Recovery Stories

My bike was recovered this past week by some local police close to Denver. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Conner Bike recovered 2022.6.1

Thieves tried to sell it to a local shop, who ID'd them as suspicious, then posted them to social media, bike was later found. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike James Bike recovered 2022.6.1

Edmonton Police recovered bike and contacted me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.5.31

Because it was listed on bike index someone was able to link the bike to me and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike kim Bike recovered 2022.5.31

Local police found the bike, assisted by the description provided on Bike Index, and returned it to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Scott Bike recovered 2022.5.31

Man in the neighbourhood saw where the thief stashed the bike and held onto it until I registered it on bike index. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tim Bike recovered 2022.5.30

CPS contacted me on May 29 and returned my bike to me the same day. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Amy Bike recovered 2022.5.29

Spotted on Kijiji by another user and confirmed stolen on Bike Index. Police notified and bike was recovered. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Graham Bike recovered 2022.5.28

Boulder Police recovered the bike by checking the serial against Bike Index. Thanks! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aaron Bike recovered 2022.5.28

A good samaritan found my bike in an abandoned storage unit she purchased in an auction and returned it to the police, who contacted me to return the bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ted Bike recovered 2022.5.27

Thanks to Bike Index and the bike community at large working together as a family my ridley was recovered the very next day...I owe you guys a million thanks translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2022.5.26

I definitely would not have been able to recover the bike within a day had I not posted it on BikeIndex. Thanks a million!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrew Bike recovered 2022.5.25

The person who found it looked up the serial number on the bike and reached out to me via Bike Index to return it! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Griffin Bike recovered 2022.5.25

Through the help of bikeindex.org community members notifying us of the bike listing on marketplace and the assistance of Edmonton Police Service we were successfully returned my son's bike. Thank you to all involved for all your help!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2022.5.24

I was called by a saint who told me he bought it from somebody off the street. When I went to pick it up, he refused to let me repay him for his cost. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dennis Bike recovered 2022.5.24

Property Manager found them stashed in a storage closet. They contacted me through Bike Index and I got it back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Geoffrey Bike recovered 2022.5.23

Recovered after finding it for sale on Kijiji translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2022.5.22

Thief brought it to the local shop. They checked Bike Index and called me. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Noel Bike recovered 2022.5.21

I was contacted through BikeIndex and made aware that the bike was listed locally on OfferUp. I worked together with Arlington PD to set up a meeting with the seller, and the police officers recovered multiple bikes. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Marcel Bike recovered 2022.5.20

A good samaritan saw my bike in a pawn shop suspiciously priced way below market value. He checked the listing on bike index and contacted me and I was able to recover it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tom Bike recovered 2022.5.19

Two Bike Index users alerted me that my bike was advertised for sale on Facebook. I contacted the seller who was unaware that it was a stolen bike and he released the bike back to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Barry Bike recovered 2022.5.18

Neighbor found it and reached out to me through Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mike Bike recovered 2022.5.17

Met up with person trying to sell it on facebook marketplace. Two people from bike index reached out and sent me the link and told me they spotted it being sold by a well known bike thief. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Aleksa Bike recovered 2022.5.13

Calgary Police Officers apprehend suspect as they were attempting to paint/tape over bike logos and bike details. Since the bike was listed on Bike Index as stolen, they were able to contact me right away to pickup. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike jeff.snowdon Bike recovered 2022.5.12

Bike Index contacts found it listed on Kijiji and alerted me to the posting. I contacted CPS and they worked to return the property, and I got my bike back. Thanks Bikeindex! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jayce Bike recovered 2022.5.12

Bike was purchased from off Facebook Marketplace by a good Samaritan and returned once they checked Bike Index and found it was stolen. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike PETER Bike recovered 2022.5.12

It was spotted on campus by my friend. I contacted the local police as well as the campus public safety. I was away from campus, but they were able to see the serial number and break the bike from its new lock. Now I have my bike back! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Calvin Bike recovered 2022.5.11

Bike changed hands in street transaction, buyer had second thoughts looked it up on bike index, and called me. I met the buyer at a local bike shop, confirmed there was no damage and paid a finder's fee. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Joshua Bike recovered 2022.5.11

I found my bike parked at the ARC and called TAPS to help me unlock it. Apparently, the bike lock that was on the bike is a known lock from a local business who illegally operates on campus. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Valerie Bike recovered 2022.5.10

A regular patron at McDonalds saw the bike locked up for a long period of time and thought it suspicious, checked the serial number, and then checked Bike Index.They contacted me through Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Radley Bike recovered 2022.5.8

Calgary Police located the bike and returned it in its original condition. They saw the photo of the bike on Bike Index which helped them locate it and return it to us. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Doug Bike recovered 2022.5.7

Buyer searched on bike index and found the bike was stolen, reported it to the seller. Seller reported it to EPS, and I was put in contact with the seller and the bike was returned to me translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jordan Bike recovered 2022.5.6

Edmonton Police Service recovered the bike and returned it to me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lauren Bike recovered 2022.5.5

Thank you EPS for finding my bike! They caught the guy trying to sell it. It was returned to me with mild damage. Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Margo Bike recovered 2022.5.5

A fellow Bike Index member emailed me to let me know that a suspicious Kijiji ad may indeed be my stolen bike. I contacted CPS, and they set up a sting and recovered my bike! Thanks Bike Index and Calgary Police Service. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Leanne Bike recovered 2022.5.4

Someone found it and checked the serial number and matched it to my Bike Index listing. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nicole Bike recovered 2022.5.3

Police recovered it. It had been sold to a 3rd party at a flea market. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Yogesh Bike recovered 2022.5.2

Police stopped the possible theft suspect riding the bike and determined it was stolen through a Police report that was already filed. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Doug Bike recovered 2022.5.2

We recovered the bike with help from Seattle bike recovery action team after registering it on Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jianying Bike recovered 2022.5.1

Edmonton Police Service stopped an individual riding the bike, because of Bike Index they recognized it as stolen and recovered it, called us and we now have it back. Bike Index was instrumental in the recovery. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Peter Bike recovered 2022.4.29

Police found it!! Because I reported with Bike Index they were able to find me. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nicolas Bike recovered 2022.4.28

A person was trying to sell the bike and someone realized they were asking too little for it. He contacted me through Bike Index and helped locate it. Long Beach PD and friends were instrumental in helping get my bike back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Janice Bike recovered 2022.4.28

A dear friend of mine posted the Bike Index on a Seattle bike rider's discord, and it was seen by someone else at the parking lot of a dog park! They called me and i went down with a friend and retrieved it!! I'm so happy! I thought i was lost! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chris Bike recovered 2022.4.28

The thief posted it on Craigslist, and the kind citizen who met up with the seller checked my bike's serial number. He saw that it had been reported stolen and contacted the police, who were able to recover it with the citizen's help. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kaliah Bike recovered 2022.4.27

Someone spotted it nearby, they found me through twitter and my interactions with the local bike index group! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Cameron Bike recovered 2022.4.27

Bike Recovery Action Team paired with Bike Index! A fellow victim found their bike locked to mine. They look the time to report mine found and I was able to grab it where it was abandoned! Happy to have it back. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kelly Bike recovered 2022.4.25

Calgary Police Services picked up my bike from a crowd at the downtown Mcdonalds. Thanks so much. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Julie Bike recovered 2022.4.24

Someone found it on Facebook twice and ran it through Bike Index the second time! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tim Bike recovered 2022.4.23

Good Samaritan and BRAT (Bicycle Recovery Action Team) helped run a sting in Seattle. It is a long story, but super happy ending. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Old Bike recovered 2022.4.23

The thief was chased off when after being caught squatting in a construction site. The folks who recovered the bike ran it through BikeIndex!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Charlie Bike recovered 2022.4.22