Recovery Stories

recovered w/ assistance of BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike shelley Bike recovered 2023.11.29

recovered w/ assistance of BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leslie Bike recovered 2023.11.29

Someone saw it on Bike Index and reported the location to me via a message. The bike was retrieved by the police! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lydia Bike recovered 2023.11.28

it was dropped at Coffee & Cycle in Fremont, Seattle. Unfortunately it's in very rough shape and I've donated it to the bike shop to salvage for parts and recycle. But the shop was able to identify that the bike was stolen and contact me through the bike index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeremiah Bike recovered 2023.11.28

Police called me because of the serial number. Thankfully found three years later translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2023.11.25

Found it on facebook marketplace and confronted the seller. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2023.11.22

Bike Index emailed me to notify that the bike had been listed on Facebook Marketplace. I called the police and they recovered it. Thank you Bike Index!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chad Bike recovered 2023.11.22

CPA recovered <3 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ridley's Bike recovered 2023.11.21

RCMP recovery after notification through Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Daniel Bike recovered 2023.11.21

All thanks to you guys. I made a donation as a token of thanks and will hope to pay it forward in the future. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Colin Bike recovered 2023.11.19

A local bike shop (bike index supporter) saw it on their way to work and used the bike index communication tool to message me. I called non-emergency police number and they showed up to help me recover my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2023.11.15

My bike was dropped off with a guy who fixes bikes out of his home. He looked it up on Bike Index and identified it as stolen, and then called the police. The police were kind enough to pick it up and deliver it right to my door. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gordon Bike recovered 2023.11.14

Police found it in stolen truck. Ran serial number on Bike Index and realized it was stolen so they called me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Teresa Bike recovered 2023.11.14

Edmonton Police Service recovered it and contacted me through the bike index. The bike was still in great shape. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jamie Bike recovered 2023.11.13

Someone found it in a ditch and went on Facebook to see if it was stolen. They found my posts translated from English

Photo of recovered bike erica Bike recovered 2023.11.12

Calgary police officers spotted someone riding it on Macleod trail close to Chinook centre. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Katie Bike recovered 2023.11.10

I got a call from the Edmonton Police Service that a peace officer had pulled a man off of the LRT and he had my bike! Thank you so much!!!! I am so lucky and incredibly grateful to everyone who helped return my bike to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gordon Bike recovered 2023.11.9

A kind neighbor found and returned my bike, after seeing it was missing on Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tyler Bike recovered 2023.11.9

Someone found it on the bike index and gave me a call! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kana Bike recovered 2023.11.7

A bike index user found it at a bike shop in Davis, CA (80 miles away) and the police impounded it translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Katrina Bike recovered 2023.11.7

Bike Recovery Action Team volunteer Tracy and a good Samaritan neighbor! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Patrick Bike recovered 2023.11.7

Police spotted it at Chinook Centre in Calgary and was able to return it to me with the help of Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Katie Bike recovered 2023.11.5

My bike was found a few blocks away by a neighbor who said it was left in their yard. They were able to contact me via the bike index listing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cole Bike recovered 2023.11.5

Someone texted and said they had my bike (found my number on the bikeindex.org listing), sent pics that verified the registration#. Met the guy in a public place, the cops recovered my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Charles Bike recovered 2023.11.4

The person who bought it suspected it was stolen, so they looked it up on Bike Index and found my contact information to return the bike to me. I have now recovered both bikes that were stolen together thanks to Bike Index and the good Samaritans out there! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2023.11.4

The police found it in someone's possession and ran the serial number. They found it listed here, confiscated it and called us to return it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Old Bike recovered 2023.11.2

Bike was found abandoned downtown and the police were able to identify and return it back to me because of this bike index post. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jake Bike recovered 2023.10.28

Edmonton Police Theft Recovery translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Husain Bike recovered 2023.10.28

A community member saw a neighbor pull up next door with it and another bike and he recovered it for me, contacted me through Stolen Bikes NOLA and returned the bike to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jackie Bike recovered 2023.10.25

recovered via BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Abby Bike recovered 2023.10.23

recovered via BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Todd Bike recovered 2023.10.23

recovered via BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2023.10.23

recovered via BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Todd Bike recovered 2023.10.23

A stranger looked up the serial number on Bike Index and contacted me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike recovered 2023.10.21

It was taken on Wednesday Oct 11th, 2023. We registered it stolen on bike index that same day. On Saturday Oct 14th we received a text from Bike Index indicated a possible match to our bike on a marketplace website. With support from Bike index we recovered our bike on Oct 18th. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mathew Bike recovered 2023.10.19

Got a couple tips from people on Bike Index that they saw the bike. Me and a friend searched area around last known location until we found a guy riding on it. Tried to wait for police but ended up just confronting the him ourselves. He gave it up without much fight luckily. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cy Bike recovered 2023.10.19

Posted on Facebook, made police reports, posed it here and just community help! Thanks all!!! Take photos of your bike record serial number and register it with police before yours gets taken! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marnie Bike recovered 2023.10.18

RCMP found bike at know druggie location in Williams Lake. Serial numbers proved the most important element in relocating bike and recovering unit. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2023.10.18

RCMP found bike at know druggie location in Williams Lake. Serial numbers proved the most important element in relocating bike and recovering unit. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2023.10.18

A kind citizen recovered it from a homeless camp. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2023.10.17

Bought it back from somebody - could well have been the guy who stole it, but was afraid that if I left it out of sight one more time, that'd be it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2023.10.17

Fellow citizen saw it and reported it to the police. SFPD then recovered the bicycle. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Clint Bike recovered 2023.10.17

Seattle Police Department found it at a homeless encampment and checked Bike Index. They returned the bike to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.10.15

Police returned the bike after tracking it to us via the serial number and bike index. The bike had been stolen and spray painted. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marlene Bike recovered 2023.10.14

Someone saw it with a suspicious individual and looked it up on Bike Index. They called me and showed me the location they last saw it. I went to the location with a friend, found the bike, and called law enforcement to help get it back from the individual. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Henry Bike recovered 2023.10.14

Found for sale on the internet by stranger, now friend. He set up the meet & I found a friend for backup & sure enough this dude rolls up on my bike. I had police report & bike index print out of pics&specs & cops returned it to me & sent me on my way! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jessie Bike recovered 2023.10.14

KCAI Security found it after it was dropped back off where it was taken. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kai Bike recovered 2023.10.14

Police recovered the bike in Lethbridge. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2023.10.12

Burlington based bike recovery group retrieved the bike and brought it to the UVM police department. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Beatrice Bike recovered 2023.10.11

Police searched the home of a man known to police and found the bike in his garage translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Monica Bike recovered 2023.10.7