Recovery Stories

Our Friends at the PSU Bike Hub because they saw the Bike Index posts!!! Thank you so much!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Molly Bike recovered 2017.9.27

Stolen in 2013, this Surly was found by @ppbbiketheft officers in 2017 and ID'd in the Bike Index. Thieves had swapped out the fork, handlebars, pedals, brakes, saddle ... but it's home. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2017.9.23

The Bees found my bike! Stolen at 4:45 pm, offficers found and went out of their way to return it by 8:30! If it wasn't for the Bike Index I don't think I would have seen my bike again! Thanks for this tool!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2017.9.18

The bike was purchased at a garage sale in Milwaukee. After purchase, the buyer checked the serial number and the search connected them to the Bike Index stolen report. I was contacted and arrangements were made to recover. Thanks Jake! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tim Bike recovered 2017.9.16

Someone found it and stored it in their classroom then after a while found me here on the Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Martijn Bike recovered 2017.9.14

The bike showed up at a pawn shop, and the guy working realized something was up. He found my listing on the Bike Index, and contacted us right away! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bianca Bike recovered 2017.9.10

The thief sold it to an honest person who became suspicious after realizing it was worth far more than she paid. She looked on the web, found my posting on the Bike Index, and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lee Bike recovered 2017.9.7

Someone bought the bike locally and checked the Bike Index afterwards! it's good to know that there are still some honest people left in the world. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephen Bike recovered 2017.9.5

Found thanks to Bike index's twitter. Someone found it behind their apartment. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nicole Bike recovered 2017.9.5

Recovered by Santa Barbara MTD, ID'd in the Bike Index - with no serial on file. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kent Bike recovered 2017.9.4

A couple found it in the woods several cities away, looked up the serial number on the Bike Index, sent me an email with photos and we met up in a common area and they returned the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chad Bike recovered 2017.9.4

Recovered with the assistance of the Cycling Utah folks, and ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dave Bike recovered 2017.9.4

When the Omaha Police contacted me they had not entered the serial number from the police report. Fortunately they got a (LEADS pawn shop) hit on the registry I made with Bike Index. Keep up the good work! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amy Bike recovered 2017.8.28

Spotted on Kijiji by a Bike Index user - I've recovered my stolen bike, almost a year later. I setup a buy and local police sent an officer under cover and confirmed it based on the serial number on my power meter that was on the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kyle Bike recovered 2017.8.27

Someone bought it at Alameda flea market, searched the Bike Index, saw it was stolen, and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Paul Bike recovered 2017.8.27

Stolen, then found for sale on Craigslist by a Bike Index user. This bike's now home thanks to the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jenna Bike recovered 2017.8.27

Somebody found it offered on a website, and checked on the Bike Index. He warned us. We bought it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claudio Bike recovered 2017.8.26

A bike messenger spotted the bike and recognized it from the Bike Index! Police came and assisted. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andy Bike recovered 2017.8.22

Found for sale on Craigslist, flagged thanks to the Bike Index, and returned. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2017.8.21

Thanks to local neighbors my bike was recovered though a bit trashed I'm glad to have it back. I registered with Bike Index, not really expecting anything to happen. A few days later after reporting to bike-indexing received a call and was reunited with my bike. Thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joseph Bike recovered 2017.8.19

Thanks to local neighbors my bike was recovered though a bit trashed I'm glad to have it back. I registered with Bike Index, not really expecting anything to happen. A few days later after reporting to bike-indexing received a call and was reunited with my bike. Thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joseph Bike recovered 2017.8.19

Contacted by good Samaritan on the Bike Index. Swung by and picked it up. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carl Bike recovered 2017.8.18

Found by unsuspecting buyer and ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2017.8.8

Found by Portland Police Bureau in Waterfront Park on July 4th. ID'd via the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2017.8.8

Someone bought my bike and after checking bike index and realizing it was stolen he immediately contacted me and returned the bike. Big thanks to the Bike Index and the person for getting my bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2017.8.7

Someone bought my bike and after checking the Bike Index and realizing it was stolen he immediately contacted me and returned the bike. Big thanks to the Bike Index and the person for getting my bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2017.8.7

"Good Afternoon, My name is Jen Rosa and I work with the Pawn + Property Recovery Unit at Seattle PD. I have a pawn shop owner contacting me, thinking he may have your bike in his shop" - ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Meg Bike recovered 2017.8.7

This stolen bike was bought for sale online, then ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dave Bike recovered 2017.8.7

SFPD recovered it and found out I had reported it stolen via the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jose Bike recovered 2017.8.3

A guy steps in a pawn shop in Seattle and is trying to sell the bike only for $100! They checked the Bike Index and found out that the bike was stolen. They let the guy know that the bike is stolen and they guy ran away. They called me saying that they have my bike. Thanks guys! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Milad Bike recovered 2017.8.1

I was contacted by two maintenance workers from North Clackamas County Parks and Recreation who found my bike at abandoned at a park. They ran the bike's serial number on Bike Index and found my "stolen bike" post from last year. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2017.7.30

Back Alley Bike Repair saw this bike in Bike Index and called me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Josh Bike recovered 2017.7.20

Found by Portland Police Bike Theft Task force officers, ID'd via the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Christine Bike recovered 2017.7.20

Someone contacted me through Bike index and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeremy Bike recovered 2017.7.18

I registered my bike after it was stolen and a few weeks later got a message from someone who had bought my bike off of someone on the street, checked the Index and realized it was stolen. They just wanted to get it back to the rightful owner. I'm so grateful for their kindness, and so happy to have my bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claire Bike recovered 2017.7.17

A wonderful neighbor spotted the posting about this bike. He then saw another neighbor with the bike and was able to buy it back and then get in touch with us through this the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chelsi Bike recovered 2017.7.13

Found by Stolen Bikes Nola via the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2017.7.13

Bike was purchased on pinkbike, buyer realized it was stolen after checking the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brett Bike recovered 2017.7.13

The officers found my bike registered with Bike Index and subsequently found the police report about it being stolen. I'm so very grateful for these Samaritans and, of course, the Bike Index! Wow! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vivian Bike recovered 2017.7.10

Was contacted that my bike was listed on Craigslist under the lost and found category with the title, "I stole your bike and want to return it". Strangely enough, I met up with the bike thief and was given back my bike. Would have never found it on craigslist if I didn't get a call from someone saying they saw my bike and found the listing on the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Geoffrey Bike recovered 2017.7.10

A good Samaritan found it under their porch and it had been there for 2 weeks, along with some clothes and other various personal belongings. They brought it in to Bike Gallery on Milwaukee and Bike Gallery found it on the Bike Index and contacted me! Thanks everyone! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Greg Bike recovered 2017.7.8

Portland Police on patrol found bike leaning on a tent near the PSU campus. Fender Kit removed, Lime Green U Lock was painted black and bell was smashed. Great work by Debra, Portland Police and Bryan at the Bike Index to contact me and my very new Kona bike is in great shape considering I missed it for 3 weeks. Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike JC Bike recovered 2017.7.6

Recovered by Portland Police & ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michele Bike recovered 2017.7.3

Stolen in 2010, this bike was recovered in 2017 by Portland Police Bureau's Property and Evidence Division via the Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Seth Bike recovered 2017.7.3

Friendly stranger saw it abandoned in the weeds. Found me on the Bike Index. Hooray translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2017.7.1

One week after reporting the bike as stolen on Bike Index I received an email from the Bike Index stating that the bike has been recovered and was turned at the Police property warehouse where I was able to pick it up. Thanks a lot! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rikm Bike recovered 2017.6.30

Portland Police matched the serial from the Bike Index and gave me a call. Bike is completely intact (down to the functioning speedometer). Really stoked! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2017.6.29

Someone messaged me off the Bike Index and pointed me in the right direction! Thanks y'all! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kiara Bike recovered 2017.6.27

Brought in to our neighborhood LBS, who checked the Bike Index and repossessed the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Greg Bike recovered 2017.6.26

PPB Bike Theft recovered and they confirmed my serial through the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Terrence Bike recovered 2017.6.23