Recovery Stories

Calgary Transit spotted the bike at the train station. They ran the serial number in Bike Index and were able to bring it back to me within the hour. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hayden Bike recovered 2021.11.1

A Calgary Transit Officer (who is a mountain biker) saw the Bike Index social post on a stolen bikes Calgary Facebook page and was able to return the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joseph Bike recovered 2021.10.28

The people who stole it took it to my local bike shop to get a charger. The employee managed to get my bike inside and called the police. The store ran the serial number found it was stolen under Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kate Bike recovered 2021.10.25

Bike Index notified me that the bike was posted on Kijiji the day after it was stolen. My boyfriend contacted him to arrange a meeting and explained that the bike was stolen. I am so happy to have my bike back and I am grateful for everyone who helped recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carlie Bike recovered 2021.10.23

Someone found it on the sidewalk the day after my post on Bike Index, two days after it went missing from my yard. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Haley Bike recovered 2021.10.21

Someone's car was stolen and my bike was found in the car. The owner of the car got my number through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Karlina Bike recovered 2021.10.18

I got a couple of emails via Bike Index that my bike was posted on OfferUp. In chatting with the seller, I found that the bike was only a few blocks away. I pulled up a few documents out of my email to prove ownership, and he returned the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2021.10.14

Thanks to Bike Index, a local bike shop called me to tell me that someone brought in the bike for servicing. The shop found my listing and gave me a call...thanks Bike Index!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2021.10.12

Law enforcement found it abandoned and ran it through Bike Index. I had it back 48 hours after it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Liam Bike recovered 2021.10.12

It was sold by the person who stole it. The buyer was a top man and checked Bike Index to notify us that he had the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nathan Bike recovered 2021.10.11

Someone bought the bike and then checked Bike Index and realized it was stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2021.10.11

NOPD located and returned it. They saw the picture on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sarah Bike recovered 2021.10.11

Someone found the bike on Kijiji and contacted me through Bike Index. I called the Edmonton Police and that night they called to say they got it back! I would not have gotten it back without this site and its community. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2021.10.11

Police called me one day out of the blue. They learned from Bike Index that it had been stolen. They were able to use all my information from Bike Index to get ahold of me and return my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shawn Bike recovered 2021.10.7

Someone who bought it looked it up and saw that it was stolen and returned it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amy Bike recovered 2021.10.6

Contacted by someone who found it abandoned at a park. They googled the make and serial number and found the Bike Index listing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2021.10.5

Huge shout out to Bike Index and B & P Cycle in Calgary for recovering my stolen Trek Marlin. It was stolen on August 20th in Banff and someone brought it in for servicing on the weekend. Time to tune it up and get back on the trails! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Germain Bike recovered 2021.10.5

I was contacted via Bike Index by someone who saw someone ride it by. They notified me of the location. We flagged down an Officer and they retrieved the bike for me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hayden Bike recovered 2021.10.5

Returned by someone through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gabriel Bike recovered 2021.10.4

The frame was identified by another Bike Index user for sale on craigslist and it was recovered and returned to me! Sadly, the fork and other parts are gone, but I'm happy to have the frame back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sarah Bike recovered 2021.10.2

The police pulled over a truck for a traffic violation and noticed the bike in the back. They ran the serial and it matched my police report. I don't know if they recognized it from Bike Index but I do believe the registration and the advertisements made it difficult to sell. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2021.10.1

A guy found my bike abandoned. He posted on Craigslist and another good samaritan ID'd my bike from the Bike Index post and put the two of us in touch. Some real amazing teamwork! Couldn't be more grateful for the complete strangers that helped me find my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matthew Bike recovered 2021.10.1

A nice couple found my bike, tracked down my phone number through Bike Index, and texted me. I'll pick it up this afternoon from them. Amazing how Bike Index led them to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Christian Bike recovered 2021.9.30

A kind lady reported the deserted bike. SLCPD confirmed the serial number with Bike Index and contacted me. I went and picked it up. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Weston Bike recovered 2021.9.30

An awesome Bike Index user spotted the bike in downtown Calgary and with the help of CPS seized it. They returned the bike directly to our house. My teenage boy was stoked! Made our day! Couldn't have done it without Bike Index and the Calgary Police Services! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2021.9.29

I posted the Bike Index listing on a local stolen bike Facebook group and received a message from a woman whose boyfriend bought it from a guy for $100. She was amazingly helpful and returned it to us last night. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Natalie Bike recovered 2021.9.29

The police found it abandoned, looked it up and returned it to me. Thanks to Bike Index and Calgary Police Service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kent Bike recovered 2021.9.26

An amazing fella checked Bike Index after buying my bike off of craigslist. He contacted me and returned my bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2021.9.25

Thanks to Bike Index, a good samaritan named Gus was able to find me and get my bike back to me!!! Thanks so much to Gus and to Bike Index for hosting this very resourceful website!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2021.9.25

The thief tried to pawn it but the manager stopped them using Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joshua Bike recovered 2021.9.22

About two weeks after it was stolen it was brought into a local bike shop for "repairs." The shop team thought it was sort of odd and the bike was damaged in a way that suggested an attempt had been made to modify it. They checked with Bike Index and got a hold of me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Evan Bike recovered 2021.9.21

My eMTN bike was found yesterday, stashed in my neighbor's bushes - literally a block from my home. They had been out on vacation and didn't see the bike until they came home. They entered the serial number off the bike into Bike Index and they called me. THANK YOU BIKE INDEX! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2021.9.20

Recovered by Tracy at BRAT Seattle, thanks to all the tips from Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bill Bike recovered 2021.9.19

Calgary Police noted it at a gas station. They called me thanks to Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gina Bike recovered 2021.9.19

Recovered with the help of local mountain bikers and Bike Index - thank you so much! The guys who recovered it googled the serial and the bike came up. I really appreciate the work Bike Index has done. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Pablo Bike recovered 2021.9.19

Someone saw it abandoned in downtown Calgary. They looked on Bike Index and called me and I was able to get it back. Incredible. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Curtis Bike recovered 2021.9.18

A local cyclist saw someone riding the bike and recognized it from being in a local shop and on Bike Index. The person ditched the bike and the local hero picked it up. Police were able to return the bike to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2021.9.18

Thanks to Bike Index my Trek that was stolen in Calgary in May has been found by the RCMP of Cochrane! Thanks so much to Bike Index and the police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hourcade Bike recovered 2021.9.17

A friend spotted it and took it back! There were a couple of sightings that I got through Bike Index which helped in understanding where the bike was. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sarah Bike recovered 2021.9.17

The police were able to identify it using Bike Index and returned it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jenna Bike recovered 2021.9.15

A Bike Index user found this bike in a pawnshop and contacted me. I visited the pawnshop and sure enough, it was mine! I contacted the police and recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2021.9.15

Someone saw a person with the bike, looked it up on Bike Index, and notified me that it had been spotted. We went to the location and called the police who located the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Madeleine Bike recovered 2021.9.14

The Edmonton Police Service Recovered it. The serial number was scratched off, but the officer who recovered it found it on Bike Index, called me and asked me to describe it and determined it was a match. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cory Bike recovered 2021.9.12

I reached out to the Bicycle Recovery Action Team, who quickly found it on Facebook Marketplace. BRAT set up a recovery. We met the seller/thief at a local store. I got my bike back. Thank you Bicycle Recovery Action Team and Bike Index!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erin Bike recovered 2021.9.12

A kind individual who found the bike discarded near Chinook Mall responded to the Bike Index post. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Anna Bike recovered 2021.9.11

Members of the Calgary community contacted me with information that led to a recovery. I was contacted on Facebook and Bike Index. I was able to arrange a meeting and verify serial number. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dejo Bike recovered 2021.9.9

I received an email and text message from a user on Bike Index who said they had found my bike on Facebook Marketplace. I used that listing to "buy" the bike and with help from the police we were able to seize it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2021.9.8

Police contacted another person who had registered the bike on Bike Index. They reported that the bike had already been stolen from them, and the frame (unfortunately stripped of components) was found under an underpass. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zachary Bike recovered 2021.9.8

I am really glad Calgary Police recovered my bike and reached out to me through my contact on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Clement Bike recovered 2021.9.7

Someone found my daughter’s bike in a stolen U-Haul truck. When they entered the serial number my Bike Index post showed it was stolen. The person contacted me and I was able to retrieve the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michelle Bike recovered 2021.9.6