Recovery Stories

Bike index! It showed up on a ladies lawn across the city. 2 days later the person that took it showed up asking for it. The lady informed her she returned it to the owner and she took off. Got it all on video, hoping to catch this person now for the other bike they took! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sierra Bike recovered 2023.9.27

Someone saw that Facebook post and shared my Bike Index posting as a reply, and the person who found the bike then contacted me directly. Thanks for this great service! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lindsey Bike recovered 2023.9.26

Boulder PD recovered it and contacted me through Bike Index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kwang Bike recovered 2023.9.26

The bike was recovered by Calgary police service after a search warrant in one of the houses in the city. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dong Bike recovered 2023.9.25

recovered w/ bvt bike recovery fb group assistance translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sara Bike recovered 2023.9.25

Bought at a flea market. Purchaser later searched for a picture online and found this entry. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike LoganK Bike recovered 2023.9.25

The Edmonton Police Service led by Cst. Kendrick was able to recover my bike last Saturday, Sept 23,2023. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alberto Bike recovered 2023.9.24

Recovered by Cst. Kendrick of Edmonton Police Service on Saturday Sept. 23,2023 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alberto Bike recovered 2023.9.24

A person tipped me off to the location of a bike ring in the city after seeing the posting on your site. I went to the address, saw it and called the police who escorted my bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2023.9.23

United Cycle called to say someone brought my bike in to replace the clipless pedal with a regular pedal. The request was strange, so they checked the serial number and the rest is history. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Adedoyin Bike recovered 2023.9.23

The police found the culprit and seized it from him and called me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Seb Bike recovered 2023.9.21

The bike was brought into a Colorado Springs shop. The shop noticed some damage that looked like someone had tried to scratch off the serial number. They contacted Specialized and confirmed that the serial number was the bike I previously reported as stolen. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.9.21

found by the R.C.M.P. in Kelowna B.C. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dianne Bike recovered 2023.9.19

A property manager found the bike in a vacated apartment and checked the BIKE INDEX to see that it was stolen. He used my contact details to arrange for me to pick it up. It has been chopped and damaged, but I am so glad to get it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sandy Bike recovered 2023.9.18

Someone found it in an alley and messaged me on bike index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Phillip Bike recovered 2023.9.18

Pawn shop called me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kate Bike recovered 2023.9.17

Found by peace officer translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bojan Bike recovered 2023.9.17

Thief posted it on Facebook Marketplace. Several people from Bike Index recognized it and notified me. I could identify his RV from the photos, so I tracked it down and confirmed my bike was there. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jon Cargo Bike (Front Storage) recovered 2023.9.16

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Fiona Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Sally Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leslie Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ben Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brynn Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jen Bike recovered 2023.9.15

found via BVT bike recovery FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jean-Philip Bike recovered 2023.9.15

I got rid of everything that had the serial number on it, thinking all of lost. Everything, except the registration on this website. I pulled it up, showed the Ower of the laundromat, and brought my baby home. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shane Bike recovered 2023.9.15

I got rid of everything that had the serial number on it, thinking all of lost. Everything, except the registration on this website. I pulled it up, showed the Owner of the laundromat, and brought my baby home. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shane Bike recovered 2023.9.15

Received messages from fellow bikeindex'ers, about my bike appearing on FB Marketplace. Reached out to CPS and by the end of the day, the bike was recovered. Team Effort! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Neal Bike recovered 2023.9.14

The police recovered it from the drop-in centre by checking the serial number and searching bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kelly Bike recovered 2023.9.14

An awesome police officer found it and looked it up using bikeindex.org translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Michael Bike recovered 2023.9.14

Calgary police didn’t say but I got an email 3 years later about it. To top it all off they got it back to me despite me writing the serial number down wrong. It’s in rough shape but nothing that can’t be repaired translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2023.9.14

Someone saw my bike on bike index and then on the streets in a tent. They tipped me off and then I forwarded the tip to the police officer that made my theft report. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike nico Bike recovered 2023.9.14

Bikeindex helped spread the word in the community and people saw my bike for sale on Facebook and the police were able to return it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kelsey Bike recovered 2023.9.13

EPS found the bike!! Thank you so much! You've made a 9-year-old boy very happy. :) translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Christie Bike recovered 2023.9.13

Police found bike, checked serial # on bike index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brigitte Bike recovered 2023.9.12

CPS contacted me stating the bike was found near downtown. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mo Bike recovered 2023.9.12

A community member found it and returned it to me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aiden Bike recovered 2023.9.12

Emeryville Police Department found my bike in the back of a stolen car. Since the original police report recorded the theft using a car theft report Emeryville was not able to find the police report. They found my Bike Index listing, which had the police report number on it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marc Bike recovered 2023.9.12

Helpful citizens who found the bike abandoned several miles away. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2023.9.10

Someone tried to sell it at a Cambridge bike shop, they checked the serial number and noticed it was listed as stolen. They then called me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.9.10

CPS detectives were able to retrieve it. Thank you very much to everyone that helped! Bike Index was the first to alert me of the ad on Kijiji and it was all downhill from there. I will be hiding an Airtag on my bike to prevent this from happening again. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Scott Bike recovered 2023.9.10

The bike was identified by a good samaritan who contacted me after looking up the serial number on Bike Index! We worked with the local police department to successfully recover the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lincoln Bike recovered 2023.9.8

Carol, a local dog walker, messaged me on this platform and helped me locate where the bike was. I was able to get it recovered this AM! Thank you translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2023.9.8

Thank you as well to all the people at bike index. I actually got inspiration to use Bike Index from a This American Life Episode 766: Well Someone Had to Do SOMETHING!" translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Shay Bike recovered 2023.9.7

Calgary Police found it abandoned downtown on September 4 and returned it to me on September 5. They verified the serial number against the report and the bike index post. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jorge Bike recovered 2023.9.7

I got an email from another Bike Index user, this morning saying he saw my bike for sale on Facebook Marketplace. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Claudine Bike recovered 2023.9.5

24hrs after reporting this to the Edmonton police and they were able to recover my bike. Thank you everyone for helping me getting my bike back.. Thank you to the West division police officers who went and located my bike and thank you bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ernie Bike recovered 2023.9.5

Someone saw it, looked on this site and contacted me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Vicki Bike recovered 2023.9.4

A person in Saskatoon contacted me to say he had bought the bike on Kajiji and then realized it was stolen translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Neil Bike recovered 2023.9.2

The bike thief sold it and the new owner brought it into a bike shop. The bike shop recognized that the bike was suspicious, especially being an electric bike and the owner didn’t have the key. The bike shop found us on bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jasmine Bike recovered 2023.9.2