Recovery Stories

Police picked it up a year later and contacted me that it was found!! This is thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Paula Bike recovered 2023.4.30

WE GOT HER BACK! HUGE shout out to the Bike Index and the local folks on the ground including Timberwolves Cycle Recovery PDX. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Calvin Bike recovered 2023.4.25

Amazing Calgary Police Officer saw it on Bike Index and happened to come across the bike during her shift translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2023.4.24

Police officer on patrol used serial number of bike to check against the Bike Index info and saw the reported stolen message. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brent Bike recovered 2023.4.24

Edmonton police took over from there. The serial number recorded on Bike Index made this possible. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2023.4.24

Eventually returned it to the RCMP with help from Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cody Bike recovered 2023.4.24

BRAT Seattle saw it on CraigsList and recovered it for us translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tracy Bike recovered 2023.4.19

Found me through bike index after the bike came into his possession, and he reached out. I'm very grateful. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2023.4.18

SABRE Facebook Group helped identify and retrieve it safely, what a tremendous group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike LUTHER Bike recovered 2023.4.17

Someone bought it and then thought it was stolen. Contacted me through the Bike Index. Recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2023.4.15

The bike was recovered by police, who searched the info and found me on Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Daryl Bike recovered 2023.4.15

Someone purchased the bike then reached out to me via Bike Index and returned it the next day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2023.4.8

The person found my bike listed on Bike Index and promptly let me know. I got a call from one of the Bike Index coordinators and they walked me through the process of getting my bike back. I was able to recover the bike the next day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kyle Bike recovered 2023.4.7

Thanks Calgary Police Service and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rory Bike recovered 2023.4.1

A local bike shop contacted me 8 months after my posting and told me they had my bike. Kudos to Bike Index and to Free Range Cycles for making this all come together!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Girton Bike recovered 2023.3.31

Someone contacted me through Bike Index after purchasing it second hand. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bianca Bike recovered 2023.3.29

Thief attempted to sell the bike on Kijiji. Someone spotted the ad and contacted me. I then reached out to police and they recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2023.3.29

A good Samaritan ran the serial number and got a hit for a stolen bike. He texted me right away and I was able to get the bike from him within a few days. It took 6.5 years, but I’m beyond excited to have it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Natalie Bike recovered 2023.3.27

Someone acquired it at auction. They took it to local bike shop, who encouraged them person to check out Bike iIndex, where they discovered it was stolen. They reached out to me and got it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Caitlyn Bike recovered 2023.3.25

Police found the bike abandoned. Serial number registered with Bike Index and they contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Garry Bike recovered 2023.3.24

Unbelievable! Someone purchased this bike from a reputable bike repair shop, then saw the stolen listing on Bike Index from 9 months ago and reached out to me to inquire if bike had been recovered. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jean Bike recovered 2023.3.22

Someone found it in a snowbank, and notified me through Bike Index. Very thankful to him for recovering it and Bike Index for making this possible! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lawrence Bike recovered 2023.3.17

Thanks to Bike Index the recovery and my proof of ownership was possible! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Virgil Bike recovered 2023.3.15

Tip through bike index and wonderful EPS! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ingrid Bike recovered 2023.3.13

Owner is ecstatic that the bike has been returned. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cartski Bike recovered 2023.3.12

So very grateful to Bike Index!! The kids are psyched to have their bike back :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Teasha Bike recovered 2023.3.12

Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jake Bike recovered 2023.3.11

Someone called and was pretty sure she had my bike. She said she just bought it and her brother thought it was odd and looked it up on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chandler Bike recovered 2023.3.10

Thanks to the eagle eyes and assistance from members of SABRE. Tracy was amazing helping us make this happen. WOW. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sheila Tandem recovered 2023.3.10

The security team at the mall called me because they they retrieved my phone number through Bike Index because I marked my bike as stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rafael Bike recovered 2023.3.8

Recovered with help from Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2023.3.6

Police called me, they found it 3 days after it was stolen. They used the serial number on the bike and used Bike Index to contact me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2023.3.4

A fellow cyclist spotted my bike being walked down the street by someone who did not appear to own the bike. He saw the posting on bike index and reported the incident immediately to the police and bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nathan Bike recovered 2023.3.4

My cycling club spotted the bike and contacted me to confirm the serial number! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2023.2.28

A nice lady saw it on the side of the street, thought it was strange for a nice-ish bike to be sitting there, took it home to look up on Bike Index and matched it with mine. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Will Bike recovered 2023.2.24

It’s a little scratched up, but home and in one piece and functional ! Thank you to the bike index and my local fb bike community, family and friends !!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Caitlin Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2023.2.21

Two great guys helped with the search and recovery. Finally got it back after several months. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2023.2.19

Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Monique Bike recovered 2023.2.18

Recovered with Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Monique Bike recovered 2023.2.18

Calgary Police returned it translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zoe Bike recovered 2023.2.18

Thanks Calgary Police Service and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patrick Bike recovered 2023.2.16

The police helped recover my bike thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Evan Bike recovered 2023.2.16

An ad for a bike at the local pawn shop got noticed by Bike Index reader. Contacted CPS, confirmed the serial # and photos/customizations,got it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2023.2.15

NW Pro Gear on SE Woodstock is amazing and secured the bike after being suspicious of theft after it was brought in for appraisal. They ID'd the bike on Bike Index and notified Portland Police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cody Bike recovered 2023.2.13

Bike Index connected me to Bike Recovery Action Network and BRAT coached me through the steps to meet up with the seller to get my bike back. THANK YOU!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Livy Bike recovered 2023.2.11

Bike Index was able to help the Calgary police service identify my bike as it was being ridden by its thief down the road!! Thanks Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2023.2.6

The police checked the bike serial against their police reports and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Janet Bike recovered 2023.2.6

An officer recovered the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Elden Bike recovered 2023.2.6

Edmonton City Police recognized it while out on patrol. Suspects were approached. Bike confirmed. Recovery was made. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amber Tricycle recovered 2023.2.5

I’m so grateful to my neighbor and Bike Index that helped us reunite with our our dear bike in less than 1 day! Thank YOU!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vickie Bike recovered 2023.2.1