Recovery Stories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cory Bike recovered 2019.8.15

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

Elijah Bike recovered 2019.8.14

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

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

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

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

Craig Bike recovered 2019.8.7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robin Bike recovered 2019.7.24

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

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

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

Rolf Bike recovered 2019.7.22

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

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

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

Kyle Bike recovered 2019.7.18

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

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

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

Huw Bike recovered 2019.7.13

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

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

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

Mike Miles Bike recovered 2019.7.9

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

Heidi Bike recovered 2019.7.7

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

Alex Bike recovered 2019.7.6

Thief was trying to trade the bike with a seller on Pinkbike. Seller realized thief knew nothing about the bike and thought it might be stolen. He found my bike on the Bike Index and contacted me. We worked with local police to recover the bike and arrest the thief. translated from English

Adam Bike recovered 2019.7.5

Sequim, WA Police department got a call from an honest citizen who found it in a storage locker rented by the thief. translated from English

Scott Bike recovered 2019.7.4

EPS found this bike, big shout out to them. They contacted me via Bike Index! translated from English

Tyler Bike recovered 2019.7.4

Someone sent me a link (through Bike Index) to a Facebook marketplace posting and my friends stole my bike back translated from English

Gabriel Bike recovered 2019.7.1

Boise Police Department used the picture on the Bike Index to positively match the bike at a local pawn shop. translated from English

Alyssa Bike recovered 2019.6.28

It was found by another user on the Bike Index. He purchased it from someone on the street and search the serial number in your database. So amazed it was found! translated from English

Rainie Bike recovered 2019.6.28

Fellow user from the Bike Index user spotted it on kijiji and police retrieved it. Thanks! translated from English

Gail Bike recovered 2019.6.24

A woman who had prior experience with her bike getting stolen, spotted it and noticed that it looked out of place. She was able to contact me through the Bike Index and verify that it was ours! translated from English

Amy Bike recovered 2019.6.22

Bike was brought into Huckleberry Bicycles in downtown SF just before 5 PM same day as stolen. The employee looked it up on the Bike Index and it was near the top of your list. Employee notified me through the Bike Index. I'm now an evangelist for your service. translated from English

John Bike recovered 2019.6.21

Someone had contacted me saying he ended up buying the bike from someone else and had found out the bike was reported stolen. He offered to send the bike back to me or compensate me for the value of the bike for him to keep it. Amazed at his honesty, I offered to sell him the bike at a discount. translated from English

Paramintr Bike recovered 2019.6.20

Seattle North precinct officer found it after viewing the Bike Index listing! I listed it under 12 hours before he found it! translated from English

Patrick Bike recovered 2019.6.16

A Bike Index user saw my bike on the street, checked the Bike Index, realized it was my bike. The next day he came back and confronted the owner, who admitted the bike was stolen. He contacted me via the Bike Index. translated from English

Greg Bike recovered 2019.6.13

Stolen bikes NOLA helped me recover it! They contacts me via the Bike Index! translated from English

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.6.12

Recovered by stolen bikes NOLA, contacted via the Bike Index. translated from English

Tim Bike recovered 2019.6.11