Recovery Stories

Found on FB marketplace couple days after getting stolen, informed police - they brought it back next morning🙏🏼 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Daniel Bike recovered 2022.2.16

Someone saw it against an RV by a park. They checked Bike Index and found my listing. They sent me a message, telling me where I could find it. I went and got it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2022.2.16

Calgary Police have returned my bike back to me through their diligence. Bike index was a major help in identifying exactly who the owner of the bike is! Thoroughly happy and pleased. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Justin Bike recovered 2022.2.15

Unified Police Department found bike in large cache of stolen items. I sent the detectives my Bike Index listing to prove ownership and serial number Thank you Bike Index for assisting in getting my bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Russell Bike recovered 2022.2.12

Someone bought it off Facebook and then checked the serial number on Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2022.2.12

Someone saw this Bike Index posting and reached out after they saw it listed on Offerup. I worked with the police to get it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Heather Bike recovered 2022.2.12

I'm very grateful to Bike Index for the safe return of my bike. I wasn't expecting it to be recovered but the Calgary Police Service found my bike, they used Bike Index to see if it was stolen. I encourage everyone to register their bikes with this invaluable service. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike JudyHope Bike recovered 2022.2.10

Got a call from an individual who spotted the bike on their property after seeing it on Bike Index. We went and picked it up. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bert Bike recovered 2022.2.9

I was contacted by another Bike Index user, Greg, who spotted my bike locked to an RV. Greg contacted me to let me know the details of where he found it. Based on his account, I located the bike myself. I waited for police to arrive to facilitate the recovery. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2022.2.8

The Bicycle Recovery Action team at Bike Index worked tirelessly to find and communicate with someone selling the bike on eBay, essentially convincing them to return it. This took many hours across many days and I can't thank them enough. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nick Bike recovered 2022.2.7

Someone found the bike and contacted us through the BikeIndex. They even offered to bring the bike to our house. This is a great service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Benjamin Bike recovered 2022.2.7

Pawn Shop owner looked up my serial number and found my claim on bike index and contacted me to return it!!!! THANK YOU! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike stephanie Bike recovered 2022.2.2

A community member saw the bike locked to a street sign post with a "for sale" sign and recognized it from social media. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matt Bike recovered 2022.1.31

Bike Recovery Action Team - they're amazing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Graeme Bike recovered 2022.1.28

The bike was found on Facebook Marketplace with the help of friends and a person that contacted me from Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2022.1.27

Bayou Bikes thought person brought it was a bit suspicious and checked it out! They checked Bike Index! Yeah Bike Index!!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joy Bike recovered 2022.1.26

I kept a watch for it on Kijiji, set up a time to buy, and then alerted the RCMP. Thank you Bike Index - a great cause! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joel Bike recovered 2022.1.24

Multiple volunteers and one brave lady made it all come together!! Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2022.1.21

A good Samaritan called the store, Gregg's Cycle, where the bike was purchased. They searched the serial number on Bike Index then called me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike samdrussell Bike recovered 2022.1.21

Found the bike in an ad on kijiji , thanks to the lovely human beings on Bike Index who alerted me about it. Thank you guys!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike manal5754@gmail.com Bike recovered 2022.1.21

A good Samaritan bought the bike, learned through Bike Index it was stolen. Picked up my bike from the local police precinct the next day. I never thought I would recover the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike William Bike recovered 2022.1.18

Thanks to bike index and volunteers from the Edmonton Stolen Bikes Facebook group who found it posted for sale & EPS who was able to get it back for me from the seller. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ian Bike recovered 2022.1.18

A neighbor found the bike, found Bike Index and reached out. Thank you all! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nick Bike recovered 2022.1.13

My bike was listed on facebook marketplace about 4 months after it was stolen. The person who was going to then buy the bike checked the serial number and matched it to my Bike Index post! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alan Bike recovered 2022.1.13

Several people from Bike Index tipped me off that they'd seen it on the street! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Colin Bike recovered 2022.1.11

Several people from Bike Index tipped me off that they'd seen it on the street! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Colin Bike recovered 2022.1.11

After being missing for a month multiple people contacted me via finding it on the Bike Index as it was listed heavily underpriced. Contacted the police and they recovered the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephen Bike recovered 2022.1.6

The bike was found by San Jose Police. Since I had registered my bike stolen on Bike Index it they were able to search the serial number and return it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Deepak Bike recovered 2022.1.5

Another Portland resident who bought the contents of a storage locker on auction, checked this and other bikes in the locker on Bike Index, and contacted me on New Years Day to let me know he had my bike - a good beginning to the New Year. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jim Bike recovered 2022.1.4

The Portland community came together and after four months there had been multiple sightings. The word was spread through bike index and I ended up getting a message from someone who I did not know, saying they had just seen my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.12.31

The bike was recovered by the Portland Police. They had it in their police storage and cross-referenced bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.12.31

The bike was recovered by the Portland Police. They had it in their police storage and cross-referenced bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.12.31

Someone bought it and checked on bike index. They gave it to the police who gave it back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2021.12.30

Buyer saw bike had been stolen on Bike Index and returned bike to police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patricia Bike recovered 2021.12.30

Somebody returned it when they saw it on Bike Index after they bought it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2021.12.29

Someone found it on Bike Index after they bought it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2021.12.29

I received a text from someone on Bike Index saying they saw it on FB Marketplace. I went and got it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bob Bike recovered 2021.12.29

With help from a friend and an officer from the 8th district translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kendell Bike recovered 2021.12.27

Tracy at BRAT Seattle spotted my Yuba for sale on OfferUp and matched it to my listing on Bike Index. She contacted the Sheriff's department. Thank you so much Tracy, BRAT, and Bike Index! I will be paying this good karma forward with time and money toward the cause. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dana Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2021.12.20

Someone bought it at a swap meet at Laney College in Oakland and checked the serial against Bike Index. I don't suspect this person of being involved in the theft at all, but paid them back what they paid. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2021.12.16

A kind community member recognized the features of my bike by the image here on Bike Index. I really appreciate this person. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike William Bike recovered 2021.12.13

The stolen bike was brought to Bike and Brew in Inglewood where employees ran the bike serial against Bike Index, saw it was stolen, and reported the stolen bike to the Calgary Police Service. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stan Bike recovered 2021.12.9

The thief tried to sell the bike to Play It Again Sports who reported it to the police who notified me on the recovery. Play It Again Sports found the bike was stolen on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2021.12.9

The person who bought it online checked the serial number on Bike Index. Once the person found out it was stolen he reported it to the authorities. Since I have a police report on the stolen bike the detective was able to recover it and return it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Roy Bike recovered 2021.12.3

My bike was posted on OfferUp and Bike Index notified us. I messaged the seller asking to meet to “check out the bike.” I approached the man, told him it was mine and stolen, and that I was taking it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Morgan Bike recovered 2021.12.2

I was notified by Bike Index that they saw a similar bike for sale on OfferUp. I met the seller and checked the serial numbers on the bike. It was my bike. The seller was disappointed, but let me have my bike back. They had purchased it from someone else on OfferUp. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2021.12.1

Got messaged by an amazing person that linked it to me on OfferUp. With the help of the nice people at Bike Recovery Action Team (BRAT), we got it back! Thanks to everyone involved, and thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Arthur Bike recovered 2021.11.30

Discovered along with other stolen items at an unreserved public storage unit by the staff. They contacted me via phone thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jordan Bike recovered 2021.11.29

Got it back through the help of Bryan Hance, one of the founders of Bike Index, Steve Piercy, and officers with the Springfield, Oregon police department. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gary Bike recovered 2021.11.28

Within seconds of registering my missing bike I got a call from an alert cyclist who had seen a bike like mine. I was able to confirm this was my bike. I asked if officers could go with me to confirm the bike with my serial number. Thank you. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jim Bike recovered 2021.11.25