Recovery Stories

Another Bike Index user informed me that they had bought it and wanted to return it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kayla Bike recovered 2022.3.31

This bike was found abandoned in an alley, 15 miles away. The person who found it used Bike Index to find the owner. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Derek Bike recovered 2022.3.27

Turned into East Police Precinct, Seattle Purchased for $20 on Broadway and the buyer saw it on bike index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Simon Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2022.3.27

Recovered by the Boulder Police, thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2022.3.26

The Metro Transit System in Minneapolis found my bike and updated the facebook page. One of the Admin's of the facebook page checked the serial number on BikeIndex.org and their was a match and he texted me that it had been found. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adam Bike recovered 2022.3.25

Kind folks from Twin Cities Stolen Bikes got it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nancy Bike recovered 2022.3.24

I was contacted by the Calgary Police Service; they were able to link it to me via Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Paul Bike recovered 2022.3.20

Police found it and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mateus Bike recovered 2022.3.18

It appeared on OfferUp. The person that bought it from OfferUp found me through BikeIndex and returned it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2022.3.18

Calgary Police Services found it and returned it. Thank you CPS ! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leanne Bike recovered 2022.3.18

Thank you Seattle BRAT And thank you friends! It was a successful sting operation, and not only was my bike recovered but the perps were arrested and we're working on getting several more bikes out of their storage unit! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jessica Bike recovered 2022.3.13

Ventura police! They contacted me via Bike Index after they found the bike translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Catherine Bike recovered 2022.3.10

Edmonton Police Service noticed a person riding a bike, they stopped him and happened to run the serial number on Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andriy Bike recovered 2022.3.9

Tip from an awesome fellow rider saw add on offer up, Auburn police recovered and returned translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vern Bike recovered 2022.3.8

Someone tried to sell the bike to a local shop and the shop took the time to check Bike Index. The shop contacted me and then contacted my local police department and the bike was recovered. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jamie Bike recovered 2022.3.7

Seattle police spotted person riding the bike. Pictures from bike index helped on the recovery translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gregorio Bike recovered 2022.3.5

I received a text message from someone looking at my bike in a local pawn shop and googled the serial number, and it came up with a link on BikeIndex marked as STOLEN. The police accepted my BikeIndex registration prior to the theft report as evidence of my ownership. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike MARK Bike recovered 2022.3.4

Someone found it! They checked Bike Index and got it back to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darren Bike recovered 2022.3.4

Someone found it! They checked Bike Index and got it back to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darren Bike recovered 2022.3.4

Found on the secondary market translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Paige Bike recovered 2022.2.27

Found on Facebook marketplace. The seller was not the thief and had purchased the frame and fork from local goodwill. With the help of the seattle bike recovery network, we were able to contact the seller and he returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Peter Bike recovered 2022.2.26

Peace officers at the Royal Alex recovered it from a person. Happy to have it back regardless! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mitchell Bike recovered 2022.2.25

Bike was recovered by the Palm Springs Police Department. I was notified that evening and I picked it up this afternoon. Thank you Palm Spring Police Officers! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Rob Bike recovered 2022.2.22

I honestly never thought I’d see this bike again, I was contacted by Steve who bought it from someone who had purchased a storage unit full of bikes at auction. After purchasing Steve checked Bike Index and found my listing matched the bike he had purchased. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Weston Bike recovered 2022.2.22

I got a call from the city Police Department saying they had found my bike. Not my city, but the city 45 minutes north! Thank goodness the bike was registered on Bike Index and popped up in their search. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lauren Bike recovered 2022.2.20

Lady found it in her backyard, then found me on bike index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amanda Bike recovered 2022.2.18

It showed up on Offer up and a potential buyer searched bike Index and saw this listing. He then met the "seller" and recovered the bike with no issues. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2022.2.17

Found on FB marketplace couple days after getting stolen, informed police - they brought it back next morning🙏🏼 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Daniel Bike recovered 2022.2.16

Someone saw it against an RV by a park. They checked Bike Index and found my listing. They sent me a message, telling me where I could find it. I went and got it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2022.2.16

Calgary Police have returned my bike back to me through their diligence. Bike index was a major help in identifying exactly who the owner of the bike is! Thoroughly happy and pleased. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Justin Bike recovered 2022.2.15

Unified Police Department found bike in large cache of stolen items. I sent the detectives my Bike Index listing to prove ownership and serial number Thank you Bike Index for assisting in getting my bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Russell Bike recovered 2022.2.12

Someone bought it off Facebook and then checked the serial number on Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2022.2.12

Someone saw this Bike Index posting and reached out after they saw it listed on Offerup. I worked with the police to get it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Heather Bike recovered 2022.2.12

I'm very grateful to Bike Index for the safe return of my bike. I wasn't expecting it to be recovered but the Calgary Police Service found my bike, they used Bike Index to see if it was stolen. I encourage everyone to register their bikes with this invaluable service. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike JudyHope Bike recovered 2022.2.10

Got a call from an individual who spotted the bike on their property after seeing it on Bike Index. We went and picked it up. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bert Bike recovered 2022.2.9

I was contacted by another Bike Index user, Greg, who spotted my bike locked to an RV. Greg contacted me to let me know the details of where he found it. Based on his account, I located the bike myself. I waited for police to arrive to facilitate the recovery. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2022.2.8

The Bicycle Recovery Action team at Bike Index worked tirelessly to find and communicate with someone selling the bike on eBay, essentially convincing them to return it. This took many hours across many days and I can't thank them enough. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nick Bike recovered 2022.2.7

Someone found the bike and contacted us through the BikeIndex. They even offered to bring the bike to our house. This is a great service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Benjamin Bike recovered 2022.2.7

Pawn Shop owner looked up my serial number and found my claim on bike index and contacted me to return it!!!! THANK YOU! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike stephanie Bike recovered 2022.2.2

A community member saw the bike locked to a street sign post with a "for sale" sign and recognized it from social media. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Matt Bike recovered 2022.1.31

Bike Recovery Action Team - they're amazing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Graeme Bike recovered 2022.1.28

The bike was found on Facebook Marketplace with the help of friends and a person that contacted me from Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2022.1.27

Bayou Bikes thought person brought it was a bit suspicious and checked it out! They checked Bike Index! Yeah Bike Index!!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joy Bike recovered 2022.1.26

I kept a watch for it on Kijiji, set up a time to buy, and then alerted the RCMP. Thank you Bike Index - a great cause! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joel Bike recovered 2022.1.24

Multiple volunteers and one brave lady made it all come together!! Thank you Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2022.1.21

A good Samaritan called the store, Gregg's Cycle, where the bike was purchased. They searched the serial number on Bike Index then called me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike samdrussell Bike recovered 2022.1.21

Found the bike in an ad on kijiji , thanks to the lovely human beings on Bike Index who alerted me about it. Thank you guys!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike manal5754@gmail.com Bike recovered 2022.1.21

A good Samaritan bought the bike, learned through Bike Index it was stolen. Picked up my bike from the local police precinct the next day. I never thought I would recover the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike William Bike recovered 2022.1.18

Thanks to bike index and volunteers from the Edmonton Stolen Bikes Facebook group who found it posted for sale & EPS who was able to get it back for me from the seller. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ian Bike recovered 2022.1.18

A neighbor found the bike, found Bike Index and reached out. Thank you all! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nick Bike recovered 2022.1.13