Recovery Stories

Portland Police found bike in possession of person of interest. Checked the Bike Index and noted it was stolen. Called me - and now I have my bike back!!! Thanks Officer Sanders and Bike Index!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Betsy Bike recovered 2017.11.30

Recovered by PPB, ID"d in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2017.11.25

Buyer found out I was the owner by using the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2017.11.25

Recovered with Bike Index assistance. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Index Bike recovered 2017.11.24

Recovered by BikeIndex/PPB Bike Theft after someone found it, ID'd it in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ron Bike recovered 2017.11.24

ID'd and recovered thanks to the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tom Bike recovered 2017.11.24

Someone found on the street, and located us via the Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephanie Bike recovered 2017.11.24

Saw a guy with it on the street. Used the Bike Index to show the cops it was mine (serial #). translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brooks Bike recovered 2017.11.22

Though police intervention and local pawn shop cooperation. Thank you Bryan at the Bike Index for watching and noticed a connection..via a pawn shop. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lillian Bike recovered 2017.11.17

Awesome job ... USA Pawn checked the Bike Index immediately, determined that it was probably my daughter's bike (the serial # was off by one character) and managed to get the seller to abandon it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2017.11.7

It was for sale at the Laney College Flea Market. An excellent person named Tom spotted it and contacted us via Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Grant Bike recovered 2017.11.5

Someone found my bike through the Bike Index after it was found in their yard. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mae Bike recovered 2017.10.30

Perp posted on kijiji, was alerted by friendly due to my ad saying it was stolen. Also had someone flag using the Bike Index. Got Edmonton police involved, and they took care of things relatively quickly. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Darcy Bike recovered 2017.10.29

A nice guy bought it off the thief at a gas station on rampart, looked it up on Google and the Bike Index page popped up. Shot me a message and I got it from him! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2017.10.29

Portland Police Bike Theft Task Force, plus the dilligent users of this forum. Youre all heroes. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jake Bike recovered 2017.10.27

The individual who purchased the bike for $300 was informed by a friend who saw the bike posted on Facebook that it was stolen. They then ID'd it using the Bike Index I worked with the local authorities to recover the bike and it's now back in my garage. Thank you!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kyle Bike recovered 2017.10.22

Berkeley PD stopped a "known thief" who was on parole. They ran the serial number on Bike Index and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Knut Bike recovered 2017.10.16

Thanks to the Bike Index, my bike was found within one week of being stolen! The officer who found it said there's no way he could have recovered it without the Bike Index. Thank you folks SO much for creating and sustaining this amazing resource. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bailey Bike recovered 2017.9.29

Police were able to recover my bike within one week of it being stolen! The officer who found it said there's no way he would've been able to do it without the Bike Index. Thank you folks for making and sustaining this resource, I can't express how grateful I am to have my beloved bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bailey Bike recovered 2017.9.29

Our Friends at the PSU Bike Hub because they saw the Bike Index posts!!! Thank you so much!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Molly Bike recovered 2017.9.27

Stolen in 2013, this Surly was found by @ppbbiketheft officers in 2017 and ID'd in the Bike Index. Thieves had swapped out the fork, handlebars, pedals, brakes, saddle ... but it's home. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2017.9.23

The Bees found my bike! Stolen at 4:45 pm, offficers found and went out of their way to return it by 8:30! If it wasn't for the Bike Index I don't think I would have seen my bike again! Thanks for this tool!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2017.9.18

The bike was purchased at a garage sale in Milwaukee. After purchase, the buyer checked the serial number and the search connected them to the Bike Index stolen report. I was contacted and arrangements were made to recover. Thanks Jake! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tim Bike recovered 2017.9.16

Someone found it and stored it in their classroom then after a while found me here on the Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Martijn Bike recovered 2017.9.14

The bike showed up at a pawn shop, and the guy working realized something was up. He found my listing on the Bike Index, and contacted us right away! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bianca Bike recovered 2017.9.10

The thief sold it to an honest person who became suspicious after realizing it was worth far more than she paid. She looked on the web, found my posting on the Bike Index, and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lee Bike recovered 2017.9.7

Found thanks to Bike index's twitter. Someone found it behind their apartment. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nicole Bike recovered 2017.9.5

Someone bought the bike locally and checked the Bike Index afterwards! it's good to know that there are still some honest people left in the world. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Stephen Bike recovered 2017.9.5

A couple found it in the woods several cities away, looked up the serial number on the Bike Index, sent me an email with photos and we met up in a common area and they returned the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chad Bike recovered 2017.9.4

Recovered with the assistance of the Cycling Utah folks, and ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dave Bike recovered 2017.9.4

Recovered by Santa Barbara MTD, ID'd in the Bike Index - with no serial on file. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kent Bike recovered 2017.9.4

When the Omaha Police contacted me they had not entered the serial number from the police report. Fortunately they got a (LEADS pawn shop) hit on the registry I made with Bike Index. Keep up the good work! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amy Bike recovered 2017.8.28

Spotted on Kijiji by a Bike Index user - I've recovered my stolen bike, almost a year later. I setup a buy and local police sent an officer under cover and confirmed it based on the serial number on my power meter that was on the bike! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kyle Bike recovered 2017.8.27

Stolen, then found for sale on Craigslist by a Bike Index user. This bike's now home thanks to the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jenna Bike recovered 2017.8.27

Someone bought it at Alameda flea market, searched the Bike Index, saw it was stolen, and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Paul Bike recovered 2017.8.27

Somebody found it offered on a website, and checked on the Bike Index. He warned us. We bought it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claudio Bike recovered 2017.8.26

A bike messenger spotted the bike and recognized it from the Bike Index! Police came and assisted. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andy Bike recovered 2017.8.22

Found for sale on Craigslist, flagged thanks to the Bike Index, and returned. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Eric Bike recovered 2017.8.21

Thanks to local neighbors my bike was recovered though a bit trashed I'm glad to have it back. I registered with Bike Index, not really expecting anything to happen. A few days later after reporting to bike-indexing received a call and was reunited with my bike. Thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joseph Bike recovered 2017.8.19

Thanks to local neighbors my bike was recovered though a bit trashed I'm glad to have it back. I registered with Bike Index, not really expecting anything to happen. A few days later after reporting to bike-indexing received a call and was reunited with my bike. Thanks to Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joseph Bike recovered 2017.8.19

Contacted by good Samaritan on the Bike Index. Swung by and picked it up. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Carl Bike recovered 2017.8.18

Found by Portland Police Bureau in Waterfront Park on July 4th. ID'd via the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bryan Bike recovered 2017.8.8

Found by unsuspecting buyer and ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2017.8.8

Someone bought my bike and after checking bike index and realizing it was stolen he immediately contacted me and returned the bike. Big thanks to the Bike Index and the person for getting my bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2017.8.7

"Good Afternoon, My name is Jen Rosa and I work with the Pawn + Property Recovery Unit at Seattle PD. I have a pawn shop owner contacting me, thinking he may have your bike in his shop" - ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Meg Bike recovered 2017.8.7

Someone bought my bike and after checking the Bike Index and realizing it was stolen he immediately contacted me and returned the bike. Big thanks to the Bike Index and the person for getting my bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kevin Bike recovered 2017.8.7

This stolen bike was bought for sale online, then ID'd in the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dave Bike recovered 2017.8.7

SFPD recovered it and found out I had reported it stolen via the Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jose Bike recovered 2017.8.3

A guy steps in a pawn shop in Seattle and is trying to sell the bike only for $100! They checked the Bike Index and found out that the bike was stolen. They let the guy know that the bike is stolen and they guy ran away. They called me saying that they have my bike. Thanks guys! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Milad Bike recovered 2017.8.1

I was contacted by two maintenance workers from North Clackamas County Parks and Recreation who found my bike at abandoned at a park. They ran the bike's serial number on Bike Index and found my "stolen bike" post from last year. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mark Bike recovered 2017.7.30