Recovery Stories

Friend of mine found it and took it back from whoever had it and brought it back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Delicia Bike recovered 2023.10.7

I was informed about an OfferUp listing matching the description of my bicycle by a good user on the Bike Index at the end of August. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hayden Bike recovered 2023.10.6

Police called 3 weeks after and said they have recovered the bike. Got it back the same day they called although the bike was a little bit scratched up. Super grateful to have it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Regan Bike recovered 2023.10.6

recovered by BVT bikes Fb group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leslie Bike recovered 2023.10.5

Bike was recovered by UofA peace officers on campus property. Peace officers found my stolen bike on bike index which brought up my information. They called me up and I picked up my bike immediately. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rocky Bike recovered 2023.10.5

recovered via BVT stolen bikes group on FB translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Linda Bike recovered 2023.10.3

recovered via BVT stolen bikes group on FB translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Phil Bike recovered 2023.10.3

recovered via BVT stolen bikes group on FB translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lauren Bike recovered 2023.10.3

recovered via BVT stolen bikes group on FB translated from English

Photo of recovered bike lea Bike recovered 2023.10.3

Police of Edmonton find my bike translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sofia Bike recovered 2023.10.3

Found by Jon from Burlington Bike Index. Found at Oakledge park and posted on Facebook group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nicolas Bike recovered 2023.10.1

Calgary Police got me my baby back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Garth Bike recovered 2023.9.29

Edmonton police officers found it! They were able to track it with the bike index sticker! And translated from English

Photo of recovered bike RICARDO Bike recovered 2023.9.29

Calgary Police recovered it after viewing my BikeIndex posting translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.9.28

An Edmonton Transit driver found it at a transit centre and turned it in to the police. It had been taped and had been ridden but not damaged. I'm glad to have it back, and Bike Index played a key role in ensuring it was returned. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2023.9.28

BVT FB group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Corina Bike recovered 2023.9.27

BVT FB group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Linda Bike recovered 2023.9.27

Bike index! It showed up on a ladies lawn across the city. 2 days later the person that took it showed up asking for it. The lady informed her she returned it to the owner and she took off. Got it all on video, hoping to catch this person now for the other bike they took! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sierra Bike recovered 2023.9.27

Someone saw that Facebook post and shared my Bike Index posting as a reply, and the person who found the bike then contacted me directly. Thanks for this great service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lindsey Bike recovered 2023.9.26

Boulder PD recovered it and contacted me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kwang Bike recovered 2023.9.26

The bike was recovered by Calgary police service after a search warrant in one of the houses in the city. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dong Bike recovered 2023.9.25

recovered w/ bvt bike recovery fb group assistance translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sara Bike recovered 2023.9.25

Bought at a flea market. Purchaser later searched for a picture online and found this entry. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike LoganK Bike recovered 2023.9.25

Recovered by Cst. Kendrick of Edmonton Police Service on Saturday Sept. 23,2023 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alberto Bike recovered 2023.9.24

The Edmonton Police Service led by Cst. Kendrick was able to recover my bike last Saturday, Sept 23,2023. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alberto Bike recovered 2023.9.24

A person tipped me off to the location of a bike ring in the city after seeing the posting on your site. I went to the address, saw it and called the police who escorted my bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2023.9.23

United Cycle called to say someone brought my bike in to replace the clipless pedal with a regular pedal. The request was strange, so they checked the serial number and the rest is history. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adedoyin Bike recovered 2023.9.23

The police found the culprit and seized it from him and called me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Seb Bike recovered 2023.9.21

The bike was brought into a Colorado Springs shop. The shop noticed some damage that looked like someone had tried to scratch off the serial number. They contacted Specialized and confirmed that the serial number was the bike I previously reported as stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.9.21

found by the R.C.M.P. in Kelowna B.C. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dianne Bike recovered 2023.9.19

A property manager found the bike in a vacated apartment and checked the BIKE INDEX to see that it was stolen. He used my contact details to arrange for me to pick it up. It has been chopped and damaged, but I am so glad to get it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sandy Bike recovered 2023.9.18

Someone found it in an alley and messaged me on bike index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Phillip Bike recovered 2023.9.18

Pawn shop called me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kate Bike recovered 2023.9.17

Found by peace officer translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bojan Bike recovered 2023.9.17

Thief posted it on Facebook Marketplace. Several people from Bike Index recognized it and notified me. I could identify his RV from the photos, so I tracked it down and confirmed my bike was there. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jon Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2023.9.16

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jean-Philip Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ben Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leslie Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sally Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jen Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Fiona Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brynn Bike recovered 2023.9.15

I got rid of everything that had the serial number on it, thinking all of lost. Everything, except the registration on this website. I pulled it up, showed the Ower of the laundromat, and brought my baby home. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shane Bike recovered 2023.9.15

I got rid of everything that had the serial number on it, thinking all of lost. Everything, except the registration on this website. I pulled it up, showed the Owner of the laundromat, and brought my baby home. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shane Bike recovered 2023.9.15

Received messages from fellow bikeindex'ers, about my bike appearing on FB Marketplace. Reached out to CPS and by the end of the day, the bike was recovered. Team Effort! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Neal Bike recovered 2023.9.14

The police recovered it from the drop-in centre by checking the serial number and searching bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kelly Bike recovered 2023.9.14

An awesome police officer found it and looked it up using bikeindex.org translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2023.9.14

Calgary police didn’t say but I got an email 3 years later about it. To top it all off they got it back to me despite me writing the serial number down wrong. It’s in rough shape but nothing that can’t be repaired translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2023.9.14

Someone saw my bike on bike index and then on the streets in a tent. They tipped me off and then I forwarded the tip to the police officer that made my theft report. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike nico Bike recovered 2023.9.14

Bikeindex helped spread the word in the community and people saw my bike for sale on Facebook and the police were able to return it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kelsey Bike recovered 2023.9.13