Recovery Stories

A Craigslist shopper who was doing his due diligence found my stolen bike listing via a Google search. He used the Bike Index listing to alert me to the Craigslist ad. With the assistance of the San Jose Police Department I met up with the seller and was able to retrieve my bike. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Martin Bike recovered 2021.9.2

The bike fell out of a truck in a neighboring city. The person who found it googled the serial number, found the Bike Index page indicating it was stolen and called my local police department. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jake Bike recovered 2021.9.1

A Good Samaritan spotted the bike and alerted me to its location. I contacted local law enforcement and they recovered and returned the bike to me. I'm very grateful for Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jessica Bike recovered 2021.9.1

The bike showed up on OfferUp locally, and volunteers helped us meet the 'seller' to get it back! Bike Index was instrumental in recovering this commuter bike. A thousand thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tarinz Bike recovered 2021.8.31

The Edmonton Police Service were able to find it :) So happy. I think they used Bike Index to check the serial number. Thank you so much for this amazing service. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hazem Bike recovered 2021.8.31

Edmonton Police Service recovered the bike with its serial number filed off but connected it to us through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Maureen Bike recovered 2021.8.30

Someone went into a bike shop in a neighboring town and asked to buy a battery for the bike. The shop thought that was odd and looked the bike up on Bike Index, and found my listing. They contacted me through my Bike Index listing. I'm so pleased I made a Bike Index listing! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Julia Bike recovered 2021.8.30

Tracy with BRAT Seattle found my stolen bike on Offerup. She was very brave and gracious to reclaim it for me. I couldn't have gotten it back without her help and dedication to her cause. Thank you BRAT & Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Peter Bike recovered 2021.8.27

Saw it for sale on Craigslist and OfferUp. Renton PD helped me get it back. Having it listed as stolen on Bike Index helped since it made clear to the seller that the bike's status as stolen was public knowledge and he would be committing a felony. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kent Bike recovered 2021.8.23

The bike was found by someone who thought the bike might have been stolen. He looked up the serial number on Bike Index. He called me and returned my bike. Bike Index Works! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Troy Bike recovered 2021.8.21

Someone saw the tweet from bike index Calgary then checked Kijiji and saw the bike listed. We called the police and eventually got the bike back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2021.8.20

Someone saw the bike on Kijiji for a crazy low price and also saw the Bike Index tweet. I answered the ad and called the police and got the bike back within 2 hours!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2021.8.20

I was alerted by a Bike Index user and police helped me recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Luke Bike recovered 2021.8.19

Recovered via police intervention and Bike Index! Someone found my bike for sale on a website and sent me the info. We were able to track them down and set up a little “sting” operation. REGISTER YOUR BIKES!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Angela Bike recovered 2021.8.18

Calgary police found the bike downtown. They looked it up on Bike Index on the spot and confiscated the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gabriel Bike recovered 2021.8.17

Denver Police checked Bike Index when they saw a cool bike in a place it shouldn't be. By using Bike Index they were able to contact me within hours of my posting it as stolen. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Erik Bike recovered 2021.8.16

Another cyclist found it around Coquitlam River, checked the serial in Bike Index, and left it with the police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Juan Bike recovered 2021.8.16

An amazing person found my bike unlocked at a bike rack and looked it up on Bike Index. They contacted me on the website and got it back after a year and few months. I thought for sure I would never see it again. Thanks for everything you guys do for the bike community! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Calvin Bike recovered 2021.8.16

Someone from Bike Index identified the bike and notified me so I could come identify it with the police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Annelise Bike recovered 2021.8.15

Police found it and contacted me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stefan Bike recovered 2021.8.13

Edmonton Police Service found the bike during investigation of another unrelated report. An officer had recognized the bike as he scrolled through Bike Index in the morning! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shannon Bike recovered 2021.8.12

A friendly stranger identified the bike in a Facebook Marketplace post and was able to contact me through my information associated with Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Riley Bike recovered 2021.8.10

It was found in somebody's yard and ID'd on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2021.8.5

The community, Bike Index, and Calgary Police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Fathul Bike recovered 2021.8.4

I got a call from a guy that saw my bike and the stolen bike post on Bike Index. He called me with the location and the police supported me to go get the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carlos Bike recovered 2021.8.4

A very good human saw the bike and trailer and called the police after seeing that my bike was reported stolen on Bike Index. The police arrived and confirmed it was my bike and bike trailer and it was returned to me but not in the condition it was in. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Frances Bike recovered 2021.8.3

Calgary Police Service found it at the drop in centre and ran the serial number. It matched mine, I'm not sure if they found my info through the police report or through bike index. Either way I am so grateful!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kim Bike recovered 2021.8.3

Someone found it on OfferUp and the seller texted the serial number to the buyer who looked up the number on Bike Index and called us. We met the seller and recovered the bike. Thank you for all your help! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Suzanne Bike recovered 2021.8.2

Police recovered it during a raid. They were able to scan the Bike Index sticker and bring it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Scott Bike recovered 2021.8.2

Edmonton Police saw someone riding it, checked Bike Index, and returned it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darrell Bike recovered 2021.7.29

Edmonton Police Service located the bike and called me to pick it up based on the Bike Index listing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Christopher Bike recovered 2021.7.28

Calgary found it and returned it to me. Thanks for Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Clinton Bike recovered 2021.7.28

JRA Bike Shop in Seattle ran the serial number through Bike Index and found my listing! THANK YOU BIKE INDEX AND JRA BIKE SHOP!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike noah Bike recovered 2021.7.26

Someone bought the bike & felt a bit sketchy about the transaction… he searched the serial number and Bike Index was his first hit. Contacted me and we got the bike back the same day!!!! I’m still in shock. Thank you for this service & to the good people out there. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Liz Bike recovered 2021.7.25

Was contacted through the Bike Index by someone who found it abandoned near where it was taken about a week later! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cole Bike recovered 2021.7.22

Calgary Police found the bike using Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Taylor Bike recovered 2021.7.21

I got my bike back thanks to bike index! It was gone a whole week and it’s in perfect condition. Thanks for keeping this awesome network going! A day with a bike ride is a good day :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike E Bike recovered 2021.7.20

Guy reached out and called me to say he found it at a pawn shop. I met him and got it back translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marshall Bike recovered 2021.7.18

Found by police in Morinville, returned through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Martin Bike recovered 2021.7.17

Bike Index sleuth found the bike, negotiated with the seller and showed proof that the bike was stolen. Seller complied and left the bike with her. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Seonju Bike recovered 2021.7.17

Found in front of someone's house, they used Bike Index to contact me and return it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cyrus Bike recovered 2021.7.17

Bike appeared at B&P Cycle, the manager though it was suspicious, found out the bike was stolen through Bike Index, called me, I called the Police, bike was recovered in no time! Thank you ❤️ translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rodrigo Bike recovered 2021.7.16

Someone messaged me the posting on offerup. They found it on bikeindex! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrew Bike recovered 2021.7.16

A fantastic neighbour saw it in the field and took it home to keep it safe. Found us on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Catherine Bike recovered 2021.7.15

Spotted for sale on Craigslist and recovered with Bike Index, BRAT, and Vancouver PD assistance - Chase, recovery, and victory documented in linked thread. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jason Bike recovered 2021.7.15

A wonderful member of the Arvada biking community saw my bike at Walmart on the back of a car and called the police. They also reached out to myself. The biking community is truly amazing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Hal Bike recovered 2021.7.12

Received a call from a man who found the bike abandoned next to where his car was stolen. He saw the bike listed on Bike Index, called me and returned the bike. Also, he said he recovered his stolen car as well. A heartening reminder that sometimes good things happen!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Roger Bike recovered 2021.7.6

Neighbors found dumped in a nearby alley less then 12 hours after it was stolen and looked up the owner in Bike Index :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Greg Bike recovered 2021.7.6

Saw it listed for sale on OfferUp and the Seattle Bicycle Recovery Action Team got it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ellen Bike recovered 2021.7.6

An honest buyer looked up my bike on Bike Index and got a match even though I didn't have my serial number recorded. All the other details matched. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darryl Bike recovered 2021.7.4