Recovery Stories

In combination with attempted contacts to the seller on OfferUp, the SPD ultimately was able to see the thief walking around with the bike, and then scanned the serial to see it was listed as stolen here on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patrick Bike recovered 2023.6.27

Downtown Trek Bicycle in Portland, OR checked serial number on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Taryn Bike recovered 2023.6.27

Recovered by SLVS timberwolves translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sarah Bike recovered 2023.6.27

Recovered by BVT BikeRecovery translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Abby Bike recovered 2023.6.27

It was found in a dumpster and someone contacted me to let me know where it was. They got my contact info off of Bike Index. Thank you!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Anthony Bike recovered 2023.6.27

BTV Stolen Bike Recovery Group and UVM PD translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Asah Bike recovered 2023.6.23

We had a neighbour who lived a few streets away reach out to us via phone call / text after identifying the sticker and scanning it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Yara Bike recovered 2023.6.22

Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Melissa Bike recovered 2023.6.22

A person from bikeindex contacted me about seeing my potential bike listed on Offerup! And sure enough it was my bike! Such an amazing support group from bikeindex and the Facebook groups I joined to post about this. Huge thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brittany Bike recovered 2023.6.22

Through bike index and the Edmonton Police Service’s my bike was returned. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matt Bike recovered 2023.6.21

Recovered by Calgary police and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike HYC Bike recovered 2023.6.21

Recovered by Calgary police and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike HYC Bike recovered 2023.6.21

I received a tip that my bike may have been spotted near a subway station. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Laura Bike recovered 2023.6.19

SPD found it parked in Pioneer Square and matched the serial number against the entry on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Doug Bike recovered 2023.6.18

Someone contacted me after buying the bike 5 years after the theft date. Through a Google search for the bike, they stumbled upon the STOLEN bike page and gave me call. I have my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Anthony Bike recovered 2023.6.18

Calgary Police Service identified the bicycle being ridden by someone else. They recovered the bike from the other individual and contacted us on Facebook to notify us the bike was available for pickup. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2023.6.18

recovered by EPS translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jamie Bike recovered 2023.6.18

Woodland Police Department found bike, scanned QR, recovered for owner translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Justus Bike recovered 2023.6.18

An inquiring buyer saw a facebook marketplace for sale listing and asked the seller for the serial. The seller apparently did not know the bike was stolen and provided the serial#. The inquirer then texted me, the original owner, to tell me they had found the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Pete Bike recovered 2023.6.17

Bike Index users saw my bike posted on Marketplace and checked Bike Index then contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bill Bike recovered 2023.6.17

Calgary Police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kourtney Bike recovered 2023.6.17

This community is amazing! I got a call and two emails letting us know that the bike was located today outside Recycled Cycles in Seattle - and the guys there kept an eye on it until we got there. We called the Seattle PD who let us know we could go ahead and take the bike home. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Holly Bike recovered 2023.6.13

A member from Bike Index found it and reached out to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Promito Bike recovered 2023.6.13

PDX TimberWolves helped me recover my Soma Groove! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2023.6.13

Calgary Transit Peace Officers saw the bike at the Drop In Centre and questioned the perpetrator. They checked Bike Index and recovered it, and returned it to us immediately. We're very thankful for the three Peace Officers! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2023.6.13

Calgary Transit Peace Officers saw the bike. They checked Bike Index and recovered it, and returned it to us immediately. We're very thankful for the three Peace Officers! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2023.6.13

Police were able to contact us through the Bike Index. Minimal damage on the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Russell Bike recovered 2023.6.12

There’s simply too many watchful eyes out there with the bike index squad on the case! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Julian Bike recovered 2023.6.11

I cannot overstate how happy I am to recover this bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike william.m.smith@gmail.com Bike recovered 2023.6.11

We met with the person trying to sell it and got it back translated from English

Photo of recovered bike James Bike recovered 2023.6.10

Thank you so much for this website! 💜 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2023.6.10

Police helped identify the bike and contacted me to verify that it was mine. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Maximilian Bike recovered 2023.6.9

Located by Calgary Police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Trevor Bike recovered 2023.6.8

Loss Prevention Manager at a Liquor store busted a shoplifter who was riding the bike. He looked it up on Bike Index and called me to pick it up translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zachariah Bike recovered 2023.6.8

Bike index and the Calgary RCMP translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.6.6

The police found my bike during the patrol. Thanks to the bike index, the thief could not sell my bike to the local store. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Wentao Bike recovered 2023.6.6

Pawn Shop gave us the bike back thanks to Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephan Bike recovered 2023.6.6

Bike shop in lacombe turned it in to the police and the called me to give it back! Yippee translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ken Bike recovered 2023.6.5

Stolen from a local bike shop in May, this bike wound up listed for sale on Offerup and successfully repo'd thanks to @BRAT_Seattle - "Thanks again on this! With your help and some GREAT Samaritans we were able to recover Friday afternoon." translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Greg Bike recovered 2023.6.4

Police recovered and found registration through Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Drew Bike recovered 2023.6.3

Thanks to the Calgary police and Bike Index!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tania Bike recovered 2023.6.3

Stranger found it and turned it into the police, who found it using Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Twyla Bike recovered 2023.6.2

I found it for sale on Craigslist and used my bikeindex.org listing to verify recovery with law enforcement translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joel Bike recovered 2023.6.2

I had the serial number and had given that to the police in my report. It was put into the national pawn database and was marked as sold to a local pawn shop and is now being held by police to file charges against the thief translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kayla Bike recovered 2023.6.2

Folks found my bike on Bike Index and called me. Was able to recover this way! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sophia Bike recovered 2023.6.2

Thanks to EPS & Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sheena Bike recovered 2023.6.2

Individual found bike in the ravine. Check Bike index and called our number. Recovered in less than 24 hours. Only minor damage. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Russell Bike recovered 2023.6.2

Police and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrew Bike recovered 2023.5.31

Some kind soul reached out to me informing where they saw the bike. I met the police there and we got the bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aiden Bike recovered 2023.5.29

A buyer bought it from the seller on OfferUp. He had been given a fake SN during the back-and-forth, but he didn't check the *actual* SN on the bike until he got home after buying it and tried to register it on bikeindex.org and discovered it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Allison Bike recovered 2023.5.28