Recovery Stories

Holy crap what a story. Thanks to bike index, a new friend was able to match it with a bike that was listed on Facebook marketplace. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Blaine Bike recovered 2022.7.12

Through the help of people on Bike Index and EPS I was able to recover my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Johnathan Bike recovered 2022.7.12

The NZ Police located on a property in Katikati in July 2022, someone had tried to grind off the serial number. Making the Police Report was key. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Richard Bike recovered 2022.7.11

A good Samaritan found it being posted on facebook market and the seller looked suspicious. He found out about the bike being stolen on Bike index, found my info and contacted me. I later worked with Manchester PD to retrieve the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Xiaoxiao Bike recovered 2022.7.11

Many thanks to Tracy from BRAT Seattle t. Tracy monitored our bike and found a listing on OfferUp. She helped me walk through the process to get a police escort to help recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Farhan Bike recovered 2022.7.9

Edmonton Police Service members found this bike abandoned at one of our local libraries. It was painted black and some accessories were exchanged. My bike lock and cable were gone. It was returned to me late yesterday! Thank you everyone! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.7.9

A network of volunteers searched for it. It was found on offerup. The person selling eventually agreed to return it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Renee Bike recovered 2022.7.8

Edmonton police service constable emailed me to say it was found in downtown Edmonton. I was stunned as I never expected to see it again. Obviously Bike Index works! I have made a donation. And thank-you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2022.7.7

Edmonton Police Service stopped the thief when they noticed him riding an expensive bike, they checked the serial number and discovered it was stolen. I really appreciate the efforts of EPS and Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kent Bike recovered 2022.7.7

All credit and respect to Tracy at B.R.A.T. in the Seattle area. Many thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lane Bike recovered 2022.7.7

Working with Bike Index and the Bellingham Police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2022.7.6

A person on the website found my bike and handed it in to the Edmonton police. They contacted me that and met to retrieve the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kordell Bike recovered 2022.7.6

Someone found me through Bike Index and returned the bike- much thanks to them! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ben Bike recovered 2022.7.5

I printed off the bike index page and used it as the flyers for my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Miles Bike recovered 2022.7.4

A Good Samaritan saw a sketchy person walking with it and asked him if was his. They gave him $200 for it and checked the Rad Power website which had a link to Bike Index. He checked the VIN and contacted me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Melissa Bike recovered 2022.7.2

Bike Index sent me a notification. The FB admin of the Stolen Bikes in Denver called me to also let me know and provided tips on how to recover. I really can't believe this all worked! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2022.7.1

The SFPD got it back when dealing with another burglary. They saw the post in Bike Index and recognized the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marcos Bike recovered 2022.6.30

Someone who found the bike's location contacted me through bike index after he checked out the serial number when the thief was offering to sell him the bike. The police went to the location and retrieved the bike at 3am. Best end to terrible day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tommy Bike recovered 2022.6.30

I would have never made a police report or called the police, if it weren't for Bike Index, but it all worked out. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike hyung Bike recovered 2022.6.29

The bike was brought to a repair shop, and reported to the cops via Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Harrison Bike recovered 2022.6.29

I was contacted by a railroad police officer who stated the shipping case was recovered after being stolen off a train while in shipment. After being held up in evidence for a few months, the bike was finally shipped back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Scott Bike recovered 2022.6.29

Bike was found on Oregon State University campus. Love that you are a 501c3 with Open API. You do god's work. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2022.6.28

Found by Edmonton Police near downtown area. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claudio Bike recovered 2022.6.28

Calgary Police recovered it from thief, and I picked it up from their facility today. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2022.6.27

Someone found it and called phone number on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jon Bike recovered 2022.6.24

Person brought the bike back from the same place stolen! I recovered it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2022.6.23

Recovered by Milwaukee PD almost 1 year later. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cameron Bike recovered 2022.6.22

Good citizen who purchased the bike not knowing it was stolen reached out through Bike Index and was able to return it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lauren Bike recovered 2022.6.22

The bike was recovered with help through Facebook group BRAT Seattle and Sabre, thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sean Bike recovered 2022.6.19

A wonderful person found my bike abandoned in her neighborhood. Since it had the Bike Index tag, she was able to search it, saw that it had been stolen, and then contacted me to let me know. Many thanks, so happy to get my bike back!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claudio Bike recovered 2022.6.16

A bike index user emailed me saying they saw the bike on Craigslist. I worked with Bike Recovery Action Team to come up with a plan to recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brenna Bike recovered 2022.6.13

Our local bike shop identified my stolen bike via Bike Index and matched to police report, even though it has gotten a new paint job. So thrilled that the local community cares & for the help of Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lindsay Bike recovered 2022.6.12

Someone found it lying in the street, called the manufacturer, and found it on this site! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2022.6.12

A stranger saw it and then looked on Bike Index and contacted me, Portland PD helped recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2022.6.12

Posted fliers around the city and got a call the very same day. I was called by two good samaritans who brought it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrew Bike recovered 2022.6.11

Edmonton's finest caught the person who had the bike but not until I marked the bike as stolen on Bike Index which in my opinion was the main reason for the recovery. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bud Bike recovered 2022.6.10

CPS recovered my bike and contacted me thanks to Bike Index ! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gebran Bike recovered 2022.6.9

A Bike Index Good Samaritan went way out of his way to help set up a sting with the El Dorado County Sheriff's dept. They got the bike back and arrested the thief. 100% this would not have happened without this site. I am forever grateful! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Laura Bike recovered 2022.6.8

Police found it! The suspect gave a false name and had warrants. Police used the serial number to identify that it was just stolen. The thief stole all the accessories but I got my bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jessica Bike recovered 2022.6.8

Police came across it and ran the serial number, suspecting it did not belong where they found it. Because I had registered it with Bike Index the police were able to return it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike H Bike recovered 2022.6.7

Someone who saw the post on bike index called me saying he saw the thief with the bike. I called the police and they retrieved my bike. I confirmed the serial number with them and they gave me back my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amy Bike recovered 2022.6.5

My bike was stolen one year ago and popped up on Kijiji a couple of times. The bike popped up again on Facebook Marketplace and Bike index notified me immediately. Bike Index and the police were eventually able to apprehend the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2022.6.5

Someone saw the post on Bike Index and called it in. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.6.4

Bike Index + BRATs. Thank you EVERYONE!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rob Bike recovered 2022.6.4

I saw it on a walk by the Calagry Drop-In Center, called the non-emergency Calgary Police line asking for assistance in retrieving it, and had two officers help me get it and verify it as mine. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike JEREMIAH Bike recovered 2022.6.3

Followed facebook ads and managed to get address. Then called it into Police and they were able to recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Piotr Bike recovered 2022.6.3

A bike cop was riding past a homeless camp and saw the bike they investigated and ran the serial number on Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2022.6.2

Someone in my neighborhood saw the listing on Bike Index. They contacted me, having seen the bike stashed in someone's yard. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rob Bike recovered 2022.6.2

Thief tried to sell to bike shop, who checked serial numbers on Bike Index and saw it was stolen. Worked with police to have it recovered! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zach Bike recovered 2022.6.1

Thief tried to sell to bike shop, who checked serial numbers on Bike Index and saw it was stolen. Worked with police to have it recovered! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Zach Bike recovered 2022.6.1