Recovery Stories

My bike was recovered by Calgary Police Service. Having the serial number, description, and using Bike Index definitely helped in getting my bike back. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leanne Bike recovered 2022.4.19

A person bought the bike on Kijiji and later realized it was stolen by matching it on Bike Index. They did the right thing and returned it. I’m thankful for their honesty and integrity. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darko Bike recovered 2022.4.18

Some great Calgarian guy found my bike and checked the serial through Bike index, and texted me about it. Thank you for your great work BIKE INDEX TEAM! 😃 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Konstantin28 Bike recovered 2022.4.17

A kind stranger saw an ad on Craigslist for a great bike at a very low price. He looked it up on Bike Index and contacted me. We notified the police, called the seller and he eventually contacted me to return it. Thanks so much for your help! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sara Bike recovered 2022.4.15

Police in Greenwood Village recovered it today and it was great. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mason Bike recovered 2022.4.14

A friend spotted it on Craigslist!! My first move was contacting BRAT, we got it back this morning! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lori Bike recovered 2022.4.12

I was contacted by a bike shop in the area the bike was stolen. They noticed a defaced serial number on the bottom but were able to locate a second. They used Bike Index to find my bike and contact me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Logan Bike recovered 2022.4.11

Calgary Police recovered the bike and found me on Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2022.4.10

Edmonton police found a person riding it downtown and returned it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Russ Bike recovered 2022.4.9

Someone at the stolen bike Nola FB page located it and help me retrieve my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2022.4.8

Police found it when it was taken to a pawn shop. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Travis Bike recovered 2022.4.7

Someone left my bike on this guy's porch. He looked up the serial number and gave me a call. After six months, I'd definitely given up on getting my bike back. But now it's back! Thanks Bike Index and thanks human decency! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Clayton Bike recovered 2022.4.7

The police found it and contacted me. I'm thrilled. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrea Bike recovered 2022.4.5

Nice person accepted the bike as payment for a job. Before trying to sell it, they looked it up on Bike Index and contacted me to return it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sean Bike recovered 2022.4.5

I encountered it on a bike ride over the weekend. Thankfully I was quickly able to show my BikeIndex report, clearly showing the bike matched and that it was registered to me. Thanks BIKE INDEX! IT WORKS! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2022.4.4

The police found the bike and returned it thanks to bike index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derek Bike recovered 2022.4.3

Almost a month after it was stolen, someone found the bike abandoned near the water at Green Lake. They looked it up on Bike Index and found my contact info! Thanks, Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2022.4.3

Someone reached out to me when seeing an ad for a matching bike for sale. Someone had purchased the bike from a third party. I confirmed the information by reading the texts involved and contacting the third party directly. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Micah Bike recovered 2022.4.3

Edmonton Police apprehended the thieves and informed me. I picked it up from the police station two days later. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Anna Bike recovered 2022.4.2

Seattle Police found a "rider that didn't match bike", who gave up the bike without any fuss. Police found it on bike index, and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2022.4.2

This bike was posted to bike index as "abandoned". We engaged, but did not hear back from the person. Tracy helped with a lead to the person, but at an older homeless camp. I found them at a second homeless camp, and she helped return the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2022.4.2

Someone noticed the sale price of the bike was very low. He saw it was stolen and reached out to me. The police then contacted the "seller" and retrieved the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Callum Bike recovered 2022.4.2

A kindhearted stranger bought the bike on OfferUp and checked the serial number on Bike Index. When they saw that it was reported stolen, they contacted me and arranged the bike's return. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nick Bike recovered 2022.4.2

Another Bike Index user informed me that they had bought it and wanted to return it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kayla Bike recovered 2022.3.31

This bike was found abandoned in an alley, 15 miles away. The person who found it used Bike Index to find the owner. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derek Bike recovered 2022.3.27

Turned into East Police Precinct, Seattle Purchased for $20 on Broadway and the buyer saw it on bike index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Simon Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2022.3.27

Recovered by the Boulder Police, thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2022.3.26

The Metro Transit System in Minneapolis found my bike and updated the facebook page. One of the Admin's of the facebook page checked the serial number on BikeIndex.org and their was a match and he texted me that it had been found. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2022.3.25

Kind folks from Twin Cities Stolen Bikes got it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nancy Bike recovered 2022.3.24

I was contacted by the Calgary Police Service; they were able to link it to me via Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Paul Bike recovered 2022.3.20

Police found it and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mateus Bike recovered 2022.3.18

It appeared on OfferUp. The person that bought it from OfferUp found me through BikeIndex and returned it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2022.3.18

Calgary Police Services found it and returned it. Thank you CPS ! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leanne Bike recovered 2022.3.18

Thank you Seattle BRAT And thank you friends! It was a successful sting operation, and not only was my bike recovered but the perps were arrested and we're working on getting several more bikes out of their storage unit! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jessica Bike recovered 2022.3.13

Ventura police! They contacted me via Bike Index after they found the bike translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Catherine Bike recovered 2022.3.10

Edmonton Police Service noticed a person riding a bike, they stopped him and happened to run the serial number on Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andriy Bike recovered 2022.3.9

Tip from an awesome fellow rider saw add on offer up, Auburn police recovered and returned translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vern Bike recovered 2022.3.8

Someone tried to sell the bike to a local shop and the shop took the time to check Bike Index. The shop contacted me and then contacted my local police department and the bike was recovered. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jamie Bike recovered 2022.3.7

Seattle police spotted person riding the bike. Pictures from bike index helped on the recovery translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gregorio Bike recovered 2022.3.5

I received a text message from someone looking at my bike in a local pawn shop and googled the serial number, and it came up with a link on BikeIndex marked as STOLEN. The police accepted my BikeIndex registration prior to the theft report as evidence of my ownership. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike MARK Bike recovered 2022.3.4

Someone found it! They checked Bike Index and got it back to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darren Bike recovered 2022.3.4

Someone found it! They checked Bike Index and got it back to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darren Bike recovered 2022.3.4

Found on the secondary market translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Paige Bike recovered 2022.2.27

Found on Facebook marketplace. The seller was not the thief and had purchased the frame and fork from local goodwill. With the help of the seattle bike recovery network, we were able to contact the seller and he returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Peter Bike recovered 2022.2.26

Peace officers at the Royal Alex recovered it from a person. Happy to have it back regardless! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mitchell Bike recovered 2022.2.25

Bike was recovered by the Palm Springs Police Department. I was notified that evening and I picked it up this afternoon. Thank you Palm Spring Police Officers! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rob Bike recovered 2022.2.22

I honestly never thought I’d see this bike again, I was contacted by Steve who bought it from someone who had purchased a storage unit full of bikes at auction. After purchasing Steve checked Bike Index and found my listing matched the bike he had purchased. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Weston Bike recovered 2022.2.22

I got a call from the city Police Department saying they had found my bike. Not my city, but the city 45 minutes north! Thank goodness the bike was registered on Bike Index and popped up in their search. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lauren Bike recovered 2022.2.20

Lady found it in her backyard, then found me on bike index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amanda Bike recovered 2022.2.18

It showed up on Offer up and a potential buyer searched bike Index and saw this listing. He then met the "seller" and recovered the bike with no issues. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2022.2.17