Recovery Stories

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

A local runner found it stashed in a creek, thought it was suspicious, and brought the bike home. Ran the serial number and was able to call me through Bike Index. My bike was gone 27 hours. translated from English

Dom Bike recovered 2019.7.17

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

Someone contacted me via Bike Index to say they saw what they thought was my bike chained up on the back of a motor home. I followed up and called the Seattle Police Dept. They came and recovered my bike. Thanks to everyone involved! translated from English

Willy Bike recovered 2019.7.6

Someone contacted me via Bike Index to say they saw what they thought was my bike chained up on the back of a motor home. I followed up and called the Seattle Police Dept. They came and recovered my bike. Thanks to everyone involved! translated from English

biowilly 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

A neighbor found it in tact and then it on the Bike Index. Thanks! translated from English

Andy Bike recovered 2019.6.11

The bike was found in Bellingham. They noticed an individual left with no bike and returned with a newer bike and decided to check it out. The found my bike information listed on the Bike Index and contacted me. translated from English

Kyle Bike recovered 2019.6.6

The Bike Index emailed me and said they had seen a post about it Reddit from somebody who found it in their back yard. translated from English

Chris Bike recovered 2019.6.5

Through the Bike Index! Someone found it and fixed it up. translated from English

Andrew Bike recovered 2019.6.5

Alex from stolen bikes NOLA reclaimed it from someone who had purchased it for $45! After 2 months, my bike was sighted on Esplanade and it was recovered without conflict. They contacted me via the Bike Index. translated from English

Tara Bike recovered 2019.6.5

A good Samaritan in the neighborhood found the bike behind a dumpster and called me through the Bike Index! Reunited and it feels so good! translated from English

Alex Bike recovered 2019.6.4

Recovered by Stolen Bikes NOLA, they contacted me via the Bike Index. translated from English

James Bike recovered 2019.6.3

Recovered by Stolen Bikes NOLA, they contacted me via the Bike Index. translated from English

Stolen Bikes NOLA Bike recovered 2019.6.3

Stolen bikes Nola helped find it with the help of the Bike Index! translated from English

Samira Bike recovered 2019.6.1

Found a couple miles east of our house in an alley. I was notified by an upstanding citizen that connected with me via the Bike Index. translated from English

Wade Bike recovered 2019.5.29

The Seattle Police Department found it and it contacted me via the Bike Index translated from English

Ryan Bike recovered 2019.5.29

It was brought into Velo Bike Shop in Seattle for a flat repair and the amazing team there (thank you so much Val) was skeptical and looked the bike up on the Bike Index. I never thought I would see my bike again, especially after almost three years. translated from English

Gregory Bike recovered 2019.5.29

Someone found it and reached me using the Bike Index! translated from English

Blahdia Bike recovered 2019.5.28

I found an ad for this bike on Kijiji, set up a meeting and checked the Serial Number. It was in fact the same one so I reported it to the local RCMP and they recovered it after verifying it on the Bike Index. translated from English

Neil Bike recovered 2019.5.27