Recovery Stories

A good Samaritan in the neighborhood found the bike behind a dumpster and called me through the Bike Index! Reunited and it feels so good!

Alex Bike recovered 2019.6.4

Recovered by Stolen Bikes NOLA, they contacted me via the Bike Index.

James Bike recovered 2019.6.3

Recovered by Stolen Bikes NOLA, they contacted me via the Bike Index.

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.6.3

Stolen bikes Nola helped find it with the help of the Bike Index!

Samira Bike recovered 2019.6.1

Found a couple miles east of our house in an alley. I was notified by an upstanding citizen that connected with me via the Bike Index.

Wade Bike recovered 2019.5.29

The Seattle Police Department found it and it contacted me via the Bike Index

Ryan Bike recovered 2019.5.29

It was brought into Velo Bike Shop in Seattle for a flat repair and the amazing team there (thank you so much Val) was skeptical and looked the bike up on the Bike Index. I never thought I would see my bike again, especially after almost three years.

Gregory Bike recovered 2019.5.29

Someone found it and reached me using the Bike Index!

Blahdia Bike recovered 2019.5.28

I found an ad for this bike on Kijiji, set up a meeting and checked the Serial Number. It was in fact the same one so I reported it to the local RCMP and they recovered it after verifying it on the Bike Index.

Neil Bike recovered 2019.5.27

Spotted in downtown PDX. Then PPb bike theft recovered it from the thieves and contacted me via the Bike Index.

Carrie Bike recovered 2019.5.27

A person bought it, saw that it was stolen and contacted me via the Bike Index.

Cassandra Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Someone from stolen bikes Nola found it!! The contacted me via the Bike Index.

Marisa Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Someone bought it on internet. Later, he realized it was reported as stolen and he returned it to the police office at Stony Plain, who contacted me via the Bike Index. Amazing people is out there.

Francisco Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Recovered via the Bike index and PDX police

Roberto Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Through the work of Edmonton Police Service, Stolen Bikes Edmonton Facebook, and the Bike Index we were able to find the bike on Kijiji and set up a sting operation to get the bike back!

Chantal Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Bike was recovered with the help of the Bike Index!

Vicki Bell Bike recovered 2019.5.22

Bike was recovered with the help of the Bike Index!

Vicki Bell Bike recovered 2019.5.22

The Police Department worked with a local pawn shop to locate it. They contacted me via the Bike Index.

Savannah Bicycle Campaign Bike recovered 2019.5.21

Found bike frame and returned to original owners after running the serial through the Bike Index database!

Jason Bike recovered 2019.5.20

Bike was found abandoned. I was contacted through the Bike Index.

Kevin Bike recovered 2019.5.19

I recovered this bike and another with the help of the Bike Index.

Teddy Bike recovered 2019.5.18

I recovered this bike and one other with the help of the Bike Index, thank you!

Teddy Southrn Yeti Bike recovered 2019.5.18

I recovered this bike and one other with the help of the Bike Index, thank you!

Teddy Southrn Yeti Bike recovered 2019.5.18

Good samaritan found the frame abandoned in West Seattle, ran it against the Bike Index database, got in touch, and returned it.

Valeria Bike recovered 2019.5.17

Recovered by Portland Police Bureau, contacted with help from the Bike Index.

Robert Bike recovered 2019.5.17

Someone brought my bike in to a local shop to get some work done, and they looked it up on the Bike Index and realized it was stolen! They contacted me and I came in to grab it.

Mark Bike recovered 2019.5.14

Recovered with the Bike Index's help!

Connie Bike recovered 2019.5.9

Vigilante efforts thanks to PNW Lost/Stolen Bikes group on facebook, some kind individuals, the SPD, the Bike Index, and some karma.

Lila Bike recovered 2019.5.8

Local landlord found it by one of his buildings! He found me on the Bike Index and had me come by and grab it! This site is great, thank you!!

Dillon Bike recovered 2019.5.8

I got a tip from the Bike Index that it was for sale on OfferUp. I posed as a buyer and got the federal police (Homeland Security) in Washington DC to confront him, match up the serial number, and after a year apart, Joule and I are reunited!!! I’ll be donating to Bike Index. Thank you!!!

Daniel Bike recovered 2019.5.7

Found it on Facebook and met with the person. Bike Index was very helpful in recovering it since I had all my documents on this site.

Manuel Bike recovered 2019.5.7

Sold to an unsuspecting buyer on Offerup, because Offerup is terrible then ID'd as stolen in the Bike Index.

Greg Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2019.5.6

Someone saw my bike downtown, called me via the Bike Index, and flagged down the police!

Craig Bike recovered 2019.5.6

Stolen Bikes YEG found it online. The police followed up and caught the thief red-handed cruising down Whyte Ave on my bike. They contacted me via the Bike Index!

Mary Bike recovered 2019.5.2

The bike was found at local bike shop and we were notified via the Bike Index! Thanks.

Kristin Bike recovered 2019.5.2

A fine citizen found it on Craigslist and checked the Bike Index to see if it was stolen. He contacted me and voila! He had bought it from someone who, we presume, bought it from the thief (or dealer).

Joshua Bike recovered 2019.5.1

Stolen Bikes Nola found it with the help of the Bike Index!

Matt Bike recovered 2019.5.1

King county Sheriff's office spotted and recovered bike in downtown Seattle. They contacted me via the Bike Index

Thomas Bike recovered 2019.4.30

David from Stages Cycling spotted it in inner SE and helped recover it. They contacted me via the Bike Index.

Adam Bike recovered 2019.4.30

Found by Portland Police, identified by serial number listed on the Bike Index!

Taylor Bike recovered 2019.4.30

Bike came into a bike shop for repair and owner became suspicious and checked the Bike Index!

Anne Bike recovered 2019.4.26

A number of people noticed a suspicious bike for sale online. They checked the Bike Index to see if this bike matched the description of any stolen bikes (and came across mine!) which allowed me to contact the Edmonton police to recover my bike!

Stephen Bike recovered 2019.4.25

The wonderful folks from stolen bikes NOLA tracked my bike for over an hour and were able to get the bike thief to hand the bike back. Once they recovered it, they were able to find me via the Bike Index

Elbers Bike recovered 2019.4.25

A person contacted me through the Bike Index to let me know my bike was posted on a selling website Offerup.com (thanks Bryan!). I took this to DC police and they assigned a detective, Officer Bemiller.

Henry Bike recovered 2019.4.24

Edmonton police pulled a guy over who was riding it and ran the serial number through the Bike Index.

Natasha Bike recovered 2019.4.24

Good Samaritan found out in some bushes and found it using the Bike Index!

Mike Bike recovered 2019.4.23

Recovered through Bike Index, the CA distributor from Tern, & two awesome people that found it and held it for a month!

Taylor Bike recovered 2019.4.23

Police located it and contacted me via the Bike Index!

Max Bike recovered 2019.4.17

I was contacted by a person who had purchased the bike from whoever stole it. He saw my listing on the Bike Index and contacted me to let me know he was in possession of the bike.

Evan Bike recovered 2019.4.14

Recovered by Nola PD and identified using the Bike Index!

Marlon Bike recovered 2019.4.13