Recovery Stories

Someone found it and brought it to the Edmonton Police. They contacted me for pick-up! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dominique Bike recovered 2022.8.2

Police verified it on bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike TYLER Bike recovered 2022.8.2

Police called me saying they had recovered my bike after 4 years! Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike max Bike recovered 2022.7.29

It was sold at a pawn shop and recorded by the pawn shop. Since it was reported as stolen on Bike Index police were able to track it down and it was returned to me today. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2022.7.28

A citizen found the bike in a park. He noticed a QR code Bike Index Sticker and then found the contact details for us translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derrick Bike recovered 2022.7.25

Good Samaritan checked the serial number and contacted me through Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rob Bike recovered 2022.7.25

The person who bought it got suspicious that it was stolen and checked on bike index! Also a bike index volunteer supported me through the process of getting it back! Hooray for Bike Index!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike kim Bike recovered 2022.7.21

Police found and matched serial to police report translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dave Bike recovered 2022.7.21

The Calgary Police Service contacted me to let me know they have it almost 3 years after it had been stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nolan Bike recovered 2022.7.20

Calgary Police officer found our bike with the help of Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Veronique Bike recovered 2022.7.20

Tracy with Bike Recovery Action Team - Seattle found it on offerup and pretended to buy then confronted the seller that she knew it was stolen and she got it!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marianna Bike recovered 2022.7.19

POLICE CPS GREAT WORK THANK YOU translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matt Bike recovered 2022.7.18

Bike returned through the efforts of the CPS and members of the Bike Index community. Had I not registered my bike on Bike Index and reported it stolen I would not have it today. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike michael Bike recovered 2022.7.17

Got a phone call this morning from the police. They had the bike which had been abandoned in a park here. They traced the bike to me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2022.7.15

It was abandoned on someone’s lawn and they checked this site and called me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Emily Bike recovered 2022.7.15

Amazing Calgary Transit officer saw a person on a bike clearly not theirs. Checked the serial number on Bike Index and recovered it for us. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bob Bike recovered 2022.7.15

The calgary police saw someone riding it, they pulled him over and he had warrants so they took him in and found out the bike was reported on Bike Index and they called me the same day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike kale Bike recovered 2022.7.14

Police spotted a guy riding my bike illegally on the sidewalk. They pulled him over and ran the serial number. He got arrested and I got my bike back. Unfortunately it was stripped of the motor, battery, and front brake, but at least I can fix it or part it out. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Charles Bike recovered 2022.7.14

Someone from an Edmonton Facebook group that tries to recover stolen bikes contacted me because they saw a posting on FB Marketplace that looked like my bike (it was). I followed up with Edmonton Police and they recovered the bike from the seller. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2022.7.14

Located with Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derek Bike recovered 2022.7.13

With the help of Tracey at BRAT! She is unreal! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike abbydell Bike recovered 2022.7.13

Holy crap what a story. Thanks to bike index, a new friend was able to match it with a bike that was listed on Facebook marketplace. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Blaine Bike recovered 2022.7.12

Through the help of people on Bike Index and EPS I was able to recover my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Johnathan Bike recovered 2022.7.12

The NZ Police located on a property in Katikati in July 2022, someone had tried to grind off the serial number. Making the Police Report was key. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Richard Bike recovered 2022.7.11

A good Samaritan found it being posted on facebook market and the seller looked suspicious. He found out about the bike being stolen on Bike index, found my info and contacted me. I later worked with Manchester PD to retrieve the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Xiaoxiao Bike recovered 2022.7.11

Many thanks to Tracy from BRAT Seattle t. Tracy monitored our bike and found a listing on OfferUp. She helped me walk through the process to get a police escort to help recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Farhan Bike recovered 2022.7.9

Edmonton Police Service members found this bike abandoned at one of our local libraries. It was painted black and some accessories were exchanged. My bike lock and cable were gone. It was returned to me late yesterday! Thank you everyone! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.7.9

A network of volunteers searched for it. It was found on offerup. The person selling eventually agreed to return it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Renee Bike recovered 2022.7.8

Edmonton police service constable emailed me to say it was found in downtown Edmonton. I was stunned as I never expected to see it again. Obviously Bike Index works! I have made a donation. And thank-you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2022.7.7

Edmonton Police Service stopped the thief when they noticed him riding an expensive bike, they checked the serial number and discovered it was stolen. I really appreciate the efforts of EPS and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kent Bike recovered 2022.7.7

All credit and respect to Tracy at B.R.A.T. in the Seattle area. Many thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lane Bike recovered 2022.7.7

Working with Bike Index and the Bellingham Police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2022.7.6

A person on the website found my bike and handed it in to the Edmonton police. They contacted me that and met to retrieve the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kordell Bike recovered 2022.7.6

Someone found me through Bike Index and returned the bike- much thanks to them! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ben Bike recovered 2022.7.5

I printed off the bike index page and used it as the flyers for my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Miles Bike recovered 2022.7.4

A Good Samaritan saw a sketchy person walking with it and asked him if was his. They gave him $200 for it and checked the Rad Power website which had a link to Bike Index. He checked the VIN and contacted me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Melissa Bike recovered 2022.7.2

Bike Index sent me a notification. The FB admin of the Stolen Bikes in Denver called me to also let me know and provided tips on how to recover. I really can't believe this all worked! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2022.7.1

The SFPD got it back when dealing with another burglary. They saw the post in Bike Index and recognized the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marcos Bike recovered 2022.6.30

Someone who found the bike's location contacted me through bike index after he checked out the serial number when the thief was offering to sell him the bike. The police went to the location and retrieved the bike at 3am. Best end to terrible day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tommy Bike recovered 2022.6.30

I would have never made a police report or called the police, if it weren't for Bike Index, but it all worked out. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike hyung Bike recovered 2022.6.29

The bike was brought to a repair shop, and reported to the cops via Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Harrison Bike recovered 2022.6.29

I was contacted by a railroad police officer who stated the shipping case was recovered after being stolen off a train while in shipment. After being held up in evidence for a few months, the bike was finally shipped back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Scott Bike recovered 2022.6.29

Bike was found on Oregon State University campus. Love that you are a 501c3 with Open API. You do god's work. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2022.6.28

Found by Edmonton Police near downtown area. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claudio Bike recovered 2022.6.28

Calgary Police recovered it from thief, and I picked it up from their facility today. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2022.6.27

Someone found it and called phone number on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jon Bike recovered 2022.6.24

Person brought the bike back from the same place stolen! I recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2022.6.23

Recovered by Milwaukee PD almost 1 year later. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cameron Bike recovered 2022.6.22

Good citizen who purchased the bike not knowing it was stolen reached out through Bike Index and was able to return it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lauren Bike recovered 2022.6.22

The bike was recovered with help through Facebook group BRAT Seattle and Sabre, thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sean Bike recovered 2022.6.19