Recovery Stories

Bike was spotted on LetGo and a member from Bike Index contacted me. We contacted the RCMP and within two days we got our bike back. Thank you, everyone, in this group! I did not know about this before my bike was stolen but now all of my family's bikes are indexed. translated from English

Medium recovery 1192 Jamie Bike recovered 2019.9.28

Someone from Bike Index emailed me about a post on OfferUp. The seller admitted it was stolen and returned it to me. I got my bike back! translated from English

Medium recovery 1191 Ryan Bike recovered 2019.9.27

Someone found it, looked it up on Bike Index, and called me! translated from English

Medium recovery 1190 Ben Bike recovered 2019.9.26

Someone attempted to sell it and that person found out it was stolen through Bike Index. Also had someone else who had seen it on Bike Index, spot an ad on Offer Up for it, and alert me. Thank you Bike Index and everyone that helped get it returned. translated from English

Medium recovery 1189 Christina Bike recovered 2019.9.25

EPS located it downtown and because we had filed a report and listed it on Bike Index. It’s banged up but at least my son has his bike back! translated from English

Medium recovery 1188 Rhiannon Bike recovered 2019.9.23

Thieves attempted to sell the bike at a second-hand store. The AWESOME employees recognized it from my Bike Index report, photographed the thieves, and contacted me. Several members on a local stolen bike page identified one of the thieves. I reported it and took back my bike without incident. translated from English

Medium recovery 1187 Kyle Bike recovered 2019.9.22

The Bike Index community was vigilant and got it off Craigslist! translated from English

Medium recovery 1186 Gabe Bike recovered 2019.9.10

I received a call from a pawn shop two hours from where I live. They told me someone brought the bike in to sell it. The shop looked up the serial number and noticed it was stolen, so they called me. They said it was a good thing we had it registered. We are so happy to have it back. Thank you! translated from English

Medium recovery 1184 Gretchen Bike recovered 2019.9.8

Boulder Police Dept found a number of stolen bikes, including mine. Going off the serial number, the officer found that my bike had been reported as stolen and contacted me. translated from English

Medium recovery 1183 Luke Bike recovered 2019.9.6

A wonderful man found it in an alley in Uptown. He was able to match the serial number and contact me because of this site. I never stopped looking for this bike and am so happy to be reunited. The man who found it knew it was a special bike and understood what it means to have your bike stolen. translated from English

Medium recovery 1182 Holly Bike recovered 2019.9.6

A local bike courier recovered my bicycle downtown and was able to locate me through the description I had on Bike Index, even though the original thief stripped the serial number off! Huge thanks. translated from English

Medium recovery 1181 Patrick Bike recovered 2019.9.6

Edmonton Police contacted me after they recovered it from a pawn shop that checked the listing on Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1180 Mike Bike recovered 2019.9.6

I was sure I would never see it again but I went to the police and filled out a report. One week later they told me they picked up a man riding it! Make sure that you not only fill out a Bike Index report, but also a police report. GET YOUR SERIAL NUMBERS BEFORE ITS TOO LATE! translated from English

Medium recovery 1179 Deanna Bike recovered 2019.9.5

Someone saw the bike listed on the Bike Index and then noticed the same bike up for sale on "OfferUp.' We were able to contact the seller and explain that he had purchased (from the guy that stole it) a stolen bike and agreed he should return the bike. Thanks to the Bike Index for the help. translated from English

Medium recovery 1178 David Bike recovered 2019.8.30

My friend was able to buy my bike back. Couldn’t have done it without Bike Index putting hella eyes on it. Crushing it! Thank you. translated from English

Medium recovery 1177 Ruth Bike recovered 2019.8.25

We arranged a sale on kijiji with the seller, police met us and recovered! Being able to show them our Bike Index posting made the whole process so much easier - all the important info in one place! translated from English

Medium recovery 1176 Ellie Bike recovered 2019.8.23

Local police found the bikes stashed under some brush by a nearby public dock. When they saw the uniqueness of the bike they checked the serial numbers and discovered that they were reported as stolen. We were contacted shortly after and we were able to pick up next day! translated from English

Medium recovery 1175 Shannon Bike recovered 2019.8.23

It was ditched a few blocks from where it was stolen, I believe it was through Bike Index that they were able to confirm it was mine. translated from English

Medium recovery 1174 Colette Bike recovered 2019.8.22

A fellow cyclist saw it and searched it in Bike Index. He contacted me and shared the location, and we met and retrieved it. translated from English

Medium recovery 1173 Eric Bike recovered 2019.8.21

Contacted local police to go for a meeting with an OfferUp seller. I had pictures, serial numbers and was able to retrieve my bike. Seller had a couple of other bikes, which I identified and notified owners via Bike Index. I hope a few more bikes are home and this launderer of stolen bikes is done. translated from English

Medium recovery 1172 Patrick Bike recovered 2019.8.16

Contacted local police to go for a meeting with OfferUp seller. I had pictures, serial numbers, and was able retrieve my bike. Seller had other bikes, at least one of which I identified and notified owners via Bike Index. I hope a few more bikes are home and this launderer of stolen bikes is done. translated from English

Medium recovery 1171 Patrick Bike recovered 2019.8.16

Bike Index partner Stolen Bikes NOLA recovered it after being spotted by a group member. Amazing work and in less than 48 hrs! translated from English

Medium recovery 1170 Kourtney Bike recovered 2019.8.16

A good bike samaritan found the bike and looked it up on Bike Index where he found us -- he dropped it off at a bike shop near us where we picked it up. We got it back almost a year to the date from when it was stolen! translated from English

Medium recovery 1168 Cory Bike recovered 2019.8.15

Seattle Police Department recovered it after finding the bike marked stolen on Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1169 Elijah Bike recovered 2019.8.14

Someone found it stashed in an alley and searched for the serial number here! translated from English

Medium recovery 1166 Kelsey Bike recovered 2019.8.11

A Bike Index user saw it on Letgo. I was able to then follow up with the police. translated from English

Medium recovery 1167 Kris Bike recovered 2019.8.9

The police found it, ran the serial number and found that it was listed as stolen here. Thanks! translated from English

Medium recovery 1165 Jake Bike recovered 2019.8.8

EPS found the bike at a pawn shop and returned it to me using Bike Index translated from English

Medium recovery 1163 Craig Bike recovered 2019.8.7

Owner of an apartment building recovered the bike and contacted me through Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1164 Valeria Bike recovered 2019.8.6

Thank you! A Bike Index user alerted me about the posting 35 minutes after it had been posted! I contacted the Seattle PD non-emergency line, where I was instructed to meet the “seller” and wait for a squad car to meet me five blocks away. So glad to have my bike back! translated from English

Medium recovery 1162 Dylan Bike recovered 2019.8.6

Bend Police Department. A local business called in my bicycle reporting it looking suspicious outside the establishment. It was found not even a mile from the location where it was stolen. They police found me via Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1161 Jordan Bike recovered 2019.8.4

Police set up a buy and got it back with an arrest. They verified my ownership using Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1160 Mike Bike recovered 2019.8.2

An outstanding citizen who purchased the bike from OfferUp.com found my bike using Bike Index and contacted me through here. Thank you so much! translated from English

Medium recovery 1153 Nick Bike recovered 2019.7.25

Thanks to the diligence Edmonton Police Service Recovery Unit and Bike Index. Bike was recovered in four days. You Rock! translated from English

Medium recovery 1154 Martin Bike recovered 2019.7.25

Police recovered it when doing another arrest. They ran the serial number and found my police report. translated from English

Medium recovery 1156 Melissa Bike recovered 2019.7.25

The police recovered the bike from the thief and checked Bike Index to see if it belonged to anyone on there. They contacted me and returned it! Thanks so much Bike Index!!! translated from English

Medium recovery 1157 Robin Bike recovered 2019.7.24

Sheriff's Department recovered it from burglar, afterwards they contacted me via Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1158 Jerrod Bike recovered 2019.7.24

The buyer contacted me after purchasing the bike. He found my contact info using Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1159 Brett Bike recovered 2019.7.23

Bike Index sent me a message after someone saw my bike on Craigslist. I contacted the local PD in the area where the bike was listed and they recovered it for me. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1152 Rolf Bike recovered 2019.7.22

Recovered via Stolen Bikes NOLA, who got in touch with me using Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1151 Julie Bike recovered 2019.7.22

A pawn shop checked Bike Index, saw that it was stolen, and handed t in to the police. translated from English

Medium recovery 1150 Katarina Bike recovered 2019.7.19

County deputy called my phone number after checking Bike Index. I was one character wrong on my serial number but the description and photo got it connected back to me. translated from English

Medium recovery 1149 Kyle Bike recovered 2019.7.18

p:ear bike works recovered and ran the serial then called me! translated from English

Medium recovery 1145 Steven Farring Bike recovered 2019.7.13

The bike was purchased for a very low price, and when the new owners went home to look up the bike they realized it was worth a lot more than they paid for it. They looked up the serial on Bike Index and realized it was stolen. Thanks, Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1147 Alicia Bike recovered 2019.7.13

Someone purchased the bike without knowing it was stolen, discovered it on Bike Index and returned it with the help of your site and the Edmonton Police. translated from English

Medium recovery 1148 Huw Bike recovered 2019.7.13

With the help of Bike Index and the Edmonton Police Service. Thank you! translated from English

Medium recovery 1144 Court Bike recovered 2019.7.10

Bicycle Space Ivy City (DC) recovered my bike. They used the Bike Index to contact me afterwards! translated from English

Medium recovery 1143 Jane Bike recovered 2019.7.10

Security footage of the thief, putting up posters, and asking locals. They recognize the guy and the areas he is usually in. I drove around and spotted it chained up in a chain-link fence. The local police helped me retrieve it after confirming the serial number on the Bike Index. translated from English

Medium recovery 1142 Mike Miles Bike recovered 2019.7.9

Stolen Bikes NOLA recovery. They contacted me via Bike Index! translated from English

Medium recovery 1140 Heidi Bike recovered 2019.7.7

Bike Index helped the finder locate me and return my bike. Thanks! translated from English

Medium recovery 1139 Alex Bike recovered 2019.7.6