Bike recovered 2022.9.16

Listed on Kijiii for sale … a buyer with a keen eye (and a due diligence process that included checking BikeIndex.org) was able to point me in the right direction. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Casimir Bike recovered 2022.9.16

A neighbor found it in the bushes and found the serial number on Bike Index and contacted me. Amazing! Thank you, Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Diane Bike recovered 2022.9.16

Someone found the bike abandoned, looked it up on Bike Index and returned it to me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2022.9.14

Someone tried to sell the bike to a Play It Again Sports. I had been in contact with them, and gave them the serial number and police report. They confiscated the bike and contacted me and local police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kirk Bike recovered 2022.9.14

CPS returned the bike to me one week later. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shaun Bike recovered 2022.9.11

A bike shop owner reached out to me when he saw this bike for sale on Craigs List. Bike Index was the reason he found it and was critical to me getting my bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sarah Bike recovered 2022.9.11

An officer was browsing Facebook Marketplace, and came across my bike being sold for a suspiciously low price, and matched the bike to Bike Index. The police were able to successfully recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ross Bike recovered 2022.9.10

Brian at Bike Index helped massively! Not just with the logistics but with moral support too. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sreecharan Bike recovered 2022.9.9

With the help of BART, we were able to set up a meetup with the perp and have SPD on standby. Perp took off on the bike but was eventually caught and the bike recovered. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sreecharan Bike recovered 2022.9.9

Police found it across the city and looked up Bike Index! Returned to me within 20 minutes of them finding it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kacey Bike recovered 2022.9.8

Edmonton Police Service recovered this bike. Made my day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Korina Bike recovered 2022.9.7

Police recovered the bike after the person decided to dump it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Russell Bike recovered 2022.9.7