Recovery Stories

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!

Medium recovery 1104 Chantal Bike recovered 2019.5.24

Bike was recovered with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1103 Vicki Bell Bike recovered 2019.5.22

Bike was recovered with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1102 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.

Medium recovery 1141 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!

Medium recovery 1097 Jason Bike recovered 2019.5.20

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

Medium recovery 1098 Kevin Bike recovered 2019.5.19

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

Medium recovery 1099 Teddy Bike recovered 2019.5.18

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

Medium recovery 1101 Teddy Southrn Yeti Bike recovered 2019.5.18

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

Medium recovery 1100 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.

Medium recovery 1096 Valeria Bike recovered 2019.5.17

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

Medium recovery 1095 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.

Medium recovery 1094 Mark Bike recovered 2019.5.14

Recovered with the Bike Index's help!

Medium recovery 1093 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.

Medium recovery 1092 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!!

Medium recovery 1091 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!!!

Medium recovery 1090 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.

Medium recovery 1087 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.

Medium recovery 1088 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!

Medium recovery 1089 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!

Medium recovery 1086 Mary Bike recovered 2019.5.2

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

Medium recovery 1084 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).

Medium recovery 1085 Joshua Bike recovered 2019.5.1

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

Medium recovery 1080 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

Medium recovery 1081 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.

Medium recovery 1082 Adam Bike recovered 2019.4.30

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

Medium recovery 1083 Taylor Bike recovered 2019.4.30

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

Medium recovery 1079 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!

Medium recovery 1078 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

Medium recovery 1077 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.

Medium recovery 1076 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.

Medium recovery 1075 Natasha Bike recovered 2019.4.24

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

Medium recovery 1073 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!

Medium recovery 1074 Taylor Bike recovered 2019.4.23

Police located it and contacted me via the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1072 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.

Medium recovery 1061 Evan Bike recovered 2019.4.14

Recovered by Nola PD and identified using the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1062 Marlon Bike recovered 2019.4.13

Stolen Bikes Nola recovered this and found me with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1063 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and found me with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1064 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and contacted me using the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1065 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and contacted me using the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1066 Jorge Bike recovered 2019.4.12

The bike was recovered by Stolen Bikes Nola, and they contacted me via the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1067 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

The bike was recovered by Stolen Bikes Nola, and I was contacted about it via the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1068 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.12

Stolen bikes Nola recovered this bike and found me with the help of the Bike Index!

Medium recovery 1069 Stolen Bikes NOLA Tricycle recovered 2019.4.12

Thanks to the bikes task force and the Bike Index I have my bike back! Just shows how important it is to register your bike.

Medium recovery 1058 Thestoner Bike recovered 2019.4.11

I got a message from someone on the Bike Index who saw it posted on Craigslist! Thanks so much!

Medium recovery 1070 Jesse Bike recovered 2019.4.10

Scott of Splendid Cycles is my HERO!!! He spotted it at a camp and did all the footwork to get it back in my hands. What an amazing human he is. : )

Medium recovery 1056 Sarah Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2019.4.10

The Portland PD recovered my bike and called me to pick it up.

Medium recovery 1059 Bryan Bike recovered 2019.4.9

Found and ID'd in the Bike Index.

Medium recovery 1057 Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.4.9

An officer from the SFPD recovered the bike and I couldn't be happier! Don't lose hope - register with the Bike Index and a huge thank you to the SFPD!

Medium recovery 1049 Eric Bike recovered 2019.4.9

I was contacted by a bike shop who recognized the bike via my listing on the Bike Index. Someone had brought it in for repairs.

Medium recovery 1046 Sharon Bike recovered 2019.4.6